• Manager, Safety

    Job Locations US-CO-Denver
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/1/2018 2:29 PM)
    Functional Group
  • Overview

    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 and beverage industry supply chain, and to play our part in ensuring families across the US and overseas can sit down together to eat.


    Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 165+ temperature-controlled warehouses in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina, and Canada. In North America we have over 11,000 associates and offer a wide variety of employment opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


    Under the direction of the General Manager/Regional Facility Mgr., the Facilities Service Manager will manage the daily maintenance activities in a warehouse. Plan and coordinate activities of refrigeration, maintenance and forklift associates. Maintain safe, effective and functional facilities by directing installation, maintenance, and repair of machines, tools, equipment, and utility systems for refrigerated warehouse.


    Essential Functions:

    • Identifies current and future maintenance requirements
    • Achieves financial objectives by preparing an annual maintenance budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions
    • Ensures operations productivity by determining work priorities and scheduling repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment
    • Designs, implements, and modifies preventive maintenance programs by reviewing production, quality control, and maintenance reports and statistics; inspecting operating machines, equipment, and systems for conformance with operational standards
    • Complies with all OSHA regulations and PSM requirements
    • Ensures compliance with mechanical, electrical and all other municipal and state codes
    • Resolves maintenance problems
    • Protects employees and visitors by maintaining a safe and clean working environment
    • Completes maintenance operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees
    • Ensures repairs of handling equipment so it is clean, safe, fully operational, and in good repair
    • Assesses future repair needs of equipment and coordinates repairs
    • Directs department activities to design new products, modify existing designs, improve production techniques, and develop test procedures
    • Provides a comprehensive energy plan, which includes: Energy consumption, defined rate goals, strategies, action plans, conservation plans and utilization effectiveness
    • Maintains a working knowledge of new technologies, which may improve operations, and develops recommendations accordingly
    • Maintains a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner
    • Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local environment, health, safety and HR regulations/procedures. Ensures that all task are carried out in a safe and healthful manner with no adverse impact upon the environment
    • Works with General Manager to develop annual budgets
    • Works with General Manager to ensure Departmental financial goals are met
    • Works with General Manager to Develop Capital Expense budgets and provide long term planning for facility and equipment improvements
    • Performs other duties as assigned


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

    • Ability to manage employees
    • Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment and solve complex problems
    • Ability to pay close attention to detail
    • Strong interpersonal skills and judgment in communicating with staff; Relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions
    • Willingness to develop a mentoring relationship in order to contribute experience, skills, and wisdom to subordinate employees for their development
    • Receptive to management development suggestions and willing to seek additional knowledge to facilitate job growth
    • Must have strong relationship building skills, be able to provide and model leadership behaviors including the ability to defuse conflict
    • Ability to perform work activities requiring reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Proven ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to interpret HR regulations, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals
    • Must have very strong customer service orientation with high sense of urgency in meeting objectives and deadlines
    • Significant experience in mechanical knowledge; Ability to work with hands in mechanically oriented situations
    • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions, as well as interpret pencil sketches and diagrams
    • Ability to supervise and inspect work performed by all levels of maintenance associates
    • Must be able to work flexible shifts, if required, including on call
    • Ability to work overtime, evenings, or weekends in order to complete work or to attend meetings
    • Travel may be required


    Tools and Technology Required:

    • Knowledge of various types of equipment in maintenance trade
    • Knowledge of ISO
    • Knowledge of SAP preferred
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel
    • Forklift certification


    Educational Requirements:

    • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
    • Completion of all eight (8) RETA courses
    • HAZMAT certification
    • 5 - 8 years in warehouse maintenance management experience
    • 3+ years general supervisory/management experience

    Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer  EOE/AA M/F/D/V DFW


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