Oregon Public Universities


Classification Specifications


Classification Number: 4123


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Salary Range 21T $4026 $4213 $4415 $4633 $4866 $5097


The TRADES/MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR coordinates projects and/or coordinates and oversees skilled/journey-level tradespeople and manual/semiskilled workers in the maintenance and repair of university buildings, equipment, and grounds and construction of structures.


This is a single classification and not currently part of a series of classes.


  1. Work Coordination. Typical tasks: acts as liaison to those requesting services and with those involved in projects such as State inspectors, representatives of the city or county or local power companies, or other tradespeople; coordinates work with other units; assists manager in planning, assigning, and reviewing work of other workers in unit; adjusts work assignments and schedules to maintain adequate staffing levels and responds to fluctuating workloads; evaluates employee performance and recommends appropriate performance appraisal to manager; assesses training needs of staff and assists manager in providing appropriate instruction; assists manager in providing initial orientation to new employees.
  2. Project Coordination. Typical tasks: inspects job site and blueprints to determine extent of construction, maintenance or repairs needed; determines need for outside service vendor (contractor) and makes recommendations to manager; assists in formulation of specifications for job; reviews and recommends acceptance of bids to manager; independently initiates work orders with the university and with outside contractors; coordinates remodel, construction, or major maintenance projects with end users from planning and initial design or plan through coordination, review, and approval of projects; monitors work of contractors; writes status reports on ongoing projects; estimates time, materials, and staffing needs for projects; requisitions materials and supplies or purchases on own up to authorized spending limit; keeps logs on costs and timeliness of work.
  3. Administrative Duties. Typical tasks: assists manager in tracking, monitoring, and projecting unit's budget needs; assists manager in developing policy and procedures, and plans for matters such as schedule and extent of routine preventive maintenance; monitors and accounts for unit's inventory of equipment, tools, and supplies; conducts annual physical inventory; disposes of worn and obsolete equipment according to guidelines; utilizes computer to log in and log out work orders and to respond to e-mail from clients and customers.
  4. Trades/Maintenance Work. Typical tasks: performs semiskilled or skilled journey-level work in same trade or maintenance areas as those being coordinated (e.g. painters, carpenters, trades/maintenance workers) such as: installing new plumbing including pipes, drains, faucets, and other fixtures; building and repairing structures; cleaning and sanding areas to be painted, mixing and applying paint; repairing and maintaining wiring systems and electrical fixtures and equipment; repairing and overhauling mechanical equipment; installing and repairing sheetmetal articles; welding; and troubleshooting and making minor repairs to equipment.


Employees in this class have daily in-person contact with university faculty and staff to coordinate schedules and minimize disruption of services. They have occasional in-person, telephone, and e-mail contact with others involved in projects, such as building or electrical inspectors or representatives of local power companies, to coordinate, prioritize, and inspect work with vendors when purchasing equipment, with repair people when requesting repairs to equipment, and with private contractors when initiating and monitoring contracted work.


Employees in this class receive general supervision from an unclassified manager who reviews work through weekly meetings and by reading status reports. Work is reviewed for conformance to agency policy, procedures and guidelines; adherence to unit's budget, compliance with State or Federal statutes and codes affecting specific work projects such as electrical, building, and elevator maintenance codes. Employees in this class exercise independence in action and judgment to complete assigned tasks.


Positions require willingness to work outdoors in inclement weather. They require willingness to walk, stand, and work while bending and stooping for extended periods. They require the willingness to work from ladders, scaffolds, and other above ground locations. They require the willingness to work in an environment containing dust, odor, and varying levels of noise. They require the willingness to lift and carry heavy objects.


  • three years of experience in the operation, maintenance, or repair of facilities in one or more physical plant or building services and one additional year of experience with responsibility for coordination of maintenance work or projects.

NOTE: Some positions may require licensing or certification in a specific trade area.