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Manager Facilities Ops

Req #:  209141
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Management/Supervisory
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field.
  • Typically requires 5 years of experience in plant or facilities operations.
  • Includes 1 year of supervisory experience in mechanical and electrical engineering, and/or HVAC.
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable codes/regulations pertaining to assigned equipment and operations.
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in electricity, plumbing, HVAC, steam fitting, soldering, carpentry, fabricating and groundskeeping.
  • Intermediate computer skills.
  • Excellent communication, organization, prioritization and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of healthcare building construction.
  • Strong desire to help people specifically with patient interactions.
  • Ability to mentor other Team Members in their area of expertise.
  • Health Care Facility Manager (CHFM) certification issued by the American Hospital Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 1 year, or Health Care Compliance (CHC) certification issued by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) needs to be obtained within 1 year.
  • This position requires travel, therefore, will be exposed to weather and road conditions.
  • Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.

The Manager of Facilities Operations will be responsible maintenance and repair work necessary to provide a safe, innovative and healing environment that focuses on exceptional experiences and outcomes in an inclusive environment. Responsible for facilities operations of all supported facilities to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations. Responsible for coordinating multi-disciplinary maintenance activities such as contractual maintenance services and procurement.


  1. Manages and oversees the planning, operation, repair, and maintenance of heating/cooling, power plant, electrical, emergency power, fire protection systems, plumbing, grounds and carpentry.
  2. Identifies and recommends changes and improvements in the physical plant to be consistent with appropriate codes and authorities to ensure safe operation.
  3. Ensures compliance in conjunction with Safety Officer, federal, state, and local regulatory and accrediting agency standards and guidelines for facilities operations.
  4. Coordinates construction, remodeling and renovation projects to include managing and communicating scheduled utility interruptions, and ensuring that contractual provisions and construction schedules are met, satisfy standards of Advocate Aurora Health and government regulations and codes.
  5. Ensures utility systems and equipment are adequate to support the health care services that are being provided and that utility system redundancy plans and emergency procedures are developed and implemented in event of failure.
  6. Manages Facilities Operations quality improvement through established performance indicators utilizing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). Generates reports from CMMS including labor productivity, work order response times and proactive verse reactive work order completion rates.
  7. Plans, develops, executes and monitors preventative maintenance programs throughout the facility. Directs programs to maintain building and equipment for optimum economic and performance benefits.
  8. Develops and updates policies, procedures, and practices to improve the operational effectiveness and safety of the department.