Facility Manager in Kalkaska at ITW Specialty Products

Date Posted: 5/20/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Coding Products (Kalkaska, MI) is a member of the ITW Specialty Films division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), a Fortunate 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader, and is part of the Specialty Products Segment. ITW Specialty Films designs, manufactures and markets specialized coated and/or metalized films for the Transaction Card, Security Documents, Medical IV bags, and Consumer Packaging markets. The division leverages unique core competencies and technologies in films, foils, laminated, holography and transfers to address customer needs globally. The Division has operations in North American and Europe.

Position Summary

As the Facility Manager you will perform and manage a variety of process engineering, plant, safety and maintenance related activities. As part of a dynamic operational team the role supports 80/20 initiatives, annual planning, and assures the business meets or exceeds their agreed upon goals and objectives related to facilities projects, safety, environmental management, capital investments, continuous improvement, and optimization of assets.

Under the general direction of the Operations Manager, you will be responsible for planning and coordinating the design, maintenance, construction, renovation, and repair of all facilities and equipment at the site. You will manage a small team of maintenance personnel and guide them on determining priorities, when to outsource, and where and when to adjust PM programs.

The individual will drive related responsibilities while collaborating with site leadership.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • EHS and Regulatory Compliance:
  • Support and collaborate with leadership on OSHA-based safety programs, managing applicable regulatory compliance, training, and inspections.
  • Support, advise and implement on divisional safety initiatives as well as all other safety programs.
  • Oversee the company environmental compliance to EPA and other environmental agency regulations, rules and standards. This includes hazardous waste reporting requirements/management, environmental permits and compliance, DOT and RCRA training requirements.

  • Facilities:
  • Manage the facility, maintenance and project engineering functions including all equipment repair/preventative maintenance, facility infrastructure, HVAC, electrical, grounds, etc.
  • Recommends maintenance, mechanical, electrical, and facility design modifications to increase safety, reliability and/or achieve cost savings.
  • Manage emergency equipment inspections, preventative maintenance and compliance testing.
  • Manage work by vendors and contractors. Manage and review service contracts.
  • Conducts and documents regular facilities inspections as required by company policy, state and federal regulations.

  • Production Equipment:
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the company's manufacturing capability.
  • Lead and assist in installation, PM, repair, removal, or transfer of equipment.
  • Define, implement and maintain process documentation associated with operating production equipment.
  • Support the Manufacturing teams to ensure that best practices are shared across the site.
  • Collaboratively support improvements and issues with associated production, process, quality, and operations personnel.

  • Talent Management:
  • Cultivate and reinforce within the maintenance staff a culture of engagement and creative problem solving.
  • Guide individual development to match interests of individual and needs of business.
  • Make recommendations for the size and skillsets of the team of direct reports that best aligns with the needs of the business.

Job Requirements

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related degree preferred. Related combination of education and experience may be considered.  
  • Five to eight years progressive and successful related facilities and maintenance experience is required.   Experience in web coating, converting, chemicals, and interfacing with manufacturing operation ideal.
  • Experience should include related manufacturing processes, projects to reduce product cost, improving efficiency, and reducing complexity.
  • High level of success in estimating, budgeting, scheduling, and driving projects to completion on time and within budget.
  • Safety training and experience ideal.
  • Continuous improvement training/background a plus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written format with MS Office and presentation software expertise.
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills


Working Conditions and Requirements

  • Work is normally performed Monday through Friday in an office environment.  Evening and weekend hours may be required as needed.   
  • Exposure to potential physical risk on plant floor from mechanical and electrical equipment.  Strict adherence to company and regulatory safety requirements is required.
  • Ability to occasionally stand, bend, squat, and lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to travel and work various hours as necessary to support business/site initiatives.


Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic team where you have an opportunity to make a significant impact immediately.  You will enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package that includes medical, dental, prescription drug, vision, 401K with a company match, life insurance, wellness programs, career-related tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, 12 paid holidays per year, vacation and sick time starting in year of hire, and a corporate matching gift program for charitable donations! 

ITW is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system due to your disability, please email hrdept@ itwsf.com to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.



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