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City of Torrance
Class Code: 3533

Class Designation: Civil Service

May 1976

Representation Unit: Torrance Professional &
Supervisory Assoc. 


Building Maintenance Supervisor


Under direction, plans and supervises the work of crews engaged in all phases of alteration, maintenance, repair and new construction of City structures and equipment; prepares division budget; and does related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Distinguished from a Senior Utility Maintainer in that an incumbent does not regularly work with a small crew doing alteration, repair, maintenance or construction of City equipment and structures. Distinguished from Building and Safety Director in that an incumbent does not have responsibility for the Building and Safety Department. Distinguished from Equipment Superintendent or Equipment Supervisor in that an incumbent does not supervise employees regularly engaged in the mechanical/automotive repair of City equipment.

Examples of Duties

  • Plans, supervises and coordinates employees engaged in all phases of construction, maintenance and repair on City equipment and structures;
  • plans division work program;
  • prepares division budget and supporting material;
  • sets up reporting procedures;
  • supervises and participates in the purchase of all material used in the division;
  • responsible for storing and inventorying all tools, material, equipment, furniture and vehicles assigned, purchased or warehoused in the division;
  • inspects work in progress and on completion, determines quality of workmanship and materials, adherence to plans or orders, effective use of labor, time, tools and equipment;
  • prepares plans and specifications for alterations, repairs, new work and labor and material estimates as required;
  • selects, trains, supervises and reports upon work performance of subordinates;
  • participates with employees engaged in building maintenance as required;
  • supervises and prepares logs, vacation schedules and time sheets;
  • makes other regular and special reports and recommendations to departmental division heads and department director;
  • carries out liaison contacts with client departments and the public.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Knowledge of

  • All phases of frame, concrete, masonry and light steel building construction, alteration, repair and maintenance;
  • Federal, state and local safety regulations;
  • Principles and practices of supervision;
  • Employee relations;
  • Budget preparation.
  • Ability to

  • Plan and layout a comprehensive work program;
  • Estimate costs;
  • Develop a budget to carry out programs;
  • supervise;
  • Make working drawings and sketches;
  • Interpret building plans and specifications;
  • Use high degree of skill in one or more of the building construction trades;
  • Prepare reports;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships both within and without the division.

  • License Required

    A valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License of the appropriate class or grade.


    Five years of supervisory experience in building construction, maintenance and repair.


    Graduation from high school or equivalent.