Utah State University

Foreman (HVAC)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/10/2022 1:49 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Building Trades
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
Facilities Utility Systems
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Supervises employees and processes by coordinating and overseeing work assignments to maintain, repair, and sustain the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems of USU facilities. Responsible to perform direct labor duties as a working member of the shop. Ensures the effective and efficient allocation of labor, materials, equipment and monies reflecting accountability and the highest quality work at the lowest possible price. Ensures relevant policies, procedures and laws are implemented. Participates in the interview process as well as assesses, develops and provides training for new and existing employees. Positive attitude, keeps a positive shop morale



  • Supervises shop personnel. Includes: hiring, firing, performance evaluations, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  • Manages the shops budget to meet established guidelines; prioritizes expenditures and assists in the preparation of capital and operations budgets.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies and makes or recommends purchases to meet the operation, maintenance, repair and construction needs.
  • Actively participate in estimates, plans, and schedules remodeling projects and service requests to ensure timely, efficient and quality completion.
  • Organizes and conducts shop meetings to review problem areas, safety, budget matters, progress of repairs, and other items as needed.
  • Monitors employee work schedules and timecards; approves time off, and approves payroll.
  • Participates in the planning, and design/specification review of new facilities to ensure efficiency and that facilities are constructed with particular emphasis on code compliance, operations, maintenance and repair.
  • Analyzes technical problems and makes decisions on how to best accomplish the needed repairs.
  • Assists in developing and administrating preventative maintenance programs, including scheduling and assigning personnel responsibilities.
  • Enforces proper care, safe use, and maintenance of the equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Develops, informs, and trains employees on new work methods or procedures, safety regulations, work policies, codes, and standards.
  • Maintains and monitors various records and reports to evaluate and track the progress and efficiency of various shop activities.
  • Ensures that customers' needs and expectations are met by overseeing the timely completion of work.
  • Coordinates and participates in various meetings and committees to enhance and develop the Facilities department and resources.
  • Perform on-going employee performance evaluations including yearly performance appraisals for shop.
  • With administrative support carries out disciplinary action and subsequent evaluation of performance.
  • Responsible to perform direct labor duties as a working member of the shop.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four years of working experience in a closely related trade
  • Demonstrated ability to lead others in a professional capacity.
  • Proven successful customer service abilities.
  • General working knowledge of the trade or closely related trades.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Eight years of working experience in a closely related trade
  • Four years of supervisory/leadership experience  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of other crafts and when to use them.

  • Mathematical computation skills.

  • Skill in personal computers and applicable software.

  • Exceptional customer service skills.

  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices and techniques.

  • Skill in estimating time and material requirements of work projects.


  • Knowledge of the tools, equipment and material common to the shop trade.


  • Knowledgeable of budget planning and resource allocation management.


  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.


  • Ability to develop and maintain record keeping systems and procedures.


  • Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.


  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and services ordering and inventory control.


  • Ability to monitor and maintain quality control standards.


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


  • Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns.


  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.


  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, codes, methods, and techniques in area of specialty.


  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.


  • Ability to assess operational requirements and to plan and organize work flow patterns and schedules.


  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.


  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


Fundamental Abilities

Within the scope and complexity of each position’s responsibilities, each incumbent is expected to possess and demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Communicating: Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Problem solving: Analyzes information and evaluates results to select the best solution and solve problems.
  • Monitoring: Measures performance of self; makes improvements and takes appropriate corrective action.
  • Critical Thinking: Comes to well-reasoned conclusions, solutions, and approaches to problems.
  • Team Building: Works to create a team-based environment. Consistently demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers.
  • Active Listening: Gives full attention when others are speaking; listens to understand, asks questions as appropriate, and does not interrupt.
  • Service Orientation: Actively seeks opportunities to help others.
  • Conflict Resolution: Acts professionally when encountering customers who, at times, may be frustrated.

Core Characteristics:

As representatives of Utah State University and primary contributors to its mission, all employees are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Take initiative.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Be accountable.
  • Behave ethically.
  • Be honest and trustworthy.
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic.
  • Be inquisitive.
  • Be detail oriented.
  • Be self-motivated.
  • Efficiently manage multiple tasks.
  • Be a team player.
  • Be committed to improving USU.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of your application 

Please do not upload your cover letter.  You will be instructed to type or paste it during your application. 


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects.  Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.


University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 04/18/2022


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