Manager of Mobile Equipment

Vulcan Materials   •  

Birmingham, AL

11 - 15 years

Posted 233 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Position Scope/Decision Making Authority:

Provides vision and strategic guidance necessary to lead the activities of the Operations Support Mobile Equipment team. Collaborates with operations leadership to support the design and establishment of best practices, equipment utilization and enhance mobile equipment performance across the enterprise.  

  • Leverage function competencies and resources to optimize fleet management

  • Drive operational aspect of leadership model providing the support necessary for the operations team to lead the market’s safest and most efficient operations.

  • Coordinate and guide operations support decisions to optimize mobile equipment utilization

  • Develop and implement best practices and standards for operating and maintaining mobile equipment.

  • Act as a clearinghouse for mobile equipment purchases requiring CAFE approval.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


  • Participates in the formulation of capital budgets to support short and long-term business planning initiatives relating to mobile equipment.

  • Leads the company-wide mobile equipment team.

  • In conjunction with Procurement, develops and maintains Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and dealers relationships with VMC

  • Works with the Operations teams and Procurement to purchase new mobile equipment which includes vendor selection and negotiation on purchase or lease. Works with vendors to establish equipment specifications;

  • Participate in the evaluation of mobile equipment rebuild capital projects.

  • Works closely with Division President, VP & GM, Vice President of Operations, Area Managers, Plant Managers and Central Service Managers on strategies and programs to reduce cost, improve productivity and efficiency;

  • With operations leaders, define key metrics and establish best practices for improved business results

  • Leads targeted opportunity search campaign efforts to improve operations performance and increase internal operational support capabilities

  • Identify and lead cross-functional teams to drive operational solutions and continuous improvement activities relating to mobile equipment

  • Provide strategic direction and standardization for mobile equipment purchases to incorporate the latest technology.

Fleet Utilization and Optimization

  • Assist in strategic planning and development to:

    • Reduce average fleet age

    • Improve utilization and availability

    • Right size fleet

  • Responsible for establishing and measuring the performance of the company’s mobile  equipment by benchmarking with divisional and OEM Performance Data

  • Point of contact for Division Equipment Managers with regards to:

    • Safety and innovation

    • Standardization of policies and procedures

    • Dissemination of technical information

      • Service Letters

        • Product Safety Programs

        • Product Improvement Programs

        • Technical Information Bulletins

    • Parts and service issues with OEM’s

      • Caterpillar & Komatsu

      • Evaluating potential 3rd  party vendors

      • OTR Tire Manufacturers

      • Lubricants

    • Warranty and policy assistance

    • Dealer Performance Meetings

    • Dealer Advisory Council Meetings

      • Reporting Metrics

      • Standardization of Repairs

      • Standardization of Documents

EMS Coordination & Support

  • Ensures compliance with and utilization of the EMS to fullest potential

  • Identify needed resources to maintain systems compliance and usage

  • Identify and implement reporting standards for Mobile Equipment Managers

  • Utilize the system improve Total Cost of Ownership (TCOO) results

Training and Talent Management

  • Act as a clearing house of the company’s mobile equipment training programs and work with others to provide management with tools to incorporate efficiency improvements into day-to-day job activities.


Education, Experience, Skills Required:

Education:  BS/BA degree or an equivalent combination of training and work experience.

Experience:  Minimum of 10 years progressively responsible work experience some of which is in management of fixed and mobile equipment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding of hard rock/aggregate/asphalt/ready mix plant mobile equipment requirements;

  • Knowledge of preventive maintenance principles and practices for mobile equipment;

  • Ability to effectively interface with all levels of employees in the organization;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to include both written and oral communication skills;

  • Design and implement technical training programs;

  • Must have the ability to use computerized equipment and technology.

  • Understands and clearly communicates larger sense of purpose and mission to team

  • Balances collaborative decision-making with a strong sense of conviction

  • Balances confidence with humility, maintains high levels of self-awareness

  • Models the “Vulcan Leadership Model”

  • Champions and drives team success while maintaining enterprise-level perspective

  • Diligent in responsibilities, balances rigor with conscientiousness

  • Enjoys developing talent, takes pride in coaching and providing developmental opportunities to high       potential employees

  • Customer oriented: open to and willing to act upon feedback

  • Ability to lead and function as a team member.  Strong communicator; understands and clearly             communicates larger sense of purpose and mission to team

  • Respected by Operations leaders

  • Create a vision for the future state and sets stretch goals for self and team to accomplish

  • Effective change agent

Other Requirements

  • This position requires knowledge and awareness of mining and construction site hazards.

  • May be required occasionally to use protective gear and to take other precautions when in or near a mining/construction site.

  • Local and regional travel by automobile and by airline is required