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Director of Plant Operations in Orlando, FL at Avante

Date Posted: 2/11/2019

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Job Description

Avante Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is seeking a Director of Plant Operations to oversee and direct the functioning of facility building systems including mechanical, electrical, fire/life safety, elevators (if applicable), grounds and relationship with contractors for renovation projects in accordance with current federal, state and local standards. Ensure that the facility is maintained in a safe and comfortable condition. To plan, organize and develop and direct the overall operation of the Housekeeping and Laundry Department in accordance with current federal, state and local standards governing the facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator, to ensure that the facility is maintained in a clean, safe, sanitary and comfortable manner and to ensure that an adequate supply of laundry and linens are on hand at all times to meet the needs of the residents. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensure proper maintenance, performance, condition and reliability of all plumbing, mechanical and electrical equipment including emergency generators, critical and life safety equipment through regular inspection and scheduled maintenance.
  • Ensure the maintenance of the interior and exterior of the building and grounds including painting and landscaping upkeep to enhance curb appeal.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the facility service/door locks and all other security hardware to ensure building safety and security.
  • Ensure compliance with established safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining a preventive maintenance program and coordinate maintenance services with other departments.
  • Ensure compliance with fire and safety codes and promptly report accident/incident reports and equipment damaged to management.
  • Ensure external contractor services are properly completed and supervised in accordance with contract.
  • Oversee the Maintenance, Housekeeping and Laundry Departments.
  • Develops employee daily cleaning work schedules.
  • Plans and coordinates all cleaning, floor care, room set-up, hazardous waste/trash/recycle removal and furniture move activities.
  • Maintain communication with fire, building and Life Safety Inspectors.
  • Order equipment and supplies for facility maintenance as necessary.
  • Maintain proper records of equipment repairs, purchases and other expenditures.
  • Maintain proper records of State regulated Life Safety requirements according to National Fire Protection Act (NFPA) and state jurisdiction.
  • Serve on facility safety committee and provide reports on maintenance activities through company online safety system (TELS).
  • Respond to and be available for all facility emergency calls.
  • Staff Development Functions
  • Develop and participate in planning, conducting and scheduling training, orientation and in-service educational activities for facility personnel;
  • Ensure that facility services personnel are performing required duties and that appropriate procedures are being followed;
  • Maintain professional competence through participation in continuing education programs, seminars and training programs; 
  • Ensure that all facility services personnel attend and participate in Hazardous Communication and Universal Precautions training programs prior to reporting to work to assignments. 


This opening is for Mon - Fri and/or Weekends, shift Varies. 

Job Requirements

  • Must be knowledgeable of boilers, compressors, generators and mechanical, low and high voltage/electrical breakers updated location of panels and plumbing systems.
  • Must be knowledgeable of building codes, EPA Certification and blueprint interpretation.
  • Must be knowledgeable of life safety regulations preferably in a healthcare environment in accordance with the AHCA Standards and National Fire Protection Act (NFPA).
  • Training in environmental control and operation of laundry equipment practices and procedures.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must speak and understand English.
  • Previous experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Positive attitude toward the elderly.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel, Word and the internet. Past experience with and proficiency with computerized property management systems preferred.
  • Requires a High School Diploma or GED

  • 2-4 years of Supervisory Facility Maintenance including Housekeeping and  Laundry experience in a healthcare environment

  • Proven experience with AHCA regulations and survey processes is a must.

  • Ability to pursue additional certifications as indicated by Avante.

  • Ability to communicate with personnel, ability to read and write in

    English and ability to understand and instruct housekeeping and laundry

    personnel concerning training and education.

  • Physical fitness to allow for the execution of requisite duties and to affect necessary repairs.


Avante provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, Veterans' status, national origin, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender, genetic information or any other category protected by law.  In addition to federal requirements, Avante complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 


Avante expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, Veterans' status or any other category protected by law.  Improper interference with the ability of Avante's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline, up to and including, discharge.