Facilities Manager

at The Baker Company Inc. in Sanford, Maine, United States

Job Description

Be a part of a company that leads the industry in clean air, containment, and incubation technology, and help us support sustainable, environmentally friendly laboratories. Join The Baker Company team - and help us support science!

The Facilities Manager reports directly to the VP & Director of Global Technology.  The Facilities Manager is responsible to manage multiple functions of building operations and maintenance for the Sanford facility. The Facilities Manager is responsible for planning, budgets, and scheduling facility modifications, including estimates on equipment, labor materials, other related costs.  This position is also responsible for facilities Safety activities.  This position manages the Facilities Technician role.


  • Provides leadership to Facilities Technician, including establishing clear objectives and expectations, regular coaching and feedback, and career development.
  • Manage issues related to safety, space inventory, capacity ratios, facility modifications and future construction.
  • Manage building requirements for Sanford facility. (day-to-day requirements; current/future building projects)
  • Manage installation of new equipment.
  • Evaluate/recommend future production technologies
  • Research new equipment and parts needed for repairs/maintenance.
  • Coordinate and manage repairs and maintenance work assignments performed by external contractors.
  • Review work orders to ensure that assignments are completed.
  • Solicit bids and estimates for all work to be performed by outside contractors.
  • Review price quotes for the procurement of services, parts, and labor for projects.
  • Summarize bids and estimates for review with VP & Director Global Technology. Once approved coordinate and oversee the execution of the work to be performed.
  • Maintain and manage vendor relationships and train vendors on required safety protocol.
  • Ensure external contractors follow all established safety guidelines and use proper PPE.
  • Schedule facility modifications, including managing cost and time estimates.
  • Provide project management for construction and remodeling projects; assess long-term facility value, inspect work, and ensure projects are completed within budget and on time
  • Oversee the coordination of building space allocation and layout, including expansion.
  • Manage workplace injuries - investigations and corrective actions.
  • Coordinate on-site inspections to audit physical conditions and safe work practices.
  • Develop company Job Safety Analysis program
  • Ensure OSHA, ADA, DEP and EPA compliance.
  • Manage online safety training module.
  • Manage company safety policies and OSHA compliance programs
  • Conduct annual safety training
  • Research regulatory requirements, industry standards and health and safety best practices.
  • Manage/coordinate annual hearing protection program.
  • Initiate planned preventive maintenance of facility equipment and office equipment.
  • Make every effort to focus on doing-it-right to make sure the customer is happy or satisfied with our units
  • Work with operations, engineering, and support staff to properly resolve maintenance and repair issues in a timely manner and with minimal disturbance to factory output.
  • Respond to emergency maintenance requests. Troubleshoot issues to determine cause and solution.
  • Manage capital projects and operating budget.
  • Maintain the master plans and prints of the Sanford facility pertaining to buildings, parking lots, and utilities, including electrical, gas, water, telephones and service lines.
  • Communicate matters involving facilities in a current and timely manner with the VP & Director Global Technology.
  • Provide value to our customers by using Lean tools and concepts to identify and eliminate waste in all forms (scrap/rework, transportation, motion, waiting, inventory, over production, over processing, and under-utilization of people). Uses systemic thinking by seeing processes from end to end and works to challenge the status quo to eliminate the root cause of problems. Is involved in individual and/or team activities that involve using Lean tools and concepts to improve the flow of information and material.
  • Other duties as required


  • Production down time caused by facilities failures.
  • Maintenance costs vs budget.
  • Maintenance issues backlog.
  • Maintaining a safe work environment both internal and external.


  • Must be able to sit at computer for extended periods of time
  • Capable of standing for long periods of time and flexible enough for bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 lbs.


  • AS Degree required
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in facilities maintenance management
  • Working knowledge of basic plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and basic carpentry.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Excellent decision-making skills, flexibility, initiative.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Must be self-motivated, work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills – able to plan and prioritize multiple tasks/projects
  • Detail oriented and strong communication skills


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Job Posting: 617688

Posted On: Oct 05, 2021

Updated On: Oct 05, 2021