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

SchoolDude is our online service for submitting maintenance work requests. SchoolDude is designed to enhance workflow and accountability; ensuring that your request is processed timely. Routine repairs and maintenance are performed on a planned, organized and scheduled basis and includes several preventative maintenance service activities.

Requests for daily routine repairs, maintenance request, deliveries, and other miscellaneous request should be made directly to the School Dude work order program.  Click here to submit a SchoolDude Workorder for additional assistance please contact Richard Treece, Director of Facilities & Planning or Michaela White, Facilities Clerk at 661.763.7767

Facilities Planning

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
Heidi Kuhnke
Caleb Hopkins