Director of Physical Plant


Lake Erie College, a small, co-educational, four-year, independent liberal arts college located in Painesville, OH, 30 miles east of Cleveland, invites applications for the full-time position of Director of Physical Plant. This is a hands-on position.


  • Manages all functions, staff and contractors related to the operation and maintenance of buildings, equipment and grounds of Lake Erie College’s main campus and Equestrian Center.

  • Manages expenditures to stay within budgets and improve efficiencies.

  • Purchases materials and supplies for the operation and maintenance of facilities.

  • Assists the vice president for administration and financial with facility planning.

  • Manages minor construction/renovation projects.

  • Responsible for the technical aspects of planning and new facilities and/or renovation to existing facilities.

  • Attends the Building & Grounds Committee meetings of the board of directors.

  • Works with various inspectors (fire, elevator, building, boilers, etc..) and ensures the College complies with all safety and building code laws.

  • Ensures that all emergency and safety systems are regularly tested, maintained and fully operational.

  • Monitors the status of department work orders and ensures staff are addressing the work orders in a timely manner, efficiently, safely and correctly.

  • Obtains estimates for projects that may need to be outsourced.

  • Works effectively with all areas of the campus community.

  • Must be on call 24 hours a day.

  • Other duties as assigned by the vice president for administration and finance.


  • Bachelor’s degree or at least five years related work experience with a minimum of three years of supervisory experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction, engineering, plant operation maintenance and management.

  • Familiarity with local, state, and federal regulatory guidelines for construction, system function and safety.

  • Knowledge of EPA guidelines and OSHA regulations.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks at the same time.

  • Customer service oriented.

  • Plus to have building automation systems experience.


Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three professional references either (1) via email to, (2) online at or (3) to Director of Physical Plant Search, Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., LEC Box 358, Painesville, OH 44077. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment. Learn more at EOE

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