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#95933 Logistics, Equipment and Maintenance Supervisor

Extended Review Date: Wed 12/12/2018

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/28/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.

Job Posting will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.


Under direct supervision, develop departmental program and processes for logistics—moving materials, people and animals between needed locations (over 30 locations); develop departmental program and processes for logistics; evaluate and assess departmental program and adjust processes as needed to provide effective equipment maintenance and repair—includes interface with University department of Facilities Management.

Incumbent will evaluate and assess departmental program and adjust processes as needed to maintain effective departmental logistical support; lead in oversight of team which provides logistical support, equipment maintenance and repair, and facility maintenance and repair to department; manage and oversee Logistics, Equipment and Maintenance operations of multiple facilities, provide operational support within operations center while using all systems to maintain departmental communications; provide analysis of services including financial analysis to operate within budget. In conjunction with various units, develop business plans for new and existing programs.

Incumbent will perform variety of skilled tasks in maintenance, alteration and repair of vivarium related facilities, vehicles, and equipment. Maintain and repair mechanical and electrical equipment and facilities including plumbing and pipe-fitting; heating, air control and filtration systems and equipment: repair change stations, exhaust and supply fans and replacing, filters; repair; restore and maintain structures, counters and cabinets; repair and replace variety of animal care equipment, cage-washing equipment, refrigerators/freezers and other mechanical kitchen equipment; repair ceilings, floors, walls, roofs, and perform caulking of buildings; maintain and operate autoclaves; and instruct or lead semi-skilled or unskilled assistants.

~ Must be able to work offset work schedule other than 8:00am - 5:00pm, overtime, weekends and holidays.


  • Excellent supervisory skills, and ability to provide effective and appropriate supervision in a unionized environment. Ability to direct, delegate, set priorities, and organize a varied workforce to meet tight deadlines in spite of frequent unforeseen problems.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate (orally and in writing) with administrators, staff, and vendors, with clarity, tact and diplomacy.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of related safety practices and use of power equipment and tools related to job functions.

  • Proven skill and ability to monitor production and quality of work, set standards, assess staff capabilities, forecast workloads, train and develop employees, evaluate the performance of employees (including matters related to substandard performance), and inspire motivation and high staff morale.

  • Skill and knowledge in financial planning and forecasting, and budget analysis, with the ability to perform quantitative and qualitative analysis and use the results to develop solutions to problems.

  • Skill to analyze financial reports and data with the ability to extract, compile, analyze, present and report pertinent data effectively. Skill in monitoring expenditures based on established budget.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations, data and/or issues and develop clear and concise options, recommendations or reports. Knowledge and ability to budget finances of a multi-functional, self-supporting service activity.

  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of PC hardware and software, Windows OS, and business software including spreadsheet, database, email, word processing, web applications, and presentation software (i.e. MS Office Suite), with the ability to expand computer hardware/software knowledge to meet the needs of business.

  • Proven knowledge and experience in all areas of human resources management including hiring, firing, training, discipline, grievance procedures, union representation, and recruitment of staff.

  • Proven ability to perform a variety of maintenance tasks including, but not limited to: electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and construction essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in maintenance and repair procedures including but not limited to procedures including preventive maintenance, breakdown repair and troubleshooting.

  • Excellent decision-making skills. Strong problem-solving ability including recognizing problems, developing potential solutions, implementing appropriate solutions, and monitoring and evaluating results or progress.

  • Solid skill and experience to work independently on a variety of complex projects (short-term and long-term projects simultaneously) with the skill, ability and good judgment needed to meet changing and conflicting deadlines.

  • Ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment with the acumen and sensitivity to identify those decisions and activities which require higher level consultation and/or group collaboration.


  • Must have a valid California driver’s license.

  • A background check is required.

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and operate University vehicle.

  • Requires working in multiple locations, including off campus.

  • Must be willing to work in areas which may contain various hazardous materials including biohazards, chemical hazards, and radioisotopes, and requires wearing personal protective clothing and equipment for biohazard conditions.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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$43,900 - $67,900 / year
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Sun