• Maintenance & Repair Manager

    Alaska Marine Trucking
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Overview

    Directs, coordinates, and manages all aspects of day-to-day Maintenance and Repair (“M&R”) operations. Highly skilled with complex mechanical repairs on heavy-duty equipment such as lift trucks, tractors, freight moving equipment and product transfer systems. Also provides maintenance and repair for company facilities.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned to support the department or other departments as time allows.

    • Safety is Lynden’s first responsibility to our employees and our customers. This position is a safety-sensitive position and the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
    • Responsible for the planning and coordination of all Company M&R operations including the sharing of information between other ports, terminals, and departments in order to facilitate safe, efficient, compliant, and cost effective service.
    • Responsible for all activities related to hiring, training, evaluation, development, promotion, discipline, and discharge of M&R personnel.
    • Works with management and HSSE department to interpret and ensure compliance with company and corporate policies, as well as those policies dictated by DOT, DOL, OSHA, and other regulatory agencies.
    • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with company and corporate policies and applicable laws.
    • Observes mechanical devices in operation and identifies operational deficiencies.
    • Adjusts, repairs, services, and/or replaces parts in engines, transmissions, differentials, brakes, and other equipment.
    • Adjusts or repairs hydraulic systems and components.
    • Investigates complaints and equipment malfunctions.
    • Installs, services, lubricates, and cleans mechanical devices.
    • Performs scheduled and non-scheduled work to support barge and fleet needs.
    • Coordinates parts and materials needs to the parts department for non-stock items.
    • Analyzes performance of equipment.
    • Sets up and operates manual, electric, pneumatic, and mechanic metal working tools to fabricate and repair parts.
    • Repairs electrical equipment.
    • Initiates procurement of parts as required for equipment repair; responds and acknowledge repair requests.
    • Records daily repairs using M&R maintenance computer software.
    • Trains and supervises M&R employees in all phases of work, including the operation of equipment, use of tools, and methods or procedures of work.
    • Maintains and instructs others on proper safety procedures.
    • Participates in the need and selection of equipment in preparation of the capital plan.
    • Recommends improved work methods and procedures.
    • Attends meetings and classes or seminars to remain current with topics and techniques.
    • Must be able to work flexible hours; some travel between ports is possible.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess mechanical inclination and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Attendance and timeliness are essential functions of this position; employee customarily works at least 40 hours/week on a planned continuous basis. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    High school diploma or equivalent, or five years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training. Experience and considerable knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of various types of heavy equipment, lift trucks and other driven equipment and tools.


    Ability to read, interpret, and write documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to read, write, and interpret routine reports and correspondence; ability to communicate clearly and effectively with customers, contractors, vendors, managers, and other employees of the organization. Strong communication skills both verbally and in written form.


    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, area, circumference, volume, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical solutions.



    • Ability to understand detailed written and oral instructions; ability to prioritize and problem-solve in time/safety-sensitive situations; ability to read and understand wire and hydraulic schematics.
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions, and the ability to prioritize and problem-solve in time/safety-sensitive situations.
    • Ability to organize and follow through to completion projects and tasks assigned or assumed; ability to provide objective and decisive action(s) necessary to resolve any/all issues with minimal disruption to operational performance.
    • Intermediate computer knowledge including database entry and Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, Visio and Outlook and experience with basic computer program skills (e.g., Wintergate, etc.).
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
    • Hazardous materials training.
    • Detail oriented, good interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.
    • Must be flexible to work extended hours and adaptable to change.
    • Must have the ability to work well under pressure.
    • Ability to maintain accurate records and reports in the provided maintenance software.
    • Ability to analyze repair mechanical failures.
    • Must be capable of working with little or no supervision as well as working as part of a team.
    • Must provide own toolbox and sufficient hand tools to perform most assigned duties.



    • Alaska Commercial Driving License with air brake endorsement.
    • Valid DOT medical card.
    • Forklift Operation Certification.
    • FHWA Inspector Qualification Certification (per 49 CFR § 396.19) and Brake Inspector Qualification Certification (per 49 CFR § 396.25).


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear while communicating with customers, drivers and co-workers during the normal course of daily activities; the employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch while inspecting vehicles and other equipment.
    • The employee is regularly required to use hands, arms and fingers to perform the normal duties of the job such as inspecting equipment, entering computer data, manipulate objects, tools, or operate controls.
    • Employee must be able to use eyes, hands and fingers to keyboard, operate phones, fax, radios, and other office machinery.
    • The employee is regularly required to hear, speak, and listen while communicating with telephones, radios and in person with customers and coworkers.
    • The employee must possess close, distance, peripheral and depth perception.
    • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel or crouch around equipment and facilities.
    • The employee may occasionally be required to move or lift up to 50 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus during the normal course of the job.
    • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pound objects and is occasionally required to lift as much as 100 pound objects.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is regularly exposed to fumes, airborne particles, vibration, toxic or caustic chemicals, wet, and/or humid conditions and occasionally works in high, precarious places.
    • The employee occasionally works in an environment with a risk of electric shock.
    • The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate to moderately loud.
    • The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, including incremental Arctic cold conditions and extreme heat and cold.


    A post-conditional offer of successfully passing an employment drug test and background investigation are required.


    This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.


    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


    Alaska Marine Trucking is an equal opportunity employer.


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