Facilities Manager
Job Type

The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority is seeking applications for a Facilities Manager. The Facilities Manager would effectively be managing, overseeing and monitoring all building/facilities maintenance, repair, inspection, and alteration for the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority and all the facilities at Syracuse Hancock International Airport

This position is responsible for ensuring that facilities are maintained to meet the functional requirements of the airlines and other tenants. They are responsible for supervision and management of the Trades division, and lead workers performing building maintenance work such as but not limited to carpentry, painting, plastering, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and mechanical equipment operation, ensuring quality of work on all buildings and building equipment repairs. May also oversee minor construction projects. Work is conducted in compliance with all applicable state and federal guidelines and regulations. Work is performed under the general direction of the Chief Operations Officer or designee, who allows the Facilities Manager considerable independence in management of preventative maintenance and facilities repair. In addition to the normal work schedule, this is an “on-call” position. The individual filling this position may be required to work evenings, holidays, and weekends as needed, and may be required to remain on duty in an emergency situation.  

Job Description

  • Provides oversight of the Trades division, including hiring, training, professional development, discipline, attendance management, and payroll
  • Ensures personnel are performing their duties as assigned in a safe and efficient manner, and all safety procedures are defined and adhered to
  • Prepares written counseling, warnings, performance reviews and incident reports for employees as directed
  • Ensure weekly planning meetings and regular safety meetings are conducted with Trades division employees 
  • Assigns work orders to employees to ensure the appropriate personnel are assigned to each job
  • Makes daily checks to ensure adequate progress is being made on all work assignments
  • Inspects tenant areas and facilities, including escalators and elevators, to ensure they are being maintained properly, and prepares deficiency reports for future work
  • Investigates and determines cause as to why assignments may have not gone as planned and initiates corrective action
  • Ensures job duty training and safety training is conducted according to requirements
  • Ensures task standards are clearly defined on work orders and/or attached sheet
  • Ensures inventory/stock levels are current, and adequately maintained
  • Responds to requests to investigate issues and concerns within the Authority’s facilities
  • Utilizes automated work order system
  • Prepares written correspondence, written reports, spreadsheets and specifications
  • Performs quality control checks on repairs and preventive maintenance tasks
  • Verifies accuracy of time charged to work orders
  • Conducts time/task studies as needed
  • Processes requisitions for material requests
  • Updates departmental procedural manuals 
  • Verifies that equipment is being maintained properly 
  • Oversight the fire alarm system, ensuring proper maintenance and operation 
  • Remains on duty during emergencies 
  • Interfaces with tenants, the public, other staff members, contractors, public works agencies, and utility employees
  • Adheres to all state and federal environmental protection and workplace safety laws and regulations
  • Oversees tool care, tool accountability and equipment care
  • Conducts annual inventories of assigned tools and equipment and common use tools
  • Ensures Preventive Maintenance checklists are prepared for each system
  • Ensures equipment history data files are accurately maintained
  • Prepares productivity studies and reports
  • Monitors material and product usage
  • Ensures material and product requisitions are filled out completely and accurately by employees
  • Reviews all completed work orders and other assignment related documents
  • Organizes and updates O&M manual library as necessary. 
  • Ability to delegate responsibilities and to plan, organize, and coordinate the work of staff with varying job tasks and duties
  • Good knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to facilities, buildings and systems related to the upkeep of facilities. 
  • Knowledge of airport emergency plan (associated with FAA Part 139)
  • Knowledge of applicable labor laws and employee management procedures
  • Familiarity with general airport facility maintenance is desirable 
  • Ability to manage personnel and resources in a 24 hour/7 day a week environment
  • Ability to plan and evaluate
  • Knowledge of productivity principles
  • Ability to use Microsoft 365 suite, including Word and Excel 
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, drawings and specifications
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of support staff in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with diverse vendors, tenants, customer base, management, and staff.
  • Ability to use tact and courtesy in dealing with employees, visitors, and contractors.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and prepare clear and concise reports
  • Must possess excellent writing skills and verbal communication skills
  • Skilled in developing and maintaining effective interpersonal relations
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret technical and procedural manuals
  • Experience in planning and scheduling work for employees
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position, with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to enter, manipulate and process information through computer systems
  • As a safety precaution, hearing ability to detect noises and emergency broadcast signals 
  • Ability to ensure regular and reliable attendance
  • Ability to communicate using a two-way radio
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs.

Minimum Qualifications 

A. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in building construction/trades and/or facilities management, or related area; and

B. Some supervisory experience is desirable.

Special Requirements

  •  At time of appointment, possession of a valid New York State Driver’s License including any special endorsements, as required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for the class of vehicle being operated. Eligibility for and continued possession of the license is required for employment.
  • Subject to Syracuse Regional Airport Authority drug and alcohol testing policy for safety-sensitive positions.
  • Must be able to meet and maintain Transportation Security Administration requirements authorizing unescorted access entry to Security Identification Display Area (SIDA).

 *Any offer of employment would be contingent on passing a security clearance background check. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) badge. 

 **This is a Civil Service provisional position. The incumbent will be required to take an open/competitive exam given by Onondaga County Civil Service and be reachable on the certified list to obtain permanent civil service status and retain the position. 

Salary and Benefits 

The Authority offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package, including medical/dental/vision coverage, flexible spending accounts, generous paid time off, New York State deferred compensation (457b), Employee Assistance Program and membership in the New York State Local and Employee Retirement System. To learn more about our organization, visit: http://www.syrsraa.com/.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should apply online, including a resume, and 3 professional references.

SRAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to developing a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of the people and region we serve, and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply.
Salary Description
85k+ starting salary depending on experience