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Facilities Manager - FAC0000475

Wentzville, Missouri, US

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Position summary

At the new General Motors, we are passionate about designing, building and selling the world’s best vehicles. This vision unites us as a team each and every day and is the hallmark of our customer-driven culture. Making the world’s best vehicle scan only happen with the world’s greatest employees. GM is in the process of reinventing our industry with innovative products like the Chevy Volt and OnStar. Our 202,000 employees work in 158 facilities touching six continents, they speak more than 50 languages and touch 23 time zones. From designing and engineering state-of-the-art plants and developing new vehicles and technologies to creating new marketing programs, our team members are valued for their unique contributions. We are seeking individuals who are looking to make a difference in one of the world’s most iconic companies.

  • Manages Manufacturing Engineering initiatives across all production shifts. Responsible for all facilities maintenance, housekeeping and administration of 3rd party (SA) agreement.  Manages team of local facilities engineers and powerhouse personnel.
  1. General
  • Responsible for overall planning and direction of all Plant Engineering / Floor support activities in accordance with local, divisional, and corporate goals, objectives, and policies
  • Responsible for day-to-day Central Engineering maintenance activities required to support production such as building and facility maintenance, infrastructure maintenance, and utility systems maintenance
  • Responsible for proper maintenance and performance of equipment
  • Coordinates implementation of plant facilities projects with area managers and area maintenance and zone supervisors, including facility replacement, operations improvements, and periodic repair and replacement.  Provides input on plant facilities projects to Manufacturing Engineering superintendent’s office
  • Interfaces with all outside equipment suppliers and contractors as required to assure that all requirements are being met.  Develop strategic relationships with key suppliers
  • Provides technical support to the production organization
  • Ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations
  • Communicates and coordinates between Production Departments, departmental Manufacturing Engineering organizations, and the Manufacturing Engineering office to implement best practices, resolve problems, and sustain consistent performance to objectives
  • Leads, develops, implements, and maintains planned maintenance activities for facilities and plant-wide systems
  • Responsible for administration SA partner for mobile equipment fleet. Includes fleet size management as well as all mobile equipment repair activities.
  • Responsible for administration of SA partner in their efforts for total facility housekeeping – cleaning, trash removal, cardboard management, paint industrial cleaning, dispatch and recycling activities.
  • Ensures the implementation of CMMS systems into related Plant Engineering - Floor activities
  • Optimizes all resources by utilizing statistical methods and data to produce best-in-class quality products (includes Voice of Customer and Voice of Process)
  • Develop and maintain monthly scorecard tracking process for quality control of SA partner as it relates to execution of their scope.
  • Involved in multiple GMS Basketweave teams.
  • Facilitates weekly, monthly reviews of Facilities Level 3, 4/5 BPD boards
  • Promotes safe work practices as the highest priority and implements objectives for ergonomics, health/safety and housekeeping
  • Completes all performance reviews for all salaried employees in his or her staff
  • Builds and maintains good working relationships and integrity with employees, union, management and supplier community
  • Provides for understanding and consistent administration of national and local agreements and serves as a member in the local negotiations process
  • Manages team of FME’s, FMR’s and powerhouse personnel direct reports.
  • Helps to maintain master manpower charts for skilled trades
  1. Competitive
  • Supports production requirements by utilizing Competitive Manufacturing Processes with emphasis on variation reduction
  • Insures prompt response to issues negatively impacting production
  • Fosters continuous improvements in all aspects of the business
  • Interacts with GMNA/divisional Manufacturing Engineering and Planning and Global Facilities on equipment, systems, and layout for current and future products
  1. Cost
  • Manages Engineering/Facilities floor budget and meets cost objectives
  • Provides input to the establishment of department budget and efficiency goals and utilizes analytical tools to improve throughput and system efficiency
  • Manages projects and maintenance priorities to minimize overtime requirements
  • Manages/approves shopping carts/invoices
  • Champion of costs on Engineering Level 2 BPD board
Basic Required:
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to relate to all levels of management effectively.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate employee and elicit work output.
  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area required
  • Knowledge of computer software
  • Experience in facility operations
  • College degree in Engineering

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