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Maintenance Foreperson
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 04/05/2022
Admin-Facilities Management
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Maintenance Foreperson
Job Category Staff & Executive - Facilities/Environmental/Maintenance
Department IPO-Material & Logistical Svcs
The Division of Institutional Planning & Operations (IP&O) employs a workforce of approximately 2,700 staff, represented by 15 collective negotiations agreements, and is responsible for institutional strategic initiatives and operations, which encompasses an expansive range of comprehensive service and business operations across the State of New Jersey. These include planning and construction, facilities, public safety and emergency operations, environmental health and safety, transportation, housing, and auxiliary/retail operations.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Maintenance Foreperson for The Division of Institutional Planning & Operations (IP&O). Reporting to the Senior Property Manager, this individual provides assistance with the daily operation, administrative functions and supervision for the Fleet Services area of Material and Logistical Services. This position ensures that all preventative and emergency maintenance is performed on vehicles assigned to IP&O areas and customers that utilize the on-campus garages. Will need to keep detailed records of all vehicles that are serviced within our GPS and Fleet Maintenance Systems, including keeping up to date pictures of the vehicle conditions and maintaining proper branding. This position will be responsible for identifying vehicles that should be repaired along with those that should be replaced through the Capital Replacement program.
Among the key duties of this position are:
  • Responsible for both guiding and instructing other staff in the performance of a wide range of automobile maintenance tasks in compliance with University standards.
  • Responsible for maintaining parts inventory and supplier accounts.
  • Responsible for creating work orders/quotes for customers, making sure all work is completed in a timely fashion and billing is accurate.
  • Responsible for responding to vehicles that are broken down and either repairing on site or towing back to the garage for repair.
  • Provide support and supervision for scheduled and non-scheduled University events that occur after-hours and on weekends.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 04
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 51359.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 63909.500
Annual Maximum Salary 76460.000
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement

Rutgers University requires all new employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the employee a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use in the United States or a vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine. Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience
  • High school/vocational school education or equivalent
  • A minimum of four years of experience performing automotive repair and maintenance.
  • Successful completion of an approved training program of a certified apprenticeship program in the trade area, plus two years experience and proven competency in performing complex and varied automotive maintenance and repair work may be substituted for the above experience.
  • Must currently have a Commercial Driver’s License Class B with air brake endorsement and certification in NJ Emissions repair.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Advance knowledge in performing complex and varied automotive repair and maintenance work.
  • Must be able to train and assist staff with repairs.
  • Excellent communication skills, the ability to read, comprehend and explain to others technical manuals, schematics and blueprints.
  • Must be able to operate tow trucks, hoist, jacks and automotive lifts.
Preferred Qualifications
  • ASE Certification is preferred, trailering and towing experience, NJDMVC inspectors license
Equipment Utilized
  • Wrecker and Flat Bed Tow Trucks, Winches, Lifits and Hoists, Tire Machines, Electronic Diagnostic Equipment, Welding Equipment.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Ability to work in the elements while handle physical requirements, including, but not limited to, repeated bending, stretching, twisting, and lifting up to 50 pounds
  • A valid driver’s license with two years driving experience is required.
  • Will be required to complete the Rutgers University Defensive Driving course.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST1075
Posting Open Date 04/05/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Cook (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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