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Dairyland is proud of our People First culture centered around appreciation, celebrating wins and collaboration. We’ve worked hard to ensure alignment between our culture and our processes and systems, learning and development and rewards and recognition programs.
As a team, we work together to leverage the team’s diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences to deliver nothing less than the best. We are collaborative, transparent and committed to our People and their work experience, growth and professional development.
SUPERVISOR, FLEET OPERATIONS
The Supervisor, Fleet Operations is responsible for supervising the activities of the fleet operations department. This position is expected to manage Fleet personnel for the maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of the Dairyland fleet assets, ensuring safety and security of the personnel, building and fleet, along with providing supervisory direction to the Fleet Operation’s staff. The position is also responsible for administrative duties including the oversight of parts procurement, asset procurement, tracking, cost control, scheduling workflow, telematics integration, and functional use of fleet management software systems.
The Impact You'll Make In This Role:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Safety: Exemplify Dairyland’s Zero by Choice mentality. Promote safety policies and procedures and require compliance by entire staff, vendors, and visitors to Dairyland’s Fleet Operations area. Instill 200 percent accountability regarding the safety of departmental work force. Participate in and lead department Safety meetings. Perform safety observations as directed.
2. Partner: Participate as part of the operational leadership team representing Fleet Operations by providing subject matter expertise and support for business planning and delivery of key goals. Work collaboratively with leadership to ensure strategic alignment of the Fleet area with the organizational goals, processes, policies, structure, and overall strategy of the enterprise.
3. Work Planning: Use fleet work management system software in collaboration with the Foreperson, Fleet Mechanics, and field teams to effectively manage Fleet people resources for the optimum utilization of Fleet maintenance management scheduling. Engage stakeholder interests in work planning and scheduling work assignments to ensure Dairyland’s Fleet assets are 100 percent in compliance for safe and reliable operation.
4. Talent Management: Collaborate with leadership and the Fleet Operation’s team to develop an effective, strategic talent acquisition, retention, and succession approach. Recruit, evaluate, and coach staff members accordingly.
5. Performance and Leadership Coaching: Provide appropriate advice, feedback, and development to improve the effectiveness of individual employees. Provide documented mentoring to employees when necessary. Create and implement a job progression training protocol inclusive of processes and procedures with measurements regarding qualifications. Establish and monitor internal and external training opportunities for mechanic staff. Stay fluid with trends and changes within the industry.
6. Metrics and Analysis: Provide relevant data on fleet asset’s use metrics, analyzing and identifying trends and making recommendations in response to trends, operational needs and develop strategies for future opportunities. Use relevant Fleet Management software tools and/or telematics to effectively manage analytics. Establish a model fully capable of supporting a cost per hour utilization rate of Dairyland’s fleet equipment and vehicles.
7. Business Knowledge: Drive value by understanding and translating Fleet data into actionable information. Work with teams to standardize, create, and enhance Fleet policies, processes, and systems to further enable efficient and effective fleet operations. Assist in the creation, implementation and maintenance of process and system documentation. Understand operational needs and proactively identify and develop plans for mitigating risks to ensure effective and efficient operational performance.
8. Asset Procurement: Administer the proper selection, purchase, and utilization of Company fleet assets in support of the enterprise operations. Engage with stakeholders to standardize assets throughout the procurement process.
9. Regulatory and Compliance: Ensure all vehicle licensing and agency requirements as they pertain to the Dairyland Fleet vehicles are within regulatory compliance for operation. Create, establish, and implement processes and procedures relative to DOT, OSHA, IFTA, HVUT, EZ Pass, Fast Track, permitting, etc. that allow Dairyland’s Fleet to be within compliance throughout inter-state travel.
10. Financial/Budgetary: Prepare annual capital budget for the enterprise based on replacement and new Fleet asset procurement process. Work with leadership through budgetary process to ensure capital budget is shared with stakeholders. Develop appropriate procedures to expedite and communicate and effective method for stakeholders to participate. Partner with Manager and others to ensure O&M budget is prepared and adequately supports the Fleet Operations annual needs.
11. Miscellaneous: Perform other duties as assigned.
Your Experience and Expertise:
Education & Experience: BS degree with 5 or more years of progressive experience in Fleet Operations positions. Equivalent combination of education and Fleet Operations experience will be considered. Must have knowledge and understanding of State and Federal Motor Carrier Regulations and Fleet Management procedures. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification preferred. Experience in the Utility and/or construction industry is preferred
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels
Strong organizational, time, project and change management skills with proven ability to multi-task and manage complex projects
Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office
Excellent analytical thinking, investigative and problem-solving skills with the agility and flexibility to deal effectively with ambiguity and change
Ability to assimilate and analyze data for making sound business recommendations and decisions and present results to others
Strong business acumen
Self-starter with the ability to work independently
Effective change agent, with the ability to challenge conventional thinking, approaches and methodologies to drive breakthrough results, with a process focused, continuous improvement mindset
Leadership experience developing and implementing fleet strategies in a large organization
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand/sit; walk; use hands/fingers to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Environmental Demands: Works primarily indoors. May at times be expected to work in the field to gain insight and knowledge from the stakeholders of Fleet Operations.
We are committed to providing our greatest asset, our People, with as many perks and benefits as possible. Some benefits of working with us include:
- Health & disability benefits (medical, dental, vision, short & long-term disability) - Life insurance - Generous 401(k) and Pension Plans - Paid Time Off - Robust Wellness Program - New Flexible Work Program - Tuition Reimbursement - So much more!
Dairyland Power Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for employment, contact our HR Department at 608-788-4000.
Dairyland is proud of its history as a pioneer in rural electrification. The generation and transmission cooperative formed in 1941, bringing light and power to the homes and farms in “America’s Dairyland.” Specifically serving rural communities and countryside, Dairyland continues to ease work conditions and improve quality of life for residents by delivering a safe, reliable supply of energy in its four-state service territory.