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Shop Manager in Los Angeles, CA at Penhall Company

Date Posted: 6/7/2021

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Job Description

Main Purpose: Provide direction to various Divisional staff and support Division Manager or Area general Manager with day-to-day shop operations.

  • Supervise and direct overall operational activities of divisions assigned. Includes planning, assigning and reviewing staff activities, circumventing/ resolving problem areas, coordinating manpower requirements, etc.
  • Review/interpret contract requirements as required to ensure customers’ needs are met.
  • Oversees all operations of shop & building maintenance.
  • Monthly inventory of equipment/diamonds.  Track inventory levels and account for equipment usage and replacement.
  • Utilization of purchase orders/cost management- Account for inventory and maintain inventory levels needed to promote efficient production standards.
  • Supervises/manages all mechanics & yard crew.
  • Responsible for ordering parts & cost negations.
  • Schedule safety inspections on all regulated trucks.
  • Oversee all preventative maintenance on all fleet vehicles & equipment.
  • Communicate with all levels within the organization from field, Dispatch to management personnel.
  • Must have knowledge of troubleshooting and maintenance issues on heavy equipment. (i.e.: electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, etc.)
  • Position may at times require some field work.
  • Manage & keep current all DOT files and FMCSA updates.
  • Working knowledge of engines, transmissions, electrical and hydraulic components.
  • Knowledge of excavators, backhoes, air compressors, bobcats, and must train and supervise its use.
  • Familiarity with diamond blade equipment and will be responsible to train existing personnel and new associates.
  • General small tool knowledge required, and able to train employees on new equipment and upgrades.
  • May act as a liaison between owners, (sub)contractors, project management, home office management, and other departments.
  • Ensure all employees comply with company policies, procedures and standards; interpret/answer questions as required.
  • Provide support for other departments on assigned projects to assist in their needs.
  • Manage all personnel activities including recruiting, new hire sign-up, employee orientation, policy and procedure interpretation, and terminations.
  • Support the preparation of accounts payable, accounts receivable, and equipment rental functions. Make expendable material purchases as required and provide receiving of materials either directly or through subordinates.
  • Receive support on and make decisions related to (sub)contracting problems and methods.
  • Prepare special reports, studies, statistical analysis, brochures, etc. per supervisor's request. Such items would usually require research, development and/or interpretation of data and be performed with little supervision or instruction.
  • Administer change orders, back charges, and review and justify or refute claims for extra compensation.
  • Compose and/or edit letters, memos, reports, procedures, etc., as required.
  • Perform minor maintenance activities on company office equipment and structure as necessary.

Job Requirements

  • 4 year business, engineering degree or equivalent, plus contract administration exposure or equivalent combinations training and related experience. This role is ideal for internal promotion; Sales, Field, Dispatch or similar Penhall Company experience is preferred
  • Plus 6-8 years general business/administrative experience (at least 3-4 of these directly related to construction) required
  • Advanced knowledge/understanding of company policies procedures, contract requirements, construction management functions plus working knowledge of general employment practices/regulations essential
  • Proficient communicative, interpersonal/organizational skills mandatory
  • Union Labor Relations (as required) – basic principles of labor / management partnerships
  • Computer/Office Machines – Microsoft Work, Excel, Outlook
  • English – proficient in business writing and verbal communication
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable motor vehicle record required when duties require use of motor vehicle