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Jax Daily Record Monday, Jun. 17, 201905:20 AM EST

City Facilities Management adding 90 office jobs in Jacksonville

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Pay starts at $16 an hour at company that provides refrigeration and other facilities maintenance for grocery stores.

City Facilities Management, a Scotland-based company that established its U.S. headquarters in Jacksonville in 2016, is adding at least 90 office positions in Southside and 220 field jobs in the Northeast U.S. because of an additional contract.

The company opened in Jacksonville three years ago to provide refrigeration and other facilities maintenance for Southeastern Grocers' stores in the Southeast.

A year ago, it announced it would be servicing 427 Walmart stores in the South.

Effective Sept. 3, it will add 470 Northeastern U.S. Walmart locations, which sparks the need now for additional employees.

The company provides maintenance services for refrigeration, heating and cooling systems, electrical, plumbing, food equipment, lighting, shopping carts, roof repairs and landscaping.

City Facilities now has about 240 employees in Jacksonville and 530 in the field. In September, it expects to employ more 1,100 people for its partnerships with Southeastern Grocers and Walmart.

The company operates in Cypress Point Business Park. It leases about 17,000 square feet at 8211 Cypress Plaza Drive and about 20,000 square feet nearby at  8120 Nations Way, Suite 104.

It is building-out an almost 40,000-square-foot expansion of the Nations Way building. The city issued a permit Thursday for Holtsinger Construction to build-out the  $665,020 project.

Michelle Rodriguez, senior director of people with City Facilities Management (FL) LLC, said more than 50 entry-level positions are open starting at $16 an hour at its help desk and call center.

In addition, jobs are available in accounting, compliance, purchasing, vendor contracts, training, payroll, IT and finance.

It also has openings for refrigeration/HVAC technicians and multiskilled technicians with electrical experience in the field.

The jobs are posted at www.work4city.com.

The company said it provides full-time employees with a benefits package that includes 28 days of paid time off along with medical, dental and other insurance coverage and a 401(k) with immediate vesting.

The Jacksonville-based business has about 400 employees on the first Walmart contract, with 125 in the Southside offices and the rest in the field.

Southeastern Grocers operates four brands - Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo, Harveys and Fresco y Mas - among about 550 stores.

City Facilities Management LLC was established in 1985 in Glasgow, Scotland. It says its business model provides maintenance and engineering, technical procurement and support, as well as cleaning and ancillary services in retail, residential and commercial markets.

It has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

City Council enacted legislation in March 2016 to provide City Facilities tax incentives to create 51 jobs paying an average salary of $67,000 a year by the end of 2017 and invest at least $5.7 million in IT equipment, furniture, fixtures and real estate improvements.

The deal went through council under the code name Project Star.

The resolution called for a Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund of $153,000, of which $30,600 came from the city and $122,400 from the state, along with a 10-year city Recapture Enhanced Value grant of up to $200,000.

City Facilities said at the time it would create more than 100 jobs by year-end 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

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