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Service Manager

Des Moines, IA(Full Service)
Job Number: 911/999

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MINDS OVER MATTER - Barnhart has built a nationwide reputation for solving problems. We specialize in the lifting, heavy-rigging, and heavy transport of major components used in American industry. Barnhart is committed to continuous improvement and to be the best heavy lift and heavy transport company. Our customers can expect Barnhart to aggressively pursue innovative ways to lower overall project costs and improve safety

SETTING IDEAS IN MOTION - At Barnhart we are in the business of assisting companies in moving and installing equipment of any size. Whether it's a lift of a few feet or a transport across the country, we set your vision in motion through an unparalleled network of resources and innovative engineering solutions that defy convention. If you can dream it, Barnhart can make it a reality.

Over 40 BRANCHES ACROSS THE U.S - The strongest network of rigging experts and equipment in the country. Barnhart's network includes a long list of "cool tools," including PSTe Goldhofer trailers, cranes from 18 to 1,800 tons, Strand-jacks, Cantilever beams, Hydraulic Gantries, Self-tailing devices, Skidding Systems, and the Modular Lift

Employer of Choice – Barnhart has a strong culture of “One TEAM” and Minds over Matter.  We strive to do the impossible lifting and transporting as “One TEAM”.  We are looking for people that also are striving for excellence in their work and collaborating with our “One TEAM”.  If you are looking for a culture that provides Compensation with Trust, Progress & Recognition, we could be your Employer of Choice.

Job Description:

  • Lead and manage Des Moines Branch maintenance department
  • Train operators and mechanics on proper maintenance and operation
  • Work hand in hand with Branch manager and communicate all equipment maintenance issues that have been reported from the field
  • Provide process improvement to current maintenance system and practices
  • Bid, negotiate rates and order all maintenance parts, project materials, supplies, assign and enter all work orders through CC&C
  • Monitor shop hours and workorders for payroll and internal charges
  • Responsible for reviewing service parts and labor hours
  • Track service calls, equipment down time and available capacity
  • Interface with Sales, Project Management,  Dispatch, Operations and Safety to maximize uptime of equipment for revenue producing operations
  • The Service Manager is an integral part of the management team and will be required to participate in all management meetings (weekly)
  • Responsible for compiling information and submitting equipment maintenance reporting as required for monthly report card
  • Responsible for all Federal and State requirement maintenance records for equipment
  • Perform shop safety audits
  • Full-time salaried position, excellent benefits, 401K


  • Leadership required, Bachelor’s Degree desired
  • Proven track record in Service or Fleet Management of at least 5 years in the construction industry with knowledge of heavy equipment
  • Experience with Crane and/or heavy equipment maintenance preferred
  • Ability to Lead Maintenance Process, Drive Process improvement analysis and achieve industry standard goals
  • Ability to manage-must possess leadership qualities and have excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail-both for financial, budgeting as well as scheduling and time management
  • Computer user experience with databases, email, MS Office products, Excel, Word and PowerPoint desired
  • Must pass drug screen and clean background


EOE/AA Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


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