Trades Shop, Assistant Manager

General Function

Assists in overseeing repair or construction of university facilities or property which require specialized training in a skilled trade. Directly supervises at least nine (9) classified staff.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Supervises nine (9) or more skilled trade personnel in shop; assists in enforcing policies and procedures; establishes schedules and assigns tasks; monitors and evaluates performance; makes recommendations regarding discipline.
  • Assists with overseeing shop operations; sets priorities and schedules projects; prepares cost estimates.
  • Reviews completed work of employees and contractors; ensures that any needed changes or corrections are made.
  • Researches and evaluates new materials and equpiment; makes recommendations regarding purchase.
  • Maintains inventory of parts and supplies; reorders as necessary; maintains department records and work orders.
  • May assist in maintenance and repair work as needed.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to Trade Shop Manager

Direction Given: Direct supervision of nine (9) or more classified staff (Trades Assistant, Trades Specialist, and Master Trades Specialist)

Minimum Requirements

Requires 18 months training beyond high school in a skilled trade and four years of experience in that trade, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Driver's license required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of the procedures and equipment of a particular skilled trade
  • Supervisory skills
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and/or mechanical diagrams

Working Conditions

Physical effort usually requires considerable walking and standing with some lifting of materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds. Periodic assignments given which entail dealing with modestly unpleasant situations.

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.

Functional Title

Trades Shop, Assistant Manager

Job Code


Classification Series

Trades Management




Physical Facilities


Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013