• Facilities Services Supervisor, Recycling/Waste

    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/11/2018 11:55 AM)
    Number of Openings
    Closing Date
    Open until Filled
    Type of Search
    Who May Apply
    This position is open to all qualified applicants.
    Position Number
    St Paul
    Facilities Management – Business Affairs
    FLSA Status
    Employment Type
    Full-Time Staff
    Assigned Months per Year
    Benefits Eligible

    The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Facilities Services Supervisor (Recycling & Waste) within the Facilities Management department.

    Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

    The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

    • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
    • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
    • Medical, dental, and vision options
    • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


    Under the direction of the Facilities Services Director, the Facilities Services Supervisor is responsible for the coordination of the work activities and supervision of assigned Building Service Workers and student employees as hired by the Facilities Department.  The supervisor establishes daily priorities based on operational needs of the waste streams and communicates any necessary adjustment with their teams.  The supervisor also ensures that the established standards of cleanliness are maintained through routine quality assessments. Supervisor will be present in absence of Receiving, Supply and Moving Services Supervisor.



    • Work with the Director of Facilities Services to coordinate waste operations, cleaning activities, quality inspections and project work. Provide updates (verbal and written reports) as requested.  Communicate daily with other supervisors to coordinate shift-cleaning activities, project work, and event support.  Detailed daily communication on the completion statuses are needed during shift transitions.
    • Complete a documented quality assurance inspection report on each Building Service Worker staff on an established frequency or in response to a concern.
    • Establishes daily priorities based on business needs and available workforce and communicates adjustments to the team. Coordinate substitute work force or act as a relief worker when crew is short staffed.
    • Responsible for meeting departmental staffing objectives by orienting, training, and coaching   on procedures, practice changes, equipment, or products.  Conduct meetings when necessary.
    • Communicate with Building Service Workers daily (rounding) to determine their performance, quality of work, productivity and supply needs.  Document and provide progressive, corrective action to employees when needed.  Approve/deny Paid Leave Time (PLT) requests. 
    • Work with the Director to ensure appropriate supply of cleaning materials, receptacles, equipment and other necessary items to ensure the proper performance for the needs of the waste operations.
    •  Ensure customer service requests (event set-ups) are completed in a prompt, accurate and professional manner.  Assist in the coordination of major University events such as graduation, Christmas parties and dinners, President's dinner, homecoming, etc.
    • Provide assistance in reporting requests for service via the work order system.  Check to ensure staff have necessary tools and equipment in proper working condition.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • High school diploma or the equivalent
    • Five years or more of experience supervising a custodial/cleaning team
    • Experience with operational management of various waste streams

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Experience supervising unionized employees
    • Knowledge of of best practices in sustainability as it relates to recycling, composting and waste diversion

    Physical Requirements

    • Mobility and stamina to walk and stand for extended periods of time and on various surfaces
    • Ability to work in and move about in varied settings including outdoors
    • Ability to transport up to 50 pounds
    • Ability to work with chemical cleaning agents
    • The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who require and request accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of their jobs.

    On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

    In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

    The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

    The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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