Santa Cruz Nutritionals

Facilities Engineer

Facilities - Santa Cruz, CA - Full Time

Job Summary

The Facilities Engineer is a hands-on position that oversees and manages the Safety Program and day-to-day facility operations and maintenance of buildings that require a combination of dedicated in-house staff and contractor-based servicing approaches. The position will oversee the successful environmental compliance.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organize, evaluate, and update Cal-OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Program for a pro-active safety approach to Work Area Inspections, Job Hazard Analysis, Machine Guarding, and Lock Out / Tag Out Procedures providing a safe and healthful workplace for employees and contractors
  • Audit, assess, and improve Environmental Management System (EMS)compliance
  • Complete Environmental Compliance Reports
  • Assess permits and licenses for all regulatory requirements including Renewals, Postings, and Documentation
  • Manage Hazardous Waste Manifests, reports, permits, monitoring, incident investigation of safety hazards, records and documentation
  • Update EHS Training Program presentations and include methods to demonstrate effectiveness
  • Active participation in all associated training requirements
  • Support  the Facilities Maintenance, and Production Operations systems including HVAC, Lighting, Compressed Air systems, Construction, Boilers, chillers, Plumbing, Renovation, and Preventive Maintenance Plans with Documentation
  • Provide needed ability to cover unexpected surprise regulatory inspections and any other facility incidents
  • Establish and follow company policies and procedures on work through completion
  • Evaluate vendor capabilities to provide required products or services
  • Lead safety committee meetings and provide EHS training
  • Perform regulatory program audits and inspections with follow up reviews and updated documentation
  • Project management for small to medium size projects
  • Supervise facilities crew; scheduling, assign work, training, etc
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Chemistry, Industrial, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering, or related field of study
  • 3 years’ experience directly related to Facilities Maintenance/Engineering
  • 3 years’ experience in Safety and Health programs including regulatory reporting to federal, state, and local agencies
  • Knowledge of  regulatory permits (EPA, Air Quality, Waste Water, etc), monitoring, incident investigations
  • Knowledge of managing capital projects, utilities, plant drawings, equipment documentation, and preventative/predictive maintenance
  • Skill in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), AutoCAD, CMMS
  • Leadership skills in managing a team and meeting company objectives
  • Skill in reading and interpreting technical manuals/documentation, read blue prints, etc
  • Ability to organize and prioritize the demands in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to clearly communicate (oral and written) with all level of Employees, Management and regulatory agency inspectors, and contractors
  • Ability to conduct required training sessions


Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Ability to climb ladders, work at elevated heights, in an extreme temperature environment, and or outside as required.

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