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Facility Manager & Assistant Track Superintendent

Ocala, FL 34482

Posted: 05/20/2024 Industry: Thoroughbred Racing Industry Job Number: 99 Pay Rate: $ 80000.00 - $ 90000.00

Job Description

About the Facility
This elaborate 220 Acre thoroughbred training facility is one of the Ocala area's most sought after training facilities. Featuring both a 1 mile dirt and 7/8mile turf track, 450 stalls spread across 23 individual barns, and 30 rental properties on-site, this facility is home to some of the best in the industry! In addition, the facility boasts numerous equine amenities including 3 conditioning ponds, a state-of-the-art aquatred, 4 theraplate stalls, 12 eurosizers and more for peak training capabilities. With an exceptional leadership team and an impressive track record of strong employee retention across their multiple equine businesses, this is an exceptional opportunity for a career minded individual!

Job Description - Now Offering a 10,000 Referral Bonus for a Qualified and Hired Candidate
We are looking for an experienced and organized Thoroughbred Facility Manager and/or Track SuperIntendent to enter this organization as Assistant Facilities Manager & Track Superintendent. With their current manager phasing out after decades running this incredible operation, we are looking for a promising and committed individual to fill some very big shoes. With an extensive compensation package, incredible culture, and employee retention, this role has a HUGE draw to it. Additionally, the ownership has multiple equine related business ventures in the surrounding area making them a long term stable entity in a ever-changing Thoroughbred market. 

Referral Bonus will be divided into quarterly $2500.00 payments encouraging referrals to a be a long term fit. Please email if you would like to refer someone! (They MUST mention your name PRIOR to being hired. The referee must be hired and start work prior to payout.)

Job Description:

This person would be responsible for assisting in the property maintenance and management of eleven 20-acre parcels, 23 barns, and 30 rental apartments/houses. Additionally, you will have a bonus structure that will be based on percentage of filled/rented stalls and apartments, so multiple connections is a key element to this role, keeping those stalls and apartments filled can get you a bonus up to 20% of your salary! This person should be a strong leader capable of overseeing 3-5 person facility maintenance crews in a hands-on capacity. The second, and arguably more important portion of the role, is strong experience working and managing the footing and track surfaces. Horse performance and safety are a top priority here, with many million dollar training two-year-olds and trainers subletting at this farm, so truly prioritizing the track superintendent side is imperative. Overall, this individual will be responsible for ensuring an exceptional experience and facility presentation at all times for the tenants and their horses. 

This is a role that is two-thirds Facilities Management and one-third Training Dirt Track and Turf Track Management. 

This role can be divided into two separate roles but the Track SuperIntendent would take priority. If split, there would be a reduction in salary as the hours would be reduced heavily. 

Job Duties
1. Facility Management: Oversee the maintenance of all properties, including barns, apartments, and training equipment. Manage two separate maintenance facilities on the east and west sides of the track.
2. Equipment Maintenance: Maintain all equipment, including tractors, zero turn mowers, RTVs, weed whackers, and specialized training amenities.
3. Inventory and Organization: Ensure facilities are properly stocked, well organized, and clean.
4. Racetrack Operations Management: Manage and Maintain dirt and turf tracks. This includes keeping a finger on the pulse of latest trends and technology for optimal care standards. There are currently individuals in place to handle the majority of the daily maintenance, so this is primarily a supervisory and quality position, although you will need to be comfortable grating and harrowing.
5. Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with trainers, tenants, and staff to ensure a positive experience for all.
6. Safety and Compliance: Uphold safety standards, ensuring compliance with training protocols and property rules and regulations.
7. Emergency Preparedness: Develop and implement response plans for emergencies for all parts of the facilities. This includes scenarios like power loss, wind damage, and fire prevention.
8. Financial Oversight: Assist in budget management for overall facility and track operations, exploring cost saving measures with the leadership team when appropriate.
9. Team Leadership: Lead and develop teams with a hands-on approach, fostering a collaborative and growth-oriented environment.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Facility Management:
* Extensive experience in large facility management required - thoroughbred racing/training facilities specifically.
* Demonstrated experience in effective team leadership required, 3-5 employees under this role.
* Strong knowledge of safety protocols and facilities management practices.
* Proven skills operating and maintaining heavy equipment 
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proficiency in English; Spanish is a plus.
* Financial management experience and technological proficiency.
* Must be able to Provide or create a working resume and provide three professional references to career on facilities management. 

Track SuperIntendent:
* Extensive experience managing and maintaining racing and/or training surfaces.
* Ability to obtain, and discuss track moisture readings.
* Ability to create and manage a track maintenance plan which includes, watering, grading, sealing, harrowing, planting, and mowing.
* Proven skills operating and maintaining heavy equipment, dirt track and turf track footing and surfaces
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proficiency in English; Spanish is a plus.
* Financial management experience and technological proficiency.
* Must be able to Provide or create a working resume and provide three professional references to career on track and surface management. 

* $80-90k salary + bonus potential up to 20% of Salary
* Health, vision, and dental benefits.
* Paid time off, holiday pay, 401k with company match, life insurance.
* Company-provided housing near facility- 3 bedroom/2 bath house (furnished or unfurnished) OR Housing stipend up to $1500/month
* Company provided F150 hybrid.
* Company provided iPhone.
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