This position requires an individual with a strong understanding of equipment asset management through the life cycle to ensure maximum efficiency is brought to the delivery of equipment operations. Must have strong interpersonal skills to manage, mentor, and guide equipment personnel.
The primary focus will be to ensure that the equipment is properly maintained, repaired and operates cost effectively, with a high level of reliability and within budget. You will be responsible for annual budgeting, monthly cost analysis reports, asset replacement requirements and improving utilization by contract. This position requires a self-motivated, highly organized, and detail oriented individual.
- Work closely with all departmental teams in a positive supportive manner, placing the highest value on respect for collaborative contribution and the unique expertise that each department’s staff bring to the combined group.
- Assume technical and financial responsibility for all Atlantic District equipment
- Provide leadership to the equipment team; train and mentor staff to develop skills as required
- Work with inventory control personnel and work closely with supply vendors and Miller Waste Corporate office to ensure proper pricing
- Enforce all company policies and procedures
- Ensure a safe work environment for all employees; develop, implement and maintain processes, procedures and programs to improve safety, productivity, efficiency and communication
- Monitor, audit and communicate with outsourced vendors to ensure that equipment repairs and preventative maintenance is being performed to Miller Waste Inc. standards and being done cost effectively.
- Assist in diagnosing mechanical problems and provide direction on repairs to be completed as required
- Monitor equipment, shops, facilities, and surroundings to maintain a clean and tidy operation as per Miller standards
- Prepare annual budgets; monitor and take necessary steps to ensure equipment costs remain within budget
- Analyze equipment costs on a monthly basis and provide periodic cost analysis
- Conduct annual employee performance evaluations and ensure annual performance evaluations are completed for all district equipment personnel
- Ensure equipment personnel are working at the highest level of safety and proficiency while minimizing overtime whenever possible
- Ensure fleet appearance is within corporate guidelines at all times
- Provide recommendations on asset life expectancies, replacement schedules and new asset specifications
- Review asset utilization and cost to determine most cost effective units for high and low utilization
- Ensure Equipment Management Software (EMS) is fully utilized; including but not limited to, ensuring that all PM scheduling, documentation of repairs, tracking of inventory, cost control reporting and date is current, accurate and the software is utilized per corporate standards
- Supervise building related preventative maintenance, repairs and costs (HVAC system, doors, sprinkler systems, docks, plumbing, etc.)
- Ensure external repair shops follow approved repair practices and adhere to corporate policies and procedures
- Minimum of 5 years management experience
- Truck and Transport Technician license (required); Automotive Service Technician license (an asset)
- Strong trade expertise and proficiency with above average ability to diagnose and rectify mechanical, electrical and hydraulic faults
- Valid driver’s license
- Above average computer skills – knowledge and experience with Microsoft Outlook and Excel a definite asset
- The ability to analyze equipment costs and financial performance is an asset
- Excellent communication, organizational and self-management skills
- Be self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision
- Experience in meeting deadlines with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and stressful conditions