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Facilities Supervisor

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Position Title: Facilities Supervisor
Department: Manufacturing Operations
Location: Manchester, Tennessee
Shift: 1st Shift
 
Company Summary
With annual revenues of approximately $650 million, Batesville is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of death care products.  Batesville's products range from metal and hardwood burial caskets, cremation products, technology solutions, and innovative casket containers.  Batesville traces its roots back to 1884 when it began producing hand-made wooden caskets as the Batesville Coffin Company.  In 1906, John Hillenbrand acquired the company and renamed it Batesville Casket Company. Today, Batesville operates as a subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc. and is publicly traded on the NYSE (NYSE: HI). 
Batesville has been recognized for award winning manufacturing facilities and operational excellence. Recently, Batesville's manufacturing operations were identified by Industry Week as one of the Top 10 Manufacturing Plants in North America.  The combination of an iconic brand, a truly consultative sales approach, innovative products and services, outstanding customer support and service, and best in class logistics footprint enables Batesville to drive value and profitability. 
 
 
Position Summary
The Facilities Supervisor will maintain facilities in a high state of repair in order to protect the company's investment.  Provide a safe working environment for associates.                          .
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
  • Maintain facilities to meet or exceed safety guidelines and expectations of all associates.
  • Replace and maintain air conditioning units as needed.
  • Manage activities of janitorial service.
  • Manage activities of guard service.
  • Work with grounds contractors.
  • Manage facility preventive maintenance programs (electrical, A/C, etc.).
  • Manage associates utilizing Human Resources processes, including performance reviews and performance expectations, IDP's, work responsibilities, top grading, etc.  Follow all company policies/practices.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities
Directly supervises 2-5 employees in the Facilities Maintenance Team as well as outside contractors. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance to the Company policies, the Code of Ethical Business Conduct and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Basic Qualifications
  • Technical/Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university.  Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Two to five years related facility maintenance or engineering experience
  • Project management experience
  • Basic experience with HVAC, roofing, concrete, plumbing, electrical, grounds keeping, and compressed air
  • Exposure to LEAN/Continuous Improvement concepts, principles and practices
  • Strong Leadership and Communication skills with excellent follow-up and sense of urgency
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills required, intermediate MS Excel
 
Preferred Skills/Experience
  • Management/supervision experience with an emphasis on scheduling, safety, project completion, and lost cycle
  • Paint system experience
  • Boilers/Steam experience
  • Ability to train, manage, lead, and/or understand LEAN or CI activities and initiatives preferred
 
Primary Hillenbrand Competencies
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Analysis/Decision Making - Uses logic and insight to solve difficult problems and create effective solutions; uncovers hidden problems; is excellent at analysis; looks beyond the obvious and seeks root cause of problems; makes decisions in a timely manner, under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make tough decisions; supports calculated risk-taking; influences others to build support for decisions; includes others (as appropriate) in decision making.
  • Action/Results Oriented - Achieves high level, sustainable performance and results; is bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and encourages others to grasp ownership for achieving timely, quality, agreed upon results; is highly energetic; not fearful of acting with less than complete data and planning; seizes opportunities and acts upon them; displays a sense of urgency.
  • Adaptability - Effectively responds to change and is comfortable with ambiguity; manages conflicting priorities; comfortably handles risk and uncertainty; learns quickly when facing new problems; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks.
  • Continuous Improvement - Dedicated to CI concepts; understands, builds commitment for and implements the principles of lean operating processes; encourages process re-engineering; demands of oneself and others incremental gains and major breakthroughs.
  • Creativity - Develops new and unique ideas to solve problems or to create opportunities; thinks outside of the box; creates an environment for free flowing ideas and demonstrates innovative and unrestrained thinking.
  • Communication - Presents ideas in a style that is clear, fluent and to-the-point; keeps the attention of others; clearly articulates the key points of an issue; takes recipients' perspectives into consideration when communicating; listens to and understands views of others; knows who needs what information and communicates information in a concise, timely and straight forward fashion; not afraid to communicate difficult messages.
  • Develops People - Uses the APEX process as designed; provides challenging tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each direct report's career goals; collaborates on development plans and executes them; encourages direct reports to accept developmental opportunities; is a people builder; mentors and rewards others; develops "Ready Now" leaders; works with people to improve performance.
  • Teamwork -  Supports team efforts; cooperates and works well with others in the pursuit of team goals; builds group cohesiveness by emphasizing team objectives and reinforcing cooperation; creates strong morale in his/her team and across functions; shares wins and successes; brings a feeling of participation and belonging to the team.
 
 
At Batesville, we strive to build a diverse work force through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer.
 
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