Regional Maintenance & Facility Services Director
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Regional Maintenance & Facility Services Director
Job Locations US-UT-Salt Lake City | US-ID-Burley | US-WA-Tacoma | US-OR-Salem | US-CA-Modesto | US-CA-Salinas | US-CA-Victorville | US-NV-Henderson | US-CA-Anaheim
Location : Name Salt Lake City
ID 2021-12244
Functional Group Engineering Services
Schedule 8:00AM-5:00PM
Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools, and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food industry supply chain and to help put food on tables around the world.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates temperature-controlled warehouses around the world. We have over 16,000 associates and offer a wide variety of career opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, administration, business development, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.

Primary Responsibility:
Reports directly to the VP, Facilities Maintenance & Energy, and is the servant leader to the Region with dotted line reporting relationship to the Regional Vice President of Operations. The Regional Facility Service Director (RFSD) works through significant influence to accomplish accountabilities.

Accountable to actively drive improved technical capability, facility services leadership development, asset performance, and influence maintenance and energy spend to targeted levels through leading the implementation of Maintenance Excellence, Refrigeration Operation and Maintenance Excellence, Material Handling Maintenance Excellence, and Energy Excellence program requirements and compliance for the designated division/region. Additionally the RFSD is the National Pillar Leader for a specific area of Americold Operating Systems (AOS) technical component.

Essential Functions:

Provide the following to facilities in area of responsibility:

    Relentlessly demonstrates commitment to the regions success by engaging teams to align support for and lead the deployment of AOS Maintenance Excellence, Refrigeration Operation and Maintenance Excellence, Material Handling Maintenance Excellence, and Energy Excellence programs according to strategy.
    • Leads sites to create Facility Readiness Plans, and coaches Lead Facility Service Managers (LFSM) to be able to monitor and ensure adherence to all standard work processes by regularly auditing plants, providing feedback and supporting gap resolution to Facility Readiness Plans.
    • Leads the implementation of shared maintenance best practices / lessons learned related to equipment and technical ownership, maintenance standards, and technical training of technicians.
    • Work effectively with Regional & District Leadership Teams to develop the capability and leadership of technical teams through training, coaching, implementing and assessing Maintenance Process to deliver world class Maintenance Excellence standards in Maintenance, Refrigeration, Material Handling Equipment, and Energy programs.
    • Supports site audits and institutes Daily Directional Setting and Leader Standardized Work.
    • Ensures Americold procedures, policies, and safety rules are in place and being adhered to.
    • Communicates and reinforces roles and responsibilities of the technical team and how they support the Americold Operating System strategies.
  • Lead and manage the Regional Maintenance CapEx from Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring / Controlling, through to Closing Capital.
    • Ability to assess current infrastructure conditions, equipment challenges, and ability of local teams, in order to validate project alignments to business requirements, feasibility of execution, risks, and alignment to overall Americold CapEx strategy.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute scope management plan, cost management plan with demonstrated cost optimization, project schedule, resource management plan, communication plan, procurement management plan, quality management plan, change management plan, and risk management plan for the project life cycle.
    • Participate and oversee regional budget development for capital expenditures related to maintenance and collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure all expenditures remain within budgeted tolerances throughout the year
    • Work with local teams to Monitor and Control project performance and CapEx process by ensuring appropriate cadence, identification of variances and establishment of corrective actions.
    • Have an understanding and the ability to work through dynamic situations & collaborate with key stakeholders in unplanned, emergency situations, to reallocate planned budgeted capital projects that will 1.) Have minimal impact to high target capital investments, 2.) ensure all expenditures remain within budgeted tolerances
  • Demonstrates the Technical/Engineering expertise to work with the sites to resolve reliability and equipment performance issues through formalized Reliability Centered Maintenance processes.
    • Makes decisions based on feasibility studies and costing analysis from SAP data, Identify trends, solve problems, and makes recommendations for improvements.
    • Using FMEA, PM Optimization & RCM methodology, lead Facility Service Managers to establish Asset Maintenance Plans for equipment
    • Work across sites to analyze and prioritize opportunities with Bad Actors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Training & Professional Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree (Engineering preferred); and 7+ years of relevant work experience; Specifically, related experience in Industrial Manufacturing Maintenance & Engineering, and / or Industrial Building Maintenance experience REQUIRED.
  • Ideal candidates will have RETA certifications and technical expertise in Ammonia Refrigeration (NH3) preferred.
  • Preferred candidates will hold current Maintenance & Reliability certifications in one or more of the following SMRP: CMRP, AMP: CRL, ASQ: CRE, and / or AFE: CPMM
  • Preferred candidates will hold a current PMP or equivalent project management experience.
  • Proficiency required in Microsoft Office suite products (ppt, Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.).

Knowledge & Employment Standards:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization as well as with external contacts.
  • Ability to motivate teams and others, maintaining a persuasive credible and approachable presentation style.
  • Strong analytical skills and process focused problem analysis and problem resolution.
  • Solid decision making skills
  • Requires strong written and verbal communication skills to convey complex and/or detailed information to multiple individuals/audiences with differing knowledge levels
  • Possess financial acumen
  • Progressive, flexible and team-oriented approach desired.
  • Demonstrates uncompromising level of integrity and code of ethics.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) and EPA Risk Management Programs.
  • Travel is typically required 65% - 75% of time and may require work beyond the normal hours, shift, and on weekends/holidays. Domestic and International travel is required.

Physical Requirements & Abilities:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions
  • Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending
  • Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work
  • Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks
  • Requires frequent travel by automobile and airplane up to 75% of the time
  • Required to visit facility operations in temperatures at or below freezing
  • Frequently carries loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries, positions, or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds
  • Requires the use of various electronic tools
  • Occasionally works evenings or weekends in order to complete objectives or to attend meetings
  • Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes
  • Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive management

Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
7+ years
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