Central Christian College employment

Position Announcement – Director of Physical Plant

Plan, direct, and coordinate activities associated with the maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems at the College. Participate in the planning of maintenance related projects and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. While the primary role of this position is administrative, it is expected that the individual work as a member of the maintenance team, not just serve as a supervisor.

• Determine schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, budget, quantity of equipment, and skill of personnel. Arrange for and provide 24/7 emergency response.
• Confer with supervisory personnel and administrators to discuss and resolve matters, such as work procedures, complaints, or general maintenance needs.
• Monitor employees' work levels and review work performance.
• Monitor tool and part inventories and the condition and maintenance of shops to ensure adequate working conditions. Keep shop, storage and office areas clean and organized.
• Investigate accidents or injuries and prepare reports of findings.
• Recommend or initiate personnel actions, such as hires, promotions, transfers, discharges, or disciplinary measures.
• Compile operational or personnel records, such as time and production records, inventory data, repair or maintenance statistics, or test results.
• Develop, implement, or evaluate maintenance policies and procedures.
• Counsel employees about work-related issues and assist employees to correct job-skill deficiencies.
• Examine objects, systems, or facilities and analyze information to determine needed installations, services, or repairs.
• Conduct or arrange for worker training in safety, repair, or maintenance techniques, operational procedures, or equipment use
• Use tools ranging from common hand and power tools, such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches, to precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices.
• Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, or the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate including roofs.
• Maintain specialized equipment utilized in College functions (AC units, Dining Hall, Office, Laundry, Boiler Rooms, Wood Shop, etc.).
• Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions. Also, maintain equipment and perform other maintenance actions, following checklists.
• Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.
• Possess basic/adequate knowledge of electrical, plumbing, pipe systems, machinery, and HVAC systems.
• Repair or replace defective equipment parts, using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment.
• Order supplies and maintain proper storage. Work with institutional vendors.
• Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports. Provide input to supervisor regarding capital expenditure budget.
• Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, or other regulations. Supervise disposal of hazardous material.
• Arranges for relocation of equipment on campus, based on departmental moves plus stage and chair setups for group events.
• Supervise minor construction/repair projects.
• Respond to faculty/staff requests, through the OTRS ticket system, promptly and efficiently approaching requests as a form of customer service.
• Approve and code, with appropriate account number corresponding to an approved budget item, all invoices in a timely manner.
• Supervise Work Week and other CCC volunteers.
• Works with town administrators and officials to obtain required permits, coordinate safety and security with the McPherson Fire, Police and Building departments and works towards a mutual respect/working relationship in all areas city/college interaction.

Supervises physical plant crew including maintenance, grounds, vehicle, custodial and student workers. Also, coordinate and oversee the activities of selected outside contractors who are working on College grounds or in College facilities.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Associates degree (A.A.) or Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a college or university with technical training in plant engineering desired; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training. Progressive experience and responsibility in the maintenance field in a similar maintenance/plant related position desired.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Possess ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, vendors, employees, students, and the general public.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Possess ability to apply basic mathematical concepts.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Possess ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Must demonstrate sound planning and foresight to anticipate and prevent or correct conditions which would interfere with proper plan operation, together with sound judgment and care in the expenditure of maintenance and repair funds.

Possess a valid U.S. driver’s license

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employees are exposed to a combination of office and shop environments. Regularly exposed to dust, odors, fumes, oil, noise, and other maintenance related materials and environments.

• Sincere allegiance to the mission of the College.
• Personal faith in and commitment to Jesus Christ.
• Professional expertise and integrity.
• Adequate computer skills including Word and Excel.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and can work well with people at all levels both in and out of the College.
• Strong supervisory skills coupled with excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Related experience preferred

• Use of calculator and other office equipment.
• Strong mechanical aptitudes and a working knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems.
• Excellent troubleshooting and diagnostic skills.
• Ability to define and solve problems quickly.
• Familiar with local building codes and OSHA regulations.
• Familiar with all current health and safety regulations.
• Ability to work well with changing priorities and situations.

• Central Christian College currently offers three Bachelor’s degrees: Bachelor of Science in Ministry with three majors; Bachelor of Science in Business with three majors; and Bachelor of Science with twenty-one majors. We also offer thirty-nine minors.
• Central Christian College educates students with an evangelical worldview, with a curriculum based on a Liberal Arts core.
• Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
• Affiliated with the Free Methodist Church of North America.
• Student traditional on-campus enrollment of approximately 300.
• Located in McPherson, Kansas, a very attractive community of 14,000 people, located 55 miles north of Wichita on I-135.

Preferred start date is August 15, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Send inquires to:
Lanita Kasiska
President’s Office
1200 South Main, PO Box 1403
McPherson, KS 67460
Phone: (620)241-0723, ext. 331 ~ FAX: (620)241-3529