Americold Vice President, Facilities Maintenance & Energy in Atlanta, Georgia


Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food and beverage industry supply chain, and to play our part in ensuring families across the US and overseas can sit down together to eat.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 165+ temperature-controlled warehouses in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina, and Canada. In North America we have over 11,000 associates and offer a wide variety of employment opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


Primary Responsibility:

The purpose of this position is to lead the efforts of the Distributed Facilities Maintenance and Engineering teams throughout Americold.

Essential Functions:

  1. Centrally direct company’s holistic maintenance and facilities management programs across the global fleet of 161 sites and over 300 maintenance technicians.

  2. Maintain a high degree of operational readiness and facility uptime while delivering on key metrics like: 85% PM completion rate, 90% planned work percentage, <10% position vacancy rate, 99% temperature compliance rate.3. Act as the Focus Area Champion of AOS and lead the Facilities, and Energy Excellence Focus areas.4. Manages all Regional Facility Services Directors, Compliance team members, as well as Corporate Engineering Support staff to include Reliability, SAP Plant Maintenance, Energy Management5. Develops and implements Americold’s maintenance strategy to drive down short term and long term costs of maintenance, increasing asset reliability while decreasing maintenance cost structure.6. Develops and deploys strategies to train field Facility Services Management members to increase the skill and competencies of this critical position.7. Serves as the accountable leader for the $18MM maintenance budget and the $40MM annual capital budget development and execution.8. Partners with Operational Regional VP’s, District Directors and General Managers to deploy comprehensive facilities and maintenance strategies.9. Deploys and manages team to maintain the OSHA PSM/EPA- RMP programs at the sites.10. Manages Energy conservation execution programs to drive down costs of energy execution.11. Other duties as required.

Essential Initiatives:1. Deploy SAP Plant Maintenance throughout the Global enterprise2. Develop comprehensive training program for FSM and technician staff to increase MHE, Refrigeration and facilities maintenance execution skills.3. Lead AOS Maintenance and Energy Excellence Definition and adoption in the business


Qualifications & Experience:

Education, Training & Professional Experience:• 15 years of progressive experience with a multi-location distribution, manufacturing or service industry operation• Bachelors of Science Degree (Graduate degree preferred) in Engineering, Operations management, Maintenance, or related field. MBA preferred• Experience in managing a large distributed staff of over 150 associates• Must poses the ability to lead and motivate others to achieve planed results• Experience in negotiation of service requirements and contracts with a variety of risk control service providers or third party administrators• Familiar with Reliability Centered Maintenance process to establish the safe minimum levels of maintenance. (SAE JA1011)• Familiar with current best practices for evaluating energy cost savings projects (Federal Energy Management Program's Measurement and Verification Guidelines (FEMP M&V) or similar))• Proficient computer skills including experience in MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Knowledge & Employment Standards:• Excellent time management, communications, decision-making, organization, human relations, presentation, negotiation, and mediation skills• Ability to communicate professionally, both written and verbal with individuals at all levels of the organization and with external contacts• Ability to communicate effectively to direct and motivate the team and others, maintaining a persuasive and credible presentation style at all levels of the organization• Proven knowledge of state/federal standards and regulations• Proficient knowledge of maintenance training management• Progressive, flexible and team-oriented approach desired• Possess a proactive approach with strong customer service orientation• Demonstrates uncompromising level of integrity and code of ethics and maintain a high degree of confidentiality• Must be able to travel at 50% of the time

Physical Requirements & Abilities:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

• Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions• Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending• Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work• Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks• Requires frequent travel by automobile and airplane up to 75% of the time• Requites visiting facility operations in temperatures at or below freezing• Frequently carries loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries, positions, or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds• Requires the use of various electronic tools• Occasionally works evenings or weekends in order to complete objectives or to attend meetings• Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes• Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive management

Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.EOE/AA M/F/D/V DFW.

ID 2017-2038

Posted Date 5/26/2017

Category Maintenance

Schedule Monday-Friday

Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta