Director of Physical Plant

at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Friends University is committed to work-life balance for its employees by offering flex work options, up to 4 weeks of vacation, 96 hours of sick leave per year, up to 13 1/2 paid holidays, half day Fridays June through July, up to 5% retirement matching, and free undergraduate tuition for you, your spouse, and your dependents.

Friends University is seeking to fill the Director of Physical Plant position in Wichita Kansas. This position is responsible for the operation, preventive maintenance, repairs, improvements, renovation, and presentation of all university buildings and grounds.  This position manages assigned staff engaged in building, equipment, and grounds maintenance.

Responsibilities and Duties:

·         Manages the daily operations of facilities including staff, contractors, and vendors.

·         Directs contractors including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, custodial, elevator, and life safety.

·         Provides project review, monitoring and inspection of facility renovation and new construction projects.

·         Serves as an essential employee for emergency operations affecting university operations.

·         Ensure work order requests are addressed in a timely and efficient manner.

·         Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

Friends University seeks to hire individuals who will embrace our mission and celebrate our commitment to equipping students to honor God in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives by adhering to the University’s RISE Core Values (Respect, Inclusion, Service and Excellence).  The mission of the University is:

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual, and professional lives.

Over 8 years of professional experience in facilities management and mechanical building trades. 5 plus years of supervisory experience, leading and managing teams.

A two-year college degree with completion of a specialized course at a trade school required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience in developing and managing a substantial budget in a large organization. Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Strong knowledge of building systems, including HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and life safety.

Please visit our employment site at to apply.  Only applications submitted through this Friends University website application process will be accepted.

Friends University aspires to be a model of excellence in higher education. As an expression of our Christian faith, we aim to prepare our students for success in a diverse and interconnected world by providing transformative learning experiences that embrace different viewpoints. As we seek individuals to join our Friends University community, we encourage candidates who share our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to apply. Join us as we continue on this journey towards a more just and inclusive future for all.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Friends University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 12939820

Posted On: May 22, 2024

Updated On: May 22, 2024

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