Facilities Manager

Common Citizen
Marshall, MI

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Job Description

Job Title: Facilities Manager

Department: Facilities

Reports to: Director of Operations

FSLA Status: Exempt

About Us

Common Citizen is proud to be a Michigan-based cannabis company committed to changing the social stigma that prevents people from enjoying the greater quality of life that cannabis can provide. Our company is founded on two principles: ‘cannabis for humanity’ and ‘change for the better’. ‘Cannabis for humanity’ meaning we put people first in everything we do – from our safe, high quality cannabis plants to our world-class customer experience to our caring workplace environment. ‘Change for the better’ meaning that we have an insatiable desire to make ourselves, our product and our team experience better each and every day. In fact, we are working hard to become and be recognized as a Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces in the USA.

About This Role

At Common Citizen, we believe taking care of our facilities is everyone’s responsibility and thus we call our facilities engineer a Facilities Captain; working with the entire onsite team to keep each facility operating efficiently and effectively towards producing the highest quality, safest cannabis product with the greatest education at the lowest possible cost.

Reporting into the Director of Operations, the Facilities Manager will be responsible for the smooth operations of our plant/greenhouse in Marshall primarily, as well as other Retail facilities. In this role, your responsibilities will encompass leading the operational efficiency, cost analysis, management, control systems & procedures management across all the physical locations of Common Citizen.

As with everyone at Common Citizen, our Facilities Manager should also have a personal passion for contributing to the Common Citizen movement to end the social stigma that prevents people from discovering the higher quality of life that cannabis can provide.

This role will be based at our main facility, the greenhouse in Marshall Michigan, with occasional travel to other facilities.

What You Will Be Doing

Outlined below is what we see you doing at this point in time. We are a fast-growing company looking for people that are excited to grow along with us.

Continuously Refine Operations to Maximize Efficiency. A Facilities Captain must have an in-depth understanding of each facilities maintenance schedule, engineering specifications, local facility work activities and related applications / machines to support those activities. Utilizing your knowledge of support and delivery methodologies, partner with your co-workers to create continuous improvement opportunities by refining existing work activity to drive efficiency into the manufacturing or delivery of services. Primary duties include:

  • Manage day to day physical facility operations, by maintaining a close working relationship with Greenhouse and Retail staff, and preferred vendors and service contracts.
  • Coordinate, monitor and maintain building environmental controls and levels with Greenhouse Operations through the BMS system and provide daily audits
  • Plan facilities workload in a preventative maintenance plan and ensure coordination of outside

contractors as required.

  • Coordinate fleet vehicle program, including lease registration, maintenance, lease terminations, and obtain new lease options
  • Maintain and operate HVAC physical plant per equipment manufacturer’s recommendations, and in a safe and trouble-free manner.
  • Update AutoCAD file for office space planning and coordination of repairs.
  • Order safety, housekeeping, and maintenance supplies when required.
  • Lead special projects associated with building changes, including but not limited to construction, expansion, and reconfiguration.
  • Provide oversight on special projects (e.g. construction projects, equipment selection, cost-reductions)
  • Manage and maintain all electrical systems as necessary and as circumstances dictate, provide necessary cross-training of systems such as Fire Panel, UPS system, VFD’s, etc.

Secondary:

• Provide required technical support for development and manufacturing operations.

• Operate / program in coordination with production schedules and greenhouse operations computerized energy management systems.

• Take ownership to ensure that recognized facility problems are appropriately resolved.

• Maintain flexible schedule to meet unscheduled customer requests, including necessary overtime.

Analyze Material and Labor Costs. The Facility Captain will gather data concerning facility or equipment operations and determine the best course of action to drive a lean environment through an analysis of each value stream. The Facility Captain will determine what particular needs each value stream has and develop management control systems that will facilitate operational lean practices. Primary duties include:

• Develop a comprehensive cost loaded Preventive Maintenance plan and complete maintenance/work order tasks as defined by weekly work schedule(s)

Secondary:

• Lead in the implementation of energy saving programs.

Design and Enact Control Systems and Procedures. The Facility Captain will develop and enact quality control procedures to resolve particular production problems and/or minimize overall costs. They also design facility-specific control systems that coordinate production activities to ensure that all products meet our safety and quality standards. Primary duties include:

  • Organize and track manifests for hazardous materials transported through Hazardous Waste Hauler.
  • Coordinate Respiratory Fit-Test and train for employees requiring masks and use of filtration unit equipment.
  • Maintain the Facilities and Safety information boards and electronic channels.
  • Conduct internal auditing in adherence to cGMP standards
  • Working with the security card access system to maintain employee badges and access.
  • Develop and assist in maintaining Emergency Response Program through Medical Response, Emergency Evacuation, and Facility Signage.
  • Maintain a solid working relationship with outside regulatory agencies to ensure our compliance. Work closely with Compliance Captain for all facilities.
  • Help to resolve outstanding safety items or concerns brought to the attention of the safety committee.
  • Keep up-to-date documentation of minutes and attendance of meetings.

Secondary:

  • Assist CC retail sites w/safety training and facilities support as required.
  • Maintain appropriate level of security at all of Common Citizen’s facilities.
  • Respond in an appropriate manner to all unsafe practices.

Confer with Management on Procedures and Contracts. The Facility Captain will regularly confer with the client or facility management about processes, contracting, and manufacturing capabilities, and update them on the status of the project.

The Experience You Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field, Master’s degree preferred, or equivalent relevant experience
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a plant engineering capacity
  • Demonstrated success in a business role or project management experience
  • Working knowledge of a physical plant/manufacturing facility
  • Greenhouse and or agricultural experience preferred

Why You’d Love This Role

You have/are:

  • Strong mechanical/electrical aptitude
  • Strong communicator
  • Strong planning and project management skills
  • A passion for humanity and desire to change the social perception of cannabis

Common Citizen is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an environment of mutual respect for all people. If you are a member of an equity group, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your application, cover letter or resume.

**\*Must be at least 21 years of age as required by the Marijuana Regulatory Association**

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