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Facilities Manager – Canada


Facilities Manager – Canada

Date: Jan 28, 2020

Location: Grimsby, ON, CA, L3M 4H5

Company: John Deere

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Title: 50855514 – Facilities Manager – Canada – 63371
Primary Location: Canada (CA) – Ontario (CA-ON) – Grimsby

Candidates applying for this position must have the proper work authorization to work in Canada to be considered for this position.  Canada visa sponsorship is not available for this role. 

Your Responsibilities

As the Facilities Manager – Canada, you will be responsible for maintaining and overseeing infrastructure improvement projects and ongoing maintenance at the Canadian Head Office and Regional Distribution Center in Grimsby, Ontario. You will also collaborate with other Canadian facilities to provide oversight of infrastructure projects, ensure consistent execution and compliance with legislated requirements, to minimize costs and share knowledge. In addition, you will:

  • Provide project management of facility infrastructure projects that support the manufacturing and/or distribution operations
  • Act as the liaison between the internal Engineering Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and external engineering professionals and contractors on cross functional capital projects
  • Manage capital and expense budgets, approve bills, and purchase orders, write Authorization for Expenditures (AFE) and Authorization for Disposal (AFD) for capital projects in Grimsby and provide cost estimates for capital projects at other Canadian units
  • Collaborates with JD Canadian Facilities on projects to reduce energy costs and share information.
  • Develop, maintain and support the execution of Business Continuity Plans (BCP), Pandemic Plans and Crisis Management documents in accordance with legislative requirements and John Deere Standards
  • Manage the John Deere Canada facilities team including hiring, training and performance management and act as matrix manager for the Regional Security Manager and Facilities Supervisor
  • Act as an Occupational Health and Safety representative, enforcing legislative responsibilities and ensuring that action plans are implemented in response to audit findings and/or in-house incidents
  • Respond to facility events/alarms outside of normal working hours (i.e. power outages, water damage, security alarms)

What Skill You Need

  • Background in engineering (mechanical, electrical, structural/civil or related)
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills with both internal and external contacts
  • Technical and practical knowledge of layout design of offices and industrial environments (manufacturing and/or warehouse)
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of fire, security, employee safety, and construction code information at the local, provincial and national levels for various electronic systems
  • Knowledge of contractor safety administration requirements
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 15% within Canada
  • Valid driver’s license

What Makes You Stand Out

  • 4 or more years of experience in a related engineering area: industrial, production, design, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution
  • Experience in budgeting, forecasting and scheduling
  • Supervisory experience, which includes placement, work direction, coaching and performance management
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage automation to improve efficiencies

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • University degree in engineering or a related program

In accordance with the John Deere Accommodation Policy, reasonable accommodation of any of these qualifications may be considered.
An equal opportunity employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.Job Segment: Engineer, Electrical, Warehouse, Manager, Project Manager, Engineering, Manufacturing, Management, Technology


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