Facilities & Maintenance Manager

We’re seeking a mechanically inclined individual who really enjoys hands-on work and working with people & plants.

Man performs preventative maintenance.
Position Focus
  • Oversees and directs the maintenance of our physical facility through preventative maintenance and immediate repairs.
  • Works proactively using efficient, effective, innovative, most up-to-date methods to keep equipment and facility ready for the changes of seasons.
  • At all times, the maintenance manager is expected to work toward maximizing his or her own efficiency, to complete the daily, weekly, and monthly schedules on time, and to work toward enhancing the effectiveness and profitability of Hortech.
Essential Functions
  • Creates and executes preventative maintenance programs.
  • Conducts and supervises routine repairs.
  • Manages construction projects and greenhouse covering.
  • Works pro-actively to have our equipment and facility ready for season changes.
  • Executes and implements preventative programs.
  • Actively participates in the research and development of new products and processes.
  • Carries out OSHA and MIOSHA safety rules and procedures that pertain to the facility and staff.
  • On call for emergencies outside of normal business hours, and occasionally is required to travel off-site.
  • Able to be cleared for EPS security list for security alarm calls.
Application

Please fill out the form in its entirety.

Compensation
  • $17.16 – $25.61 per hour, plus time and ½ for overtime.
  • Non-seasonal.
  • Starting wage dependent upon experience.
Company Focus

We’re a wholesale perennial plant nursery. We also provide a pre-vegetated green roof module system and a living green wall product.

Required Education, Knowledge, and Skills
  • Should hold an Associate’s degree in facilities management or should have commensurate education and experience.
  • Valid Michigan Nurseryman’s certification is helpful.
  • Valid Michigan Drivers License required.
  • Must be knowledgeable of and able to implement OSHA and MIOSHA safety rules and procedures that pertain to the facility and staff.
  • Must have knowledge of, and experience with the maintenance and repair of irrigation , heating and ventilation , and electrical systems.
  • Accomplished in vehicle and grounds maintenance.
  • Have a thorough understanding of Lean Systems, and work to reduce waste and improve efficiencies.
  • Understands, embraces, implements and effectively leads concepts of Lean Systems.
  • Must be mechanically inclined.
  • Must be interested in learning and developing specific knowledge as it relates to our product line, its aftercare, and how it is affected by and interrelated with our physical facility.
  • Must be knowledgeable of standard business practices as well as personnel management.
  • The maintenance manager must be committed to horticultural facility management and must have a strong interest in continuing education.
Complexity/Problem Solving
  • Must be an efficient, effective problem solver using the most up-to-date methods to ensure immediate repairs.
  • Working conditions may be hot, cold, wet, or dry, indoors, in the greenhouses, or outside.
  • Must be an effective decision maker.
Responsibility/Oversight (Financial & Supervisory)
  • Supervises, teaches, and manages a small staff that will deliver equipment readiness 100% of the time.
Communications/Interpersonal Contacts
  • Must be a willing communicator, keeping the rest of our staff informed as to the condition of our facilities and equipment, and how the plants might be affected by their condition.
  • The Maintenance Manager must convey a clear future state of company focus and direction.
  • Increases everyone’s awareness of the business of horticulture.
  • Must be an effective leader who communicates well and works well alone or in small groups.
  • Must be a hard working team player.
  • The maintenance manager does not have to be able to speak Spanish at the time of hire.
  • Develops a basic Spanish vocabulary as it pertains to directing Spanish-speaking teammates in job related matters. This can typically be picked up on the job with a little daily effort or by taking an adult ed class (such classes are fun and meet one night a week for 10 weeks sufficient to develop a basic vocabulary and sufficient skills to communicate on the job. In the event that you take an adult ed Spanish class you should turn in your hours each week for compensation. Compensated time for this is limited to one hour of study time for each hour spent in the classroom (classroom time is also compensated but drive time is not).
Continual Improvement

Central to the obligation of working toward and enhancing the effectiveness and profitability of Hortech is our company wide focus on “Continual Improvement”, whereby we continually improve our procedures, facility, and staff. This insures that we remain a strong competitive company and it helps to create job security for all of us. On a personal level, this means that the maintenance manager must also be dedicated to continual improvement, ongoing education, and enhancement of skills and abilities. By doing so the maintenance manager not only contributes to the strength of our company, but also enhances his/her earnings, job security, and advancement potential. Throughout the appraisal year you are highly encouraged to select and attend three seminars in addition to those attended at the Lansing trade show. These seminars may be attended during the workday, noon hour, in the evenings, or weekends.

Also, in keeping with the philosophy of continual improvement, during each appraisal period the maintenance manager is assigned professional development obligations (PDO’s). The PDO’s are designed to enhance his/her performance focusing on areas where he/she can learn/benefit the most. One of these will be related to specific performance and the other, education. The PDO’s are discussed/reviewed with the maintenance manager’s supervisor and an action plan (with specific time frames) is mapped out for their accomplishment. Some of the PDO’s can be accomplished at work and in some cases time will have to be dedicated outside of work (in class or at home). In any event, the maintenance manager should personally review his/her monthly progress and should meet as needed with his/her supervisor to discuss his/her progress. The main thing is to be sure to give your PDO’s your best effort usually they are easily accomplished if started on time, worked on steadily, and by asking for timely help if needed.

Keep in mind that the accomplishment of your PDO’s is weighted during the appraisal process and therefore contributes significantly to your overall pay. It is also a major consideration in advancement so much so that one must have a track record for accomplishing PDO’s on a timely/accurate basis in order to be considered for promotion. Successfully accomplished (timely and accurately), the experience of completing your PDO’s usually improves your performance in other areas of the appraisal and so further contributes to your success and your financial gain. So use your PDO’s as a means to personal and company wide gain. You are expected and depended upon to meet them.

Typical Schedule

The maintenance manager’s schedule varies from day to day but includes routine responsibilities including inspections, record keeping, and scheduling, training and assisting, researching and purchasing, and departmental leadership. The maintenance manager is involved in general management through our weekly management meeting, and often oversees and manages long term projects and policies related to construction and maintenance. He/She will be responsible for requesting, researching, and general overseeing quotes and quote changes for these projects. Much of the maintenance manager’s time is spent in the office and circulating about the nursery. The maintenance manager is on call for emergencies outside of normal business hours, and occasionally is required to travel off site.

January – March

Schedule may vary but, because of the lay off of other members of the maintenance staff, typically involves performing the majority of the maintenance related tasks. Often we are actively producing plants during this time, but at present it is difficult to predict how much or exactly when. When we are, the maintenance manager may work in the production department under the direction of a production team leader. The maintenance manager attends one trade show in January, and participates in weekly training lectures and seminars through the months of February and March. Typical hours: 8:00 – 5:00 Mon. Fri. On call as needed.

April – October

During April the plants begin to grow rapidly, we begin to ship a great deal, and our maintenance needs increase significantly. From April until November, the maintenance manager spends the majority of his or her time performing the typical functions as outlined above. Typical hours: 8:00 – 5:00 Mon. Fri. On call as needed.

November – December

During late fall, the plants stop growing, we stop shipping, and our maintenance needs are greatly reduced. At this time the maintenance manager spends much of his or her time working in the office doing personnel and administrative work, and may occasionally work in the production department under the supervision of a production team leader, producing plants. Typical hours: 8:00 – 5:00 Mon. Fri. On call as needed.

Supervisory and Personnel Responsibilities

The maintenance manager directly supervises maintenance technician & maintenance teammates, as well as staff members from other departments who are working on special assignment in the maintenance department.

Management Calendar Accountabilities

All categories listed under the maintenance heading.

You may have to fill out reviews for

LiveRoof Head Grower, Accounting Manager, Human Resources Manager, Cultural Manager, Growers, Sales Manager, Assistant General Manager, Shipping Manager, Assistant Shipping Manager.

Appraisal Schedule

500, 1,280 and 2080 hours, thereafter season ending. Teammate sets own wage by performance. Appraisal score will be a percentage of top possible score and is multiplied by top wage to establish new wage (with each appraisal). Example: if appraisal score were 90% and top wage was $10.00 per hour, then the new wage would be (.90 times $10.00) = $9.00 per hour. NOTE: YOUR PAY DOES NOT DECREASE BASED ON SCORE. The same concept is applied to all jobs regardless of top wage or salary.

Facilities & Maintenance Manager

We’re seeking a mechanically inclined individual who really enjoys hands-on work and working with people & plants.

Man performs preventative maintenance.
Position Focus
  • Oversees and directs the maintenance of our physical facility through preventative maintenance and immediate repairs.
  • Works proactively using efficient, effective, innovative, most up-to-date methods to keep equipment and facility ready for the changes of seasons.
  • At all times, the maintenance manager is expected to work toward maximizing his or her own efficiency, to complete the daily, weekly, and monthly schedules on time, and to work toward enhancing the effectiveness and profitability of Hortech.
Essential Functions
  • Creates and executes preventative maintenance programs.
  • Conducts and supervises routine repairs.
  • Manages construction projects and greenhouse covering.
  • Works pro-actively to have our equipment and facility ready for season changes.
  • Executes and implements preventative programs.
  • Actively participates in the research and development of new products and processes.
  • Carries out OSHA and MIOSHA safety rules and procedures that pertain to the facility and staff.
  • On call for emergencies outside of normal business hours, and occasionally is required to travel off-site.
  • Able to be cleared for EPS security list for security alarm calls.
Compensation
  • $17.16 – $25.61 per hour, plus time and ½ for overtime.
  • Non-seasonal.
  • Starting wage dependent upon experience.
Company Focus

We’re a wholesale perennial plant nursery. We also provide a pre-vegetated green roof module system and a living green wall product.

Required Education, Knowledge, and Skills
  • Should hold an Associate’s degree in facilities management or should have commensurate education and experience.
  • Valid Michigan Nurseryman’s certification is helpful.
  • Valid Michigan Drivers License required.
  • Must be knowledgeable of and able to implement OSHA and MIOSHA safety rules and procedures that pertain to the facility and staff.
  • Must have knowledge of, and experience with the maintenance and repair of irrigation , heating and ventilation , and electrical systems.
  • Accomplished in vehicle and grounds maintenance.
  • Have a thorough understanding of Lean Systems, and work to reduce waste and improve efficiencies.
  • Understands, embraces, implements and effectively leads concepts of Lean Systems.
  • Must be mechanically inclined.
  • Must be interested in learning and developing specific knowledge as it relates to our product line, its aftercare, and how it is affected by and interrelated with our physical facility.
  • Must be knowledgeable of standard business practices as well as personnel management.
  • The maintenance manager must be committed to horticultural facility management and must have a strong interest in continuing education.
Complexity/Problem Solving
  • Must be an efficient, effective problem solver using the most up-to-date methods to ensure immediate repairs.
  • Working conditions may be hot, cold, wet, or dry, indoors, in the greenhouses, or outside.
  • Must be an effective decision maker.
Responsibility/Oversight (Financial & Supervisory)
  • Supervises, teaches, and manages a small staff that will deliver equipment readiness 100% of the time.
Communications/Interpersonal Contacts
  • Must be a willing communicator, keeping the rest of our staff informed as to the condition of our facilities and equipment, and how the plants might be affected by their condition.
  • The Maintenance Manager must convey a clear future state of company focus and direction.
  • Increases everyone’s awareness of the business of horticulture.
  • Must be an effective leader who communicates well and works well alone or in small groups.
  • Must be a hard working team player.
  • The maintenance manager does not have to be able to speak Spanish at the time of hire.
  • Develops a basic Spanish vocabulary as it pertains to directing Spanish-speaking teammates in job related matters. This can typically be picked up on the job with a little daily effort or by taking an adult ed class (such classes are fun and meet one night a week for 10 weeks sufficient to develop a basic vocabulary and sufficient skills to communicate on the job. In the event that you take an adult ed Spanish class you should turn in your hours each week for compensation. Compensated time for this is limited to one hour of study time for each hour spent in the classroom (classroom time is also compensated but drive time is not).
Continual Improvement

Central to the obligation of working toward and enhancing the effectiveness and profitability of Hortech is our company wide focus on “Continual Improvement”, whereby we continually improve our procedures, facility, and staff. This insures that we remain a strong competitive company and it helps to create job security for all of us. On a personal level, this means that the maintenance manager must also be dedicated to continual improvement, ongoing education, and enhancement of skills and abilities. By doing so the maintenance manager not only contributes to the strength of our company, but also enhances his/her earnings, job security, and advancement potential. Throughout the appraisal year you are highly encouraged to select and attend three seminars in addition to those attended at the Lansing trade show. These seminars may be attended during the workday, noon hour, in the evenings, or weekends.

Also, in keeping with the philosophy of continual improvement, during each appraisal period the maintenance manager is assigned professional development obligations (PDO’s). The PDO’s are designed to enhance his/her performance focusing on areas where he/she can learn/benefit the most. One of these will be related to specific performance and the other, education. The PDO’s are discussed/reviewed with the maintenance manager’s supervisor and an action plan (with specific time frames) is mapped out for their accomplishment. Some of the PDO’s can be accomplished at work and in some cases time will have to be dedicated outside of work (in class or at home). In any event, the maintenance manager should personally review his/her monthly progress and should meet as needed with his/her supervisor to discuss his/her progress. The main thing is to be sure to give your PDO’s your best effort usually they are easily accomplished if started on time, worked on steadily, and by asking for timely help if needed.

Keep in mind that the accomplishment of your PDO’s is weighted during the appraisal process and therefore contributes significantly to your overall pay. It is also a major consideration in advancement so much so that one must have a track record for accomplishing PDO’s on a timely/accurate basis in order to be considered for promotion. Successfully accomplished (timely and accurately), the experience of completing your PDO’s usually improves your performance in other areas of the appraisal and so further contributes to your success and your financial gain. So use your PDO’s as a means to personal and company wide gain. You are expected and depended upon to meet them.

Typical Schedule

The maintenance manager’s schedule varies from day to day but includes routine responsibilities including inspections, record keeping, and scheduling, training and assisting, researching and purchasing, and departmental leadership. The maintenance manager is involved in general management through our weekly management meeting, and often oversees and manages long term projects and policies related to construction and maintenance. He/She will be responsible for requesting, researching, and general overseeing quotes and quote changes for these projects. Much of the maintenance manager’s time is spent in the office and circulating about the nursery. The maintenance manager is on call for emergencies outside of normal business hours, and occasionally is required to travel off site.

January – March

Schedule may vary but, because of the lay off of other members of the maintenance staff, typically involves performing the majority of the maintenance related tasks. Often we are actively producing plants during this time, but at present it is difficult to predict how much or exactly when. When we are, the maintenance manager may work in the production department under the direction of a production team leader. The maintenance manager attends one trade show in January, and participates in weekly training lectures and seminars through the months of February and March. Typical hours: 8:00 – 5:00 Mon. Fri. On call as needed.

April – October

During April the plants begin to grow rapidly, we begin to ship a great deal, and our maintenance needs increase significantly. From April until November, the maintenance manager spends the majority of his or her time performing the typical functions as outlined above. Typical hours: 8:00 – 5:00 Mon. Fri. On call as needed.

November – December

During late fall, the plants stop growing, we stop shipping, and our maintenance needs are greatly reduced. At this time the maintenance manager spends much of his or her time working in the office doing personnel and administrative work, and may occasionally work in the production department under the supervision of a production team leader, producing plants. Typical hours: 8:00 – 5:00 Mon. Fri. On call as needed.

Supervisory and Personnel Responsibilities

The maintenance manager directly supervises maintenance technician & maintenance teammates, as well as staff members from other departments who are working on special assignment in the maintenance department.

Management Calendar Accountabilities

All categories listed under the maintenance heading.

You may have to fill out reviews for

LiveRoof Head Grower, Accounting Manager, Human Resources Manager, Cultural Manager, Growers, Sales Manager, Assistant General Manager, Shipping Manager, Assistant Shipping Manager.

Appraisal Schedule

500, 1,280 and 2080 hours, thereafter season ending. Teammate sets own wage by performance. Appraisal score will be a percentage of top possible score and is multiplied by top wage to establish new wage (with each appraisal). Example: if appraisal score were 90% and top wage was $10.00 per hour, then the new wage would be (.90 times $10.00) = $9.00 per hour. NOTE: YOUR PAY DOES NOT DECREASE BASED ON SCORE. The same concept is applied to all jobs regardless of top wage or salary.

Application

Please fill out the form in its entirety.