Maintenance Foreman - Department of Facilities Management

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 13, 2013
Date of Posting: 
September 5, 2013
Department of Facilities Management
Maintenance Foreman
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications. This salary will include a stipend for after hours snow removal coordination.

The successful applicant responsibilities include the supervision of staff relating to operation, maintenance and repair of the facilities and grounds for UPEI campus and properties.
This position will supervise that routine and preventive maintenance is completed, as well as emergency repairs. This includes organizing tasks and preparing work schedules, work orders, participating in day to day hands-on maintenance and any other related duties as may be delegated. This position is to provide supervision to subordinates, coordinate contractors to complete operational maintenance and project work. Assist Manager of Capital Projects and Maintenance in updating deferred maintenance and fleet replacement planning. The Maintenance Foreman reports to the Manager of Capital Projects and Maintenance. It involves a high level of cooperation with other Facilities Management staff. This position will require to provide direction to the snow clearing lead hand on weekends and evenings as required. This position will also require to be on-call after hours.

• High School Graduation Diploma, Diploma/Certificate in a maintenance trade from a recognized institution.
• Minimum 5 years in an appropriate trade along with 2 years supervisory experience.
• Ideal candidate will have facility management experience in a supervisory role (preferably in a unionized environment).
• Facility management courses and/or project management training would be considered an asset.
• Ideal candidate will demonstrate proven management experience, with sound professional judgement, initiative, leadership, effective motivation and delegation.
• Ability to develop and maintain productive interpersonal relationships with staff, faculty, professionals, and external agencies.
• Ability to plan, organize and monitor work activities of self; ability to plan, organize and monitor activities according to priorities, established schedules and deadlines.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

B. Andrews

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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