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Fleet Logistics and Equipment Manager


Remote - Home Office Flexible

Position Description

The Fleet, Logistics and Equipment Manager (FEM) manages sourcing, dissolution, maintenance, repair, vendor selection and management, hauling activity, tracking, and overall upkeep of test and data collection equipment, fleet vehicles, and field operations support equipment.  This includes safety, compliance,  maintenance, repair and inventory management of on-road vehicles and trailers, off-road vehicles, implements and tools.

 

The FEM is the main point of contact for outside vendors and internal customers (i.e. Product and Engineering managers) regarding all issues and requirements pertaining to Blue River test and data collection equipment.  The FEM has skills in the area of process development and training, computer usage, inventory management, vendor management, negotiation, on- and off-road equipment and vehicle setup and maintenance, fleet management, and safety training and assurance.  The FEM works independently yet closely with the Field Test and Field Data Operations Managers, Field Application Engineers, Financial Analyst, Head of Field Operations and others to complete tasks. Work must be completed in a safe, professional, and timely manner.   

 

The FEM must have outdoor equipment operational knowledge, a high degree of interest in ag and construction technology, a background and/or education in logistics management, a demonstrated process-oriented mindset, and service-oriented attitude.         

 

The successful FEM is high energy, intellectually curious, passionate about problem solving, appreciates the value of teamwork, maintains the utmost personal and professional integrity, has the ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing, has a passion for developing process, and strives to achieve our mission to create intelligent machinery that solves monumental challenges for our customers. The FEM reports to the Head of Field Operations.

 

Responsibilities

  • Fleet vehicles (on-road vehicles), test equipment (farm and construction vehicles), data collection tools and equipment (DCMs, Peatys, p/u truck bed DCMs, hitchhikers), and support equipment (tool trailers, gators, fuel tanks) sourcing and dissolution, repair and maintenance, and compliance 
  • Tracking systems management - processes, tools/equipment and systems
  • Logistics - moving equipment with hired vendors - sourcing, negotiating, tracking, reporting, etc.
  • Monitor condition of all equipment (trucks, trailers, tractors, implements) and see that all are being maintained properly, tracking service records and related monitors 
  • Interface with Product and Engineering staff, advising and consulting on machine issues and future improvements 
  • Interface with Product and Engineering staff, understanding and forecasting future test equipment requirements and planning for sourcing
  • Manages tool tracking and distribution - inspects and takes periodic inventory of tool trailers and contents  
  • Trains and periodically monitors employees on proper loading and hauling procedures 

 

Qualifications

  • BS in business, engineering, or technical area or equivalent military or professional experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in agriculture or construction industry and 7 years’ total work experience or college degree and commensurate work experience
  • 2+ years Shop experience
    • Shop safe working practices
    • Shop tools (drills, grinders, pneumatic and hand tools)
  • Computer knowledge and skills, including use of a PC/laptop and MS Office or Google Workspace 
  • Able and willing to travel up to 25%

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