Regional Manager Fac Svcs

Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
Location : Name Atlanta Tradewater
Functional Group


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 industry supply chain and to help put food on tables around the world.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 180+ temperature-controlled warehouses in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and Canada. We have nearly 13,000 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 Regional Facility Service Manager is responsible for providng oversight and leadership for all sites in the region. The position will lead Facility Services initiatives & drive improvement by providing mentorship and support to Lead Facility Service Managers (LFSMs) and Facility Service Managers (FSMs) within the Region. The individual must ensure safe, effective, functional facilities while coaching adherence to Americold standards and policies and applicable laws.

Essential Functions:

  • Works closely with the LFSMs and FSMs within the region to identify maintenance requirements necessary to ensure efficient and reliable equipment operation.
  • Drive improvement in key metrics such as: PM completion rate, scheduled work percentage, equipment down time, energy, budget adherence, PSM compliance and document work percentage.
  • Operates as the regional area champion for AOS maturity in Maintenance Excellence, Energy Excellence and Refrigeration Excellence initiatives. 
  • Provides guidance for annual maintenance budgets and five year capital planning. 
  • Utilizes SAP data to develop maintenance strategies, evaluate site performance, and identify opportunities for improvement. 
  • Leads region’s team members in improvement initiatives to include: PM Optimization, Energy Waste Walks, Root Cause Analysis, 6S and Continuous Improvement projects.
  • Supports the successful implementation of annual capital plan in the Region.
  • Evaluate and provide recommendations for maintenance resources relative to site demands such as: site headcount, scheduling hours, technician skill level, training needs, and maintenance related tools.
  • Works with LFSM, FSMs and Facility Services Coordinators (FSC) to ensure site compliance with all OSHA regulations, PSM requirements and Americold policies and procedures. 
  • Ensures compliance with mechanical, electrical, fire and all other municipal and state codes.
  • Assist in energy conservation initiatives across the region to drive down cost. 
  • Act as the regional SME providing support and direction on the operation and maintenance of ammonia refrigeration systems. 
  • Onboarding, training and mentorship of LFSM and FSM’s in the region. 
  • Works with LFSMs and FSMs to ensure the development and execution of training and development plans for the technicians at the sites within the region.
  • Ability to prioritize shifting needs within the region. 
  • Other duties as required.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • A BS degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or Structural Engineering or related field, is desirable but not required
  • Minimum 7 years maintenance management and leadership experience with at least 4-5 years experience scheduling and maintaining a refrigerated warehouse system, material handling, repair, and building maintenance is required
  • Experience working within CMMS systems, SAP Preferred
  • Experience in Reliability Centered Maintenance Preferred
  • Requires a strong knowledge & skill level with NH3 refrigeration system. RETA and CIRO/CARO certifications preferred, but not required
  • Strong working knowledge of the OSHA & EPA compliance programs for warehouses using an ammonia refrigeration system is required
  • Computer skills should include Excel and Word
  • Must be able to work independently and unsupervised

Knowledge & Employment Standards:

  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally, both written and verbal with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to multitask in a high pace environment.
  • Must maintain a high level of integrity and demonstrate Americold’s Core Behaviors
  • Possess a strong sense of responsibility and regularly exercise “sound judgment”
  • Possess a strong work “ethic” and always strive to learn new things
  • Progressive, flexible and team-oriented approach desired
  • Must be able to travel as required

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
  • Required to visit 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 50 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.


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