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Job Summary The Director, Maintenance is responsible for
providing management and leadership of the port’s maintenance
department. The incumbent will direct, plan, manage and integrate
programs, personnel and operations with responsibility for the
maintenance, repair and preservation of mechanical and electrical
equipment on all rolling stock, powered equipment, cranes, maritime
facilities, plant facilities, infrastructure and buildings owned or
leased by the Port of Tacoma. This position will also be
responsible for the supervision of maintenance management and
supervisory personnel and for the direction and implementation of
the department’s long and short-range business plan.
Primary Functions Provides leadership and management of the
maintenance department’s staff, plans and programs. In
collaboration with the Chief Operations Officer, department’s
management team and staff effectively directs the development of
the department’s vision, mission, and core competencies to align
with the overall vision, goals and strategic plan of the port.
Prepares and maintains the departmental capital and operating
budgets for the annual programs and monitors and manages variances.
Delivers essential cost-effective services in order to minimize
expenses, maximize profits and drive best in class service levels
to Port customers.
Leads the department to ensure proper resourcing to deliver best
in class service for all maintenance activities for Port owned and
leased equipment, building, grounds, maritime facilities and
Responsible for the oversight and development, in conjunction
with department staff, of the department’s short and long-range
business and strategic planning process and plans, organizational
development and departmental key performance metrics and
Liaison with the Operations, Commercial and Engineering
Departments in planning major repair and upgrade projects and in
coordinating maintenance support. Coordinate activities and
operations that cross department span of control.
Serve on the Port’s Labor Relations Committee. Assist direct
supervisor and Human Resources in negotiating the Port’s Collective
Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with ILWU Local 22. Maintains positive
and collaborative relationships with the represented workforce.
Direct and coordinate, monitor and supervise the interpretation of
Required Education and Experience Bachelor’s degree in business,
economic development, industrial technology, industrial
engineering/facilities development or a related field required.
Seven (7) years’ executive management experience, to include
five years of progressively responsible experience in the
management of large equipment fleets, industrial facilities and
plant maintenance. Experience should also include a minimum of five
years of supervision and direction of staffing levels in excess of
80 inclusive of heavy equipment repair shops, large industrial
plant facilities or related experience. Experience in rail track
maintenance and certification in labor relations and contract
Additional Requirements The ideal candidate will possess a basic
background in buildings, grounds and heavy-duty equipment
operations and maintenance. Successful candidates will possess
working knowledge of building codes regulations, general and
preventive maintenance philosophies, commercial and/or residential
property development and operations. Additionally, successful
candidates will have experience with motor pool, rail operations,
maritime cargo handling equipment and other related auxiliary
equipment. Working knowledge of labor relations both federal and
state, contract negotiations is required, as is working knowledge
of human resource practices and related laws governing ADA, EEO,
FMLA and DOT Drug and Alcohol testing reference to CDL/DOT.
This individual must demonstrate a caring customer service
attitude, a strong commitment to operational excellence and be able
to display behaviors and a commitment to the organization’s core
values. We value an individual who also brings an impeccable work
ethic, is honest and models a high level of integrity. The Port of
Tacoma wants candidates who display enthusiasm, energy and a drive
to succeed. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the
organization’s culture is built on the following values: Integrity,
Customer Service, Competitive Spirit, Courage, Sustainability and
Collaboration. The Port seeks candidates who can align and model
these values both internally and externally and understand what it
means to carry out these values in their everyday work.
In accordance with the Immigration Control and Reform Act of
1986, all persons offered employment must provide acceptable proof
of identity and authorization to work in the United States. Proof
will be required prior to employment.
The successful candidate must possess (or obtain within 30 days
of employment) a valid driver's license. Candidate must be able to
successfully complete a post-offer substance abuse test (includes
both drug and alcohol) and background investigation. Candidate must
also be able to obtain/maintain a Transportation Worker
Identification Credential (TWIC), which is a program managed by the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Information on this program
can be viewed at https://www.tsa.gov/twic .
THE PORT OF TACOMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO
PROMOTING AND ENCOURAGING DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE.