Maintenance & Repair (M&R) Manager

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Employer is looking for Maintenance & Repair (M&R) Manager in Seattle, WA. This local job opportunity with ID 701959 is live since 09/19/2017.

Supervise M&R Vendors

  • Manage and oversee M&R Supervisor personnel, daily functions and company processes and procedures, and TRAC assets in both marine and rail facilities and pools.
  • Manage and oversee M&R Supervisor III time sheets, expenses and issue/monitor yearly KPI objectives on daily basis and year-end review based on below tasks:
  •  Monitor / manage M&R III & II pre and post repair inspections in field, authorize repair where applicable. At ILWU facility, ability to pre-inspect chassis in shop and high dollar amount estimate prior to repair. At Railroad ramps, oversee mobile vendors and ramp management. Work closely with MTO and ILWU / IAM mechanics to resolve any issues in approving and repairing of chassis based on M&R contracts.
  • Monitor /manage M&R III & II to perform timely audits per month or as needed; evaluate and control quality of repair vendors’ work.
  • Make decisions on behalf of Employer, pursuing the lowest total-cost options; assessing whether or not repairs are necessary and appropriate repairs are prescribed.
  • Monitor / Manage M&R III & II that view take off tire inventories, ensure accuracy of vendor marking and coding, track tire usage, inspect tires for cause of failure, identify and submit failures for pursuance of warranty credit. Coordinate tires being delivered to the terminals as well as take offs being returned from terminal in conjunction with TRAC Tire Inventory Supervisor TPSP
  • Monitor / Manage along with Tire Inventory Supervisor for TPSP pool in Review take off tires returned to TRAC tire re-capper to verify condition as well as casing recovery rate on TRAC casings. 

Invoice Processing Functions

  • Review vendor repair invoices for accuracy; ensure all invoices are submitted and received parallel to terms in M&R Vendor Agreement; re-send to vendor for revision when inaccuracies are found and communicate with vendor steps needed to take for correction; decline when situation is warranted and is justifiable; approve accurate invoices for payment; assist with vendor’s inquiries regarding outstanding invoices.
  • Assist to Manage 3rd party billing process to assist the Vendor Compliance group. 

Support M&R Management program

  • Assemble statistics for management, including but not exclusive to audits performed, expenses related to a particular vendor or repair category, operational efficiencies, perform physical inventory reconciliations and report findings, etc. 

Logistics Support

  • Perform daily count of available and damaged chassis by chassis size as needed.
  • Review ocean terminal operator information to determine grounded or mismatched member line containers and outbound equipment forecasts and delays
  • Complete chassis reconciliation at ocean terminal with Employer / TRAC Lease system in conjunction with TRAC Pool Manager
    • College degree preferred or a minimum of 10 yrs. industry experience
    • Must have a valid driver’s license, pass a background check, meet Rail Terminal facility security requirements, and have or be able to obtain a TWIC card
    • Must be able to perform “walk-around” inspection of chassis, as well as use a crawler to check brakes and axles
    • Must be able to lift and move truck tires
    • Must be able to multi-task, and work independently, as well as contribute to the overall success of the team
    • Must have a command of MS-Office package, Outlook, Word, and Excel
    • Strong communication skills (in dealing with both organized and un-organized labor vendors)
    • Must be able to receive and communicate repair instructions verbally and in writing in a professional manner
    • Understand and comply with all safety precautions
    • Have M&R experience and operational knowledge of Rail, Marine and Port, CY and Depot facilities
    • Candidate must be free of potential conflicts of interest
    • IICL Chassis certification / wheel end / brake / tire / electrical training a plus
    • Ability to travel a plus
    • Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) a plus
    • Experience dealing with Labor Unions, Management, and Mechanics
More About Us:

Are you looking for a career with an industry leader? Have big ideas that deserve to be heard? A career at TRAC offers a rewarding opportunity to be part of a growing, evolving and ever-improving organization. Employer is North America’s leading intermodal transportation equipment provider and chassis pool manager serving domestic and international shippers. The company's operations include long-term leasing and short-term rentals of approximately 278,000 chassis in our fleet. We also provide pool/fleet management services and are a leader in providing chassis solutions to the intermodal industry that are designed to increase supply chain efficiency, control costs and promote safety. Based in Princeton New Jersey, Employer is opening new locations across North America, experiencing impressive growth and embracing change. With the acquisition of Interstar Fleet Services and partnership with StreetTurn’s Intermodal Data Hub, we continue to expand our service offerings and create new career opportunities. If you want to work with a company whose people live its values every day, consider a career with Employer.

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