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 Facilities / Engineering Operations Manager 1 - KALAMAZOO, Michigan, United States

Job information
Posted by: Sodexo 
Hiring entity type: Food Service and Restaurant 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Management - General
Operations - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 593483 / Latpro-3741729 
Date posted: May-20-2020
State, Zip: Michigan, 49001


Unit Description

We are the Communities we serve!

This account is part of the SodexoMAGIC portfolio of business.

Use your passion for service to create a positive impact and make a difference in the communities we serve! SodexoMAGIC is a joint Sodexo/ Magic Johnson venture and we are thrilled to be celebrating our 10-year anniversary together this year! SodexoMAGIC promises to empower the communities we serve by offering best-in-class food & facilities management solutions, which create a positive impact and make a difference in the lives of our clients and customers. SodexoMAGIC offers our dedicated service via the following Sodexo segments: Corporate Services, Hospitals, K-12 Schools, Universities

Sodexo is, looking to hire a qualified Maintenance Engineer, in Kalamazoo, MI. The Sodexo facilities operations team provides hard and soft services for a major pharmaceutical manufacturing facility located in Kalamazoo, MI. This multi services account encompasses 4.2 million square feet of maintainable space on a 450-acre campus.

The Sodexo facilities operations team also maintains and operates an array of centralized utilities at this Kalamazoo site. These utilities consist of, but are not limited to steam generating boilers (both coal and natural gas), compressors, chillers, cooling towers, etc. In addition, the team provides preventative and corrective maintenance for laboratory and process analytical instrumentation and metrology equipment.

Are You the One?

Our clients depend on your expertise to help them to optimize their business. If you are a Strategic Maintenance Engineer with the ability to develop innovative technical solutions while successfully managing key performance indicators to drive strong business results, this may be the opportunity for you!

Key Responsibilities:

The primary objective of the Maintenance Engineer is to identify and manage asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant or business operations. This broad primary role may have a focus on one or more of the following areas: loss elimination, risk management and life cycle asset management (LCAM). The Maintenance Engineer also provides advanced technical expertise to technicians for day-to-day upkeep of the plant and facilities. When failures occur, the maintenance engineer is responsible for performing root cause failure analysis and determining maintenance activities that will help prevent that failure in the future. Maintenance engineers are available to the craftsperson whenever maintenance is performed to assist with technical problems.

  • Participates as a subject matter expert in the development of criteria for and evaluation of equipment and technical MRO suppliers and technical maintenance service providers. Develops acceptance tests and inspection criteria. Including:
    • Asset utilization
    • Overall equipment effectiveness
    • Remaining useful life
    • Other parameters that define operating condition, reliability and costs of assets
  • As a member of the Facilities team provides Subject Matter expertise to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls and safety/security systems
  • Conducts regular audits and inspections of Assets to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls and safety/security systems.
  • Utilizes data analysis techniques that can include the following. The results are used in development of the design and development of Asset Maintenance Plans
    • Statistical process control
    • Reliability modeling and prediction
    • Fault tree analysis
    • Weibull analysis
    • Six Sigma (6σ) methodology
    • Root cause analysis (RCA) and root cause failure analysis (RCFA)
    • Failure reporting, analysis and corrective action system (FRACAS)

General Responsibilities

  • Provides technical assistance to enablers and technicians to ensure equipment issues are addressed.
  • Works closely with maintenance and operations to target maintainability issues, lower maintenance costs, and implement improvements.
  • Assigns equipment IDs and establishes equipment hierarchy, gathers information for equipment attribute templates and items associated lists, identifies drawings for linking to equipment Ids, and assures that proper documentation is received from Project Engineering and filed within SCDL.
  • Communicates with Reliability Engineer with respect to changes and updates resulting from PMO activities, Strategy and Continuous Improvement efforts, and Project implementation activities.
  • Initiates IDB for calibration failures and past due calibrations.

Change Control

  • Reviews and approves, as required, change control documentation as it pertains to equipment maintenance.
  • Notify area Reliability Engineer of submitted or pending change control documentation to ensure understanding and to prevent duplication.

Preventive Maintenance

  • Establishes the initial Preventive Maintenance / Calibration activities for equipment / instruments that are in accordance with the guidelines and specifications for that particular equipment / instrument class.
  • Extends, deactivates, and/or updates PM and Calibration activities through utilization of the PMO: PM / Calibration Optimization and Rationalization Program processes.
  • Reviews proposed changes to calibration and PM frequency extensions as defined by the Reliability Engineers through the PMO process.

Strategy and Continuous Improvement

  • Establishes the criticality ranking for new assets under their care by using the Reliability Ranking Index tool.
  • Selects the initial Maintenance Strategy for new equipment and provides updates to maintain strategy current.
  • Implements equipment reliability plans by ensuring job plans and tasks are established (PM, PdM, Cal, etc.) within the CMMS.
  • Updates equipment reliability plans based upon RCFA results to further reduce the number of failures and minimize the effects of failures that do occur.
  • Provides input to the Reliability Engineers on chronic equipment (classification based) deficiencies. Reviews “Bad Actor” analysis and reporting to ensure all information is accurate and up to date based on current equipment operations.
  • Performs root cause failure analysis of equipment deficiencies, develops, changes, and/or initiates maintenance activities such as PM, CBM, lubrication, calibration, training, and spare parts to improve performance and equipment availability.


  • Provide maintenance engineering input to Project Engineering Design through equipment selection review, PM / Calibration activity development, spare parts needs, training requirements, and maintainability
  • Based on investigation results, develops design modification projects to improve performance and initiates work orders to complete.
  • Assumes project interface from Reliability Engineer when project exits the Preliminary design phase.
  • Maintains communication with Reliability Engineer on any changes to equipment selection or other maintenance concerns through completion of project
  • Ensures capital project closure activities are completed ensuring all follow reliability practices and guidelines (i.e.: inspections, punch list development, baseline measurements, and commissioning activities).
  • Provides Life Cycle Cost Modeling and Statistical Analysis to Project Engineering for equipment design and selection.

Equipment Standards, Specifications and Procedures

  • Provides input and oversight to LIS Metrology equipment standards.
  • Develops procedures and specifications for the reliability maintenance aspects for existing and new equipment.
  • Communicates to the Reliability Engineer any proposed or approved variances to equipment standards, Specifications and Procedures.

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:

  • BS Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial Engineering or related Engineering degrees (Biomedical; Facility, Chemical)
  • 3 years of engineering experience (desired), with a focus in reliability or project engineering; similar experience working with/on Facilities or Utilities Maintenance teams in a life sciences or other highly regulated environment
  • Experience in supporting the development of and following a Reliability Centered Maintenance Plan for a critical environment such as Manufacturing (Pharmaceutical environment, Life Science) is a plus as is project management experience to manage multiple on-going projects within multiple work streams

Learn more about Sodexo’s Benefits

Not the job for you?

At Sodexo, we offer Facilities Management positions in Corporate, Schools, Universities, Energy and Resources, Government and Agencies, Health Care and Senior Living locations across the United States. Continue your search for Facilities Management jobs.

Working for Sodexo:

How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities.

Make an Immediate Impact.

Sodexo is the North American leader for Quality of Life Services. More than 150,000 Sodexo employees work to improve the quality of daily life for our 13,000 client sites in North America. Sodexo partners with clients to help them attain their strategic vision by developing Facility Management service solutions that increase the effectiveness of their people, enhance their business processes and optimize their infrastructure, which deliver tangible outcomes.

Our client portfolio spans multiple markets across the nation including education, corporate services, health care and government services, which means we can offer a career full of variety, challenge and tremendous growth opportunities.

Position Summary

Responsible for a single scope of work in hard services area. 3rd in command
Supervises the account as the #2 manager and has full responsibility including supervision of other managers. Responsible for entire account when the Director of Facilities Ops is not present. In Univ. same as above as well as size and scope is less than an Ops 2;

Key Duties
- Manage one other manager; typically in account with smaller volume and FTE count; Manage by walking around; Staffs, trains, and is responsible for employee development

- Technical client interface

- Payroll and time mgmt. of frontline staff

- Oversees and coordinates projects

- Manages work orders/CMMS

- Manages mechanicals (i.e. HVAC)

- Manages financials

- Responsible for client relations/engagement

- Manages QA and Safety


Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 3 years   

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years work experience in facilities maintenance, plant operations or engineering services

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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