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Facilities Manager

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Chicago 2 - Chicago, IL

THE ROLE 

 

The Facilities Manager is a key leadership position within the Gotham Greens Maintenance & Safety Team. This role will manage daily facility & critical equipment maintenance of assigned Greenhouse(s) and associated grounds. This is a hands-on role requiring excellent knowledge of mechanical, electrical, controls, plumbing, and property/facility maintenance management.  This role will report to the Plant Manager, while collaborating and supporting site Growing and Operations Leadership to ensure optimal greenhouse performance and mitigate downtime of all production operations.  This role will have the opportunity to work with world-class greenhouse technology and assist in future network-wide agricultural projects and initiatives.  

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO 

 

  • Manage a team of site Maintenance Technicians.    

  • Own and operate site Maintenance Management System (CMMS) ensuring timely completion of assigned work, asset management & performance, preventative maintenance, inventory monitoring, and vendor quality.   

  • Respond effectively to Corrective Maintenance requests, create workorders, and assign labor.  

  • Partner with Engineering and lead facility continuous improvement and capital projects as the site technical subject matter expert.  

  • Collaborate with Plant Manager to develop critical work priorities and drive Key Performance Metrics.  

  • Measurables: Schedule Compliance, Inventory Accuracy, Employee Safety, Labor Utilization, etc.  

  • Assist Technicians with installation/maintenance of electro-mechanical and hydraulic components and systems.  

  • Own and maintain safe working environment for all employees, adhering to OSHA and Food Safety regulations and guidance.  

  • Site authority for all LOTO, Arc Flash, Fall Arrest, a Respiratory Protection programs.   

  • Coordinate with network colleagues to create maintenance best practices and standard operating procedures.  

  • Coordinate with vendors to plan preventative maintenance and emergency repairs as needed.   

  • Own third-party maintenance agreements for all facility upkeep including:  

  • HVAC, Landscape, Boiler, Generator, Fire Alarm System, Fire Suppression Testing, etc.  

  • Provide strong leadership and guidance to Maintenance Technicians, instilling sense of urgency, safety, and pride in work.    

 

WHO YOU ARE 

 

  • Minimum 8 years of Facility, Maintenance, or Manufacturing supervisory/management experience.   

  • Strong aptitude in areas such as Industrial Electrical, Controls & Automation, Fluid Control Systems, & Environmental Controls.  

  • OSHA/NFPA or comparable regulatory compliance experience in food manufacturing or critical manufacturing environment.   

  • Ability to analyze and interpret electrical schematics and facility blueprints/drawings.  

  • Strong proficiency in the operation of ERP/CMM Systems, preferably with development experience.   

  • Strong communicator, proficient in Microsoft suite programs; Outlook, Teams, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.   

  • Strong knowledge of hand tools, powered tools, fabrication, and industrial equipment.    

  • Willingness to be a team player, while providing guidance, training, and support to junior team members.   

  • Must display strong leadership qualities.  

  • Required Travel <10%.  

 

Preferred Additional Qualifications  

 

  • B.S. / A.S. in Engineering or Technical discipline.   

  • Certifications in fields of Industrial or Mechanical Engineering Technology.  

  • Lean Six Sigma / Maintenance Management Certifications: LSSGB, LSSBB, CMRP, etc.  

  • Project / Program Management Certifications: CAPM, PMP, etc.  

  • Certifiable experience in trades: Millwright, Machinist, Electrician, Plumber, Welder, etc.  

 

WHO WE ARE 

 

Gotham Greens is an indoor farming company and a fresh food brand on a mission to transform the way we approach our food system, putting people and the planet at the forefront. Gotham Greens produces and delivers long-lasting and delicious leafy greens, herbs, salad dressings, dips, and cooking sauces all year round to retail, restaurant, and foodservice customers. 

  

A Certified B Corporation™, Gotham Greens sustainably grows high-quality produce using up to 90% less water and 97% less land than conventional farming through its national network of climate-controlled, high-tech greenhouses across America, including locations in New York, Illinois, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia, Colorado, and California. 

  

Since its launch in 2011, Gotham Greens has grown from a single urban rooftop greenhouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., to one of the largest hydroponic leafy green producers in North America. For more information, visit gothamgreens.com. 

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