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Manatt's Inc Shop Manager in Brooklyn, Iowa

The success Manatt's, Inc., enjoys today in the construction industry started more than 70 years ago. Back then, it was one man, one truck, and now our team of employees numbers more than 700 strong. We have dozens of ready-mix and asphalt production facilities around the state of Iowa. Our massive fleet of dump and ready-mix trucks serves thousands of job sites every year. In addition, our concrete and asphalt paving divisions, along with our various other crews, complete hundreds of projects every season.

Manatt's, Inc. in Brooklyn, Iowa is interviewing for a Shop Manager! The Shop Manager will oversee the management of all fleet maintenance activities with superior levels of service, productivity and safety performance. In addition to managing, it will be important to perform preventive maintenance services and inspect, diagnose and repair vehicles and equipment. Competitive candidates will have heavy truck, heavy equipment, farm equipment, or heavy military vehicle experience along with electronic diagnostics and hydraulics experience as well as superior customer service and management experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with managers to develop, plan and coordinate the weekly shop workload based on available work hours, required work hours for repairs, parts availability, prioritize work keeping in mind forecasted weather conditions, seasonal equipment, upcoming projects, incidents and emergencies;

  • Determine the cost effectiveness of repairs to equipment, the prioritization of repairs, and the available resources used to perform the repairs; monitor the budget;

  • Monitor mechanics work for quality control and efficiency;

  • Review truck replacement plan and suggest items for replacement, utilizing understanding of asset management and equipment preservation techniques;

  • Conduct annual physical inventory;

  • Interview, hire, train new mechanics and other shop personnel;

  • Coach, mentor, train, and guide others on planning and performance of maintenance activities, including technical aspects of equipment maintenance management;

  • Manage, develop, and make decisions on performance evaluations, dispute resolution, morale, motivation/attitude, recruitment and retention, training, overtime, leave, and safety;

  • Review and approve reports, work orders, leave requests, time sheets, fuel logs, supply orders, etc. completed by weld shop manager and truck shop manager. Run various reports (inspections, material tracking, etc.) from data entered into the system;

  • Work with the priority of safety over production for self, co-workers, and the traveling public at all times. Maintain current knowledge of, abide by, communicate, and enforce all safety laws, regulations, policies, and procedures and wear all required personal protective equipment;

  • Keep up with industry standards and changes for job-related equipment, tools, materials, processes, procedures, and technology, and train others as needed;

  • Aid service mechanics during emergency situations;

  • Other job duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

  • Occasional overnight travel

  • Frequently lifts 50-75 lbs with assistance

  • Occasionally lifts 100 lbs with assistance

  • Required to drive Manatt’s vehicles

  • Exposure to loud noises

  • Exposure to fumes, odors, gases, dusts, etc. that may affect breathing, eyes and skin

  • Required to use computers to accomplish everyday work duties


The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

  • Proven record in cost-control management

  • Superior Customer relationship management

  • Strong and decisive leader with command of day to day operations

  • Strong people and project management skills with outstanding interpersonal skills

  • Must be detail oriented and strong analytical skills

  • Must be self-motivated while focusing on overall company objectives

  • Must be able to build and maintain relationships with internal and external customers

  • Possess strong managerial skills and the willingness to "roll up the sleeves" to get the job done.

  • Experience: Minimum Five (5) years of relevant work experience

  • Valid Class A CDL and a good driving record.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.

  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Successfully complete and pass pre-employment drug screen and physical.


  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • AD & D

  • 401K Retirement Plan

  • Short Term Disability Insurance

  • Flex Plan

  • Wellness Program

  • Paid Holidays

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