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Facility Manager & Assistant Track Superintendent

Ocala, FL 34482

Posted: 03/18/2024 Industry: Thoroughbred Racing Industry Job Number: 99 Pay Rate: $ 80000.00 - $ 90000.00

Job Description

About the Facility
This elaborate  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 equine businesses, this is an exceptional opportunity for a career minded individual!

Job Description
We are looking for an experienced and organized equestrian business professional to enter this organization as Assistant Facilities Manager & Track Superintendent. With their current Manager nearing retirement age after decades running this incredible operation, we are looking for a promising and committed individual to learn the business under his guidance. This person would be responsible for assisting in the lease and property maintenance of 11 20-acre parcels, 23 barns, and 30 rental apartments/houses. This person should be a strong leader capable of overseeing the facility maintenance crews in a hands-on capacity. Ideally, this person would also be experience in the operation and maintenance of heavy machinery, and be willing to learn the ins-and-outs of maintaining the facility's two training tracks as well. Overall, this individual will be responsible for ensuring an exceptional experience and facility presentation at all times for the tenants and their horses. 

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: Assist in managing and maintaining 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 daily maintenance, so this is primarily a supervisory and quality control position.
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 at both 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
* Extensive experience in large facility management required - thoroughbred horse racing facilities management a definite plus.
* Demonstrated experience in effective team leadership required
* Strong knowledge of safety protocols and facilities management best practices.
* Proven skills operating and maintaining heavy equipment and arena surfaces
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proficiency in English; Spanish is a plus.
* Financial management experience and technological proficiency a plus.

Benefits
* $80-90k salary + bonus potential up to 20% ofSalary
* 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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