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Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals,” UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

UWMC Maintenance has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time day shift MANAGER.

Position Purpose:

Lead and manage a diverse group of various trade specialists to maintain and operate facility mechanical, electrical, electronic, and structural infrastructure, as well as fixed and portable direct patient care and support equipment, in a large, world-class, complex, 24/7 medical center.

Position Complexities:

Balancing the needs, responsibilities, and cross-trade coordination requirements of electricians, plumbers; HVAC technicians; fire alarm and sprinkler specialists; refrigeration technicians, biomedical engineers servicing all patient beds, patient lifts, stretchers, surgery tables, wheel chairs, and exam tables; carpenters; painters; machinery and maintenance mechanics; lighting technicians; nurse call and low voltage technicians; drafting specialists; locksmiths, and Facility Operations and Maintenance Specialists (FOMS).

Position Dimensions & Impact to the University:

Robust and far-reaching leadership, sociological, technical, financial management, and collaborative skills and experience are absolute requirements to successfully perform the duties of this position.  Of all the work done at UW that benefits society, the day-to-day mission of UWMC routinely has the most direct impact on countless individuals.  The work done in this position very directly creates, maintains, and promotes a safe, healthy, reliable environment in which lives are saved every single day.  The responsibilities are vast and extremely complicated, and the decisions made often result in the difference between life and death for patients, and the direct well-being of staff and sustainability of the entire organization.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervises full-time journey and lead workers in operation, installation, repair maintenance, and alteration of plant facilities and equipment. Provides oversight of system shutdowns.
  • Conducts shop meetings, meet with craft personnel concerning tasks and problems, and oversee shop safety.
  • Participates in committees overseeing safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Verifies mandatory and elective training are scheduled and documented for all direct reporting staff.
  • Reviews workload, prioritize and assign work to craft persons. Review work orders for completions. View job sites and make suggestions for completion of tasks. Maintain computerized maintenance management system programs for Preventative Maintenance scheduling, operations and projects.
  • Responds to client concerns dealing with operations, maintenance, and alterations projects. Maintains client relations and provide outstanding customer service.
  • Estimates job costs. Maintain strict budget oversight when approving material, parts, tools and equipment requests. Manage and review Service contracts to ensure proper performance.
  • Attends meetings, gather data, meet with consultants and contractors, and review blueprints and specifications for construction, remodel, and maintenance projects. Assist in interviewing and selecting consultants. Participates in the selection of complex infrastructure and building systems and equipment.
  • Schedules and reviews building system confidence testing to assure regulatory compliance.
  • Write departmental policies and procedures, including policy and procedures for operational functions and regulatory compliance. Review and respond to incident/accident/quality improvement and utility disruption reports. Manage and plan Utility shutdowns as needed for maintenance, improvements, and construction work.
  • Interviews and hire full and part time employees. Train employees. Conduct employee evaluations. Counsel and recommend disciplinary action.
  • Responds to off-hour emergencies.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Has the authority to hire and recommend dismissal of employees.
  • Responsible for annual evaluations, goal setting and managing performance of employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Business or Engineering OR equivalent education/experience.
  • 4-5 years’ minimum experience in hospital facilities management.

Desired Skill:

  • Management experience of multi-trade team.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.