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Assistant Shop Manager

  • Expired: January 29, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
Who We Are:

For over 114 years and across four generations of family ownership, Brooks Construction Company, Inc. has stood for Quality, Team, and Integrity in the civil construction industry. Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with over 250 employees, Brooks Construction provides asphalt, concrete, earthwork, and pipe operations across northern Indiana and northwestern Ohio using best practices and innovative techniques to give our customers a quality product.

Job Summary:

The Assistant Shop Manager at Brooks Construction is responsible for assisting the Shop Manager in scheduling equipment repairs and maintenance, purchasing equipment parts, managing equipment yard, assigning mechanics schedules, and carrying out day-to-day administrative activities. The position requires a thorough understanding of equipment shop management, equipment repairs, and maintenance. The individual needs to be flexible, resourceful, and dependable to meet changing demand caused by down equipment and internal customer demands. This position requires open availability, including early start times, weekends, and night work as required based on productions demands. This position reports directly to the Shop Manager. The Assistant Shop Manager position will provide a hands-on learning experience directly related to responsibilities and skills needed in a Shop Manager position.

Essential Job Functions (*=Non-essential tasks):
  • Assisting in managing mechanics and yard employees, which includes scheduling, training, coaching and motivating.
  • Demonstrating and modeling integrity, teamwork, and a dedication to a quality product
  • Making decisions and resolving equipment problems quickly and accurately
  • Communicating with Foreman, Project Managers and crews on a daily basis to determine equipment repairs or maintenance needs
  • Ensuring mechanics complete daily paperwork in a timely fashion including dailies, safety checklists and toolbox talks
  • Entering data and maintain equipment records on automated spreadsheets
  • Ensures all daily maintenance and repairs are complete
  • Works with Shop Manager and Mechanics to identify and troubleshoot equipment malfunctions
  • Understand and comply with federal, state, and location regulations that affect service operations, such as hazardous waste disposal, OSHA Right to Know etc.
  • Understand and ensure compliance with manufacturer warranty and policy procedures
  • Provides technical support for technicians when necessary.
  • Checks progress of each repair order throughout the day.
  • Monitors shop condition, including cleanliness, safety, and the condition of the shop equipment.
  • Continuously learn new technical information and techniques in formal training sessions in order to stay abreast with rapidly changing technology.
  • Assumes duties of Shop Manager in their absence.
  • Participates in new equipment training and implementation
  • Completes necessary equipment recordkeeping on a daily basis
    * Assist others as needed
    * Other duties as assigned

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in equipment management or 8 years' in technician experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of operation of various types of heavy mobile equipment
  • Previous experience in managing multiple mechanics
  • Familiar with rules and regulations of associated unions

  • High School Diploma or GED is required
  • College or technical certification is preferred.

Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job may be considered.

Skills and Abilities:
  • Class A CDL required
  • Develop and maintain peer and customer relationships
  • Fair, honest and straightforward in dealing with others
  • Use appropriate discretion and is sensitive to confidentiality
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards and a dedicated commitment to safety
  • Thorough understanding of basic spreadsheet preparation
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills including demonstrated success with oral and written communication
  • Proven dependability, organization, problem solving and adaptability skills
  • High degree of accuracy, thoroughness and attention to details
  • Ability to work for long periods at an energetic pace with frequent interruptions
  • Must have knowledge and experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Must be a team player
  • Strong Communication and interpersonal skills for working with others
  • Strong decision-making and problem solving skills
  • Flexibility in managing multiple priorities within tight time constraints
  • Must have exceptional attendance, punctuality, dependability, reliability, and work ethic (including performance record with other/prior employers)
  • Must have a "Safety Before Anything" attitude
  • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to pick up on procedures quickly
  • Adheres to all Brooks Construction's policies and procedures
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude
  • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize work load
  • Meets Brooks Construction productivity and quality standards
  • Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb or balance, lift and/or move up to 50
  • Ability to perform the physical functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation

Working Environment:
  • Individual will be working in a shop and field environment
  • Ability to work in adverse conditions, including rain, snow, extreme heat or cold, water, mud, dust, etc.
  • Individual will be working with internal customers (Foremen, Superintendents, Project Managers, QC/QA Asphalt Lab, Safety, HR, Accounting, and other Support Departments)
  • Individual will work at varying production paces dependent on equipment repairs and maintenance demands

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Assist in supervision of multiple mechanics and yard employees at any given time

(These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this job. Additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required.)

Brooks Construction Company, Inc.


Fort Wayne, IN
46809 USA



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