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Facilities Manager

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Bachelor's degree or higher +

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What They Do

Facilities Managers Career Video

About This Career

Plans, directs, or coordinates operations and functionalities of facilities and buildings. May include surrounding grounds or multiple facilities of an organization's campus.

This career is part of the Business Management and Administration cluster Operations Management pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Acquires, distributes and stores supplies.
  • Conducts classes to teach procedures to staff.
  • Disposes of, or oversees the disposal of, surplus or unclaimed property.
  • Manages leasing of facility space.
  • Monitors the facility to ensure that it remains safe, secure, and well-maintained.
  • Oversees construction and renovation projects to improve efficiency and to ensure that facilities meet environmental, health, and security standards, and comply with government regulations.
  • Oversees the maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Participates in architectural and engineering planning and design, including space and installation management.
  • Plans, administers, and controls budgets for contracts, equipment, and supplies.
  • Prepares and reviews operational reports and schedules to ensure accuracy and efficiency.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel


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