Maintenance Manager
Cox Enterprises
 Kent, WA

Job Description:

This position manages the maintenance and custodial function of the auction and directs the activities of employees engaged in operating and maintaining auction facilities, offices, grounds and equipment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure efficient maintenance operations by supervising maintenance and custodial personnel and identifying current and future maintenance requirements.
  • Inspect facilities, buildings and equipment to determine need and extent of service, equipment required, and type and number of operation and maintenance personnel needed. Assign employees as necessary.
  • Work with Procurement/Posting Department on the purchase building and maintenance supplies, machinery and equipment.
  • Direct installation of, modifications to and maintenance activities on utility systems, such as heat, power, gas and air.
  • Compile records of labor and material costs and prepare reports for general management.
  • Work with location leadership to prepare annual maintenance budget.
  • Prepare facilities for various events, to include set-up and breakdown of all areas.
  • Maintain and develop maintenance staff and their professional and technical knowledge by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees, and by providing educational opportunities. Counsel and discipline employees as necessary. Plan, monitor and evaluate job performance, and conduct performance appraisals.
  • Visibly demonstrate safety commitment by following all safety and health procedures and modeling the behaviors related to such. Work in cooperation with Market Safety Manager in support of all safety activities aligned with Safety Excellence.
  • Review work volumes, plan and continuously monitor staffing levels to ensure efficiency, quality work product, and product, and effective customer service; review departmental performance against key performance indicators and metrics and develop and execute strategies for improvement.
  • Effectively leads the team at the location by setting an example in behavior, championing Cox/Manheim values and ensuring that all employees are treated with respect.
  • Enforce all company policies and procedures related to employee and customer conduct.
  • Partner with various market level support teams (i.e. Finance, HR, MFS, Recon, Safety, Security, and Sales) to ensure effective and efficient operational processes that align with company objectives and strategies and high quality customer service and support.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • 2 or more years' experience in maintenance or custodial management required.
  • Good communication and interaction skills, competent management and organizational skills required.
  • Good computer and software knowledge.
  • Knowledge of federal/state laws and regulations regarding OSHA, EPA and MSDS a must.
  • Valid Driver's License and good driving record required.
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, reach, talk and hear. Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat and climb.
  • Ability to lift 1-30 pounds (light hand tools, etc.) Manual dexterity, repetitive motion tasks.
  • Vision abilities required include close, distance and color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.