Facilities Manager

Portland Japanese Garden

August 31, 2022

Portland, OR


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Job Summary: The Facilities Manager is responsible for managing a team of technicians to ensure that all Portland Japanese Garden facilities infrastructure is developed and maintained at a very high level of quality. This position is great for someone who is a strategic thinker, a problem solver, and enjoys a hands-on approach. The Facilities team currently consists of 3 technicians who will report directly to the Facilities Manager. An Assistant Facilities Manager will also be hired and report to the Facilities Manager. The Facilities Manager reports to the Director of Operations. Portland Japanese Garden, also referred to as PJG, has two campuses, each with extensive physical plant facilities to maintain: The Garden Campus and Japan Institute Campus. Apply for this job through our career center for more details.

Job Responsibilities:
•Help to uphold the strong culture of customer service, teamwork, attention to detail, and excellence by Facilities at PJG
•Direct, develop, and support Facilities technicians to complete tasks assigned
•Direct the prioritization of projects and maintenance tasks as identified by the Director of Operations •Assist in the preparation and management of annual facilities budgets for PJG and other campuses
•Meet regularly with Director of Operations to review project progress, discuss and align priorities, and resolve staffing or organizational issues at PJG
•As a member of the management team, set an excellent example of work ethic, judgement, and concern for PJG and staff
•Help to prepare annual facilities maintenance plan for all relevant buildings within the organization
•Monitor fulfillment of service contracts for building equipment, pest control, etc.
•Coordinate and manage service providers and contractors for special projects and preventative maintenance
•Maintain a well-organized inventory

Required Skills and Qualifications:
•Minimum 3 years of management experience in maintenance or a related field
•Minimum 3 years of facilities maintenance or related experience
•Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
•Familiarity with common construction methodology and contracting practices
•Proven ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve complicated issues
•Ability to train other maintenance staff as well as cross-departmental staff/volunteers
•Proficiency in all applicable aspects of Microsoft Office suite
•Ability to read blueprints, manipulate CAD files, and other maintenance-related software
•Familiarity with support ticket software a plus
•Maintenance and building skills, including plumbing, electrical, carpentry, drywall, and painting
•Additional skills including electronics, welding, metalworking, woodworking, or other is a plus
•Willingness and strong desire to learn new maintenance and building skills
•Customer service skills and a strong desire to serve others, especially other departments
•Current driver’s license

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
•Ability to work independently and exhibit initiative to solve problems
•Ability to handle multiple demands and shifting task priorities while maintaining a positive attitude
•Ability to recognize when a task requires additional help and ask for it
•Ability to work at heights (willingness to climb and work on tall ladders and/or mechanical lifts)
•Knowledge of and manual dexterity with potentially hazardous tools and equipment
•Ability to occasionally work weekends, garden events, and special hours when needed
•Attention to detail and willingness to take the extra steps to do it well
•Must be available for on-call response in after-hours emergency situations

Compensation: $65,000-$72,000/yr DOE, plus benefits

Apply Online: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=4892006

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