Maintenance Supervisor I


17208 (SEIU Local 925 Supervisory)


Supervise journey tradesworkers or general maintenance mechanics performing work on campus buildings, grounds, equipment, and other facilities.


Positions in this class are distinguished by the requirement for supervising journey tradesworkers in the fields of plumbing, carpentry, electrical, sheet metal, roofing, etc., at a project or job location. Positions typically supervise a variety of journey tradesworkers and helpers, or skills.


Supervise full-time journey and/or lead workers in installation, repair, maintenance, and alteration of plant facilities and equipment;

Read plans and blueprints; determine scope of work, materials needed, their cast, and availability;

Assist in the development of the departmental budget;

Select, train, and evaluate employees; participate in employee discipline;

Order materials and maintain an adequate inventory of required materials to carry on shop or maintenance work;

Supervise preventative maintenance on buildings and facilities;

Enforce safety rules and regulations;

Maintain records on work performed; write reports as required;

Perform related duties as required.


Two years’ full-time experience as a journey tradesworker, or Maintenance Mechanic II, or equivalent; including one-year, full-time experience as a lead, or equivalent. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license may be required.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Examination Requirements:

The examination (including written, E & T, and oral components) will consist of a scored evaluation of the applicant’s experience as a journey tradesworker including work as a lead or supervisor, knowledge of maintenance practices, construction material and safety rules and regulations; ability to supervise trades supervisors in the operation of a unity in a physical plant maintenance department; and personal qualifications related to the ability to perform the supervisory duties of a Maintenance Supervisor. The examination may be given and scored by an examining panel.


New Class: 1-03-73
Revise Code & Title: 10-12-73
Revise Code & Class: 1-18-74
Revise MQ: 7-2-90

Civil Service Reform: New class adopted by DOP and assigned DOP code and title 596K, Maintenance Specialist 4, consolidating higher education job classes 5208 Maintenance Supervisor I and 5209 Maintenance Supervisor II, as well as general government 71240 Sign Shop Manager and classes in the Transportation and Facilities Highway Maintenance & Repair series: 1-1-06

Since 5209 Maintenance Supervisor 2 work at the UW was represented by SEIU-Local 925 under 7209 Maintenance Supervisor 2 at the time of DOP’s consolidation, job class 7209 was not affected by the DOP consolidation.

SEIU-Local 925 certified by PERC for UW employees in Maintenance Specialist 4 and job class assigned to UW job code and title 7208, Maintenance Supervisor 1: 1-9-09