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Manager Maintenance

Big Stone Gap, Virginia, United States
30 to 40k
August 14, 2018

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Richard Morris

Facilities Manager - Arbiom / Optafuel

Big Stone Gap, VA 24219


Facilities and maintenance department manager with over 25 years’ experience ensuring successful operations within budget limitations and with complete health & safety regulatory compliance. Lead and coordinate teams across a variety of areas to deliver essential services and support daily operations. Highly skilled in various trades. Trained in HVAC repair, plumbing, electrical, electronics, welding, fabrication and supervision. Extremely motivated and reliable, committed to providing excellent service to employer.

Willing to relocate: Anywhere

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Facilities Manager

Arbiom / Optafuel

August 2014 to Present

Oversee facilities and maintenance department for a multi-national bioproducts company, maintaining the existing bench-scale process development unit (PDU) and pilot plant equipment while working with engineering to develop new processes and technologies for scale-up. Worked with corporate management to establish and administer annual maintenance budget of ~$1MM.

- Manage preventive maintenance program and spares/warehousing program for lab, PDU, and pilot plant

- Supervise maintenance staff and/or contractors for all work performed on premises, including facility upgrades, installation of new equipment, and maintenance of existing equipment.

- Supported corporate expansion by overseeing equipment decommissioning, transport, and installation in

new research facility.

- Installed process utilities systems, including water, electrical, and steam.

- Worked with vendors to install and ensure utility support for new equipment.

- Oversaw installation of $750,000 pilot plant capacity increase project, from equipment delivery to setup,

installation, and tie-ins to existing equipment.

- Worked with vendor, engineering, and operations to ensure successful commissioning.

- Serve as safety officer for two company locations, developing policies/procedures and implementing training programs as needed.

- Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal health and safety regulations.

- Developed and direct essential facility services program, including security, maintenance, cleaning, archiving, and waste disposal/recycling.

Maintenance Supervisor

Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority - Duffield, VA August 2004 to May 2014

• To maintain a 130,000 sq. ft. facility.

• Troubleshoot and repair all HVAC equipment.

• Troubleshoot and repair all plumbing issues.

• Troubleshoot and repair all electrical issues.

• Design and maintain 120 CCTV cameras and DVR's

• Troubleshoot and repair all security electronics.

• Troubleshoot and repair all Laundry equipment.

• Troubleshoot and repair all kitchen equipment.

• Design and implement a safety program.

• Design and draw all fire evacuation drawings.

• Install new PC's and printers and other IT responsibilities.

• Design and fabricate all metal work.

• Maintain budget for the maintenance and buildings and grounds department. Education

Associates in Heating and Air Conditioning

Mountain Empire Community College - Big Stone Gap, VA August 1995 to 1997


Security Electronics, HVAC, Plumbing, Budgeting, Welding, Facility Maintenance, Osha, PLC, Locks - Mechanical and electric, Design and fabrication, Electrical, Troubleshooting, Groundskeeping, Pumps and Motors, Fire Safety, Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Sprinkler Systems, Forklift use and safety, Lifts of various types, Refrigeration, Automotive service, Solar water heaters, Blueprints and Schematics, Equipment Installation, Boilers, Steam pipe installation, Pipe threading Certifications/Licenses

EPA Universal Certification

July 1998 to Present

Certified to service all HVAC equipment

Additional Information


• Security

• Electronics


• Electrical

• Plumbing

• Welding

• Troubleshoot and diagnose equipment

• Computers

• Organizational

• Budgeting

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