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Equipment Manager - Savannah, GA

Savannah, GA, US, 31415

Preferred Materials Asphalt


Job ID:  153502


Preferred Materials, Inc., a CRH Company, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of construction materials, and construction/paving services in the United States.  Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the Preferred Materials Region has facilities throughout the State of Florida, as well as Coastal Georgia and South Carolina.  Companies within the Preferred Region are leading providers of ready mix concrete, concrete block, aggregate materials, hot mix and warm mix asphalt, as well as design-build and conventional-bid-build solutions for roadway and civil construction projects.  Preferred is committed to being a great place to work, and to attracting and retaining exceptional employees.  We promote a strong safety culture, and have dedicated professionals who are focused on their own safety and the safety of their co-workers.


Position Overview


Equipment Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Southern Atlantic Region Shops to ensure alignment with Regional Equipment VP vision and objectives.  This includes management of satellite shop technicians, Outside Vendor Management, repair processes, safety awareness and an effective preventative maintenance program for the fleet in a defined area. 


Key Responsibilities


  • Ensure employee driven safety culture is in place and effective.
  • Implement and ensure effectiveness of repair processes thru direct performance management of shop foreman and indirect management of technicians.
  • Review & ensure accuracy and approve hourly technician time entry.
  • Find, schedule and guide training programs and needed training for hourly technicians.
  • Perform Activity Sampling on all technicians and provide visual management to ensure appropriate production and performance.
  • Directly manage all lead personnel and technicians including reinforcement, communication and disciplinary actions where necessary.
  • By identifying cost, shop capacity/competency and technician capacity/competency, ensure effective outsourced repairs are determined and managed.
  • Ensure all National and Local programs established by sourcing are being utilized to their fullest extent.
  • Review, manage and approve all purchases prior to purchase by utilizing the Proactis approval process.
  • Identify, manage and ensure safe, effective tire program is in place according to National OMG guidelines and in alignment with Divisional Equipment Manager recommendations.
  • Consistently and effectively communicate with all Lines of Business and operations to ensure company fleet/equipment needs are being met to ensure maximum availability and production.
  • Provide consistent communications thru meetings, email and phone with operations to ensure needed information is delivered.
  • Involvement in forecasted work/fleet needs with focus on LOFAT to assist company in right sizing fleet levels with understanding from all necessary.
  • Ensure effective, timely and urgent repair culture is driven throughout employees to drive customer satisfaction, uptime and productivity.
  • Utilize Sourcing input on all significant purchases and agreements.


Education and/or Experience


  • Associates degree or related experience required with a minimum of 2 years of shop management experience required.
  • Experience working with electronic equipment management systems preferred.
  • Experience managing P&L responsibility preferred.
  • Experience in mining, construction or manufacturing would be beneficial


Knowledge / Skill Requirements


  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • High ethical standards
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to work with suppliers
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively with a focus on timeliness and responsiveness
  • Capable of utilizing the internet effectively for research and evaluation
  • Ability to drive change and sell new concepts and approaches through persistence, self-motivation, energy, tenacity, follow-through, and commitment
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Understanding of procurement’s impact on financial results


What CRH Americas Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Preferred Materials, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Jul 11, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Savannah

Job Segment: Transportation, Manager, Procurement, Performance Management, Engineering, Management, Operations, Human Resources