General Shop Manager at Omaha Track Equipment

Omaha, NE

Omaha Track is the innovative product and service supplier to the railroad industry-dedicated to providing excellence, quality, and value.  We are committed to remaining the industry leader by focusing on continuous growth and improvement in our 4 areas of focus:  Materials/Railroad Services/Equipment/Terminal Services

Position Description

The General Shop Manager is responsible for the operations of Omaha Track Equipment.  Their mission will be reinforcing a strong culture of safety while ensuring production efficiencies throughout the operation.  They will be responsible for ensuring performance goals are met, maintaining a strong relationship with our customer(s), developing and coaching the management team, and setting the strategic direction for Omaha Track Equipment. 

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Direct and oversee all operations for Omaha Track Equipment, including forecasting future needs and shop requirements, as well as identifying new business opportunities
  • Create and maintain a working atmosphere that promotes openness and enthusiasm in regards to safety, reinforcing safety awareness in a manner that promotes cooperation and improved morale
  • Oversee the creation and implementation of training & development programs for new and existing employees
  • Schedule staff to obtain optimum efficiency with available work, ensuring customer deadlines and commitments are met
  • Develop and provide direction for the implementation of the required processes and procedures to ensure efficiency and cost management throughout the operation
  • Establish an internal quality control process to ensure high standards in production
  • Manage the OTE team, providing ongoing development and coaching
  • Partner with Human Resources for recruiting, employee relations, and performance management
  • Leverage the Omaha Track corporate team for marketing and operational strategies

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field; unless the applicant has equivalent years of experience
  •  3-5 years of management experience required in a Shop environment dedicated to heavy truck, heavy equipment, & upfitting.
  • Experience in the Maintenance of Way industry preferred
  • Experience in Hi-rail equipment installation preferred
  • Ability to read hydraulic and/or electric schematics preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills with a focus on tact, coaching, public relations, and professionalism
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize appropriately and successfully manage projects through completion

Work Requirements

  • Ability to utilize technology, including operating a computer with a high level of competence and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Understand and accurately interpret laws, rules, regulations, and other guidelines
  • Analyze complex problems and develop effective and efficient solutions and alternatives
  • Collect, investigate, and analyze data and prepare clear and concise reports
  • Anticipate events and outcomes; develop strategies and work plans; execute appropriate actions
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with a diverse group
  • Attention to detail in composing, typing, and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality and sensitive information
  • Personal protective equipment should be used as required
  • Ability to meet and maintain company driving requirements
  • Ability to meet all functional requirements including, but not limited to: lifting (up to 50lbs), sitting, kneeling, standing, walking, bending, squatting, finger dexterity, and reaching above/below shoulders
  • Travel: This position may require up to 10% of travel

Comprehensive Benefits Offered

  • Paid time off
  • Affordable Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Healthcare spending reimbursement account- HSA
  • Company Paid Short-term disability, Long-term disability, and Life Insurance
  • 401K with Match
  • Quarterly Incentive Bonus Plan
  • Annual Manager's Bonus Plan
  • Parental leave
  • Company match on charitable donations

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