Facilities, Maintenance, and Operations

Taft College has approximately 251,048 square feet of building space and 39 acres of land that are maintained by the Facilities, Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation Department for the campus community.

Transportation consists of fleet and non-fleet vehicles, as well as other various vehicles and equipment that include gator trucks, cub cadet bucket loaders, forklifts, bucket trucks, and golf carts.

The primary goal of Taft College’s Facilities, Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation Department is to provide safe, user-friendly, and accessible facilities for the students, faculty, staff, and community members of Taft College.

Contact Us

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Justin Madding, Director of Facilities and Planning
Phone: 661-763-7768
Email: jmadding@taftcollege.edu

Sergio Gomez, Operations Supervisor
Phone: 661-763-7767
Email: sgomez@taftcollege.edu

The complete staff listing appears in the chart below.

Services and Making Requests

Facilities, Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation

The Taft College Facilities, Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation Department is responsible for the support, upkeep, and maintenance of all district facilities, grounds, infrastructure, vehicles, and equipment that include a variety of essential sub-functions such as:

  • Key Control
  • Inventory Control
  • Carpentry
  • Painting
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Energy Management
  • Custodial Services
  • Event Set Up/Breakdown
  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning)
  • Doors and HardwarePest Control
  • Landscape Management
  • Meetings Setup
  • Pest Control
  • Transportation Fleet Scheduling
  • Vehicle Maintenance

The Director of Facilities and Planning serves as the owner representative for all capital projects, routine and scheduled maintenance projects, and working closely with architects, contractors, and vendors. The Director of Facilities and Planning is also responsible for a variety of duties including:

  • Architectural and equipment programming, including meeting with end users and defining scope, functionality, and relationships
  • Coordinating facility and equipment programming and design needs with end users
  • Design, including facility construction and renovation design review
  • Construction, including evaluation of proposals, project management, contract administration, facilitating regulatory and permit compliance, managing general contractors, the commissioning of buildings, final project close out, occupancy, and coordinating campus utility systems interruptions with contractors.

Maintenance and Repair Requests

IssueTrak is an online Taft College Service Requests system that is utilized throughout several support department areas of the college. Users can select “Request Type” from a drop-down menu for the service/support that they need. There are currently eight options from which to choose: 

  • Custodial Support
  • Delivery/Pick Up
  • Event Set Up
  • Facilities Support
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Institutional Research Support
  • Print Shop Request
  • Technology Services Support

IssueTrak is designed to enhance workflow and accountability, ensuring that requests are processed in a timely manner. Support requests are routed directly to the supporting department. Routine repairs and maintenance are performed on a planned, organized, and scheduled basis and include several preventative maintenance service activities.

Taft College Service Requests support should be made directly into the IssueTrak program; step-by-step directions can be found here (PDF). IssueTrak is connected to the College Active Directory; therefore, users will use their exact login and password they use to log into their computer.

For additional assistance with the Facilities, Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation Department request, please contact Justin Madding, Director of Facilities and Planning, or Sergio Gomez, Operations Supervisor, at 661-763-7767.

Facilities Planning Documents

Use the links, below, to download Annual Reports, Master Plans, directories, and other useful documents:

Annual Reports

Facilities Master Plan

Campus Site Plan

Surplus Items: Public Bid/Silent Auctions

Personal property of West Kern Community College District authorized for sale as surplus may be disposed of by public auction conducted by employees of the District.

The personal property shall be sold or transferred to the highest responsible bidder upon completion of the auction and after payment has been received by the District.

Surplus items are typically auctioned per Lot, which most are palletized. Lots/pallets will not be separated for individual item bids. Bids are to be submitted on bid forms provided by the District. Bid forms are available on the day of the auction.  

This Public Bid/Silent Auction is open to everyone who wishes to place a bid. Bids are awarded to the highest responsible bidder. Bidders are solely responsible for determining the condition and/or value of the items. All items are sold “as-is.” 

Facilities, Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation Staff

Title Name
Director of Facilities and Planning Justin Madding
Operations Supervisor Sergio Gomez
Plan Operations Ivan Almanza
Skilled Maintenance Worker Manuel Aguirre
Maintenance Worker/Groundskeeper Angel Gomez
Carlos Sillas
Shawn Tofte
Groundskeeper Junventino (Tino) Uribe
Lead Custodial Jorge Castro
Evening Custodial Nancy Figueroa 
Maria Gasga
Magenta Lindsay
Kenny Schuyler
Francisco Uribe