• Area Tractor Trailer Fleet Maintenance Manager

    Job Location US-NJ-Stewartsville
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Area Tractor Trailer Fleet Maintenance Manager

    Are you ready to take the lead?

    The Linde Group, is one of the world leaders in gases, engineering and healthcare. We operate in more than 100 countries across the globe and generated revenue of $20.13B in 2018. But what makes us great is our people, because they make great things happen. Guided by integrity, Linde employees take pride in what they do, because they know it makes a real difference to our customers. They are empowered to turn a challenge into an opportunity to learn and grow. This is how they take the lead, every day.

    At The Linde Group we identify ourselves with our products – either working for the technical or medical gases business. Being a company with a long tradition in the gases business, we not only care about our customers and high quality products, but most importantly about our employees. While working with us, expect a safe workplace, high safety standards and a true commitment from our managers to safety.


    Candidate must live in the Eastern United States.


    Purpose of the position:

    • To provide technical support and leadership to transport operations and maintenance facilities.
    • Analyze monthly financial and maintenance performance within the area in coordination with location managers in order to drive cost reduction.
    • Drive on-time Preventative and Corrective Maintenance (PM & CM) completion rates within the area in order to maximize equipment utilization rates and reliability.
    • To ensure that Linde transport maintenance standards and procedures are implemented and executed within the area (to include contract carriers).
    • Manage and audit local compliance to the enterprise maintenance management system (SAP PM), including underlying processes, maintenance procedures, and procurement policies.
    • To champion continued process improvement (CPI) and lean initiatives for fleet maintenance shops with special emphasis on 5s implementation & sustainment

    What you will enjoy doing:

    • Work with the reliability and performance systems platforms to analyze reliability data in order to set best operating practices and to drive improvement in the areas of greatest impact.
    • Manage and ensure strict compliance to the Linde EMOC program for fleet equipment within assigned geographic area.
    • Aggressively identify and pursue Growth and Productivity (GAP) opportunities within the area throughout the scope of transport activities and participate in the project scoping and execution to realize these opportunities
    • Provide guidance to locations with the management of parts inventory and related purchases and warranty recovery.
    • Work with managers and Procurement to identify regional vendor needs, and to ensure that all maintenance and supply agreements are managed to ensure maximum benefit to the area.
    • Provide input into the annual budgeting process for Capex (minor/major, GDE) and maintenance expense planning requirements.
    • Ensure that all purchasing guidelines and programs are utilized by the locations.
    • Support the managers in attracting, hiring, and providing professional development of new maintenance employees.
    • Ensuring proper operation of On-Board recorders and telematics systems in order to ensure compliance to regulatory and safety requirements.
    • Manage training needs and opportunities for the region’s maintenance technicians.
    • Actively manage the on-boarding of new equipment purchases within the area in order to drive reliability and cost containment
    • Ensure adherence to safe working practices and site safety rules for all maintenance work.
    • Ensure consistent application of tools, processes, standards, policies and procedures across the area.
    • Evaluate the technical ability and quality fleet maintenance technicians as well as outside vendors to ensure best value for the organization.
    • Coordinate the refurbishment process of trailers within the area and eliminate obsolete equipment.
    • Perform site reliability reviews and equipment assessments; monitor action plans to reduce and eliminate identified risks.
    • Oversee the rectification of failed equipment including MOC, equipment outage decision making and root cause analysis.
    • Any and all other tasks and projects as directed.


    Do you have what it takes?


    Required Skills:

    • Budget management and development experience
    • Education and Training skills to ensure current policies and procedures are followed
    • Presentation skills to “sell” groups on new and innovative processes or technology to take safety, maintenance, & performance to the next level
    • Time management skills to be able to manage multiple projects for multiple departments
    • Candidates must have strong collaborative, team building, and change management capabilities

    Required Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree preferred or 10 plus years of cryogenic industry experience required

    Required Qualifications:

    • Minimum 5 years of cryogenic industry experience preferred
    • Minimum 5 years of maintenance management required

    Other Qualifications:

    • Industrial gas transport equipment specifying/maintenance/repair experience
    • Experience with DOT licensing and permits including those specific to industrial gas transportation
    • Experience with EPA and OSHA regulations pertaining to shop and transport equipment/cryogenic tanker repairs/maintenance/operation
    • Continuous Process Improvement (Lean, Six Sigma) experience
    • Intimate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Power Point
    • Knowledge of SAP
    • Superior organizational skills

    In return:


    Join us and you will be part of a company that values and supports your career. We offer competitive pay and benefits, with set schedules, steady work and opportunities for ongoing training and career progression.


    Together we value innovation, efficiency and flexibility. Putting safety first, working with integrity and respect, we encourage everyone to find solutions for success. That means for our customers and for our colleagues. This makes us a great place to build a career where your skills are valued and developed.


    Apply today @ https://uscareers-lgamericas.icims.com

    Linde is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Company provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status or any legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable federal, state, or local laws.


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