Facility Services Manager
3209 Morris Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37909
Facility Services Asst Manager
Bill Hinton, Foreman
Kevin Johnson, Foreman
Steve McCloud, Foreman
Facility Services consists of 25 employees that are responsible for the maintenance and repair of 100+ City owned buildings. Facility Services performs maintenance ranging from simple tasks (i.e. changing light bulbs) to small construction projects.
Facility services is broken up into several different Divisions, listed below:
- All Fire Department stations. These fire stations are occupied 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and have approximately 154,589 sq. feet of living space.
- 1,854 acres of recreational parks. This is divided up into 80 parks and incorporates 17 ball field complexes.
- 26 area Recreation Centers.
- 31 City department buildings.
- 41.9 miles of greenway trails.
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE (PM) CREW
There are four PM crew members that maintain buildings, recreation centers, parks and playgrounds. The duties of performing preventive maintenance are to check lights, plugs, plumbing, A/C filters, pools and fountains; provide moving; special event set up and supply of power.
This crew installs and maintains the City's playground structures, having knowledge of and following all US Safety Commission guidelines. They are responsible for the refurbishing and making of park signs; repairing property damage, fences, bollards and mailboxes.
The painters have a maintenance schedule that covers all fire halls and recreation centers which is on a rotation of about every six to eight years before starting the order again. They also paint any repaired or newly constructed area as needed and remove graffiti from city owned property.
LIGHT CONSTRUCTION CREW
This crew makes repairs or updates on current city owned buildings, either by remodeling the existing structure or completely constructing a new building. The construction duties include roofing repairs using EPDM rubber roofing and modified Bitumen roofing; install sheet rock, hang drop ceilings, tile or put down wood flooring, repair private property damages caused by City crews; repair concrete; install brick paver walkways.
This crew has the task of installing new HVAC systems or making necessary repairs to the existing system. Natural gas equipment is also repaired or maintained by the mechanical crew. They provide regular preventive maintenance to all 100+ City owned buildings which include fire stations, recreation centers, park buildings and KPD offices.
The plumbers make the usual repairs on sinks, showers, commodes and urinals, as well as making repairs to kitchen appliances, water heaters and heating units. They are responsible for main line water leaks and irrigation or fountain problems. They also provide new construction plumbing to various restrooms projects.
We have a Licensed Certified Electrician that makes the repairs on electrical problems and provides upgrades to new service. This person works with Engineering to obtain the correct permits for Signal Shop installs and works with an inspector for the City of Knoxville to ensure the safety of our citizens.
POLE CLIMBING CREW
This crew makes repairs to the ball field lights with a total of at least 324 poles to climb and keep the lighting working for the seasonal games. They repair the West Hills and Tyson Park tennis court lights which together have an average of 70 poles to climb. This in-house project saves approximately $21,000 annually, rather than hiring an outside contractor to provide the service.
In addition to the above, Facility Services also assist with the several special events the City of Knoxville hosts each year.
If you have a questions or a request for one of the services that we provide, please contact Facility Services at 215-6025 or call 3-1-1 at 865-215-4311.
To view City of Knoxville Facilities, please visit Parks and Recreation.