Facilities Operations Manager

Date: Jul 9, 2021

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43202

Company: American Chemical Society

CAS uses intuitive technology, unparalleled scientific content and unmatched human expertise to help companies create groundbreaking innovations that benefit the world. As the scientific information solutions division of the American Chemical Society, CAS manages the largest curated reservoir of scientific knowledge, and for 114 years, has helped innovators mine, assess and apply that information to keep businesses thriving. The CAS team is global, diverse, endlessly curious and strives to make scientific insights accessible to innovators worldwide.


CAS is currently seeking a Facilities Operations Manager. This position will be based in our headquarters in Columbus, OH.


Position Summary:

This position will be responsible for leading staff that support maintaining and executing the Facilities projects on the campus, including those related to data center infrastructure, equipment replacements, grounds and office space renovation/refurbishing.  Responsible for providing essential building maintenance and services related to heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), as well as other mechanical systems, lighting, elevator services, grounds maintenance and landscaping.  This position is considered an essential position critical to the day-to-day operation of the organization during weather, power, or building related emergency.


Position Accountabilities:

  1. Manages staff in accordance with company policies and procedures. Conducts pre-employment interviews, selects, trains, develops, motivates and appraises staff. Develops career paths for staff to ensure continued growth in skills, aptitude and interests. Develops, monitors and enforces safety programs. Establishes production standards. Prepares weekly, monthly, annual status reports on various projects or topics.
  2. Manages the operation of the power plant of 5 chillers of 20,000,000 British thermal unit per hour (Btuh) cooling capacity, 7 boilers of 17,000,000 Btuh heating capacity and 8 air distribution systems capable of moving 380,000 cubic feet of air per minute within the buildings and the building management hardware and software system to insure appropriate operation of these HVAC (Heating Ventilating and Air-Conditioning) components and all electrical, mechanical and plumbing.  Maintains building temperature, humidity and office environmental comfort to meet ASHRAE standards. 
  3. Manages the operation of the Data Center mechanical and electrical support equipment consisting of twenty‑six (26) Vertiv environmental computer room cooling units, two (2) 1.2 MW Vertiv Uninterruptible Power Supply systems and two (2) 2 MW diesel emergency generators.  Maintenance objective is to ensure service levels are continually met to support the Data Center 99.999% uptime requirement, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
  4. Participates in developing the annual expense and capital budget.  Oversees budget records and compares to corporate and industry benchmarking standards.  Prepares budgeting and forecasting reports for management on a continuous basis.  Meets monthly and reviews budget plan.  Provides details for probable budget variance report and submit on-time.
  5. Assists with the implementation of office relocation and staff move / add / change requests involving modular wall and office furniture systems.
  6. Manages the Safety Coordinator role within Facilities Operations; perform safety training by use of quarterly meetings, in-house and outside training courses as required by OSHA regulations. Retains Asbestos Awareness and Operation Maintenance certification and High Rise Fire Safety Coordinator certification.  Maintains filing of MSDS Sheets for the maintenance team.
  7. Directs the upkeep, maintenance, cleanliness and physical appearance of the buildings (over 400,000 s.f.) and grounds (54 acres) to provide optimum physical working conditions for all staff.  Maintains the grounds, trees, landscaping and irrigation systems to provide exemplary support for corporate and community events. 
  8. Responsible for setups for internal meetings and external community events, on an as needed basis, ensuring furniture, equipment, accessories and supplies are available and on-time.
  9. Oversees the execution and implementation of various outside contracts for elevators, HVAC systems and controls, waste disposal services and other maintenance service contractors on a day-to-day basis.  Ensures all services are performed in a competent and cost effective manner.  Reviews and approves all contractor invoicing.
  10. Coordinates daily activities with Facilities Operations Project Managers to ensure completion of departmental goals including day-to-day operational requirements, on-call coverage, workflow coordination, etc.



  • Degree in Facilities Management, Business Administration, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or Architecture or equivalent experience required.
  • 7-10 years of maintenance or facilities experience in an institutional or business setting.
  • Minimum of 2 years in a supervisory capacity managing a team of maintenance professionals and/or qualified contractors.
  • Experience in landscaping, data center electrical/mechanical systems, building mechanical, and/or electrical operation preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills are required.
  • Able to interact with all levels of the organization and outside contractors, architects, and engineers.
  • Working knowledge of managing employees performing the following types of work; landscaping, data centers, electrical/mechanical systems, building mechanical, and/or distribution operations required.
  • General knowledge and experience in planning, prioritizing, and organizing a complex workload
  • Basic computer knowledge of MS Office, (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), preventative maintenance or work order systems, building automation systems (BAS)


CAS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including a generous vacation plan, medical, dental, vision insurance plans, and employee savings and retirement plans. Candidates for this position must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future. EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

Job Segment: Data Center, Technology