A facility supervisor typically holds the same role as other types of supervisors, but this role usually involves a workplace in which a substantial amount of machinery is involved.
A facility supervisor's day-to-day responsibilities include processing and executing work orders, supervising employees that handle machinery, and training and hiring employees. They are also in charge making sure that the work done at the facility meets safety standard; overseeing renovations, repairs, and maintenance of machinery in the workplace; and developing strategies to make the workplace more efficient. Facilities supervisors test the reliability of various systems and ensure employees are up to date with operation of these machines.
Facility supervisors must have a minimum of a high school degree or equivalent, as well as several years of related experience working around machinery. Basic knowledge in plumbing, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, and sheet metal work is required as well. A facility supervisor is expected to know how a work order functions when it comes to repairs, maintenance, and renovations. Computer literacy is expected because work orders may be processed electronically and email communication may be expected.
Facility supervisors' hours may vary depending on the needs of their employer; they may work day shifts or night shifts. Overtime is expected as a supervisor, and these professionals are on their feet for most of the work day.
Facilities Supervisor Tasks
Perform or arrange for general building and fixture repairs.
Supervise all general building maintenance.
Supervise maintenance of landscaping and upkeep of grounds equipment.
Keep the building in a clean and orderly condition by examining the building on a regular basis for needed repairs, maintenance, and cleanliness.
Supervise maintenance staff and outside contractors.