Equipment Maintenance Manager

  • ID: 531387
  • Posted: 9/28/2023
  • Location: Wilmington,, CA
  • Category: Pro - Professional
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Duration: Direct Placement


Acara Solutions is hiring an Equipment Manager for our client in Wilmington, CA (90744). The salary range is $90,000-$115,000 annualized, Depending on Experience and Qualifications. There is also up to 20% annual bonus potential. This is a full-time, direct hire opportunity.
The Equipment Manager provides leadership and direction for the safe, reliable and cost-effective performance of container terminal equipment. 
  • Due to the nature of our business, work shifts may fluctuate dependent upon vessel arrival schedules and operational requirements. Must be available to work weekends, day and night shift and long hours (up to 12 hours per shift), and adapt to changes in work schedules as needed.  Work schedule may include 'flip' in shifts (day and night shift within the same day or week).
  • Responsible for providing customer service and overseeing all preventative maintenance and repairs performed by the Journeyman Mechanics. Assist with the daily purchasing of inventory and non-inventoried parts, supplies and services and serves as back-up in the absence of other department managers.  Assists with vendor contract negotiations and performance evaluations.
  • Good working labor relations, knowledge of labor contract, administration and a demonstrated leadership capability are essential to this labor-intensive department. Maintain a thorough knowledge of applicable labor agreements and local working rules thus enabling proper supervision and understanding of the labor environment which in turn provides the ability/necessity to engage in related issues as necessary.
  • Arranges for terminal facilities maintenance and equipment certification and repairs with outside vendors based on operational priorities established in cooperation with other departments.
  • Coordinates the required equipment needs of the client and/or company operational departments with the contracted labor workforce management.
  • Assist in ensuring the department provides and maintains a safe work environment, both within the department's immediate workforce, but also throughout the overall facility, its equipment and associated surroundings.

The following describes the general nature and level of work, but not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties, and responsibilities required of the job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbents may be asked to perform other duties as required.
  • It is essential that the incumbent be knowledgeable of equipment technology, terminology, various equipment types and repair techniques, all of which must conform to applicable standards.  This knowledge also allows the incumbent to assist with the management of parts, materials and supplies inventory, purchasing, cost accounting and preparation of reports and applicable documentation.
  • Provides direction to the maintenance contractor and/or contracted maintenance technicians, works closely with other business managers for the preparation of equipment maintenance and energy budgets, and sets priorities for maintenance of equipment and approves equipment maintenance expenditure within budget and authority limit
  • Builds up a preventive and predictive maintenance schedule with detailed work instructions for all equipment to reduce damages and downtime on all machinery and maintains inventory to ensure that inventory levels are minimised while still ensuring that necessary and anticipated spare parts are always immediately available.
  • Proactively undertakes maintenance planning for corrective work, maintains up-to-date information and knowledge on equipment, improves and modifies equipment design, in order to improve safety, reliability, efficiency or life cycle cost.
Job Requirements

Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • A university degree in electrical/electronic, mechanical or mechatronic engineering or related field. With some post qualification experience or significant practical experience advancing career from a relevant craft through to supervisor or management position (10+ years technical experience, 2+ years management experience).
Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
  • Additional studies in asset management, business or related is considered an advantage.
  • Solid understanding of engineering fundamentals applicable to container handling equipment
  • Practical knowledge of general safety, health and environmental issues
  • Experience working with a union workforce an ability to work in the bargaining agreement
  • Advanced Proficiency and Computer skills for MS Office suite
  • Ability to work outdoors, at height, in confined/restricted spaces and out of normal hours
  • Ability to occasionally travel domestically and/or internationally
  • Experience within a demanding 24/7 work environment
  • Cost consciousness when making decisions
  • Experience and training specifically related to container handling equipment
  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Advanced Proficiency and Computer skills for SQL, Visual Basic and other database systems or programming language
  • Knowledge and experience with best practice asset management methodologies including Preventative and Predictive Maintenance, 5S, LEAN, Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Vibration Analysis, Thermography, Tribology etc.
  • Good mechanical aptitude and understanding of mechanical equipment and systems
  • Understanding of basic electrical engineering principles including control circuits and programmable controllers
  • Ability to understand and work from mechanical drawings and electrical drawing/schematics. 
  • Experience with robotics and/or automated vehicles
  • Experience with encoders and potentiometers
  • Experience with radar and laser sensor systems
  • Basic working knowledge of hydraulic systems
  • Basic working knowledge of diesel engines and powertrain systems
  • Basic working knowledge of PLC and variable frequency drive equipment
  • Exposure to wireless network equipment
  • Exposure to communication protocols like CAN-BUS, Ethernet, RS232, PROFIBUS and their use, maintenance and troubleshooting

Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

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