Operations, Operations - Building Maintenance & Engineering
The SAN MATEO COUNTY EVENT CENTER is seeking qualified candidates for a Facilities and Operations Manager.
The Facilities and Operations Manager serves in a key position responsible for the coordination and management of the Event Production & Facilities staff. The position requires extensive knowledge of event production, facilities operations, budgeting and contracting practices and procedures. The incumbent is responsible for the development and implementation of operational policies and procedures designed to promote efficiency and quality of service. The incumbent has overall management responsibility and provides leadership and direction for the Facility Operations and Production Teams in planning, organizing and directing the full range of production for events and contracted housekeeping activities, as well as perform ongoing facilities and grounds maintenance for the San Mateo County Event Center’s 48-acre campus encompassing 197,000 sq. Ft. of exhibit space. The position leads the facility and productions teams to ensure the delivery of first-class customer service, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Works under the general supervision of and reports directly to the CEO. Oversees the functioning of building systems, including HVAC, electrical, plumbing, machinery, and fire/life safety. Manages the maintenance of buildings and grounds. Has direct oversight of contractors for facility renovation projects entailing HVAC, electrical systems, general engineering, and production floor arrangement. Responsible for managing and keeping current all CalOsha rules and regulations and implementing the facility’s illness and injury prevention plan. Lead and direct the work of others.
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include but are not limited to, the following:
Ensure an effective and cost-efficient operation by helping to prepare and administer the annual budget. Supervise the disbursement of funds, establish and maintain control to ensure that budget appropriations are not exceeded.
Perform with the crew, the most skilled and difficult facilities maintenance work for the department.
Oversee the most complex in-house equipment setup, including rigging, staging, seating, power distribution, and related utilities.
Prepare and negotiate service agreement contracts for custodial contractors to ensure staffing requirements are met for all events.
Attend meetings to stay keep informed of current events taking place on property.
Responsible for the SMCEC Maintenance Department equipment lease and purchase contracts.
Schedule and supervise the production, maintenance and facility employees including approval of their time.
Oversee implementation of the Hazardous Material Information System (HMIS) by OSHA guidelines.
Oversee hazardous material handling, storage, mitigation, and disposal by county, state, and federal regulations.
Inspect the work of subordinates to ensure timeliness and completion, Administer facility training programs.
Establishes, disseminates, and monitors work performance and safety standards. Oversee and manage expendable and non-expendable inventories.
Monitor and evaluate the performance of contracted janitorial and cleaning services, initiating corrective measures where necessary to ensure a high standard of cleanliness is maintained.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Responsible for the direct supervision of all facilities/maintenance employees.
Principles and practices of facilities management and workplace safety.
Extensive knowledge in the functional operation of a large facility including HVAC, multi-phase power distribution systems, standby power generation systems, lighting systems and controls, communication and surveillance systems, fire suppression and life safety systems.
Familiar with equipment, tools, and materials used in facilities maintenance as related to the building and mechanical trades. Knowledge of safe operation of all pertinent equipment. Knowledge of pertinent local, state, and federal codes and safety regulations. Familiarity with rigging is helpful.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office. Knowledge of electronic data processing systems and implementations.
Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Ability to interpret and explain pertinent facilities, maintenance policies, and procedures. Ability to work under high pressure in meeting urgent deadlines in spite of adverse consequences. Ability to anticipate problems and implement immediate corrective action.
Knowledge of convention and trade show industry helpful.
Knowledge and experience in plant engineering and facility infrastructural maintenance.
Ability to perform the more difficult facilities maintenance work and operate light and moderately heavy power-driven equipment.
Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with management, co-workers, clients, and customers using principles of good customer service. Willingness to be flexible and work with the changing workload, and sudden shifts in priorities without losing focus on the “big picture.”
Requires a willingness to take on new responsibilities and challenges as well as being open to change and to considerable variety in the workplace. Possess strong organizational and follow up skills. Requires being responsible, reliable, and dependable to fulfill job obligations.
Work long and irregular hours, including holidays, evenings, and weekends.
Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; and five years of increasingly responsible experience in facilities maintenance management including supervisory responsibility in a public assembly facility environment which includes tradeshows, consumer shows, concerts, sporting events, and banquets; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid California driver’s license and current automobile insurance.
Possession of or ability to obtain current OSHA high reach platform certification, OSHA class 4, 5 & 7 forklift certifications.
Current California C10 Electrical license certification and rigging experience a preferred skill.
Ability to pass a criminal background check.
About San Mateo County Event Center
The San Mateo County Event Center is a public assembly facility which hosts over 400 events per year, manages the San Mateo County Fair and operates the Jockey Club, a satellite wagering facility for horseracing.