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Facilities Maintenance Supervisor

Facilities Maintenance Supervisor

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Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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The Facilities Maintenance Supervisor manages all work related to the Electrical Team, and provides backs up for the person(s) responsible for Life Safety and SCCA Compliance/Contract


The Facilities Maintenance Supervisor will:

  • Supervise Electrical Team & Electrical/Controls Planner Scheduler 
    1. Ensure all work is being performed in a safe, productive and timely manner
    2. Ensure the departments Electrical Safety plan is fully implemented and adhered to
    3. Ensure all electrical equipment is properly maintained, tested and replaced as needed
    4. Provide Coaching and Guidance
    5. Create plan for continuous Electrical Team development
    6. Conduct Annual Performance Appraisals
    7. Address Performance Issues
    8. Fill team vacancies
  • Supervise Electrical Maintenance and Project Work
    1. Oversee/Schedule repairs, work orders and PM’s for safety, quality, accuracy and completion
    2. Ensure that all generator testing and maintenance is performed in accordance with codes, regulations and Fred Hutch practices
    3. Participate in weekly Work Order review meeting. Provide details or explanations as required
    4. Determine which work should be contracted due to skills required or work backlog
  • Supervise related Contractors and Vendors
    1. Maintain relationship with vendors used to support electrical equipment
    2. Coordinate/Schedule work on behalf of department or customers as required
    3. Ensure that electrical safety plans, Arc Flash Safety, Lock Out Tag Out practices are current, up to date and effective
  • Facilitate Team Training
    1. Identify training topics and create team training program
    2. Present/coordinate training 6 to 12 times per year for entire Facilities Engineering Team
    3. Assist with Watchstander/Off-shift training for related systems
  • Act as liaison between customers and department for electrical issues
    1. Oversee scheduling, planning, construction coordination and accommodation for all electrical outages
    2. Coordinate with Planning Department
    3. Coordinate Repairs, Retrofits and Minor Remodels
    4. Resolve large customer challenges
    5. Assess and advise customers in advance of impending equipment replacementElectrical/Compliance Supervisor Position Description, Continued -

20% of time will be backing up the SCCA Program manager for proper Compliance/Contract

    1. Ensure all Facilities Engineering requirements are met to ensure successful performance of the Joint Commission and Department of Health (DOH) Triannual inspections
    2. Ensure all Life Safety testing for the SCCA is being performed in a timely manner
    3. Develop and justify annual SCCA budget and Transfer Price Agreement (TPA)
    4. Attend Environment of Care (EOC) and SCCA Facility team meetings. Track on report on project progress, issues and completion as required.
    5. Manage Expectations for regular reports and/or reporting
    6. Maintain list of Key contacts
    7. Any outstanding compliance issues or project related to compliance
    8. Annual KPI’s and Goals
    9. Compliance Paperwork
    10. Documentation Locations
    11. Status of Capital Projects
    12. Calendar of Recurring events
    13. Client Communication/Escalation
  • Ongoing Electrical Operations
    1. 20 Year Plan - Identify Building Systems related to electrical equipment/systems that are candidates for capital replacement programs
    2. Perform annual building audit. Create short or long term corrective strategies
    3. Ensure that UPS batteries are properly maintained.

Develop strategy for UPS and battery maintenance, capacity and flexibility.


  • Four year college degree in Facilities Maintenance, Engineering or related field or equivalent on the job experience
  • Four or more years of increasing responsibilities in facilities maintenance and operations for a large bio-medical research, hospital, heavy manufacturing facilities or other equipment intensive zero downtime operation is desired
  • Experience with Electrical Maintenance Operations
  • Experience Joint Commission and DOH Inspections
  • Strong management and leadership skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong computer skills in a windows environment including Microsoft Office

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