• Shop Foreman

    Job Locations US-AZ-Phoenix
    Job ID
    2018-1185
    Category
    Transportation
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Updike Distribution Logistics provides innovative, cost-effective logistics services across virtually all realms of the supply chain spectrum. We have a unique capability to offer a full array of integrated, in-house logistics solutions, and we have the demonstrated skills to perform. Whether it involves public or contract warehousing, direct-to-store or direct-to-consumer order fulfillment, dedicated or line-haul transportation, and even residential delivery services, you can count on us. You can expect us to execute with a fundamental focus on efficiency and value, utilizing the principles of integrity and responsibility, in all that we do. At the end of the day, we exist to merely be an extension of our customers, and, as your entrusted partner, we stand resolute in achieving total success together.

     

    Our people help make up that success. Our team of extraordinary people has enabled us to grow and expand our reach, year after year, by making the collective, unwavering commitment to exceed the expectations of our customers each and every day. Simply put, our culture is purely one of service excellence.

     

    We are a team of highly motivated, fun, goal-oriented, bright individuals who continuously strive to offer our customers services to help meet their business goals and work toward building long-term partnerships. We need more people who share in that same philosophy. If you do, please continue to read about the awesome opportunity we have to offer another bright, fun, motivated individual.

    Responsibilities

    Shop Foreman will be responsible for the creation of work orders, providing customer service to our driving associates and operations department, answer shop phone calls, assist in managing the daily shop work flow, parts inventory, direct reports including assistance in preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repairing diesel engines, suspension, hydraulics, electrical systems, etc.

     

    What will you do?

     

    Provide customer service to driving associates and Operations

    Create and review work orders, retain proper documentation on all repairs, scan needed items into system and update fleet maintenance program.

    Assist in managing shop work flow to meet deadlines set by management and operations needs, this will include orchestrating outside repairs, a facilitating road service calls.

    Assist in maintaining parts inventory, including performing regular cycle counts, and inventory events as needed

    Achieve and maintain shop efficiency and productivity goals.

    Assist technicians in diagnosing failures of tractors/trailers and disassembling, repairing and reassembling parts as necessary

    Inspecting, testing and listening to defective equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test instruments such as handheld tools

    Performing routine maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries and lubricating equipment and machinery

    Inspecting brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings and other vital parts to ensure that they are in proper operating condition

    Determine vehicle condition by conducting inspections and diagnostics tests, along with identifying worn and damaged parts needing repair or replacement

    Will perform all preventive maintenance and repair work necessary on fleet tractors and trailers including diesel engine system diagnostics

    Keep accurate and updated vehicle inspection reports and maintenance records

    Ensure compliance with federal and state vehicle repair requirements

    Will maintain a clean and organized working environment

    Other duties may be assigned by manager

    Qualifications

    Excellent communication skills

    Safety conscious

    Must be dependable, flexible and take initiative

    Must have experience working with tractors and trailers in a fast pace environment

    Communicate across all lines of the company and must have current knowledge of parts, components, and their installation

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