A wide range of new and renovated facilities—from exciting academic spaces to new homes for student life and recreation—continue to transform Temple’s vibrant and increasingly residential campus.

Campus changes are practically everywhere. To the south, Morgan Hall, Temple’s newest residence hall and dining complex, stands 27 stories high. To the west, the Aramark Student Training and Recreation (STAR) Complex provides new academic, athletics and recreation space, as well as a publicly accessible track. To the east, the Science Education and Research Center (SERC), helps usher in a new era of scientific exploration. And to the north, Temple’s renowned Tyler School of Art and Architecture is a hub of artistic energy.

Grade: T28

Reporting to and in close collaboration with the Health Sciences Center Campus (HSC) Director of Operations & Maintenance, the Assistant Director, Trade Shops manages and directs, through subordinate supervisors and staff.  Ensuring non-engineering trade shops are engaged in the care and maintenance of University and Hospital structures on the HSC Campus.  The Assistant Director will also oversee the carpentry and paint shops, lock shops, plumbing and refrigeration shops, electrical shop, and the general mechanic shop.  The incumbent will manage all multi-phase small/special project work requests (utilizing in-house trade staff and contractors) for University and Health System clients on the HSC Campus.  The incumbent serves as a vital member of the management team, providing maintenance, repair, and construction support to optimize the University’s learning and research environment and Temple University Hospital’s clinical operations.

The Assistant Director, Trade Shops, is also responsible for ensuring that the HSC Director, Operations and Maintenance, is provided with and receives timely briefings, communications, and all relevant information associated with the progress of assigned operations and facilities.  In addition, the Assistant Director will review, evaluate, and advise the Director on the completion status and results of assigned projects.  The incumbent takes the lead in all relevant activities and is accountable for effective management, control, and direct oversight of assigned operations and maintenance project’s timely progress and achievements.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Skills:


A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, or related field and at least five years of facilities management experience.  At least 5 years of supervisory experience is required.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Experience with, and strict adherence to, Federal, State and Philadelphia codes and regulations pertaining to the maintenance, repair, and construction fields

*Experience planning, cost estimating, scheduling, and executing renovation projects, and coordinating with other trades managers

*A strong background and experience in leadership and supervision of managers and skilled-trades workers

*A strong customer service focus

*Ability to work collaboratively with various university constituencies

*Flexibility and comfort working in a fast-paced and changing environment

*A thorough knowledge of building systems, construction practices and maintenance programs

*General knowledge of the carpentry, painting, plumbing, locksmith, electrical, general mechanic, and refrigeration trades

*Available to work long hours on demand as needed


*Experience in managing projects

*Experience working in a hospital

*Experience managing union personnel

*Experience working in a college or university environment

*Experience with CMMS systems


Note:  This description incorporates the most typical duties performed.  It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed.  The inclusion of these duties would not alter the overall evaluation of this position.


Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.


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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Facilities Mgm’t-Germantown Av

Job: Staff

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Employee Status: Regular