Facilities – Maintenance & Operations

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Facilities Maintenance and Operations

Taft College Facilities

Taft College has approximately 251,048 square feet of building space and 37 acres of land that are maintained by the Facilities, Maintenance and Operations department for the campus community.

Transportation consist of fleet and non-fleet vehicles; plus other various vehicles and equipment which includes: Gators, Cub Cadet, Fork Lifts, Bucket truck, and golf carts.

Our Goal

The primary goal of Taft College’s Facilities, Maintenance and Operations, 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: Mon – Fri 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Richard Treece, Director of Facilities & Planning
Phone: 661.763.7768
Email: rtreece@taftcollege.edu

Michaela White, Clerk
Phone: 661.763.7767
Email: mwhite@taftcollege.edu

Facilities, Maintenance and Operations, Transportation

The Facilities, Maintenance and Operations, Transportation department is responsible for the support, upkeep and maintenance of all district facilities, grounds, infrastructure, vehicles, and equipment; which includes 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 Hardware
  • Pest Control
  • Landscape Management
  • Meetings & Events Setup
  • Pest Control
  • Transportation Fleet Scheduling
  • Vehicle Maintenance

The Director of Facilities & Planning serves as the owner representative for all capital projects, routine and scheduled maintenance projects; working closely with architects, contractors and vendors. The Director of Facilities & 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 from a drop down menu the “Request Type” for the service / support that they need. There are currently eight options to choose from:

  • 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 request are processed timely. Support request are routed directly to the supporting department. Routine repairs and maintenance are performed on a planned, organized and scheduled basis and includes 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.  IssueTrak is connected to the College Active Directory; therfore users will use their exact login and password that they use to log into their computer. Click here to submit a IssueTrak Request

For additional assistance with the Facilities Maintenance and Operations related request; please contact Richard Treece, Director of Facilities & Planning or Michaela White, Facilities Clerk at 661.763.7767

Facilities Planning

Personal property of West Kern Community College District authorized for sale as surplus may be disposed of by means of a 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 be submitted on bid(s) form provided by the District; which are provided 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 “As-Is”.

Facilities Staff

Director of Facilities & PlanningRichard Treece
ClerkMichaela White
Plant OperationsChristopher Jones
Skilled Maintenance WorkerSergio Gomez
Manuel Aguirre
Maintenance / GroundsShawn Tofte
Mathew Edmaiston
Javier Uriate
GroundskeeperJuventino (Tino) Uribe
Lead CustodialMary Perales
Evening CustodialKenny Schuyler
Francisco Uribe
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