Guardian Healthcare
  • Guardian Elder Care
  • State College, PA, USA
  • Full Time

The Regional Director of Facilities Management is responsible for the comprehensive maintenance and life safety of assigned buildings in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. They are responsible for establishing, directing, analyzing, and monitoring systems for all aspects of services that focus on safety, physical plant and preventative maintenance programs that meet or exceed all state and federal codes, regulations, and permits.


Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Manages maintenance based projects with onsite staff from inception through completion as the owner's representative and advocate to ensure that projects are delivered on time and in budget.
  • Reviews and approves work plans for every project prior to the commencement of the work, coordinates the work with the property staff, and ensures that work is performed with the least amount of disruption to the patients and staff as possible and exceeds all reasonable standards of care for safety.
  • Prequalifies contractors, produces and issues bid packages, qualifies bids, and recommends contractors for maintenance based projects and ensures that all work is performed in full compliance with the contract documents, supports, implements and manages strategic building maintenance based programs developed by the Executive Director of Facilities Management.
  • Provides oversight of maintenance, housekeeping and laundry programs including those provided by third party vendors to ensure that work is performed in full compliance with the vendor contract and that every space at each property is cleaned to the highest standards possible.
  • Directs and monitors safety compliance, including OSHA standards and inspections.



  1. Customer/Client Focus
  2. Ethical Conduct maintaining confidentiality
  3. Flexibility 
  4. Initiative
  5. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  6. Stress Management/Composure
  7. Teamwork Orientation with peers, subordinates, residents and their families
  8. Technical Capacity


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is in an office environment that has controlled heat and cold.  The noise level is moderate to quiet.


Physical Demands:  (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job)

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.

This position requires a variety of activity levels including frequent sitting at a work station, occasional standing, walking, rarely bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing. The employee may be required to occasionally lift items up to 50 lbs.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Education / Experience: (Indicate education based on requirements that are job-related and consistent with business necessity. If item is "preferred" indicate so. See example below)

  • Bachelor degree in a related field or Associates degree combined with extensive facilities experience in multi-facility healthcare environment
  • Minimum ten (10) years' experience as maintenance director or similar position in a multi- facility environment within the long-term care or related industry
  • Available to meet timely telephone and/or physical response to after hour and weekend calls (24/7)
  • Ability to travel up to 100% of the time through multiple states primarily by car.
  • Highly critical eye for the physical appearance of the properties including cleanliness, interior and exterior finishes, landscaping, wire management, replacement material matching, lighting, etc.
  • Working knowledge of all local and state licensing requirements, federal laws, regulations, permit processes, and codes including abatement and encapsulation processes for hazardous materials.
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of plant / building facility management, and the equipment and tools necessary for the third party vendor to properly carry out the housekeeping and laundry functions
  • Computer skills involving work management, communications, reporting and budgets
  • Business acumen in the areas of OSHA standards, safety, plant maintenance, capital improvements, maintenance related purchasing, developing and managing capital budgets, and functioning effectively in a highly regulated environment


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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