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Facility Manager

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/3/2018 9:51:09 AM
  • 3039807
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Aviation Supply Chain
Location(s): United Kingdom; Gloucester

About Us:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

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At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

GE is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you!

Role Summary:
The Facilities Manager will be accountable to ensure processes are followed and improved, manage complex issues within functional areas of expertise, be involved in long-term planning, and contribute to the overall business strategy. You will maintain a Maximo CMMS on both the front-end customer facing interfaces, and through SQL programming to develop additional reports. You will also be assigned to manage new equipment and the 5-year capital strategy.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Gloucester cluster maintenance and facility operations while developing to lead the Dowty maintenance and facility team.
  • Maintain a Maximo database, and continue to develop the preventative maintenance schedule on site.
  • Plan projects for facility improvements from concept to completion
  • Ensure that manufacturing premises are fully operational, maintained, and clean. This is manufacturing specific.
  • Work together with business leadership.
  • Develop best practices & standard operating procedures to be implemented by the maintenance team
  • Pursue state of the art technology and processes to enhance serviceability and delivered quality requirements
  • Provide leadership to the Gloucester team to achieve resource utilization, cost attainment, quality, delivery, and cost reduction
  • Train, develop and provide on-going leadership and direction to the organisation on maintenance and facility related issues.
  • Interface with engineering, projects, internal resources, suppliers, and customers to assure requirements are met on time while meeting customer and business expectations
  • Ensure that equipment and services purchased are at an acceptable quality and cost effective
  • Develop and coordinate department proposals for facilities projects
  • Be on call for all facilities related emergencies
  • Ensure that all compliance standards are maintained and regulatory maintenance is executed
  • Maintain and review contracts for all third-party contractors, such as: cleaners, waste removal, vending, recycling etc.

  • An excellent communicator who can demonstrate experience of successful project completions. This job will suit an individual who can accept a challenge, work with his/her peers to get results on time and to an agreed cost
  • Proven track record of project management
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college or equivalent knowledge & experience
  • Proven years of manufacturing experience
  • Proven years of experience in a leadership role
  • Strong project management and organizational skills

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is preferred or equivalent knowledge & experience
  • Ability to work in a multi-functional organization
  • Ability to operate independently
  • Ability to create and execute work plans
  • Working knowledge of SQL and Report Building Skills
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of statistical modelling
  • Ability to identify and implement best practices
  • Knowledge of GE products and processes (GE employees only)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skill
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams. Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact.
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills.
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability.

Locations: United Kingdom; Gloucester

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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