Fuel Operations Manager


Seattle, WA

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 385 days ago

  by    Benjamin Workman

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Christensen, Inc. - Seattle, WA

The Role:

  • The Fuel Operations Manager is responsible for directing fuel operations for one location within western Washington
  • Provides guidance and oversight of up to 2 junior level managers, general supervision of all phases of all fuel operations, including but not limited to: production, quality control, maintenance, receiving, shipping, route dispatching, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction.
  • Additional responsibilities include managing up to 20 drivers and the overall maintenance of fuel delivery assets, as well as marketing, recruiting, screening, hiring and training personnel, and facility up-keep, as well as capital improvements.
  • The Fuel Operations Manager will be responsible for annual budget planning and execution.
  • They will work closely with the Production, Sales and Marketing teams to increase productivity and profitability within the operations of Christensen.

Significant Activities & Deliverables:

  • Provide coaching and leadership in line with companies ‘Core Values’
  • Provide leadership for the successful day-to-day operations of each site / facility.
  • Work closely with quality personnel to review product consistency to determine trends and areas of improvement.
  • Review established schedules for all to insure established inventory levels are met while operating at the highest efficiency possible.
  • Coordinate the hiring and training of all personnel.
  • Ensure compliance with DOT, DOE, EPA, FMCSA and OSHA rules and regulations at each site.
  • Monitor operation expenses and research ways to reduce costs while maintaining product quality.
  • Work closely with the Environmental Health and Safety Manager to ensure all members of the team are aware of safety policies to ensure a safe workplace for all employees.
  • Maintain and support a superior safety and housekeeping program, including all timely communication initiatives.
  • Develop and execute the fuel, propane and plant budgets.
  • Analyze workforce requirements.
  • Conduct performance appraisals and provide coaching and guidance to all operations employees.
  • Encourage and promote operating in a continuous improvement environment.
  • Remove production constraints; allocate human and equipment resources to attain all established goals.
  • Remove waste and constraints from the process to improve efficiencies and enhance productivity along with continued customer service standards.
  • Communicate with other management personnel to develop new product strategies.
  • Work with Territory Managers and customers to address and resolve issues.
  • Oversee the maintenance of all assigned vehicles and equipment.
  • Monitor and approve employee’s payroll and daily hours.
  • Enforce standards.
  • First responder for all company and employee related incidents

Leadership and Team Reach:

  • Provide role and goal clarity to team member(s) and support them in achievement of their goals.
  • Understand and live our Core Values and execute all aspects of our Employee Value Proposition.
  • Encourage team member career development in both industry specific and business-related education.
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.


  • Experience including best practices in both managerial, operational platforms and transportation logistics (Required)
  • Previous experience/strong understanding of budgeting/expense management with a basic understanding of financial and accounting practices.
  • Computer skills including the ability to prepare spreadsheets and use Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Power Point and/or Access) to analyze data and trends.
  • Previous experience/broad understanding of safety systems and enforcement of safety rules and policies.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, team building and advanced coaching skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate people, assess and develop employee skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to balance delivery, production and maintenance needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and listening ability.
  • A strong ability to be adaptable and flexible.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work with teams and lead decision-making processes in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving and crisis management skills.
  • Must be customer service oriented.
  • Strong understanding of propane and fuel delivery operations and procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of DOT, OSHA, EPA, DOE and FMCSA rules and regulations.
  • Highly motivated, results oriented, driven.
  • This position is a 24/7/365 commitment due to the nature of the position.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Bachelor's


  • Supervision: 5years
  • DOT, DOE, EPA and OSHA compliance and regulations knowledge: 5years
  • fuel distribution/inventory: 5years
  • data and accounting analysis: 5years