A day in the life of an Operations Manager
Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Fort Meade, MD – August 29, 2015
It is rarely a dull day in the life of an operations manager. Some days it is like trying to herd cats as my co-worker would often describe the people at the program. Despite the organized ciaos, I've managed to learn new skills such as how to work with a "shoe string" budget, negotiate prices with vendors and manage multiple projects at once just to name a few. Also, I've learned that I am not easily broken. With all of the challenges that I've encountered, I've managed to remain with the organization for 5 years.
There are several challenging parts to my job, but I will only name a few. #1) Maintaining the buildings and grounds appearance #2)Maintaining safety throughout each building. The buildings on property have transformed tremendously in both areas, but still need improvements. Many of the buildings were in very poor structural conditions which were serious safety issues for the employees and the residents. Also, there were several fire code violations throughout the buildings that have been corrected.
One of the most enjoyable part of my job is making physical improvements throughout the property such as newly remodeled bathrooms for the residents, routine painting and adding additional lighting for safety. Another enjoyable part of my job is the relationship that I've built with come of my co-workers.
Free meals, flexible schedules, excellent health benefits
Financial compensation does not include merrit increases