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CBRE Area Material Handling Maintenance Manager in TROUTDALE, Oregon

Area Material Handling Maintenance Manager

Troutdale, Oregon, United States


Facilities Management/Engineering/Maintenance

Requisition # 20021799

Post Date Oct 13, 2020


The purpose of this position is to manage daily functions of material handling operations and maintenance for multi-site facilities and ensures safe working environments. Is deeply involved in the execution of the preventive maintenance process, monitoring compliance to the KPIs on a daily basis, and guide the CBRE MHE Team to provide immediate solutions to any equipment downtime that may occur.


Monitors and maintains a safety first culture in which CBRE employees return home in the same condition they reported to work in. Must lead by example and maintain ownership in delivering safety training on daily basis with the on-site team.

Plans, schedules, and directs the work of employees and evaluates quality of work. Distributes work assignments and assists workers with maintenance and repair activities.

Participates in and oversees the work of employees engaged in maintaining high speed conveyance systems and other manufacturing equipment.

Assists Managers in communicating and accomplishing departmental goals and objectives. Ensures that objectives and key metrics are met.

Assesses material and labor requirements. Procures equipment, tools, and other necessary items for projects and ongoing maintenance needs.

Participates, in conjunction with Manager, interviewing/hiring, employee training, performance evaluations, corrective actions, and/or terminations.

Formulates, disseminates, and communicates work standards and/or procedures. Ensures that repairs and preventive / predictive maintenance is performed in conformance with established standards.

Coordinates and leads Root Cause and Corrective Actions (RCCA’s) to facilitate continuous improvement and development opportunities.

Ensures accurate completion and tracking of administrative duties for all team members including; time and attendance keeping; job planning; work order completion; work load assessments; and maintenance management system updates/reviews.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area. Approves subordinate's recommendations for staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Effectively recommends same for direct reports to next level management for review and approval. Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's (BA/BS) degree in a technical discipline (Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil) required.

Minimum of 5+ years experience managing and coaching employee performance in a manufacturing environment, required. Must include experience in supervising hourly and salary employees.

2+ years working directly with the maintenance and upkeep of manufacturing equipment in a manufacturing environment required.

Background in packaging automation, distribution processes, mechanical systems involving power transmission through gearboxes and belts, and an understanding of control systems is a plus.




Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues.


Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.


Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.


Ability to work and lead employees in a safe and efficient manner.

Ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints, and/or schematics.

Knowledge of materials, methods, and tools used to perform maintenance and repair of manufacturing equipment.

Understanding of predictive maintenance technologies such as (thermography, vibration analysis, and air borne ultra-sound).

Proven knowledge of utilizing maintenance systems to achieve world class equipment maintenance.

Must demonstrate leadership and good judgment in making decisions.

Must have a working knowledge of repairs and preventive/predictive maintenance on electrical and mechanical equipment.

Must have the flexibility to work all shifts including holidays and weekends as demanded by the job.

Maintain positive customer and employee relations.

Ability to travel off-site as needed.


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.


Responsible for personal safety and the safety of those who are affected by your work. This includes but is not limited to:

  1. Complete at a satisfactory level all required and assigned HSE training

  2. Follow all activity policies and procedures, including all HSE related requirements at all times

  3. Participate in all HSE related programs & activities as required, including incident investigations, interviews, auditing and assessment, etc.

  4. Report any condition which you feel could result in an accident or injury and / or stop work if required

In addition:

  1. Be aware of and understand all safe work practices and procedures and potential hazards associated with the work environment

  2. Maintain and wear at all times required appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)

  3. Apply appropriate material handling techniques at all times,

  4. Only operate warehouse equipment and machinery (e.g. pallet jacks, manlifts, etc.) if properly trained, qualified and authorized to do so

As a Supervisor:

  1. While adhering to all HSE requirements established for CBRE employees, supervisors and managers are required to:

a. Provide sufficient distraction free time for employees to complete all required HSE training & support the HSE training program implicitly

b. Investigate and resolve (if possible) all reported unsafe conditions / acts and communicate results back to the affected stakeholders

c. Support stop work authority when it is exercised in good faith

d. Communicate any / all potential workplace hazards and workplace procedures

US Company Profile

About CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2019 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliates) and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 530 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)