The Director is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the Trades, Grounds, Environmental Service and Environmental Health and Safety department sections listed below, while working with Senior Staff of the university to insure that we maintain the physical infrastructure necessary to successfully carry out its mission.
Capital Planning is responsible for bringing to completion capital improvement programs that are approved and funded by the State and University. He is also involved in presenting and prioritizing future capital needs to senior management for consideration.
The support staff coordinates and controls the many duties necessary to keep information flowing through the department. Routinely, staff efforts are required in the finance, payroll, work order, accounting (accounts payable), vendor control, vehicle control, record keeping areas, as well as a host of special projects.
Consists of Carpenters, Painters, Plumbers, Electricians, Locksmith, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) staff. These departments complete the large majority of our in-house generated Work Orders. They also perform routine preventive maintenance and periodic testing of safety systems throughout the campus, and on occasion, will undertake projects (significant upgrades or repairs) in place of outside contractors.
Utilitizing steam boilers, the Power Plant is the central heating, hot water, and electrical distribution center on campus. Infrastructure has been created to distribute these utilities to each building where the Trades Department insures that they are available for the comfort and use of students and staff. The Power Plant is staffed and runs 24 hours per day, 7 days per week until June shut down when maintenance and repairs are completed on the plant.
The Environmental Services Department is responsible for the cleanliness of the Academic and Residential Life buildings on campus. This department is represented on all three shifts and weekends. In addition, the department has responsibility for limited maintenance duties, including snow and ice removal around the perimeter of buildings, conference event set ups, special projects, moving and emergency clean up efforts. They also are responsible for the recycling program and project cleaning during building vacancy periods, and after renovation/construction projects.
The office of Environmental Health and Safety oversees regulatory compliance and worker safety issues for the university. Included within those areas are employee training for workers at occupational risk, trench and hotwork permitting, ergonomic accommodations, hazardous and universal waste compliance, Indoor Air Quality, Asbestos and Mold Management, and safety related inspections.