• Facilities Manager

    Job Locations US-IA-Norway
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    **When applying with Frontier Coop, it is not necessary to enter work history on application form if resume is uploaded.





    The Facility Manager will be responsible for managing the maintenance of the buildings, structures and grounds in a reliable and cost effective manner for Frontier COOP. This includes inspecting, maintaining and repairing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire, security, structural, building envelope and HVAC systems to ensure optimal operating results.  The Facility Manager will manage capital projects as assigned and oversee the company’s facility operations with assigned staff, all while remaining in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.




    • Responsible for the physical operation and maintenance of all buildings and grounds within Frontier COOP, including HVAC, life safety, electrical distribution (including emergency generators), lighting/lighting control systems, building controls (including security), painting plans, structure, façade, roof, parking, etc. as well as landscape maintenance, snow removal. Manages contract labor and outsourcing agreements as necessary to perform these services.
    • Ensures that preventative and corrective maintenance is effectively and efficiently performed to maintain the value of facility assets. Ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Develops and directs energy efficiency and environmental sustainability initiatives.
    • Provide Project Management for capital projects as assigned.
    • Contributes to the development and execution of long-range facility plans which support the corporate strategy, maximize asset utilization and minimize costs.  
    • Identifies potential bidders for construction projects, issues bid documents, conducts pre-bid meetings, evaluates bids received and awards contracts. Reviews design and construction documentation, including plans and specifications for foundations, structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical, communications and security. Performs construction observations, evaluates change orders and ensures contract compliance.  
    • Contributes to the development of the Facility capital and O&M annual budgets and is accountable for adhering to those budgets.
    • Coordinates with contractors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives and facility industry associations (i.e. International Facility Management Association/IFMA) to keep informed of new technologies and products and industry best practices to increase reliability and reduce operating costs.
    • Performs all management duties including, but not limited to, department performance reporting, budgeting, hiring, performance assessments, coordinating and scheduling work, salary recommendations, discipline, ensuring employees report to work fit for duty, leadership, modeling Frontier COOP’s core values at all times.
    • Supervises the work of department employees and contractors engaged in the operation, maintenance, renovation and construction of facilities.
    • Respond to emergency situations or other urgent issues involving the facilities.
    • Back’s up Maintenance Manager when required
    • Performs other duties as assigned




    This job has supervisory responsibilities.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    Bachelor's degree in business administration, facilities management, engineering or related field from four-year college or university; and 3-4 years facilities experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. CFM (Certified Facility Manager) preferred.


    Must have understanding of facility services technology including uninterruptable power supplies, life safety systems and building automation/control systems and prior project management experience.



    Ability to read and comprehend simple notices and instructions, including operating procedures and safety rules. Ability to print and speak simple sentences.



    Able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw/interpret bar graphs.



    • Demonstrate leadership with a bias for results
    • Demonstrate project management skills, including cost, schedule, quality and scope management.
    • Experience with preventative and corrective maintenance strategies to achieve reliability
    • Managing contractors
    • Strong understanding of sustainable practices related to facility operations and grounds maintenance.
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills



    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and/or fingers to type, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and view a computer monitor or video display.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to a 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.




    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electric shock; and vibration. The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate to loud.


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