University of Vermont

Physical Plant Department

About Us

Welcome to the Physical Plant Department website. Our department employs over 180 staff in a variety of operational units and crews. Our unique technically-proficient and customer-focused staff are responsible for the repair, maintenance, operation and upkeep of over 5.5 million square feet of buildings and over 450 acres of grounds. Our staff keep all building, mechanical and utilities operating systems in good repair; make the campus a comfortable, safe and attractive place to learn, live, work and play; and respond quickly to the emergency maintenance and repair needs of the campus community.

Our Mission

To maintain facilities, perform related services and provide responsible stewardship of the University of Vermont's physical assets in support of the University mission.

Opportunities

Check the UVM Jobs website for any current openings. Select "Physical Plant" department in the Search Postings menu.

Professional Recognition Among Peers

Physical Plant staff are active members in professional facilities management associations including:

APPA: The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers and the Eastern regional chapter ERAPPA.

We have twice hosted the regional Northern New England ERAPPA conference at UVM.

Last modified April 11 2014 02:19 PM