A typlical day can be as easy as processing invoices for A/P and reviewing vendor contracts or convaluted with the duties of construction and ensuring the staff is safe while managing noise levels from construction work. A typical day is unpredictable. I might be giving a presentation to new hires at 8 a.m., and within the hour be on the roof, figuring out the best repair for a storm-damaged HVAC system. The day involves a lot of contact with people, ranging from the building management team trying to describe our needs to a contractor who, in turn, transforms them from plan to reality; to an ill employee where I must make the quick decision to simply call their spouse or call 911! I must remain mobile in the event I need to visit another facility and rapid problem solving is also a "must do" task of the day. I do a lot of standing and walking and, at any time, be able to lift 35 to 40 pounds or more if necessary! The most important thing I've learned is to be flexible. Learning to deal with others is another important attribute of facility management and I love the fact that no two days are ever the same.
no office or private area for confidential conversations or meetings