Facilities Manager in Chaska, Minnesota at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 10/30/2019

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Job ID: BEC015848

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, and are motivated, energetic, and looking for a new and exciting opportunity, please submit your resume online at the URL below or at www.beckmancoulter.com.
Beckman Coulter is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The Facilities Manager is responsible for providing leadership, guidance, and direction to ensure successful planning and implementation of facility related programs for Beckman Coulter’s campus in Chaska, MN. The manager develops, drives, and tracks cost reduction initiatives within scope such as Utilities, Waste Streams, Maintenance/Repair & Indirect Services and Supplies. 

The Facilities Manager works with site leadership teams to ensure that planning, programming and justification, including the evaluation and development of the plant’s facilities plan aligns with Beckman Coulter’s business goals and objective. Provides leadership and coordinates for successful outcomes with multiple stakeholders and departments within Beckman Coulter as well as external stakeholders, outside agencies, and vendors (e.g. Catering and Kitchen Services, Utilities, Office Planning and Location, Print Services and Equipment, etc.)  The successful candidate with use problem solving tools and the Danaher Business System (DBS) tools meet daily management and strategic goals and targets.   

This critical global role reports to the Director of Infrastructure Assets and will work with other key infrastructure leaders to provide leadership, development guidance, and mentoring to help the team reach its objectives. 

  • Enables business to meet and exceed operational goals by delivering safe, stimulating and socially responsible building environment.
  • Creates and maintains a team culture of kaizen that improves the office and manufacturing environment from a standpoint of safety, efficiency, hygiene, sustainability.
  • Leverages the Danaher Business System (DBS) through a disciplined approach to develop & implement global energy management processes to improve environmental sustainability and optimize costs associated with energy, utilities, and waste disposal.
  • Manages the site’s facilities & energy kaizen and project funnel, KPI bowler charts, and Daily Management tools.
  • Manages successful preventive maintenance program of infrastructure assets. 
  • Oversees office and manufacturing space allocation and layout.
  • Implements strategies to optimize cost and service levels related to utilities, plant maintenance, grounds management, janitorial, vendor management, expense management, and infrastructure project management.
  • Develops and execute facilities and environmental sustainability strategies for global operations and significant commercial sites.
  • Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) regarding building, energy management, and environmental sustainability systems.
  • Oversees and maintains a strong relationship with the site’s key business partners, and stakeholders to ensure goals are met and ensure a high level of internal and external customer satisfaction (e.g. Manages and/or communicates for successful outcomes with: Catering and Kitchen Services, Utilities, Landscape Services, Mail Services, Office Planning and Location, Print Services and Equipment, etc.)
  • Assists with the identification, prioritization, and justification of facility capital projects related to energy and waste management & facility systems upgrades.
  • Identifies and supports winning federal, state and city incentives to drive fiscally-positive facilities initiatives.
  • Collaborates with other Danaher OpCo energy and environmental sustainability stakeholders and SME’s to benchmark what “good” looks like, learns and communicate best practices, and encourages development of standard work to ensure effective daily management of facilities KPI bowlers.
  • Advises, coaches and supports facilities team in identifying, scoping and implementing energy savings and sustainability improvements using DBS tools and kaizen and development of a strong and talented global facilities organization.
  • Actively supports EHS initiatives and champions 5-S and Safety for the site.
  • Coordinates facilities and energy management data collection and executes analysis to identify trends, opportunities, and facilitates environmental sustainability communication and reporting.
  • Develop a company-wide training and communication plan regarding facilities activities.
  • Supports integration of engineering, facility management, EHS, and strategic sourcing through special projects as assigned.
  • Manages facilities kaizen funnel and ensures facilities aspects are considered and integrated into new product development phase gating and process transfer project plans.
  • Up to 10% travel

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental management, facilities management, or related science and 9+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in waste reduction preferably focused on managing energy and water reduction, recycling, reuse, and waste management projects.
  • Experience driving projects and managing data using lean or six sigma tools such as problem solving, value stream mapping, variation reduction techniques, and kaizen.
  • Experience in operational or facility management or energy management role for manufacturing locations.
  • Master’s degree in business, engineering, or environmental management and 7+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in industrial, micro-electronics, life sciences, medical device, or pharmaceutical manufacturing environments.
  • Experience communicating with and presenting information to all levels of management from site level Facilities Manager to Vice President of Operations.
  • Strong technical knowledge of HVAC, water, electricity, machine control, EMS/BMS, preventive maintenance, energy & sustainability, and building management applications and systems.
  • Strong leadership, analytical, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as individual contributor, and in teams in fast paced, stretch goal Environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Proven record of providing excellent internal and external customer service.
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • Certified Facility Manager (CFM)
  • Master Black Belt, 6 Sigma, Problem Solving, Value Stream Mapping, LEAN OpEx
Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
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