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Facilities and Maintenance Manager - St Louis

Date: Oct 15, 2020

Location: St Louis, MO, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.


Job Summary


The Facilities and Maintenance Manager will be responsible for managing the development, cost control, engineering, modification, and quality control of Production and Facilities assets as well as associated processes to achieve maximum efficiency and utilization of the equipment and Facility for its intended function. Performs administrative functions with respect to established policies, procedures and methods, recommending changes to improve Production and Facilities assets, processes, quality, and reduce overall operating costs. 

Job Responsibilities


  • Participates in the development of the objectives and business plans of the Site and share responsibility for the general management of the Production and Facility equipment to achieve the targets set.
  • Manages the facility organization’s Capital and General Services budget in support of the company’s goals and objectives.
  • Cooperates in the establishment of organizational arrangements, human resource policies and management development plans that will create a high quality Maintenance and Facility team to ensure harmonious workplace relations to enable the Site to meet its current and future objectives.
  • Complies with government regulations and the company’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policies.
  • Regularly assesses and provides feedback regarding performance to employees.
  • Maintains a Safe, Healthy and Environmentally sound workplace.
  • Plans, directs, monitors and controls all Maintenance and Facilities activities to efficiently and effectively in support of meeting all delivery schedules within assigned cost targets.
  • Defines and recommends Maintenance and Facility objectives.  Develops specific short and long range plans and programs together with supporting budget requests based on customer requirements.  Responsible for cost control, staffing, Maintenance and Facility requirement forecasts.
  • Reviews competitive posture of unit with in-house and /or outside suppliers of similar services and recommends strategies to be the lowest cost, highest quality provider of products or services.
  • Insures prompt receipt of needed materials and supplies and on-time delivery of finished products or services to internal customers.
  • Responsible for directing the activities of all Maintenance and Facilities Team Leaders assigned, technicians, engineers, and collective bargaining unit personnel.  Ensures that performance criteria for individuals is established, understood, reviewed regularly and actions taken as needed to ensure performance.
  • Insures through monitoring of individual assignments that cross training is on-going.  Develops the leadership of the unit through mentoring, formal and informal training programs.
  • Ensures appropriate communications and interaction with technical support and engineering groups in order that technical issues are addressed in a timely and complete manner.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as needed and assigned.
  • Able to respond to issues on a 24/7 basis as needed.

Required Qualifications:


  • BS in Engineering, Maintenance and/or Facilities Management or related field, or 10 years of equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in leadership positions in a manufacturing and/or Maintenance and Facilities engineering environment.
  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Knowledge of automated manufacturing equipment and controls
  • Thermal and chemical processing equipment
  • Maintenance of plant infrastructure


Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.


GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.