Sault Tribe
  • - Education
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
  • Negotiable
  • Salary
  • Year Round - Full Time
  • Yes



The Facility Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the JKL Bahwating School facilities in order to meet school safety requirements. The position is responsible for ensuring the functionality and the day-to-day operations of the facility's major components to include safety, grounds, HVAC systems, engineering, fire safety system, and establishing an effective preventative maintenance program. The position is responsible for the technical operation of the physical plant, planning, coordinating operations, correcting mechanical failures, maintaining facility plans and preventing the disruption of vital services.  The position is responsible for carrying out bid processes for repair and maintenance projects for facilities.                               


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Provides guidance to JKL maintenance staff regarding immediate safety issues i.e. evacuations, power outages, utility failures and shutoffs.                                                                                 
  • Drafts correspondence to tenant when maintenance projects need to be completed.                 
  • Manages and implements corrective action in all areas of building inspections, housekeeping and maintenance.
  • Provides follow-up to ensure that facility maintenance is being completed in a safe and timely manner.                                                                           
  • Acts as a safety officer and investigates, performs inspections, processes incident reports and maintains an incident report management system and reports safety issues to Safety Committee and provides safety related technical assistance to personnel.                                                                         
  • Performs annual building inspections, oversees grounds safety, evacuation plans, and works with law enforcement regarding safety and security measures.                                                                 
  • Manages department costs and expenditures and keeps internal records of all facility repairs and equipment purchases.                                                                                     
  • Schedules and monitors work of outside contractors and oversees projects to completion at JKL School to ensure projects are completed in a safe and satisfactory manner and compliant with applicable code and bid process.                                                                              
  • Establishes and continually evaluates a preventative maintenance program and makes corrective actions as needed to ensure a safe working environment.                                                               
  • Updates software programs and prepares reports related to facility repair and maintenance.    
  • Researches safety codes and topics and develops plans of corrective action.                            
  • Monitors all documentation for emergency code drills.                                                                          
  • Completes and maintains active inventories of equipment.                                                         
  • Completes and maintains building repair and maintenance projects information and documentation for all projects and repairs.                                                                                                                                                               


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Assists with tours for site inspections of facility i.e. OSHA, AAAHC, CAR, engineers, and other inspection teams.                                                                   
  • Involved in facility remodel planning, meetings with architects, engineers, specialty equipment vendor specialist for heating, cooling, power.                                                                     
  • Provides oversight to internal personnel on similar projects and to assure quality project outcomes.     
  • Participates in various meetings and special committees to obtain guidance, provide leadership, and coordinate activities of these groups to the best interest of the agency and programs.                    
  • All other job related duties as assigned.                                                                                                  




Students, School Staff, Parents, Community Members, as well as Federal, State, and other Tribal agencies.




Position is sedentary, primarily sitting, while occasionally lifting 50-100 pounds. Physical factors include constant use of near vision and typing; frequent sitting, use of midrange vision, occasional standing, walking, carrying, lifting, stooping, kneeling, climbing, pushing, reaching,  manual handling, use of hearing, smelling, far vision, depth perception, color/field of vision, travel and bending; Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather, extreme cold, and noise, Potential hazards include constant computer use, frequent travel by car and plane, occasional moving mechanic parts, electric shock, chemicals, infectious exposure, client contact, and equipment. Working conditions include contact with the general public, client contact and infectious exposure. Exposure to outdoor environments including wooded, field, and uneven terrain for gathering, ceremonial or research purposes.  Protective equipment/ clothing needed to perform the job include; hazard kit with protective gloves, mask, etc. and personal protective equipment.




Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required. Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Facilities Management preferred. Trade or Technical School (Certificate) in Facility Management, Construction Management, Engineering, and Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) preferred.           


Experience: Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience working in housekeeping/maintenance setting required; 5 years preferred.                               


Certification/License: First Aid and CPR Certification preferred. Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department.  Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have a strong background in electrical, plumbing, carpentry, blue print reading, creating job specifications, heating ventilation and air conditioning maintenance and repairs. Must have a strong knowledge and background in plant safety, plant maintenance, various applicable codes such as, OSHA, ADA, NFPA Life Safety Code 101, National Electrical Code 99, BOCA building and plumbing codes and their applications.  Must be able to inspect facilities and identify code violations and write reports and provide consultation and plan of corrective action development. Knowledge in the area of accreditation facility preferred. Knowledge of facility safety standards preferred. Knowledge of facility and housekeeping maintenance programming, supervising, and scheduling required. Knowledge and application of computer controlled heating and cooling control systems preferred. Knowledge of standard basic housekeeping and maintenance processes and programming required. Knowledge of basic budgeting preferred. Ability to identify and correct all mechanical failures and maintain the facilities and prevent any disruption of services required. Must be able to perform minor electrical, plumbing, carpentry, blue print reading, interpret pressure gauge readings, and provide basic preventive maintenance on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning repairs units and systems. Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Must have the ability to coordinate and run meetings with contractors and staff. Must be able to maintain files and records in a neat and retrievable manner related to plant and facility management, safety, infection control records, incident reports, other related documentation required by accreditation, tribal code, federal law or other regulatory body. Must be able to use word processing, data base and spreadsheet software. Ability to use computer controlled heating and cooling program software preferred. Must be able to negotiate with contractors and vendors on various types of projects; i.e. construction, renovation, heating and cooling and plumbing. Must have excellent public relation/customer service skills and be able to exhibit a friendly and positive attitude. Must be able to establish and maintain effective communication with co-workers, supervisors and the general public.  Must have good supervisory skills. Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.

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