Facilities Support Specialist

Clariant Runge, TX
Reference: 25261

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On December 31st 2017 the company employed a total workforce of 18,135. In the financial year 2017, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.377 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant's corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation through R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.

This role will be a hybrid both supporting the Facilities Manager and providing ancillary support to site senior leadership.

Responsibilities:

* Supports the Facilities Manager in all functions needed to enable efficient and effective operations at the site, both internal and external, including laboratories, offices, conference rooms, break areas, common areas, storage areas, etc.

* Ensures the reliable operation of infrastructure and service systems such as HVAC, fire protection systems, energy distribution, steam plant, lighting, water and sewer, buildings and grounds, parking lots, housekeeping, waste disposal, etc.

* Plans and conducts routine and preventive maintenance for the entire facility.

* Recommends, plans, budgets for & sets priority for major maintenance and capital improvement projects; responsible for planning & maintaining the operational and capital budget for the site.

* Coordinates & administers service contracts and third-party contractors to achieve safe, cost-effective and reliable operations of the facility.

* Services as the site Safety & Environmental Officer for the site & is responsible for ensuring adequate facility and employee security measures.

* Directs the operation of the third-party on-site mailroom/print shop operations.

* Ensures the security of all employees and authorized visitors and manages the third-party security service provider.

* Supports operations at other Clariant locations as directed (e.g. closed former manufacturing facilities).

* Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

* Bachelor's Degree in business management, facilities management, engineering, or related field, or equivalent experience preferred.

* Must have 3-5 years' experience in site management, preferably including laboratories.

* Budgeting and contract negotiations experience required.

* Working knowledge of HVAC systems and fire and intrusion detection and alarm systems preferred.

* Must be computer-proficient, including experience with SAP WINS system as used for facilities management.