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Maintenance Supervisor

Date Posted:  Jun 21, 2022
Requisition ID:  370166

Carlisle, IN, US, 47838

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Department of Correction:

We promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry.  As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism.


Salary Information:

This role starts at a base salary of $39,650.

About the Job:

As the Maintenance Supervisor, you will perform supervisory, administrative, and some hands-on technical work in the management of maintenance and repair operations at a small sized facility of advanced complexity, variety and number of buildings and structures; or at a larger facility of lesser complexity and variety requiring little to a moderate amount of grounds maintenance. The population served by the facility may cause the use of special maintenance measures and security related procedures and materials

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Plan the short-term daily and weekly work schedules based on priorities and deadlines within established goals and objectives, some project planning could be six to twelve months out.
  • Establish schedules and methods for providing facility and maintenance services, indentify resource needs, review needs with appropriate management staff, and allocate resources accordingly.
  • Develop and recommend work rules and quality control processes impacting operations.
  • Develop and organize preventative maintenance and safety inspection programs for all facilities and equipment and ensure all safety inspections are completed as required.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local safety related rules, regulations, policies, and procedures and investigate accidents.
  • Prepare and maintain work reports such as work logs, timesheets, accident reports, etc.
  • Regularly inspect property for safety and security concerns.
  • Ensure strict adherence to property key control and all keys are properly cut and dispensed.
  • Coordinate or install, inspect, repair, and maintain the electrical, plumbing, paint, carpet, appliances, mechanical, and other related systems in all facility locations.
  • Coordinate or inspect, operate, and maintain the heating, cooling, and ventilation systems (including boiler system) in all facility locations.
  • Screen applicants, conduct interviews, evaluate, and hire candidates.
  • Provide equipment, procedural, and systems training to new and existing employees to perform the requisite job skills, may include conducting regular on-site facility and grounds maintenance safety training.
  • Make recommendations for technical training outside of the organization to facilitate employee development.
  • Supervise, and may participate in the work of subordinate staff responsible for facility and grounds maintenance.
  • Review most completed work, make final technical decisions and has the authority to accept, amend, or reject work.
  • Ensure all federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and standard trade practices related to quality standards are adhered to during the course of work activities.
  • Responsible for administering the budget line items for maintenance and repair.
  • Keep storage and shop areas in a clean and organized manner.
  • Maintain sufficient inventories of tools, parts and supplies to properly service the facility and grounds.
  • Order, prepare specifications, and purchase supplies, equipment and contract work according to required purchasing and bidding procedures.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors.
  • Ensure adherence to customer service standards by dealing with maintenance issues in a timely manner with proper follow-through.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective actions as necessary to resolve complaints.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Advanced experience in at least three building or mechanical trades or equivalent combination of training and directly related experience.
  • Hydraulic and pneumatics (tools and air systems) experience.
  • Working knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, ordinances, codes, and rules governing repair, maintenance, and construction of facilities.
  • Basic knowledge of the principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards and corresponding safety precautions necessary for the safe performance of assigned duties.
  • Extensive knowledge of multi-discipline production systems, equipment, practices, and maintenance methods.
  • Advanced knowledge of repair, maintenance, and construction techniques and of the tools, methods, practices, materials, and equipment used in the building and mechanical trades.
  • Perform various clean-up and maintenance tasks.
  • Organize, implement and direct facility maintenance operations and activities.
  • Ordering parts/supplies and maintaining an inventory to minimize downtime to the operation experience.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff and contract workers.
  • Perform advanced-level work in a variety of trades related to installation, inspection, repair, and maintenance of electrical, plumbing, and other related systems in all facility locations.
  • Read schematics and blueprints.
  • Estimate repair and construction projects.
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships during the course of work.
  • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy with the public, patients, or offenders.
  • Ability to communicate with technical specialists and to interpret technical drawings and specification documents.
  • Ability to train, direct, and supervise subordinates.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.
This role provides supervision for offenders and requires a high level of judgment and care.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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