Career Opportunities

Facilities Management

Building and Grounds Supervisor (Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses)

Posting Date

11/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Building & Grounds Supervisor
UW System Title:  Physical Plant Program Manager 1

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Director of Facilities Management and Planning along with a dotted line report to the Sheboygan and Manitowoc Campus Executive Officer (CEO) and is responsible for planning, scheduling, and directing the activities of semi-skilled and unskilled personnel engaged in building maintenance. The incumbent will to be a working supervisor that repairs mechanical equipment and building components as necessary, while providing leadership to their staff. The incumbent will provide a cursory inspection of the fleet vehicles used by each campus. This position is also responsible for making recommendations regarding long-range plans concerning fiscal needs, construction, maintenance and repair. Job duties are performed with a minimum of direction.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Assign and review the work of all Maintenance Department employees.
  • Provide coaching to subordinates to improve job performance.
  • Plan and lay out work schedules, methods and procedures – ensure that material and equipment are available.
  • Effectively coordinate and delegate technical responsibilities to staff to obtain desired results.
  • Evaluate employee-training needs, propose and implement appropriate action.
  • Motivate staff by personal example and leadership methods to ensure timely quality services and workmanship to customers.
  • Recommend the hiring, transfer, suspension, layoff, recall, promotion, discharge, evaluation, discipline and adjustment of grievances.
  • Effectively enforce all relevant health and safety procedures.
  • Provide appropriate training for new employees.
  • Respond to after-hours situations that require services of this department.
  • Approve staff hours per pay period.
  • Maintain record drawings and files of building systems.
  • Utilize TMA software to monitor preventive maintenance and work order status, and work scheduling.
  • Develop, schedule and assign P.M. work to shop staff. Check to make sure the work is proper.
  • Develop a master list, based on disciplines or trades, which will show how progress is made to reduce backlog maintenance.
  • Perform skilled work directly on the job site to assist staff to meet schedules, confirm workmanship and evaluate work procedures, methods, or materials.
  • Work with staff to identify methods for maintaining buildings in a cost effective manner that will provide a safe environment.
  • Visually inspect the fleet vehicles and other capital inventory for proper operation.
  • Set up appointments with service companies to repair capital inventory.
  • Purchase parts and equipment using state contracts or bid services.
  • Review and maintain an adequate inventory of spare parts and supplies.
  • Help develop and service specifications necessary to support UW System purchasing process.
  • Source parts, materials, supplies and equipment needed to complete work in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Develop appropriate contacts with contractors and suppliers for services necessary to support building operations.
  • Responsible for monitoring supply and expense spending from blanket accounts and purchase orders.
  • Work with the Building Automation systems and key control systems.



  • Associates Degree in Business, Trades, Architecture, or Engineering at time of application
  • 2 years of supervisory experience in a complex commercial environment
  • 3 years of experience working on building systems such as mechanical, electrical, or architectural components


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Architecture, or Construction.
  • 5 years of Supervisory and/or performing maintenance work of complex nature
  • Proficient with computer systems

The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse student population, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment

The incumbent will reside at either Sheboygan or Manitowoc campus and will travel to either campus on a weekly basis to supervise and maintain those facilities. Travel expenses are built into the position and travel is via a personal vehicle or one of the state vehicles on campus.

Position is a full-time (100%) Academic Staff appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Salary range of $47,000 - $51,500.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Building & Grounds Supervisor (Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses)"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Susan Machuca
Phone: (920) 459-6610

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, January 13, 2019.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our Office of Public Safety website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.