Shop Assistant Manager
Swift Transportation Company
 Olive Branch, MS

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions Provide support to Shop Leadership. Determine best cost value parts solutions for a varying amount of techs and continually enhance shop performance by continuously exploring new added value opportunities.

  • Assist terminal leadership in identifying areas for improvement as needed.
  • Issue purchase orders and purchases parts for terminal at best possible price and value.
  • Negotiate parts and material prices with vendors.
  • Maintain shop records such as tire count, inventory of parts, outstanding invoices and contracts.
  • Identify warranty coverage of equipment repairs and ensure warranty claims are filed correctly.
  • Identify chronic and repetitive repair issues and determine optimal solutions based on safety, time an cost.
  • Evaluate service quality and continually improve metrics for assigned location(s).
  • Provide hands-on training to technicians.
  • Mentor and develop other technician mentors to ensure productivity and efficiency standards are met.
  • Mindfully create, review, monitor and close work orders in a safe and timely manner.
  • Effectively assign and schedule work to a varying number of technicians.
  • Proactively work to assist others in achieving organizational objectives.
  1. Skills: Must be familiar with completing purchase orders and/or repair orders. Must be familiar with looking up parts and placing on-line orders using appropriate OEM websites. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office suite. Must be a team player. Must possess strong attention to detail.
  2. Education: High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  3. Experience Required: Previous mechanical experience preferred. Previous experience complying with OSHA, DOT, and CSA regulations preferred. Prior management experience preferred. Shop Assistant Manager