The Facilities Manager will be responsible for the maintenance of all Environmental Learning Center buildings, grounds, boardwalks, trails, docks, vehicles, watercraft, and security systems. This includes: Scheduling and serving as primary contact for all Facilities, Groundskeeping and Custodial contract staff and/or volunteers, ordering supplies, and responding to all operational problems including plumbing, power, HVAC, pest management, weather related problems, locks and security. Directing service calls for repairs, alterations and installations. Troubleshooting malfunctions. Performing repairs as needed. Training and supervising volunteer Facilities and Groundskeeping staff. Working with the Guest Services Director to oversee all renovation, expansion, and special projects. Serving as point of contact for all staff, emergency personnel, and the public as needed.
Responsible for maintenance of all campus buildings, gates, grounds, docks, boardwalks, trails, trees, lawns and pond.
Responsible for maintenance of all organization vehicles, watercraft and large equipment for visitor mobility.
Maintenance, repair and installation of lighting on campus, including buildings, surrounding parking lots, trees, walkways and footer lights.
Troubleshoots malfunctions and responds to maintenance requests. Schedule maintenance staff and/or volunteers and/or handles repairs personally as needed.
Prepares and monitors annual maintenance budget and capital expenditures, in conjunction with the Guest Services Director. Takes corrective action as needed to help assure budget goals are attained. Processes invoices timely.
Maintains and updates separate five-year maintenance and capital improvement plans for all buildings and grounds (exterior and interior).
Plans, implements and administers the preventative maintenance plan for campus.
Suggests cost-saving alternatives applicable to maintenance.
Administers and directs all major and minor repairs and improvements. Procures bids and contracts for all improvements. Coordinates in-house retrofit and cosmetic improvement program as directed by management. Works with planners and contractors and coordinates any remodeling.
Purchasing of all maintenance good and materials; initiates purchase orders for all facilities and grounds maintenance supplies, machinery, equipment, parts and services, as required.
Maintains and monitors all fire, phone, data, music, cable and TV systems.
Maintains inventory of maintenance supplies.
Manages the ongoing preventative maintenance program for HVAC, electric, plumbing, roofing, and all buildings along with ice machines, laundry equipment, fat-tire wheelchairs and walkers, motor vehicles and other major equipment.
Conducts daily facilities walkabouts and specific site inspection in an as-needed basis.
Coordinates appropriate monitoring of fire protection systems for proper operation and training personnel for usage.
Assists in preparation of all necessary reports required by the city and county concerning safety, health and fire and provides for the renewal of all permits and licenses.
Serves as liaison between the organization and regulatory agencies including health and safety inspections and city building department.
Assures that OSHA work requirements are met and that MSDS’s are available. Ensure new regulatory requirements are met.
Maintains work order database on a daily basis.
Maintains a log for all equipment repairs.
Trains, schedules in conjunction with the Volunteer Coordinator, and oversees all Facilities and Groundskeeping Volunteers.
Perform daily checks on aquarium filtering systems.
Effectively coaches Facilities and Groundskeeping Staff and/or Volunteers. Proactively supports Volunteer involvement and development; maintains Facilities and Groundskeeping Volunteer performance standards and keeps Volunteer Coordinator aware of Volunteer performance.
Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe working environment with continual emphasis on promoting Staff, Volunteer and Visitor health and safety. Trains appropriate fellow employees and volunteers in proper safety techniques.
Conducts daily opening and closing procedures for all buildings.
Attend staff meetings.
Oversee Housekeeping operations.
Complete other appropriate tasks assigned by Guest Services Director.
Plan and manage annual facilities budget in conjunction with the Guest Services Director.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.
Frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and chemicals.
Regularly exposed to: wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; cold; heat; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
Able to meet and perform the physical requirements and to work effectively in an environment that is typical of this position.
Frequent lifting, bending, climbing, stooping and pulling. Frequent repetitive motions.
Continuous stand and walking.
The ideal candidate would also serve as back-up Tour Boat Captain for our 16-passenger Trident pontoon boat that operates from ELC’s dock conducting public and private group tours on the Indian River Lagoon. To fulfill this function, the below requirements would need to be met:
Valid US Coast Guard Captains Master’s License.
Valid CPR/1st Aid certification.
Additional Salary Information: Full-time, exempt position with health, retirement, vacation and other benefits. Salary negotiable and commensurate with experience. Some weekend and evening work required.
About Environmental Learning Center
The Environmental Learning Center is a 64-Acre Natural Lagoon Island Preserve open to the public and great for all ages. Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower all people, including those with minimal access to nature to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being. The campus allows visitors to experience native Florida in a peaceful lagoon setting with beautiful vistas and close-up encounters with wildlife and native plants in a setting that inspires wellness. Our extensive boardwalks and walking trails, native plant Greenhouse, and our canoe or pontoon boat rides allow visitors to experience the beauty of the Indian River Lagoon.