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Operations/Maintenance Foreman

  • Supervisory

Salary range: 94

Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor

This position may at times require incumbent to work an alternative shift of 2:30 pm to 10:30 pm during the school year. Positions in this classification are distinguished from other tradespeople classifications because of their level of knowledge, training or experience in maintenance/operations and their ability to perform in a lead role and to do other related work as required.


Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, the Foreman performs a lead working role in planning, scheduling, estimating, coordinating and overseeing the work of other tradespeople as they complete their assigned tasks.

  • Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency. Additional qualifying experience is by advanced training and/or coursework in maintenance planning, maintenance scheduling, and estimating maintenance projects
  • Five years' experience at the journey level or higher in maintenance or operations work involving the installation, service, repair, or the maintenance of mechanical, instructional, or classroom equipment or the maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds. At least two years of experience must have been at or above Lead Maintenance or Operations Worker level
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver's License; Class A or B is highly desirable.
  • Assist in determining priority of work orders, planning, scheduling work, and recordkeeping
  • Inspect, lead, and ensure on-site quality control and safety of work in progress
  • Coordinate the work of subordinate personnel with Facilities and Operations, and school and district administrators in relation to work priorities, job scheduling, work simplification, and job costs
  • Assist in the verification of work compliance by contractors
  • Initiate work orders or contracts for work, which may include preparing scope of work specifications, job or contract documents, and required invoices and sketches
  • Supervise and assist with evaluating the work of the assigned crews from the beginning of a work assignment through completion
  • Assist in arranging work schedules for emergency, routine, and periodic maintenance
  • Assist the Supervisor(s) in the scheduling of preventative maintenance of systems and equipment
  • Assist in interviewing and selecting maintenance personnel
  • Personally perform a variety of skilled operations and maintenance work as required
  • Estimate materials and equipment needed for projects and assigned tasks
  • Act as the district weekend representative and respond to emergency calls for service during off duty hours
  • Safely and proficiently use tools and equipment common to operations/maintenance trades
  • Read blueprints and schematics
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose systems malfunctions
  • Provide repair estimates
  • Determine priorities and schedule work effectively
  • Assist with providing training and orientation to all skilled workers in safety procedures and the proper use of tools and equipment
  • Keep work records and make reports
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Specific knowledge of one craft used in building repair and maintenance, including carpentry, electrical repair, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, landscaping, painting, or plumbing;
  • General Knowledge of other crafts used in building repair, operations, and maintenance;
  • The ability to safely operate a variety of typical Maintenance tools and equipment;
  • Methods, materials and equipment used in four or more of the construction trades;
  • Work vocabulary and craft skills;
  • Legal mandates, policies, regulations and guidelines pertaining to the maintenance, repair, construction and safety of school facilities, grounds and equipment;
  • Skills in on-site supervision of crews assigned;
  • Principles, methods and techniques of organization and leadership.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move more than 70 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Revision Date: 06/25/2014

Initial date: 09/05/2001

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.