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Title:  Manager Facilities - JFK


Jamaica, NY, US, 11430

Req ID:  23283

Position Summary

The JFK Facilities Manager leads the facility maintenance team at all leasehold locations at JFK (Terminal 5, Building 81, Hanger 81, and Building 74).  The Manager works in a fast-paced but safety-conscious strategic and tactical environment.  The Manager will develop, define, and oversee the execution of all contracts related to operating our JFK facilities and would include: bag belt maintenance and operation; passenger boarding bridge maintenance and operation; power distribution systems; BMS systems; janitorial; security monitoring (infrastructure); fire system maintenance and monitoring; HVAC maintenance; horticulture maintenance; and any system related to the building’s safe and efficient operation. 


The Manager will further define the strategic and efficient improvement of our maintenance programs.   The Manager will need to guide and lead facility projects from inception to completion.  This would include developing the budget, schedule, and scope to achieve a successful outcome.  The Manager interfaces with local stakeholders and leadership daily to coordinate the project and operational activities.  The Manager will also be responsible for managing and guiding a team of shift work supervisors.  Responsibilities will include a small allotment of non-JFK BlueCities, which will require minimal oversight. 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop or implement manufacturers recommended Preventative Maintenance (PM) programs, for all mechanical and electronic equipment
  • Prepare and monitor budgets and monthly expenditures
  • Interface with airport authorities on local facilities issues
  • Develop construction and maintenance related financial documents
  • Prepare Request for Quotes (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) documents for design and construction services
  • Perform plan reviews and provides written comments to airport maintenance directives
  • Review and interpret AutoCAD drawings
  • Manage the design and the development of construction documents
  • Manage construction projects including bidding process, designs, construction inspections and owner turnover
  • Interface with user groups, designers and contractors to ensure proper communication
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Five (5) years of facilities management experience
  • Skilled and knowledgeable project manager
  • Ability to display strong initiative, internal motivation, and a willingness to take on responsibilities beyond those explicitly defined
  • Skills in problem solving with sound judgement to quickly resolve issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to cultivate a cooperative team approach
  • Demonstrates proactive and clear communication skills
  • Available for occasional overnight travel
  • In possession of valid travel documents with the ability travel in and out of the United States
  • Well-groomed and able to maintain a professional appearance
  • Pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test
  • Legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field
  • Seven (7) years of facilities management experience
  • Airline facilities experience

Crewmember Expectations:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice
  • Well-groomed and able to maintain a professional appearance
  • When working or traveling on JetBlue flights, and if time permits, all capable crewmembers are asked to assist with light cleaning of the aircraft
  • Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the JetBlue culture, that is, exhibit the JetBlue values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Passion and Fun
  • Must fulfill safety accountabilities as prescribed by JetBlue’s Safety Management System
  • Promote JetBlue’s #1 value of safety as a Safety Ambassador, supporting JetBlue’s Safety Management System (SMS) components, Safety Policy and behavioral standards
  • Identify safety and/or security concerns, issues, incidents or hazards that should be reported and report them whenever possible and by any means necessary including JetBlue’s confidential reporting systems (Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) or Safety Action Report(SAR))
  • Responsible for adhering to all applicable laws, regulations (FAA, OSHA, DOT, etc.) and Company policies, procedures and risk controls
  • Uphold JetBlue’s safety performance metric goals and understand how they relate to their duties and responsibilities


  • Computer and other office equipment
  • HVAC, electrical, and plumbing
  • BMS monitoring systems
  • IT infrastructure

Work Environment:

  • Airport Environment
  • Subject to weather and elevated noise levels within airports
  • Ability to stand for an extended period of time

Physical Effort:  

  • Position requires strenuous physical work. Heavy lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 100 pounds occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds frequently and/or be in a position where bending, crouching, kneeling, etc. is needed. (Heavy)

Nearest Major Market: Queens
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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