Mr. Michael Knight
Associate Director of Maintenance
The Maintenance division of Plant Operations is responsible for the daily maintenance of campus facilities and systems. Requests for routine service (plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, etc.) should be called in to the Plant Operations work management section. This division is manned by technicians that can respond quickly to situations requiring repairs. The service vehicles are stocked with parts and can normally repair the problem in a timely manner.Building Maintenance
Mr. Joseph Ritter
Building Maintenance Supervisor
This shop provides all plumbing, carpentry and boiler services to the campus facilities. It also provides all painting services to the campus community for large and small jobs. All maintenance and repair work can be scheduled by using the online work order request form, or by calling the work order request desk at 229-333-5875. The work order desk is open from 8AM to 5PM Monday - Friday.
The Key and Lock Shop functions as part of Plant Services and provides all services related to this discipline. These services include the issuance of all keys for employees of Valdosta State University. Procedures for requesting these services are outlined in the Campus Key and Lock Policy.
Key/Lock - Request for keys and locks must be made in accordance with the published key/lock policy. Necessary approvals must be obtained in those cases for requests not within the authority of plant operations. Keys must be picked up at the Plant Operations Building during normal working hours. Our key request form has been placed on the web. The user can print the form and fill it out with the necessary signatures, mail it to us, or bring it to Plant Operations.
Mr. Wayne Thomas
This shop maintains campus electrical systems. The shop maintains high voltage system providing electrical power to all facilities on the main campus and is owned by the university. Campus electrical systems and our immediate capability to respond to outages are of paramount importance to the functioning of the university.
Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Mr. Bobby Elston
This shop is responsible for the operations and maintenance of sophisticated cooling equipment on campus. This consists of several large chillers and chiller loops that provide chilled water to facilities for air conditioning purposes. The HVAC Shop maintains sophisticated computerized campus energy management systems and monitors campus fire alarm systems that are connected to the network. The Fire Alarm and Energy systems are fully addressable and reportable to Plant Operations using the campus network and provide state of the art response to problems through diagnostic systems that are in place. Fully addressable fire alarm systems provide an enhanced life safety umbrella.