Facilities Manager in Bradenton, FL at First Watch

Date Posted: 1/14/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    8725 Pendery Place
    Bradenton, FL
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
  • Restaurant
    *First Watch Corporate Office

Job Description

I. Job Summary

The Facilities Manager oversees the maintenance of the building and grounds of multiple restaurant locations, assisting the restaurant management team in the oversight, purchasing and upkeep of equipment and supplies. The Facilities Manager works with the local management team to make sure the building and grounds are maintained, which includes determining and scheduling regular maintenance, repairs and renovation projects. This position must oversee scheduled work as well as negotiate with outside vendors for supplies, repairs and other measures.

II. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee building projects, maintenance and repair of all restaurant systems, assets and site improvements, including building, parking areas, HVAC, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, utilities and infrastructure systems.
  • Implement and monitor proactive preventative maintenance programs for each facility. Monitor improvements to energy efficiency, HVAC, life safety, equipment, grease traps, landscaping, etc.
  • Schedule vendors to perform work in designated restaurants and provide onsite oversight as needed
  • Continually source and re-qualify suppliers. Perform routine assessment of vendor performance, pricing, on-time delivery, specifications, quality of product, workmanship, responsiveness, and issue resolution for the restaurants and other company assets. 
  • Serve as lead contact for contracts, contact negotiation, and warranty oversight
  • Contribute to the development and management of facility maintenance capital projects and budgets for restaurants and other related assets subject to purchase, maintenance and repair.
  • Under the direction of the Facilities Director, execute all capital projects with time and cost expectations.  Audit and approve invoices for scheduled and negotiated work
  • Coordinate with restaurant management regarding all facilities activity in the building
  • Provide guidance to operations on basic upkeep and maintenance tasks, repair/replace decisions as well as vendor contact and oversight and emergency procedures.
  • Respond to calls on a 24-7 basis to promptly resolve urgent needs of facilities at existing restaurants.
  • Regularly visit sites to evaluate conditions and identify potential repairs and facility maintenance projects.
  • Inform supervisor by written status report and identification of issues requiring escalation or assistance.
  • Ensure that restaurants meet government regulations and environmental, health and security standards
  • Execute equipment audits and record-taking policies

III. Reporting Structure

The Construction Project Manager will report directly to the Director of Construction and provide support to the Development/Construction team.  This position does not currently have any direct supervisory responsibilities.

I. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university or minimum of 10 years of experience as a Facilities Director or Facilities Manager 
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in the food service industry, multiunit restaurant experience preferred
  • Requires minimum 4-6 years related work experience in a multi-unit, commercial building environment.
  • Experience managing a budget, reviewing P&L  and vendor management 
  • Proficient in procurement and asset management software applications.

II. Other Key Qualifications

  • Requires a hands-on, self-starter that has a clear aptitude for the systems, mechanics, and structural components of commercial buildings, infrastructure and maintenance, including such as utilities HVAC, electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems.
  • Experience evaluating asset condition and need for furniture, fixtures, and equipment maintenance and repair, reading plans and requesting proposals.
  • Ability to evaluate efficiencies such as energy consumption and other needs provided by service providers (for example gas, water, and electricity companies).
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and quickly prioritize and resolve issues based on severity and impact
  • Strong focus on thorough planning, consistent communication, and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize, complete multiple tasks and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills with attention to detail and follow up
  • Strong negotiating, problem-solving and decision-making skills with quality and budget in mind  
  • A solid level of competency in computer skills (Word, Excel, Scheduling, Estimating, etc.) is required  
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret written information such as procedure manuals, company communications or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively in teams
  • Must be flexible and willing to work a varied schedule as dictated by the needs of the business
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and vehicle insurance

III.              Additional Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to continuously see, view computer monitors, give & receive oral communication
  • Able to frequently perform repetitive simple grasping, fine manipulation, and pushing & pulling 
  • Ability to regularly stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to travel 30-50% of the time, more often in emergency situations
  • Ability to work in a normal restaurant environment where the noise level is usually moderate and occasionally be exposed to outside weather conditions.

First Watch is an equal opportunity employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, First Watch will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. 

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