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U.S Facilities Maintenance Manager

Date: Aug 14, 2017

Location: Plant City, FL, US

Company: James Hardie




Position Description


Position Title

Facilities Manager



FLSA Status


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Position Summary


The Facilities Manager is responsible for remedial work and ongoing maintenance at the 9 existing plant sites in the U.S. The remedial work will include diagnosis and repair at four older facilities in areas such as structural steel, lighting, roofs, ventilation and concrete slabs. The ongoing maintenance will include the identification/implantation of best practices in order to maintain facility integrity going forward.


Position Responsibilities


Manages, organizes, and directs remedial catch-up work at four plant sites by:  (60%)


  • Managing budgeted funds for this catch-up work at older plant sites;
  • Providing projections for monthly spending;
  • Coordinating with local plant site Maintenance and Operations personnel to get access to the facilities and clean areas to allow diagnostic assessment and repair;
  • Managing an outside engineering firm to do the assessment work and scope repair/remediation methods;
  • Setting standards for remediation work that can also be used for repairs in the future and for new construction (e.g. coating selection in wet areas, lighting selection in a warehouse, etc.);
  • Working with James Hardie construction and maintenance personnel to identify best practices that may already exist;
  • Managing contractors to perform remediation work;
  • Coordinating the timing of work so as not to interfere with the 24/7 operation;
  • Travel to the four sites in Plant City, FL; Cleburne, TX; Peru, IL, and Tacoma, WA as-needed to support these initiatives.


    Leads the development, implementation, and sustainability of a facilities maintenance system by:  (40%)


  • Identifying best practices for the purchase and maintenance of facilities systems such as roofs, structural steel, boilers, ventilation equipment, driveways, loading areas, lighting, silos, etc.;
  • Setting up frequencies for inspection and preventive work such as cleaning, painting, changing fan belts, etc.;
  • Working plant Maintenance personnel to allocate people and monetary resources for facility upkeep;
  • Working with Safety and Industrial Hygiene personnel to coordinate best practices and maintain regulatory compliance related to facilities equipment (e.g. egress standards, ventilation standards);
  • Reviewing capital and major repair spending proposed by the plants for facilities work to insure inclusion of best practices, durability, consistency of equipment selection, etc.;
  • Helping manage larger facilities work at plant sites;
  • Performing training at plant sites on an as-needed basis to create awareness of the importance of things like integrity of structural cross-bracing, pressure vessel PMs, ventilation operation, etc.;
  • Working with purchasing to get discounts on standard facilities items such as light fixtures, paint, etc.;
  • Traveling to the nine existing plant sites and the two new plant sites as needed to support these initiatives.


    The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.




Quantitative Dimensions

Decision Making:

The Facilities Manager will develop and implement a remedial catch-up program facilitating the transition to a more sustainable facilities maintenance program.

Supervisory/Lead Responsibilities:

The Facilities Manager will be managing 3rd party engineering and construction resources while coordinating closely with plant maintenance, plant operations, safety, and construction personnel.

Scope of Position:

The Facilities Manager develops and implements the strategic vision and direction to improve facility performance and longevity.  


Position Requirements


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:



  • Demonstrated advanced skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software).
  • Strong mechanical and structural knowledge in areas such as structural steel erection, roofing construction, concrete durability, paint selection, lighting selection, boiler operation, compressed air systems, and ventilation systems.
  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with the ability to relate well and cooperate with others to effectively coordinate activities and accomplish goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail and continual diligence about follow-up.
  • Strong desire to learn.
  • Well organized with the ability to multi-task.
  • Strong management skills with the ability to be a part of cross-functional teams. 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Sound judgment, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to manage the flow of all required information and documentation.
  • Ability to deliver sustainable and superior results.
  • Ability to travel to U.S. Manufacturing Plants approximately 70%; 3 days out of 5 per week or 3 out of 4 weeks per month




  • Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or Construction Management preferred).
  • 5 - 7 or more years of facilities manager experience.
  • Experience with a computer maintenance management system (CMMS), such as MP2 or similar system.
  • Experience with project scheduling software.
  • Experience managing 3rd party engineering firms and multiple contractors at the same time.






  • Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues; problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills: Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.
  • Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Building Partnerships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  • Stress Tolerance: Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure, or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
  • Continuous Learning: Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
  • Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures
  • Gaining Commitment: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved.
  • Information Monitoring: Setting up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it.
  • Managing Conflict: Dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.





James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.

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