The candidate should ensure that the facility is operating as it should on a daily basis. Facility managers will need to complete daily inspections and communicate directly with decision-makers, facility managers are generally highly visible and are frequently completing inspections.
Dealing with emergency issues that arise. Facility managers will generally be involved in anything that breaches the safety, security, or usability of their facilities. Facility managers will often have contingency plans regarding what needs to be done in the event that certain situations occur, such as equipment breaking down unexpectedly.
Formulating plans for the future. In addition to ensuring that the facility is currently adequate, facility managers also need to make sure that the facility will continue to be so. Facility managers will need to project future requirements regarding the company and will need to work closely with decision-makers to determine the best upgrade paths for equipment and infrastructure.