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Facilities Operations Manager


New Orleans, LA


Facilities & Maintenance


Laitram LLC
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Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Facilities Operations Manager will oversee the maintenance, operations, and repair of all South Louisiana properties, including central utility plants.  Position is in Harahan, Louisiana.

Laitram, L.L.C, a global company, offers an unparalleled opportunity for those who want to work for an established, yet growing company in the private sector. We offer opportunities for continuous improvement, and career advancement. To learn more about our company culture, philosophy, and benefits, please visit our Careers website.
  • Manages repair and maintenance operations of all building systems including, but not limited to, central utility plant, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, machine tool repair, security, and waste management.
  • Supervises maintenance supervisors, leads, technicians, generalists and contractors for all properties. 
  • Lead interviews, hiring, firing and performance reviews for all staff.
  • Ensures facilities maintenance work follows safety standards, conforms to specifications, and that work orders are tracked and completed within the required guidelines.
  • Initiate, negotiate and administer building and service contractual agreements regarding utilities, security, janitorial, maintenance, and facility engineering.  
  • Support construction and facility renovations performed by outside contractors and internal resources. 
  • Prepares maintenance budgets and plans short and long term equipment replacements.
  • Prepare RFP’s as necessary for contracts and coordinate scheduling and logistics of work.
  • Oversees contractors engaged for MEP replacement/renovation projects and maintenance contracts.
  • Serves as point of contact for internal requestors and external vendors to gather information and answer questions related to assigned jobs and projects.  
  • Ensures compliance to all city, state, and federal license and certification requirements.
  • Creates schedules and deadlines for assigned jobs and projects.  Oversees progress, tracks milestones, and ensures timely and successful completion.
  • Obtains quotations, reviews proposals, orders materials, reviews invoices, and completes punchlist items.
  • Utilizes Nuvolo as the CMMS system to update and inform all stakeholders. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Facility Management, Construction Management, Engineering, Business Management, or 15 years relevant experience.
  • 7+ years’ experience in facilities management including Central Utility Plant oversight required.   
  • At least 10 years of supervisory experience of skilled trades, technicians, plant engineers.
  • Previous experience working in commercial, manufacturing or institutional environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with a CMMS or EAM system as a facility management tool.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.   
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize accordingly, work under the pressure of deadlines, and successfully navigate a fast-paced environment.
  • Team player who is committed to continuous improvement.  
  • Reliable, dependable, self-motivated, and self-managed. 
  • Requires climbing a ladder, lifting objects at least 45 LB etc. 
  • Travel between South LA sites required.
  • May be required to be on call 24/7 to provide telephone assistance as well as emergency response to the facility.
  • Experience with CMMS systems, Oracle, Nuvolo or ServiceNow preferred. 
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Project preferred.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, SketchUp preferred.