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Fleet Manager

The Fleet Manager will manage and oversee the employees, vehicles, equipment, and functions of our Shop.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Responsible for the shop at Timberline Landscaping, Timberline Building Systems, and Timberline Rock N’ Roll
• Support Business Units goals and objectives
• Maintain department budget and forecasting
• Ensure corporate vehicle fleet meets FMCSA requirements and other applicable laws
• Create and enforce rules that promote the safety of employees, clients, and others
• Manage and maintain small equipment to include check in/out system
• Manage onsite fueling system to ensure continuous operation
• Fleet evaluation and recommendations for replacement
• Thorough evaluation of equipment and vehicles during before and after purchase; onboarding to ensure that all new equipment is integrated as required (decals, safety features, etc.)
• Create and manage existing relationships with outside vendors and trade partners
• Manage and oversee all shop personnel and mechanics; including plans on utilizing equipment, ordering parts, manpower, and other resources to ensure an effective and efficient operation
• Mentor and help with career development of shop personnel
• Maintain corporate tools and equipment
• Oversee scheduling, inspections, routine maintenance, repairs, and necessary records
• Keep up-to-date with current and emerging trends
• Other functions as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

• Leadership, interpersonal, and multi-tasking skills (including the handling of multiple priorities and deadlines)
• Effective organizational skills that includes the ability to self-manage work and manage the work of others
• Effective communication skills; including writing, routine correspondence, reports, presenting to employees, and interpersonal communication
• Knowledge of the functions, operating characteristics, maintenance, and repair requirements for a variety of vehicles and construction equipment
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating & maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
• Capability to analyze, interpret, apply and explain technical procedures, applicable laws, and codes and regulations as required for fleet and equipment
• Ability to define challenges and problems, handle variables, interpret varieties of information, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions
• Proficiency to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure; including whole numbers, common fractions, decimals, and ratios/percentages
• Computer skills necessary for maintaining inventory within corporate software, as well as the ability to use Microsoft Office products (including email)
• ASE Certified
• Valid Colorado Driver’s License with a safe driving record
• Must maintain confidentiality
• Must pass conditional post-offer reference checks, background investigation, drug screen, and motor vehicle record check

DESIRED QUALITIES TO INCLUDE

• Bilingual in English and Spanish
• Commercial driver’s license
• Associates Degree in Mechanics

PHYSICAL DEMAND & WORK ENVIRONMENT

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, listen, talk and drive, and support night shift when necessary
• The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls such as calculators, file cabinets, telephone, or hand tools
• The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50lbs
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to extreme

JOB SUMMARY

• Location: Colorado Springs
• Reports To: COO
• Supervises: Shop Worker(s), Mechanic(s), Fabricator(s)
• Experience: 5-10 years of mechanic and fleet management
• Career Level: Manager (exempt)
• Education: NA
• Salary: DOE
• Benefits: Health insurance as per ACA guidelines, life/accidental death insurance, dental/vision insurance, paid time off, profit sharing, 401K investment plan

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The Importance of Winter Watering

Did you know that on average it takes 10 inches of snow to equal 1 inch of rain?!

This means that snowfall simply does not provide the water necessary for plant material over the winter months. All plants, newly planted trees and shrubs in particular, run the risk of frost damage or death without winter watering. Keeping the soil moist will keep roots from drying out, which prevents root loss and die back. Days over 40 degrees provide a great opportunity to get out your hose and winter water your grass, trees, and shrubs. Pay special attention to evergreens as they are more susceptible to winter dry-out.

Purchase a Moisture Meter

Moisture meters are available at local garden centers and hardware stores and will help you determine if additional moisture is needed. Consider purchasing one with a 6-12 inch probe as you will want to check moisture at the root level. Continue reading The Importance of Winter Watering