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Facility Manager

November 20, 2020 11:13 AM | Anonymous

Facility Manager- The Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge, TN


Supervise the grounds and maintenance staff of the Ripken Baseball complex in Pigeon Forge, TN to assure that the complex is maintained in a manner for maximum customer experience and playability.

Required Skills


  • Fully embrace Ripken Baseball standards for all internal and external customers and accept responsibility and accountability for demonstrating empowerment decisions and actions during daily work.
  • Lead the selection of team members and provide positive motivation to achieve objectives.
  • Maintain qualified maintenance/custodial staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training staff; and set & maintain staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring and evaluating job results.
  • Keep abreast of latest maintenance innovations and concepts to maximize efficiency at the complex.
  • Make recommendations to the General Manager on the purchases of new equipment, major capital expenditures, and major maintenance repairs.
  • Prepare department budget for General Manager to review.
  • Coordinate and schedule major work by outside contractors to minimize inconvenience and disruption of business.
  • Ensure effective performance of all contractor services; including any related to security; landscaping; HVAC; energy management; sweeping and ongoing maintenance services.
  • Ensure a high quality of housekeeping for facilities & complex grounds at all times.
  • Maintain, inspect, and ensure the operation of fire and alarm systems, and act as the businesses representative on all inspections by various insurance underwriters, city, and state inspectors.
  • Ensure compliance of safety standards in accordance with local, state and federal regulation.
  • Provide regular maintenance of synthetic turf fields.
  • Assist all entities using the complex with promotional events.
  • Effectively schedule and direct the workload of maintenance staff, including: work schedules, posting the schedules weekly for the staff and work to ensure staff performs tasks at an excellent level.
  • Instruct staff on the safe and efficient methods of operating equipment and machinery according to OSHA standards.
  • Apply pesticides and fertilizers as recommended by the product label and to Tennessee State law.
  • Supervise and/or participate in the scheduling and maintenance of the irrigation and drainage system.
  • Review repair work to ensure equipment is operating efficiently and safely.
  • Develop and maintain necessary engineering and system schedules at all buildings on the complex.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records for equipment maintenance procedures, chemical and fertilizer applications.
  • Promote a positive relationship with team members.
  • Ensure completion of work responsibilities and special projects in accordance with the designated timeframe, as determined by the General Manager.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with local government and state officials.

Required Experience

Qualifications Required:

  • Knowledge of complex and buildings systems and maintenance programs
  • Good communication skills including verbal and written
  • Ability to multitask
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Positive and effective customer service skills
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Minimum 2 years maintenance and facility management experience in sports complex or stadium/arena
  • Possess or have the ability to obtain a Tennessee Pesticide Applicators License within six months of employment
  • Knowledge of maintenance of sport turf, plants, shrubs and flowers, pesticide and fertilizers, drainage systems and plant diseases and treatment for diseases and irrigation systems
  • Basic knowledge of general maintenance with knowledge in electrical, plumbing, painting, carpentry, landscaping, mechanics, and general building repairs
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, with ability to perform minor repairs to machinery as needed
  • Associate’s Degree in related field


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Knowledge of construction
  • Understanding of municipal requests for proposal process

Working Conditions / Special Physical Requirements:

  • Use of hands, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Routinely lift up to 50 lbs. pounds
  • Routinely exposed to extreme hot/cold conditions
  • Routinely exposed to dust and particles
  • Routinely exposed to loud noises
  • Required to work flexible schedule based on the needs of the business

Job Location

  • Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States

Position Type

  • Full-Time/Regular

TO APPLY VISIT: https://ripkenbaseball.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.allpositions&company_id=15994&version=1

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