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Facilities and Production Equipment Manager - Aviation - Kent

Kent, WA 98035-1187

Industry: Professional Job Number: 61527

Facilities and Safety Manager


Established over 50 years ago, our Kent Valley  aviation company has proudly earned the business of many domestic and international organizations through recurring contract programs and  licenses and we strive to continue being competitive  by delivering quality results on time and within budget.   Customers throughout the world count on us because they know they receive superior expertise, honest scheduling and unsurpassed reliability.  

Our employees allow us to be the best in the industry and are highly valued!  We are looking to add to  a Facilities and Safety Manager to our team.

The Facilities and Safety Manager is an integral member of our team, leading facility maintenance and safety initiatives for the company.  The position oversees ongoing and preventative equipment maintenance; serves as point person for all facility operational systems; and manages compliance with all state, federal and company safety standards


Supervision and Brand Management

•             Manage individuals, including performance planning and review, training and mentoring, assignment of duties and resolution of human relationship issues that arise.


Facilities Management

•             Ensure compliance with applicable building and safety codes, handling of hazardous materials, hazardous waste disposal, and other relevant regulations.

•             Oversee and coordinate projects that involve upgrades or enhancements to HVAC, electrical systems, production floor arrangement, etc. Manage project budgets, timetables, contractors and ensure satisfactory completion of work.

•             Establish criteria for repair vs. replacement of equipment and systems.  Forecast and plan facility improvements.

•             Ensure proper functioning of building systems including mechanical, electrical, fire/safety, telecom, security and environmental control systems.

•             Lead regulatory, insurance and other audits related to the facility, safety or environmental concerns.

•             Develop and deliver ongoing equipment support programs, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting for NDT, Plating and Machine Shop.

•             Support various sales, construction, maintenance and ongoing technical support of production and test equipment.

•             Support Engineering projects as needed.


Safety Management

•             Implement programs including hazard communication, hearing conservation, respiratory protection, emergency evacuation, fire safety, and first aid/CPR training.  Document and maintain related training records.

•             Formulate safety policies and procedures to be followed by personnel in compliance with all regulatory agency (OSHA, FAA, EPA, DOT, etc.) rules.

•             Inspect facilities to detect existing or potential safety or health hazards and recommend corrective or preventative measures.  Provide training where necessary.

•             Supervise up-to-date inventory and documentation on various hazardous materials stored and used by the facility, including Materials Safety Data Sheet documentation of chemicals in use.

•             Coordinate the purchase, proper use, maintenance, inspection, testing and retirement of necessary safety and personal protective equipment.

•             As Safety Committee Chair, oversee the investigation, documentation and proper follow-through of accidents or safety related incidents. 

•             Schedule and conduct periodic safety system drills to ensure all employees are prepared to take action in the case of a health or safety emergence.


POSITION SCOPE – Direct Reports Two; Indirect Reports None



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Applying common sense understanding to carry out detailed and complicated written or oral instructions. Manages problems involving many variables in sometimes difficult and stressful situations. Examples include: resolving staff conflicts, dealing with sometimes irate and impatient users, and managing many simultaneous high priority projects and user requests.



•             Bachelor’ s Degree from four-year College or university in Engineering, Facilities Management or Safety, or equivalent combination of education and experience.



•             5 – 10 years’ experience with an Aerospace related field in a similar capacity.

•             Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in mechanical systems, maintenance and engineering fields. AS9100 experience preferred, ISO 9001 or 13485 accepted.




Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; Attention to detail, ability to balance multiple work assignments; organized work habits; ability to work independently. Ability to cooperate and work with all levels of the company to complete projects. High degree of mechanical and technical aptitude. Working knowledge of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Federal Aviation Requirements (FARS) as they apply to Repair Stations preferred. Ability to write work instructions, processes and procedures. Must be decisive with strong analytical and technical skills, and able to constructively solve problems with creativity and latitude.  Proficiency with major software programs: e.g. M2M, MS Office Suite


Salary $80 to $85K with bonuses and a comprehensive benefits package.



Michelle Kovacich

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