DISH Network L.L.C.
DISH is a Fortune 200 company with more than $15 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service \u2013 Sling TV \u2013 that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.
Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.
We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win \u2013 it\u2019s in our DNA. We\u2019re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.
Opportunity is here. We are DISH.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Dish technologies is seeking a dynamic Faciltities Manager for our Spokane Uplink Center. Dish delivers satellite services through our network of full-service digital broadcast Centers located throughout the U.S. Our uplink sites support a 24/7/365 , mission critical operation comprised of Earth Station Operations, Broadcast ( Baseband) Engineering, Network Operations and the underlying Information Systems Engineering that drive all operations. The Facilities Manager will manage, maintain,and preserve the architectural integrity and asset value of the Uplink Center infrastructure to meet highest company standards, which includes regularly scheduled facility inspection, building construction/maintenance, electrical construction/maintenance, HVAC, property and grounds upkeep, fire & life safety and regulatory compliance.
Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:
Directs activities of workers engaged in 24x7 operation and maintenance of facilities. Staff may include exempt and non-exempt employees. Ensures certification of staff in all responsible areas.
Ensures compliance with State and Federal regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, OSHA, EPA, HAZMAT, and Health, Fire & Life Safety.
Schedules and conducts frequent inspection of facilities, grounds and equipment to determine need and extent of service, repair and equipment required and to ensure employee safety. Inspects and ensures maintenance of security fence perimeter, entry gates and surveillance systems. Maintains accurate PMI documentation.
Ensures overall maintenance of the site\u2019s appearance to meet company standards. Manages and maintains grounds to ensure operation of irrigation systems, removal of weeds, care of lawns and ornamental plants and erosion prevention/control.
Plans and administers department budget. Recommends infrastructure improvements to maximize efficiency and cost-effectiveness of site operations. Purchases building and maintenance supplies, machinery, equipment and furniture.
Directs, monitors and controls contracted projects to ensure adherence to specifications and ensure deadlines are met. May prepare construction specifications or plans, obtain advice from engineering personnel, assemble and analyze contract bids, and submit bids and recommendations to management team. This includes managing outside vendor contracts including janitorial and special cleaning requirements (building facades, antennas, data centers and on-air areas), annual maintenance agreements, fueling, painting, general contractors and pest/insect control.
Skills - Experience and Requirements
The successful Facilties Manager will have the following:
10 years\u2019 experience in building construction and maintenance or 10 years\u2019 experience as a journeyman electrician or an equivalent combination of skills and experience.
5 years\u2019 experience of managing a large scale facility.
5 years of managing a team of facilities engineers/technicians.
HVAC experience is a plus.
Three people – Charlie Ergen, Candy Ergen and Jim DeFranco – were hauling an enormous C-band TV dish antenna via pickup truck to a customer in remote Colorado. In the early 1980s this was one of only two dish antennas owned by the developing new business. A powerful gust of wind whipped up, blowing the antenna off its trailer and into a roadside ditch. There goes half of the company. Summed up as a bad day in the infancy of DISH, the founding trio overcame this setback to build what is now a Fortune 250 company that employs thousands and serves millions throughout the nation – a seemingly unlikely future on that blustery day.