TJ McCarthy is responsible for overseeing Operations and Services day-to-day maintenance, housekeeping, trades, grounds keeping, energy and sustainability groups in the Facilities Management Department. The physical upkeep and student experience on UMass Lowell’s campus, currently over 4 million gsf and growing, are the primary responsibilities of this department. TJ oversees more than 150 staff members who are charged with duties ranging from grounds and snow removal, classroom maintenance, plumbing, HVAC, painting, locks, electrical and general building maintenance.
Prior to working at UMass Lowell, he held the position of Assistant City Manager-Commissioner of Public Works for the City of Lowell.
TJ has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Allegheny College in Meadville, Penn.