Mobile Maintenance Supervisor in Schnitzer - Portland, OR (Burgard Rd) at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 5/17/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Schnitzer Steel is an exciting place to be as a global leader in the thriving metals recycling industry. We are looking for self-motivated individuals to join our team. Our fast-paced environment features challenging and rewarding work, strong teamwork, and a commitment to providing quality products and excellent customer service. At the same time, as a growing Fortune 1000 company that has been in business for over a century, we can offer a culture that rewards performance and a strong, corporate structure with job stability. In fact, Schnitzer Steel has experienced employees who have been with us for over 30 years working side-by-side with recent hires who constantly bring new ideas and energy into the company.

The Mobile Maintenance Supervisor (MMS) reports to the facilities Maintenance Manager. The MMS has the primary responsibility for ensuring the environmentally sound, safe, cost effective, planned and efficient operations of all mobile equipment including prioritizing and scheduling of work assignments, assessing repairs and supervising and monitoring work quality, and managing direct reports. The MMS is responsible for all maintenance and maintenance personnel within the assigned facility. The incumbent will need to challenge conventional thinking in order to obtain the most efficient solutions to issues that arise as well as utilize best practices, benchmarks and metrics to improve the organization.

This position operates within somewhat flexible parameters. The primary goal of this position is to achieve excellence in all facets of the position. Providing the highest quality product safely, effectively and efficiently decreases accidents and errors and increase profits.

Required Skills

Essential Functions:


Environmental and Health & Safety (H&S)

  • Providing a safe environment for all employees, customers and visitors.

Operational Performance & Best Business Practices

  • Responsible for determining schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment and skill of personnel.
  • Responsible for developing, monitoring and evaluating maintenance policies and procedures, examine objects, systems, or facilities and analyze information to determine needed installations, services or repairs.
  • Responsible for compiling and reporting on operations and personnel records, such as time and production records, inventory data, repair and maintenance statistics, and test results via the use of Microsoft Office and Oracle EAM applications.
  • Coordinates processes to ensure internal and external customer satisfaction.
  • Daily collaboration and communication with other supervisors, managers and staff members to formulate and implement policies, procedures or achieve goals and objectives.
  • Plans, organizes and manages the work of direct reports to ensure that the optimal performance is achieved in a manner consistent with organizational requirements and business objectives and goals.

Budgeting & Forecasting

  • Responsible for continuously monitoring, negotiating and adjusting, all contracts, leases, expenses or agreements associated with the maintenance operations function.
  • Responsible for monitoring department spending to ensure that expenses are consistent with approved budgets.
  • Awareness of and strategic response to external influences, such as DOT and OSHA legislation is vital.

Administrative Management

  • Monitors and maintains exempt and hourly staff at cost effective and competitive levels.
  • Monitors supervisory practices for self and his/her direct reports to ensure compliance with HR policies and union contracts.
  • Reviews performance of direct reports.
  • Interviews prospective management and/or production employees.
  • Works with Human Resources personnel to prepare job descriptions.

Special Projects

Special projects as assigned.

Internal Control Responsibilities:

Support the Company’s Internal Control process which includes understanding, communicating and complying with defined internal controls as well as suggesting and making modifications to the policies, procedures and controls to better relate to the business.

Communicate upward problems in operations, noncompliance with the code of conduct, or other policy violations or illegal actions.

Supervisory Responsibility: 

This positions supervises electricians, welders, heavy equipment mechanics, truck mechanics, and other maintenance mechanics at their assigned facility.

Interpersonal Contacts:

Internal contacts are made by phone, email and face-to-face contact with others, specifically the divisions of the Schnitzer Group.

External contacts are made by phone, email and face-to-face contact with others, specifically with contractors, customers and vendors.

Job Conditions:

Workload is cyclical and can present significant time pressures when strict adherence to deadlines is critical. Workload is often reactive and cannot be anticipated or planned for. Often many extra hours are required, weekend, weekday and holidays. Exposure to physical operations at metal recycling yards.

Occasional exposure to inclement weather conditions. Work pressure can be substantial during peak times, requiring considerable adaptability; disturbances of work flow, and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Regular overtime is required.

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions: (see standard available bullets)

Example: Ability to: lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally; sit for extended periods of time, up to 6-8 hours per day; write by hand and keyboard for extended periods of time, up to 6-8 hours per day; assemble papers, paper punch, staple, file; apply sufficient force to open and close file drawers. Ability to communicate by speech and hearing continuously. Communication is primarily by phone, email and sometimes in person, with other departments within the Schnitzer Group. Visual acuity needed for close detail work, preparing and analyzing data figures, accounting, and computer use.

Required Experience


Minimum 5-10 years’ experience, or equivalent, in a related industrial environment. Previous supervisor or management experience in related field. College courses in business or management helpful. This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive an automobile.

Knowledge of fabrication, tools, maintenance of heavy equipment/parts, and repair; computer competent; attention to detail and accuracy; excellent math, organizational, and management skills; tact and ability to communicate on a professional level to employees of all levels from staff to senior management, both orally and in writing. Ability to obtain and evaluate data about equipment and how to use that information; work under heavy pressure; apply principles of logical and scientific thinking to define problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions in controlled situations; and interpret and extensive variety of technical materials in books, manuals, texts, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.