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Maintenance Supervisor


Directly supervise and coordinate the work activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers.  Prepare work schedules, assign work, and oversee the work product.  May be involved in new construction or modification of existing properties.  Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.  Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Perform a variety of complicated tasks.  Exercise a high degree of creativity and latitude.  Direct and lead the work of others.  Spend 80% or more of work time on supervisory/managerial duties.  Work under intermittent supervision.  Typically report to a manager or head of a unit/department, such as a Maintenance Manager.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Conduct or arrange for worker training in safety, repair, or maintenance techniques, operational procedures, or equipment use
  • Develop, implement, or evaluate maintenance 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
  • Confer with personnel, such as management, engineering, quality control, customer, or union workers’ representatives, to coordinate work activities, resolve employee grievances, or identify and review resource needs
  • Monitor tool and part inventories and the condition and maintenance of shops to ensure adequate working conditions
  • Perform skilled repair or maintenance operations, using equipment such as hand or power tools, hydraulic presses or shears, or welding equipment
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration, coordinating purchasing and documentation and monitoring departmental expenditures
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, or job orders to construct templates and lay out reference points for workers
  • Counsel employees about work-related issues and assist employees to correct job-skill deficiencies
  • Recommend or initiate personnel actions, such as hires, promotions, transfers, discharges, or disciplinary measures
  • Review, evaluate, accept, and coordinate completion of work bid from contractors
  • Compile operational or personnel records, such as time and production records, inventory data, repair or maintenance statistics, or test results
  • 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 Manager 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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