The Role of a Facility Manager and How CMMS Will Help

February 9, 2018
1 min

According to SAMS (Strategy and Management Services), the roles and responsibilities of a maintenance facility manager encompasses five major sectors:



Smooth Operations

One of the most important parts of a facility’s operations is to ensure that everything is running smoothly and as it should be. This means making sure inspections are done when needed and communication is key between vendors, employees, management, and even guests when applicable. Communication with employees is key as well because without your employees you cannot run your facility like it should.


Emergency Management

Emergencies happen in any type of business and the maintenance department is no exception. Maintenance facility managers will generally be involved in anything that breaches the safety, security, or usability of their facilities and must have a plan in place to make sure that these emergencies do not affect day to day operations. Whether it is equipment that has broken down or a work task that comes up expectantly, these are areas that must be handles appropriately.


Future Plans

An additional role of a maintenance facility manager is to make future plans for the department or facility. This means making decisions on infrastructure, employment, and equipment upgrades and purchases. Anything that solidifies the longevity of the facility is part of the future plans.


Repairs and Replacements

One of the major components of a maintenance facility manager’s responsibilities is to ensure that everything is running as it should and that means making decisions on repairs and replacements of equipment. This also includes preventative maintenance, scheduling, inspections, and anything that decreases unnecessary downtime.


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Vendor Contracts

Last but not least, a good relationship with vendors means that you have what you need when you need it. You want to be sure to have every resource maximized and that all of your contracts and orders are fulfilled appropriately. Maintaining good communication and relationships with your vendors helps your operations run easier and with less headache.


There are plenty of responsibilities as a department manager or maintenance facility manager and these are just a few of the top five. and CMMS helps you do every one of them easier and with less stress.

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