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Director, Maintenance Operations - Houston, TX

Location: 

Houston, TX, US, 77015

Category:  Property & Real Estate

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you’ll leave each day knowing you’ve made a difference.

   
 

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you'll leave each day knowing you've made a difference.

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers. Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career. And you’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work. In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits that include health insurance and a company-match 401(k) plan. 

Come to Watco and join a team where you’ll leave each day knowing you’ve made a difference.

Greens Port Industrial Park - Houston, TX 77015 
This location does not offer railroad retirement.


Director – Maintenance Operations Job Description

The primary purpose of the Director – Maintenance Operations position is to lead the Division A teams responsible for supply, equipment, and facilities maintenance; to gain a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of both the operational and administrative responsibilities; implement plans to support operational teams; develop and exhibit the necessary leadership, analytical/decision making, and managerial skills.

Essential Duties:

Manage and lead the Division Maintenance and Supply program with SAFETY and ENVIRONMENT being the highest priorities next to financial stewardship.
Sustain a comprehensive Preventive Maintenance (PM) Program for all equipment to retain the operational ready status of over 1500 assets.
Develop and implement proactive maintenance strategies.
Develop a Quality Control/Quality Assurance program to include key performance indicators and metrics. 
Manage, lead and expand as necessary the facilities, equipment maintenance, and supply warehouse teams. (spare parts; materials; distribution; tracking; ordering; storage; invoicing, etc.)
Supervise contractors, 3rd party vendors, review and approve third-party bids in all maintenance/supply activities.
Must be available and flexible to work all shifts as business needs require.
Ensure customer satisfaction and operational excellence.
Be able to participate in customer meetings to build relationships.
Routine communication and coordination with field operations teams and other corporate departments.
Complete all applicable documentation and recordkeeping. 
Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements.


Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Strong maintenance background w/minimum of 5-7 years maintenance supervision or management experience.
Demonstrated experience with strategic development, implementation, and oversight of training plans.
Strong organizational and leadership skills for a multifaceted work environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communication.
Computer Skills: Excel Spreadsheets & Pivot Tables, Microsoft Office Word Processing.
E-maint software experience is a plus.
Detail-oriented and customer-focused.
Ability to troubleshoot problems.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the Company and its insurers.
Preferred Experience, Skills, and Knowledge, above the minimum requirements.
Must satisfactorily qualify/obtain a TWIC card.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to perform the essential functions of the job successfully.

Must be able to see well enough to read gauges, precision measuring instruments, schematics, maintenance manuals as needed.
Must be able to talk and hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, supervisors, and others within the Company 100% of the time.
Must be able to reach with arms and hands to perform inspection, maintenance, and repair duties when needed.
Must be able to bend, stoop, twist, kneel, squat 100%.
Must be able to use hands/fingers to grasp, handle, and feel 100%.
Must be able to climb and balance well enough to mount equipment by climbing up and down steps as needed.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds without assistance.


Machines, Tools, Special Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment, Used: 

PPE; hard hat, vest, safety glasses, gloves, steel-toed boots


Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to moderate noise level; moving mechanical parts, moving machinery, outside weather conditions and elements; fumes from gasoline, oil, and grease.

                                                          

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Nearest Major Market: Houston