8734 Foreman, Meyer Alumni Center


TITLE Foreman, Meyer Alumni Center




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Executive Assistant IV, serving as Building Manager

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Vice President for University Advancement


The Foreman, Meyer Alumni Center provides supervision to custodial staff and maintenance, repair, and installation of electrical, heating, ventilation, cooling, and plumbing systems of The Alumni Center. The Foreman, Meyer Alumni Center provides locksmith services, provides for building security, maintenance and repair of the parking lots and grounds, repair and maintenance of all mechanical, custodial, and groundskeeping equipment, and purchases cleaning and maintenance supplies and equipment.


Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent plus completion of a maintenance vocational/technical school or a recognized apprenticeship program in general mechanical maintenance is required. However, significant mechanical maintenance experience beyond that required for the position and a demonstrated ability in one of the mechanical trades may be substituted for the required vocational/technical school or apprenticeship.

Experience: At least four years of successful experience in one of the mechanical trades is required.

Skills: Requires general mechanical ability which includes skills in the use of electrical test equipment, and small hand and power tools, mechanical equipment and materials applicable to the mechanical trades. Ability to interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints, and schematics is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Must be able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis; prolonged standing and frequent bending, stooping, and reaching on a daily basis; and working in confined spaces. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual and electrically-powered tools and electrical test equipment, to move throughout the building, including climbing stairs, and to work at heights. Work is performed indoors and out-of-doors, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which could have work hazards. Employees in this job classification (job title) are designated as essential employees and must report to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to severe weather.

Other: Scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, cleaners, and lubricants common to mechanical work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed. Must be available to respond to emergencies at night and on weekends.


1. Helps to assure that The Alumni Center offers a pleasant, safe, and comfortable environment to its tenants by responding to tenant concerns, troubleshooting problems, repairing mechanical equipment and building components as the need arises, and obtaining estimates for repair and/or replacement of projects which are too large for to be completed by one person.

2. Prevents major repair costs and loss of major systems by determining and following a maintenance schedule for the building’s heating, cooling, and ventilation systems.

3. Helps to assure building security by checking for security breeches, properly securing the building and parking garage, and monitoring and maintaining the operation of security lighting.

4. Ensures that necessary mechanical, groundskeeping, and custodial equipment and supplies are available by testing and determining supplies/equipment needed, placing orders, maintaining purchasing-related records as directed by the Executive Assistant, storing supplies and equipment, and issuing supplies.

5. Helps to meet the needs of tenants by ensuring compliance with construction documents, plans, and specifications, remodeling office space to meet tenants’ needs, arranging meeting rooms with required furniture and equipment, and repairing and assembling office equipment and furniture.

6. Helps to assure the building grounds are safe and provide a pleasant environment for tenants by performing landscaping maintenance and snow removal.

7. Supervises custodial staff and assures quality custodial service by assigning work, completing performance appraisals, and assuring coverage of scheduled custodial service commitments.

8. Ensures that all events scheduled within the Meyer Alumni Center are appropriately supported and that the center meets the needs of clients as a meeting facility by providing or renting requested support equipment (sound equipment, overhead projector, screens), setting up the facilities according to the clients’ desires, arranging for accessibility to the facilities as scheduled, providing security for meeting rooms and facilities as needed, and scheduling custodial services following the event.

9. Contributes to an accident-free work environment by complying with operator's instructions for the use of power tools, wearing protective gear such as goggles, hearing protectors, back supports, and work gloves, reporting incidents of unsafe work activity to supervisors, and following standard safety precautions during work.

10. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

11. Contributes to the overall success of the Meyer Alumni Center by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The Foreman, Meyer Alumni Center is supervised by the Executive Assistant to the Vice President for University Advancement and supervises custodial staff.