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Facilities / Engineering Manager 2

Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Unit Description

We are the Communities we serve!


This account is part of the SodexoMAGIC portfolio of business.


Use your passion for service to create a positive impact and make a difference in the communities we serve!  SodexoMAGIC is a joint Sodexo/ Magic Johnson venture and we are thrilled to be celebrating our 10-year anniversary together this year!  SodexoMAGIC promises to empower the communities we serve by offering best-in-class food & facilities management solutions, which create a positive impact and make a difference in the lives of our clients and customers.  SodexoMAGIC offers our dedicated service via the following Sodexo segments:  Corporate Services, Hospitals, K-12 Schools, Universities


Sodexo is, looking to hire a qualified Compliance and Technical Specialist, in Kalamazoo, MI. The Sodexo facilities operations team provides hard and soft services for a major pharmaceutical manufacturing facility located in Kalamazoo, MI.  This multi services account encompasses 4.2 million square feet of maintainable space on a 450-acre campus.   

The Sodexo facilities operations team also maintains and operates an array of centralized utilities at this Kalamazoo site.  These utilities consist of, but are not limited to steam generating boilers (both coal and natural gas), compressors, chillers, cooling towers, etc. In addition, the team provides preventative and corrective maintenance for laboratory and process analytical instrumentation and metrology equipment.

Are You the One?

Our clients depend on your expertise to help them to optimize their business. If you are a Strategic Compliance and Technical Specialist with the ability to develop innovative technical solutions while successfully managing key performance indicators to drive strong business results, this may be the opportunity for you!


Key Responsibilities:


The primary objective of the Compliance and Technical Specialist is to be available to the craftsperson whenever maintenance is performed to assist with technical and administrative problems.

  • Participates as a subject matter expert in the development of criteria for and evaluation of equipment and technical MRO suppliers and technical maintenance service providers. Develops acceptance tests and inspection criteria. Including:
    • Asset utilization
    • Overall equipment effectiveness
    • Remaining useful life
    • Other parameters that define operating condition, reliability and costs of assets  
  • As a member of the Facilities team provides support to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls and safety/security systems     
  • Conducts regular audits and inspections of assets to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls and safety/security systems.    
  • Utilizes data analysis techniques that can include the following. The results are used in development of the design and development of Asset Maintenance Plans
    • Fault tree analysis
    • Six Sigma (6σ) methodology
    • Root cause analysis (RCA) and root cause failure analysis (RCFA)
    • Failure reporting, analysis and corrective action system (FRACAS) 

General Responsibilities

  • Provides technical assistance to enablers and technicians to ensure equipment issues are addressed.
  • Works closely with maintenance and operations to target maintainability issues, lower maintenance costs, and implement improvements.
  • Communicates with Reliability Engineer with respect to changes and updates resulting from PMO activities, Strategy and Continuous Improvement efforts, and Project implementation activities.
  • Initiates IDB for calibration failures and past due calibrations.

Change Control

  • Notify area Reliability Engineer of submitted or pending change control documentation to ensure understanding and to prevent duplication.

Preventive Maintenance (with the assistance of the area Reliability Engineer)

  • Establishes the initial Preventive Maintenance / Calibration activities for equipment / instruments that are in accordance with the guidelines and specifications for that particular equipment / instrument class.
  • Extends, deactivates, and/or updates PM and Calibration activities through utilization of the PMO: PM / Calibration Optimization and Rationalization Program processes.
  • Reviews proposed changes to calibration and PM frequency extensions as defined by the Reliability Engineers through the PMO process.

Strategy and Continuous Improvement

  • Implements equipment reliability plans by ensuring job plans and tasks are established (PM, PdM, Cal, etc.) within the CMMS.
  • Updates equipment reliability plans based upon RCFA results to further reduce the number of failures and minimize the effects of failures that do occur.
  • Provides input to the Reliability Engineers on chronic equipment (classification based) deficiencies. Reviews \u201cBad Actor\u201d analysis and reporting to ensure all information is accurate and up to date based on current equipment operations.
  • Performs root cause failure analysis of equipment deficiencies, develops, changes, and/or initiates maintenance activities such as PM, CBM, lubrication, calibration, training, and spare parts to improve performance and equipment availability.


  • Maintains communication with Reliability Engineer on any changes to equipment selection or other maintenance concerns through completion of project
  • Ensures capital project closure activities are completed ensuring all follow reliability practices and guidelines (i.e.: inspections, punch list development, baseline measurements, and commissioning activities).

Equipment Standards, Specifications and Procedures

  • Provides input and oversight to LIS Metrology equipment standards.
  • Develops procedures and specifications for the reliability maintenance aspects for existing and new equipment.
  • Communicates to the Reliability Engineer any proposed or approved variances to equipment standards, Specifications and Procedures.


Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:


  • Associates degree in a technical field, high school diploma or GED
  • 7 - 10 years of experience (desired), with a focus working with/on Facilities or Utilities Maintenance teams in a life sciences or other highly regulated environment
  • Experience in supporting the development of and following a Reliability Centered Maintenance Plan for a critical environment such as Manufacturing (Pharmaceutical environment, Life Science) is a plus as is project management experience to manage multiple on-going projects within multiple work streams


Learn more about Sodexos Benefits   


Not the job for you?


At Sodexo, we offer Facilities Management positions in Corporate, Schools, Universities, Energy and Resources, Government and Agencies, Health Care and Senior Living locations across the United States. Continue your search for Facilities Management jobs.


Working for Sodexo:


How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities.


Make an Immediate Impact.


Sodexo is the North American leader for Quality of Life Services. More than 150,000 Sodexo employees work to improve the quality of daily life for our 13,000 client sites in North America. Sodexo partners with clients to help them attain their strategic vision by developing Facility Management service solutions that increase the effectiveness of their people, enhance their business processes and optimize their infrastructure, which deliver tangible outcomes.  


Our client portfolio spans multiple markets across the nation including education, corporate services, health care and government services, which means we can offer a career full of variety, challenge and tremendous growth opportunities.

Position Summary

More transactional; daily interaction with hourly staff and SPOC. Supervises hourly staff and is the first line of response for customers. Focuses on emergency work orders and safety.\u2022 Implementing SDX procedures/programs to achieve operational goals/performance in managing mechanical Hard FM Electric, plumber, HVAC, and mechanical; carpentry (would fall under skilled mechanical). \u2022 Scope number of management technicians/generalists? Or trades? / level of interaction with client vs chain of command / unit financial responsibility / safety / \u2022 Number of buildings / square footage levels / level of sophisticated systems HVAC / electronics / Labs\u2022 Level of self-performed tasks vs. contractor management/ staffing levels may be less than Healthcare more redundancy of systems; HC more regulatory \u201cJoint Commission which dictates more annual/planned processes\u2022 Preventive and corrective maintenance; predictive maintenance.\u2022 Greater than 500k sq ft; over 10 12 trades\u2022 Day to day management of the maintenance operations of the account. Oversight communication workflow management; Building trades and mechanical trades electrical, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC (Hard FM) Scope of responsibility is greater for a Manager 2 more technical and more management; may have a Manager 1 reporting this position

Critical 1 Mechanically competentCritical 2 People skills communication/mgmt.Interpersonal skills importantScope may mandate this position; technical competency level may also be a differentiator

Key DutiesSupervision of all outside contractors/vendors for siteResponsible for overseeing facilities staff, training and hr functions for unitFinancial= labor, inventory, supplies, UFSPerforms facilities maintenance functions as required.Manages events (schools)Communicates directly with customersResponsible for CMMSImplement SDX programs/ procedures/ policies/ systemsSafety client and SDX employee safetyMechanical systems maintaining operational capability of mechanical systemsMultiple buildings requiring mechanical systems oversightScheduling and work flow management greater scope


Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 2 years          

Basic Functional Experience - 2 years work experience in facilities maintenance, plant operations or engineering servicesSodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Posted: 2020-05-21 Expires: 2020-06-21
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