Facilities Planning Manager


Plans utilization of space and facilities consistent with requirements of organizational efficiency and available facilities and funds. Establishes and promotes the maintenance of a safe, accident free, and healthy work environment. Directs personnel involved in establishing, promoting and maintaining the company's security, regulatory compliance and property protection programs. Supervises and coordinates activities of all maintenance employees. Manage assigned area of functional responsibility to ensure the safe and productive manufacture of quality products and to meet the goals of the corporation.


Job Classification: Salaried, full-time, exempt

Reports To: CEO/President

Supervises: All maintenance personnel including Mechanic Street.† †Pipefitters, Firemen, and Electricians. May provide indirect supervision to Central Stores Supervisor


Supervise and direct the personnel and activities of all maintenance departments, i.e. general maintenance, preventative maintenance, repairs, special projects, building maintenance, janitorial services, electrical and boiler rooms.

Perform first-level reporting responsibilities to departmental personnel. ¬ Including but not limited to scheduling project assignments and time-off, completing and submitting personnel change forms and warning notices, and conducting training and performance evaluations. Apply policies fairly to workforce.

Recommend general safety policies and procedures to be followed by company or plant personnel in compliance with local, state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.

Consult with all departments on design and use of equipment, shops, fire prevention and safety program.

Inspect or tour facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, and recommend corrective or preventative measures.

Participate in the investigation and analysis of accidents and injuries. Cooperate in the preparation of materials and evidence for use in hearings, lawsuits and insurance investigations.

Inspect completed maintenance work for conformance to specifications and standards.

Prepare maintenance work schedules and estimate worker hour requirements for completion of job assignments. Maintain time and maintenance records.

Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work crew. Confer with plant managers to coordinate maintenance activities of individual plant facilities.

Analyze repairs made to machinery and equipment to determine if replacement or new equipment is more cost effective.

Recommend and orchestrate operational procedures for activities such as fire prevention, fire fighting, traffic control, guarding and patrolling physical property, orienting and monitoring personnel involved with classified information, and investigation of accidents and criminal acts.

Responsible for recommending security procedures and systems; to secure NFC plants/offices and employees.

Confers with representatives of management to formulate policies, determine need for programs, and coordinate programs for plant activities.

Responsible for processing safety alarms. Coordinate work orders and responses to safety alarms. Prepare and manage departmental budget: promote cost reduction.

Adhere to and enforce the use of safe work practices following safety rules and regulations.

Other responsibilities/duties as required or requested


Communicates often with others in many areas of organization and has regular contact with individuals external to organization. Utilizes wide range of communication skills. May include responsibility to act as liaison between departments and use high-level communication skills such as persuasion and motivation.


Decision-making occurs on a continuous basis. Few guidelines are available. †Incumbent often utilizes technical expertise, business acumen, available information and problem-solving techniques to make effective judgements. Reviewed by CEO/President on a daily basis.


Varying conditions. Fast paced/deadline driven environment. Well-lighted, heated/air-conditioned office space. Chemicals/dyes stored in facility.


Training/Education: Bachelors' Degree in Business, Chemical/Textile/Mechanical Engineering.

Experience: 10-12 years experience in supervision/plant management, facilities/maintenance management, scheduling and engineering.

Other requirements: Strong communication and organizational skills. Ability to handlll multiple projects in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.


Computers, printers, common office equipment. Variety of software. 2-way radio.


  • Responsibilities allow frequent opportunity for varying work routine.
  • Occasional computer work (not data entry/word processing): finger dexterity, close visual attention, usually in sitting position.
  • Continuous telephone usage: finger dexterity, arm manipulation, vocal clarity.
  • Occasional data entry/typing: fine motor skills, hand/arm manipulation, eye/hand coordination, usually sitting position.
  • Occasional close figure work: close visual attention.
  • Occasional filing: varying positions (standing, bending, reaching and sitting), eye/hand coordination, arm manipulation and steadiness, close visual attention.
  • Frequent writing: manual dexterity, fine motor skills.
  • Continuous travel between plant locations.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.