A facilities coordinator is accountable for the efficient, smooth operation of a job site. They work in a variety of settings, from offices to industrial settings; often, they work in the hospitality industry, planning events such as banquets and large parties.
In a hospitality setting, the facilities coordinator is generally the "middle man" between clients and businesses. They handle any and all problems that arise before and during events; these professionals may also serve as an organization's "events coordinator." If in an office setting, a facilities coordinator is often called an office manager and their job is to maintain a properly stocked and staffed office, also ensuring that computers and machines in the office operate smoothly; they often also handle some budgeting duties. In an industrial setting, a facilities coordinator may be responsible for ensuring equipment is running correctly and safely; any violation of safety can lead to fines, or suspension of operations in the company.
Facilities coordinators may also be a part of middle management, or even senior management, teams. Many coordinators often participate in meetings with other management staff to discuss budgeting or strategy. This is often an office position during regular business hours, although hours and setting vary by the specific position.
Most often, the educational requirements of a facilities coordinator is an associate’s degree in business or a similar field; however, the amount and type of education required varies greatly with the job responsibilities.
Facilities Coordinator Tasks
- Monitor and implement scheduled preventative maintenance.
- Triage client inquiries and dispatch service request work orders.
- Manage work order processes and coordinate site services vendors.