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Charleston, SC Full Time Posted by: Medical University of South Carolina Posted: Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Job Summary: The Director of Facility Operations will manage the plant engineering activities for the hospital (MUHA) and academic (MUSC) buildings on the Medical University of South Carolina campus and the Charleston region, including 10 million square feet of occupied space. The Director of Facility Operations provides leadership within the department while maintaining high quality standards, ensuring compliance with regulatory and customer requirements, and meeting the financial objectives of the Facilities Department. The Director of Facility Operations manages a staff of 90+ maintenance personnel, coordinates a contracted maintenance program consisting of 30+ agreements totaling $5 million annually, and provides planning and leadership for a $10 million annual capital infrastructure renewal program.

Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 0: Commensurate with experience.

Job Duties:

25% - -Ensures that all repair and maintenance activities are conducted in a safe manner according to MUSC and MUHA policies and in compliance with applicable codes and standards including Joint Commission, OSHA and other regulatory requirements. -Initiates, implements and manages the facility maintenance programs based on best practices in the healthcare and higher education industry, with an emphasis on planning/scheduling and preventive/predictive maintenance. -Communicates directly with hospital and university staff and other support services departments to ensure that the facilities are maintained in a manner that will minimize disruption to patients and staff. Communicates and collaborates with other Facilities Management leadership in the performance of work. -Utilizes a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for tracking corrective work orders and tracking preventive maintenance work orders compliance. -Maintains a state of continuous preparedness for all buildings and systems related to weather events and other natural disasters. - (Essential)
25% - -Leadership and management of an in-house staff of maintenance personnel, including the HVAC, Controls, Electric, Sheet Metal, Boiler, Utility Maintenance and Fire Alarm shops. -Supervises a management team, including but not limited to: hires, trains, assigns work, manages & evaluates performance, conducts performance evaluations. -Ensures that the productivity and actions of the in-house and contracted labor personnel meet/support the overall operational goals of the department as established by department leadership. -Ensures that maintenance staff are adequately trained, equipped, and motivated so that the maintenance program can be accomplished in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner. -Develops and adheres to departmental staffing, revenue and/or expense budgets. - (Essential)
20% - -Participates in periodic regulatory surveys in order to demonstrate compliance of the maintenance programs. -Develops and manages a utility benchmarking and energy conservation program for all buildings - (Essential)
25% - -Provides leadership and planning for a capital infrastructure renewal program exceeding $10M annually. -Monitors the use and inventories of spare parts, maintenance supplies, and equipment and initiates reordering when necessary. Ensures that all facilities are available for continuous operations 24/7. -Collaborates with the MUSC and MUHA Procurement departments to ensure compliance with all purchasing and contracting requirements. - (Essential)
5% - Other assignments as designated by the Chief Facilities Officer. - (Essential)
Experience & Additional Skills:

Bachelors degree in engineering or an equivalent combination of training and work experience.
A minimum of 10 years of general maintenance experience with increasing levels of responsibility, including at least five years of recent managerial experience in facilities at an acute care hospital or higher education organization.
Broad knowledge of HVAC, mechanical and electrical repair and systems, utilities, and total building systems associated with the healthcare or higher education industry.
Experience managing design and construction for large facility capital infrastructure projects.
Knowledgeable regarding audit protocols and regulatory requirements. (Joint Commission, OSHA, etc.)
Strong understanding of energy benchmarking and management, with the ability to cut costs.


Masters degree in engineering or business
Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM)
Registered professional engineer

Excellent written and verbal communication skills; must be able to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers
Excellent computer skills (Emails, Internet search, Word, Excel) required
Full proficiency in English
Ability to work both as a team and/or independently with great success
Rigorous, Autonomous and Customer focused. Handle stress efficiently
Knowledge of healthcare life safety and environment of care compliance is a plus
Must have a valid driver's license
No travel restrictions

Charleston, SC, United States of America
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2/23/2021 5:25:06 PM

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