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Facilities Supervisor

Date: May 10, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US

Company: Blount International

Work Location : Portland, OR   

Functional Area : Facilities 

Number of Openings : 1 


Blount International, Inc. has an exceptional Facilities Superviosr opportunity at our headquarters in Portland, Oregoon.


We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members.



Provides leadership, direction and administrative support to the Facility and Electrical Maintenance departments. Leads and supports all activities related to plant, administration and campus facilities. Provides expertise and knowledge regarding regulatory requirements, building projects, energy management systems and maintenance activities. Collaborates and partners with engineering, production and other service departments to continuously improve equipment reliability, performance and implementation. Oversees budgets and leads cost savings initiatives.



  • Leads and manages facility service department and supports administrative tasks to electrical department
  • Ensures safe work environment and supports plant safety program
  • Provides facility engineering support to plant and administration for all building and campus related activities according to regulatory requirements
  • Oversees the facility maintenance management activities for campus grounds, plant and administration buildings 
  • Prepares, negotiates and administers contracts with vendors for specialized facility building maintenance activities, remodeling, adding and removing equipment
  • Provides resource estimates for performing facility maintenance tasks and risk analysis for deferring or delaying maintenance tasks
  • Manages facility predictive and preventive planned maintenance program with the goal of continuously reducing unplanned machine downtime and maintenance cost
  • Oversees facility projects insuring on time delivery and budget compliance
  • Leads and guides the Omark Industrial Park Association; works with state, county and city regulators and inspectors
  • Monitors operating loads and capacity constraints for building systems (compressed air, HVAC, water, electricity, etc.), identifying waste reduction opportunities
  • Identifies, implements and supports key cost savings initiatives and process improvements related to spare parts, consumable supplies, tools and energy use
  • Schedules and oversees external vendors support when needed
  • Monitors the upkeep of tools and equipment used in department
  • Manages staffing and hiring process; makes recommendations as needed
  • Continuously builds a high performance team through one-on-one meetings, training and development opportunities, performance appraisals and succession planning
  • Controls department budgets and continuously reviews opportunities for cost savings
  • Analyzes equipment and maintenance data to prepare reports to drive improvement
  • Manages Facilities Technician training and certification program
  • Organizes and leads projects using project management methodology
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Leads daily DMS and other team meetings, continuously aligning team to goals and objectives in the plant and company
  • Conducts team member one-on-one and administers performance appraisals
  • Maintains open communication through conversation
  • Manages, reviews and updates process and procedural documents



  • BS in Engineering or equivalent discipline



  • 10+ years Facility maintenance experience
  • Full understanding of TPM strategies and concepts
  • 3+ years supervisory experience required
  • working knowledge of SAP (preferred), CMMS or similar ERP
  • Customer service experience (preferred)
  • Highly skilled in applying engineering principles, practices, theories and technologies related to manufacturing and administration facility
  • Demonstrated ability to apply principles within projects that require calculations to define or determine a solution. This includes ability to identify alternative methods to check and verify solutions
  • Knowledge of structural properties, water systems, hydraulics, heat transfer and fluid piping desired
  • Able to read facility diagrams and blue prints
  • Proficient using data collection and analysis to identify improvement opportunities with energy use, machine reliability and performance
  • Demonstrated ability to apply project management skills, develop departmental budgets, preparing negotiating and administering contracts for specialized facilities work
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate, manage and prioritize workflow ensuring accurate and timely completion of work
  • High energy and activity based behavior with demonstrated ability to achieve desired results or outcome
  • Ability to translate specific goals into action and follow through to achieve goals
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a collaborative team leader; excellent interpersonal skills; active and respectful listener who can foster teamwork
  • Experienced with lean manufacturing and change management applications (preferred)
  • Demonstrated flexibility, customer focus and quality commitment required
  • Excellent organizational skills; able to complete responsibilities in a timely, professional and quality manner
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate cross-functionally and coordinate efforts
  • Effective written and oral communication skills; able to express oneself clearly and in technical and non-technical terms to internal and external at all levels
  • Exhibits a high standard of professional integrity
  • Demonstrate ability and willingness to learn; seek out development activities to improve skills and increase knowledge; learn from others and own mistakes
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) and data management software (SAP)



  • Available to work on site as required by job including support for off shift and weekend operations



Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals operating primarily in two market segments: Forestry, Lawn, and Garden (“FLAG”); and Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture (“FRAG”). Blount also sells products in the construction markets and is the market leader in manufacturing saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. We also supply original equipment manufacturers (OEM) with cutting attachments.


Blount’s global manufacturing and distribution footprint includes manufacturing, sales, and distribution facilities in the United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, China, and Europe. Blount offers products under the brand names OREGON®, Carlton®, Woods®, KOX, SpeeCo®, ICS®, and Pentruder.  For more information, visit


Blount will only employ those who are legally authorized to work.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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