Human Resources

Facility Coordinator

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Department: Ford Center
Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: The Ford Center (L'Anse, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Forestry

Department: Ford Center

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

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Job Description Summary

Alberta is an unincorporated community 8 miles south of L’Anse and is the site of the Ford Center. Alberta is managed by MTU’s College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. The Facility Manager is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of all facilities within Alberta and nearby as assigned. The Facility Manager is to maintain a safe and comfortable environment for students, faculty, staff, and town residents in a cost-effective manner under minimum supervision.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Perform and coordinate maintenance at the Ford Center, including snow removal, spreading salt on decks and steps, lawn care, minor plumbing, carpentry and electrical work, servicing of heating and cooling equipment, winterizing and opening-up facilities as needed.
2. Responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of equipment at the Ford Center, including vehicles, machinery, tools and health and safety equipment (including fire extinguishers and smoke alarms).
3. Responsible for snow removal for Alberta town roads and building access.
4. Supervise temporary maintenance workers and others assisting with maintenance at the Ford Center.
5. Train temporary employees for the tasks they are hired to perform.
6. Provide support for research activities at the Ford Center when requested through the Ford Center Director.
7. Check and maintain gates on Ford Center and Forest properties.
8. Responsible for the preparation of the classroom facilities for programs at the Ford Center.
9. Read meters monthly and report the results to the Operations Manager.
10. Ensure that a supply of firewood is available for the recreational use and for the cordwood boilers.
11. Attend required training for safety when needed.
12. Assist others when needed in other roles at the Ford Center.
13. Ability to be trained from and to work in OSHA regulated confined spaces.
14. Other duties as assigned.
15. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.
16. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

• High school diploma, with a minimum of two years in a related trade school or an Associate Degree in Construction Technology or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Four years experience in building operations and maintenance including electrical, mechanical, architectural, HVAC, water systems, and refrigeration systems.
• Two years experience operating heavy machinery such as backhoe, road grader, skid-steer, Pettibone carry lift.
• Two years experience working with the general public/customers.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Building maintenance experience in an athletic, research, or academic facility
• Two years of functional supervision of maintenance/custodial personnel.
• Licensed builder, plumber, or electrician.
• Experience using personal computers, including word processing and spreadsheet software.
• Experience working at facilities that include both indoor and outdoor tasks.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Demonstrated knowledge of computers including email and search engines.
• Demonstrated ability to understand and work from blueprints, sketches and schematic diagrams.
• Excellent interpersonal, customer service and oral/written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to independently organize and prioritize work assignments.
• Demonstrated ability to learn and follow instructions.
• Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with people in varying situations, and in all areas when assigned.
• Demonstrated understanding of safe operating and maintenance procedures.
• Possess a valid driver’s license and meet Michigan Tech University’s vehicle use requirements.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.
• Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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 is occasionally exposed to wet, humid conditions (non-weather); fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outdoor (winter) weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear and use hands to finger, handle, or feel an object.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to perform duties in confined spaces.
The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate but occasionally loud.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Other Conditions of Employment:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. Visa sponsorship is unavailable at this time. This is not an E-Verified Position.

As of January 4, 2022, Michigan Tech is requiring all faculty, staff, temporary and student employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 due to the Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate or have an approved exemption for a religious or medical reason.  This includes those working remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the mtu flex website.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months


1st Shift

Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable (No less than $18.00/hr)

Title of Position Supervisor

Ford Center Director

Posting Type

Internal and External

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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