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Facilities Associate job in Chicago

Method jobs
Illinois (IL), Chicago
Company Type:  Certified B Corporation
Industry:  Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturing
Employment:  Full-time
Impact Area:  Environmental Sustainability
Company Name:  Method

Country:  United States
State / Province:  Illinois (IL)
City:  Chicago


We are people against dirty® (PAD), and we’ve always done things differently. We are fearless thinkers, mad scientists and adventurous designers who believe that making soap leads to brave ideas, bold inventions and beautiful bubbles.

We are small, but we have big plans to make the world a cleaner, greener, more colorful place. And we invite everyone to join us as we pioneer a future where doing business is doing good for all.


The Facilities Associate plays a critical support role in establishing a supportive and fun culture and environment at the Southside Soapbox manufacturing facility. The Facilities Associate will focus on the brilliant basics of facilities and office management, including vendor management, maintenance coordination oversight, and visitor + employee experience support. This role provides excellent customer service to the People Against Dirty Manufacturing team, taking the initiative to ensure the smooth functioning of everything that makes the Soapbox hum outside of the plant floor.


The Facilities Associate will:

  • Oversee and coordinate facility repairs and improvements, estimating costs and requirements, communicating internally regarding needs, securing appropriate support, and ensuring implementation

  • Manage office + facilities vendors including security, cleaning, landscape, uniform, and additional services to ensure a safe, engaging + shiny environment for our team + visitors

  • Stay one step ahead of all office, kitchen and equipment supply + maintenance needs, including managing regular clean-up + improvement projects

  • Maintain office administration tools such as phone system, office mailing resources, building access system and employee lockers

  • Contribute to our culture through coordination of House of Representatives calendar, snack perks, team lunches, and assisting with additional Soapbox fun as requested

  • Serve as proud ambassador of the Soapbox as front desk co-host, managing tour requests + needs, and liaising with our internal team on customer meetings or special visits

  • Inspire advocates with oversight of our soap = dope employee giveaway program + community requests for product donations



  • Some office/facilities management experience or experience managing customers or vendors

  • Demonstrated sense of ‘pride of ownership’ in the office + readiness to provide best customer service to our team + visitors

  • Proven ability to effectively work collaboratively, partnering with several internal + external parties


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

  • Reliable + very well organized; able to prioritize a variety of tasks + responsibilities

  • Willingness to take responsibility for the details of a job, ensuring a great finish to everything we start

  • Warm, positive communicator by phone, email and in person

  • Creativity and a sense of humor – able to put method-style finishing touches on everything we do

  • Resourceful “can-do” attitude and positive outlook a must


High School Diploma or equivalent

PAD PERKS: Our values are at the heart of everything we do. Here are a few of the ways we Care like a Mother for every person against dirty:  

  • Rockstar health insurance benefits package

  • Competitive vacation bundle + 3 Care Days (a.k.a. Volunteer Time-Off) a year

  • Generous retirement match + pre-tax savings options

  • Global Ping Pong Tournament + heard that right!



HOURS: full time, non-exempt (hourly)

REPORTS TO: People + Environment Director

ref: (SB_7140)
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