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Sr. Facilities Manager

Auburn Hills - Michigan - USA

Jun 09, 2021

Full time


Title:  Senior Manager, Facilities I

General Description:

The Facility Manager will create and support an outstanding environment for employees to work at the Propulsion Technical Center by providing facilities management and technical services.  Significant experience in facilities management, safety, and environmental regulations is required.  The position requires in-depth customer focus and the ability to perform and manage the key accountabilities listed below. The Facility Manager provides leadership and direction to the technical workforce and fosters team spirit.  Must be proactive and willing to take on challenging assignments and create opportunity where none exists. The Facility manager is considered a technical expert with superior customer service skills.  Must demonstrate strong analytical and problem solving skills.  The Facility Manager will possess strong project management skills.  These duties include the daily supervision of Facility Technicians and support personnel and the control and prioritization of tasks.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provides leadership and managerial support to a diverse team of professionals including maintenance staff, facilities coordinators and the shipping and receiving department.  Total of 6 employees.
  • Responsible for all activities related to the efficient operation, supervision and management of the building services.  This includes managing facility security, janitorial, cafeteria, landscaping and snow removal contractors.
  • Preparing capital expenditures involving building, equipment, and other facility related plans related to renovation, maintenance, safety and environmental. Annual capital expenditures of approximately $1.5MM at PTC.  Provides facility services in a timely, cost effective manner. 
  • Maintain department monthly budget and forecast including cost savings activities and energy management to achieve superior performance ($5MM at PTC).
  • Significant customer interface activities including phone, electronic and personal communication as necessary to support the needs of all employees at the PTC.
  • Thorough knowledge of the architectural and engineering methods, practices and procedures of facilities construction and/or renovation.
  • Management of construction projects .
  • Respond to building and equipment alarms and emergency situations, 24x7. Act as a conduit of information for upper management and communicate with all employees in building related emergency situations, power and service disruptions.
  • Proven knowledge of facility management as well as technical knowledge and skills related to plumbing, electrical and HVAC.  Must also have a working knowledge of systems furniture.
  • Manage the upkeep of equipment, building systems and life safety equipment to meet health and safety standards.
  • Inspect building structures to determine the need for repairs or renovations.
  • Review utilities consumption and strive to minimize costs.
  • Control activities like parking space allocation, waste disposal and recycling.
  • Lead sustainability efforts in line with BorgWarner goals.
  • Support HR initiatives related to culture survey results. 
  • Supports and coordinates event planning activities related to all employee meetings, customer events, investor day and tours of government officials.
  • Conducts space planning activities according to business unit requirements.
  • Special Assignments – Responsible for support and completion of special assignments as required.

Qualifications and Requirements:


  • Bachelor degree in engineering, management, or related field
  • Minimum 5 years experience in engineering,  manufacturing, or facilities management
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience with general office computer tools (word processing, spreadsheets, office communications)
  • Experience with AutoCad desired

Key Competencies

  • Priority Setting – Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; Quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; Can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; Eliminates roadblocks; Creates focus.
  • Customer Focus – Is dedicated to meeting the exceptions and requirements of internal and external customers; Gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; Acts with customers in mind; Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Decision Quality – Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgement; Most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; Sought out by others for advice and solutions.
  • Informing – Provides the information people need to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; Provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; Is timely with information.
  • Problem Solving – Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; Probes all fruitful sources for answers; Can see hidden problems; Is excellent at honest analysis; Looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.
  • Conflict Management – Steps up to conflicts; Seeing them as opportunities; Reads situations quickly; Good at focused listening; Can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; Can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise.
  • Drive for Results – Can be counted on to exceed goals successful; Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; Very bottom-line oriented; Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Listening – Practices attentive and active listening; Has the patience to hear people out; Can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees.
  • Functional Technical Skills – Has the functional knowledge and skill to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Interpersonal Savvy – Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; Builds appropriate rapport; Builds constructive and effective relationships; Uses diplomacy and tact; Can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Equal Employer Opportunity Statement

BorgWarner is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


This position will adhere to Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner PTC Safety Policy Manual, which includes the use of equipment, protective devices, or clothing that the employer requires.  This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses.  He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and coworkers.  In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to the immediate supervisor.

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