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High Performance Work Team Maintenance Supervisor


Directly supervises and coordinates work activities of mechanics, repairers, cleaning personnel (such as Custodial Workers and Housekeepers, Maintenance Generalists) for the High Performance Wok Team. Oversees the cleaning and general maintenance of buildings/facilities.  Utilizes familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.  Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Performs a variety of complicated tasks.  Works under intermittent supervision.  Directs and leads the work of others.  Spends 80% or more of work time on supervisory/managerial duties.  Exercises a high degree of creativity and latitude.  Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department, such as a Superintendent.

Examples of Work

  • Determine schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment, and skill of personnel
  • Inspect and monitor work areas, examine tools and equipment, and provide employee safety training to prevent, detect, and correct unsafe conditions or violations of procedures and safety rules
  • Inspect work performed to ensure that it meets specifications and established standards
  • Investigate complaints about service and equipment, and take corrective action
  • Investigate accidents or injuries and prepare reports of findings
  • Monitor employees’ work levels and review work performance
  • Requisition materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment, or replacement parts
  • Inspect, test, and measure completed work, using devices such as hand tools or gauges to verify conformance to standards or repair requirements
  • Select the most suitable cleaning materials for different types of furniture, flooring, and surfaces
  • Conduct or arrange for worker training in safety, repair, or maintenance techniques, operational procedures, or equipment use
  • Develop, implement, or evaluate maintenance and custodial policies and procedures
  • Compute estimates and actual costs of factors such as materials, labor, or outside contractors
  • Examine objects, systems, or facilities and analyze information to determine needed installations, services, or repairs
  • Perform skilled repair or maintenance operations, using equipment such as hand or power tools.
  • Maintain required records of work hours, budgets, payrolls, and other information
  • Counsel employees about work-related issues and assist employees to correct job-skill deficiencies
  • Recommend changes that could improve service and increase operational efficiency
  • Screen job applicants, and hire new employees
  • Recommend or initiate personnel actions, such as hires, promotions, transfers, discharges, or disciplinary measures
  • Develop or implement electronic maintenance programs or computer information management systems
  • Meet with vendors or suppliers to discuss products used in repair work
  • Design equipment configurations to meet personnel needs
  • Operate University of Florida (UF) vehicles
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Completion of an approved apprenticeship program in a recognized trade and appropriate experience to total five (5) years; or a high school diploma (or equivalent) and five (5) years of appropriate experience
  • Appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience

Licensure and Certification

Florida Class E operator (driver) license


  • Typically report to a Maintenance Superintendent or head of a unit/department
  • Works under intermittent supervision
  • Directly supervise and coordinate work activities of others (2.0 FTE or greater)
  • Spend 80% or more of work time on supervisory/managerial duties

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