Vonachen Group
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Requisition Number: 2022-3257
Industry: Corporate Office Building
City: DeKalb
State: IL
Position Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: 2nd Shift
Pay Rate: $45-48K
Drug Test Required: True

Area Operations Manager

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Description/Job Summary

Vonachen Group was established in 1968 as a private, familyowned janitorial service company. From the very beginning, we've remained true to our "Midwestern values." Our team is hard-working, responsive and reliable. We believe in delivering quality work, honoring our commitments and treating clients and employees with respect. Vonachen Group has earned a reputation as "people of integrity," and it's this reputation we work hard to keep! Vonachen Group is committed to creating a cleaner, safer and healthier environment for our valued clients. No matter what type of business we serve, Vonachen Group strives toexceed expectations by meeting the unique needs of your facility, staying within budget, responding and adjusting to workflow within 24 hours and working side-by-side with you as a member of your team.Since its founding, Vonachen Group has evolved into a full-service facility maintenance leader that provides janitorial services, healthcare services, logistics and special services for a widerange of clients throughout Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska and Tennessee.


DSI (Diversified Services for Industry) is looking to fill an Area Operations Manager opening over multiple accounts in the DeKalb, IL Area.  There will be multiple sites in DeKalb, Beloit and Rockford. 

This position will be responsible for various duties including hiring, job and safety training, and quality assurance.  Responsibilities will also include scheduling staff, approving employee time records and managing a budget including labor and supplies.  This position will be the front line customer contact for our accounts and so strong relationship management skills are required.  Flexibility in working hours is important as this position will require availability during first shift for customer relations, though the majority of the duties will occur on second shift.

  • Direct and oversee the work of the around 30 janitorial employees 

  • Plan, organize, direct, coordinate, functions, and activities of assigned area 

  • Establish and maintain effective lines of communication with stakeholders 

  • Control expenses within area of responsibility 

  • Maintain records and statistics for administrative and regulatory purposes 

  • Evaluate and justify supplies, equipment, and purchases as needed

  • Develop and recommend account operating budget 

  • Provide feedback to management on customer requirements and opportunities 

  • Demonstrate and promote culture, values, and company philosophy

Required Skills

Skills and Abilities  

  • Must be 18 years or older and a valid driver's license and clean MVR 

  • Must have reliable transportation  

  • Good communication skills 

  • Customer-oriented and friendly 

  • Ability to manage, analyze and interpret financial data and results 

  • Ability to work under pressure 

  • Basic skill with Microsoft Office Suite and/or related software  

Education and Experience 

  • High school diploma or GED 

  • Experience providing janitorial services preferred 

  • Experience in coaching, motivating, developing, and leading a team   

  • Knowledge of human resource policies and practices 

  • Acquisition of BSCAI- Certified Site Supervisor (CSS) certification 

Physical Requirements 

  • Stand and walk for long periods of time 

  • Frequent bending and twisting 

  • Able to lift, push & pull 50lbs 

  • Able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends 


  • Mainly 2nd shift hours- with occasional 1st shift responsibility
  • Salary- $45-48K with a gas stipend
  • Full Benefits Package- medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, Life insurance, 401(k)
  • PTO and holidays
  • Company computer and cell phone