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Technical Supervisor - Facilities

Company: CBRE
Location: Collegeville
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Technical Supervisor - Facilities

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Engineering/Maintenance, Facilities Management


Collegeville - Pennsylvania - United States of America, Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - United States of America

This is a key position, serving one of our largest life sciences client sites.

About the role

The Supervisor uses personnel to provide a full line of maintenance and repair services. This includes general mechanical, electrical and HVAC, welding and general carpentry services.

This position is responsible for supervising a crew which includes HVAC mechanics, maintenance mechanics, electricians, pipefitters, welders, process instrument techs and machinists.

What you'll do

Ensure that all facilities are operated and maintained in a cost-effective and safe condition in accordance with the approved budget and the customer's requirements to fulfill contractual obligations.

Maintain a proactive relationship with customer, understand their business needs, and communicate those needs to CBRE management. Communicate with customers at all levels regarding maintenance requests, ongoing status reports, completion dates and other issues regarding services being provided.

Review and approve expenditures for tools, equipment, supplies, materials and additional Job requirements. May assist with input for preparation of facility budget.

Supervise facilities trades personnel including hiring, promotions, recognition, correction, and performance management. Plan, direct, and monitor the performance management process to include the development and implementation of work unit objectives that align with organizational and corporate priorities. Work closely with each employee to develop performance plans that encourage performance, technical and personal growth.

Prioritize and assign work for each crew member and contractor as needed.

Receive requests for emergency or non-scheduled work from customers and determine the priority and actions to be taken. Following Conduct of Maintenance principles, assign crew members to job assignments based on work order backlogs and priorities established by the planner/scheduler, and available hours.

Work closely with the planner/scheduler to establish and supervise a weekly work schedule. Review all completed work orders, verify time entries and log notes. Process work orders for closing.

Ensure that all crew members have received the appropriate technical, safety and procedural training and are qualified, before assigning work to them.

Serve as a departmental safety representative. Attend all facilities management safety meetings and conduct monthly crew safety meetings.

Ensure all Preventive Maintenance work orders are scheduled and completed within completion windows. Respond with appropriate documentation regarding deviations. Approve requests for procurement of maintenance materials and departmental supplies.

What you'll need

- High school diploma or equivalent. Technical background in electrical, mechanical, pipefitting HVACR, multi-craft or equivalent experience is a plus.

- Ten years of facility maintenance experience. Preferred candidates should have three or more years of supervisory experience in management, budgeting, vendor management, operations and maintenance. Demonstrated ability to lead, supervise and motivate multiple crafts.

- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally at all levels; to provide coaching and feedback; to prioritize, set objectives and meet targets; and to provide high level customer service.


- CBRE is the premier provider of facility management services. We offer excellent compensation and benefits, to include medical and dental benefits, PTO, 401K, and comprehensive training for professional growth.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.

CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law. We also provide reasonable accommodations, as needed, throughout the job application process. If you have a disability that inhibits your ability to apply for a position through our online application process, you may contact us via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

Keywords: CBRE, Philadelphia , Technical Supervisor - Facilities, Professions , Collegeville, Pennsylvania

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