General Maintenance Supervisor

The Facilities Department at Johnson University is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Building General Maintenance Supervisor. This position is a full-time, hands-on position that works within a team of other trade supervisors in maintaining all University housing units and buildings. The position would be responsible for overseeing a full-time technician assistant and would include training and mentoring 6-8 student workers as part of the department team.  The candidate must be experienced in carpentry and painting and have a general knowledge of other building maintenance trades.  Must have a genuine heart for kingdom work and be willing to train, mentor, and work with student workers.  Qualified applicants may submit a resume to .

Work Location: Johnson University Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
Classification: Hourly, Full-Time (40 hours per week)
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Job Summary

Direct and lead the general maintenance department, assigned department technicians, and work-study student workers in general repairs to campus buildings, housing units, and other structures.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Completion of work orders in a timely, professional manner
  • Preparation of student housing units for occupancy (minor to major renovation)
  • Work strategically with the other Facility Services departments
  • Schedule, coordinate and organize the daily operations of the General Maintenance Department
  • Direct and oversee training of work-study students
  • Inspect work of department technicians and work-study students to maintain high quality of work
  • Scheduling and inspection of work approved to be completed by subcontractors

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with special work projects and clean-up
  • Manage inventory of construction tools, equipment, building supplies, shop supplies, and chemicals
  • Work hands-on in carpentry and construction projects as needed to complete work orders and meet project deadlines
  • Scheduling of work-study staff
  • Compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations, Johnson University policies, and best management practices

Knowlege and Skill Requirements

  • Highly organized
  • Able to analyze, schedule, implement, and coordinate multiple work assignments
  • Proficient knowledge in carpentry, painting, drywall, and basic knowledge of other construction trades
  • Proficient knowledge in proper use of carpentry hand tools, bench tools, and large shop equipment
  • Proficient use of email and MS excel for scheduling and project planning
  • Professional and able to work with administration, faculty, staff, students, and guests
  • Positive attitude toward problem-solving and project completion

Desired Personality Traits

  • Integrity and honesty
  • Desire to do quality work
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Organized
  • Effective time management skills
  • Flexibility – ability to work on multiple projects at one time

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, kneel, and reach in the normal operation of carpentry activities
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. routinely and climb ladders and stairs without assistance
  • Use of lift equipment
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all seasons
  • Must be able to work with contact and exposure to industry-standard construction chemicals
  • Must be able to work within different industry-normal air quality environments


  • High school diploma or higher
  • Valid driver’s license
  • 4-6 years general carpentry/construction with supervisory experience
  • Lift operators training certification (current or within 1 year of employment)

Equal Employment Opportunity Provider

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.