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Fleet Engineering Manager

Company: Air Products
Location: Allentown
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description and Qualifications

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases, has an immediate opportunity for a Fleet Engineering Manager based at our global headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The Fleet Engineering Manager is responsible for a broad range of support for the North American Fleet of over 2,000 tractors, semi-trailers and trucks including providing technical direction and project management for new and existing assets. In addition, the Fleet Engineering Manager is instrumental in developing the strategic approach to product development and standardization of equipment/components to meet business requirements for safety, efficiency, and reliability through value engineering, benchmarking, and using supplier partnerships.

Nature and Scope:

The mission of Fleet Engineering is to provide cost effective and timely support to Distribution, Maintenance, Asset Management, and the Business. This team strives to deliver EH&S excellence, productivity, standardization, and reliability for transport equipment. The position emphasizes technical and leadership skills with the ability to apply a broad knowledge of engineering and manufacturing experience. A significant challenge in the coming years for the Fleet Engineering Manager will be to ensure a coordinated transition from diesel to hydrogen fueled HD trucks. In addition, there will be a significant expansion of the Company's liquid hydrogen trailer fleet in support of business growth in the hydrogen for mobility market.

The Fleet Engineering Manager has direct supervision responsibility of a team of 6-7 engineers/specialists.

Principal Accountabilities:
Leading the fleet engineering team by managing workload and performance to assure projects, rehab/repairs and engineering support are done in the most efficient manner.
Defining and implementing a strategic direction for the fleet engineering team that is aligned with business requirements.
Building and championing a team that brings value by delivering results with a sense of urgency.
Developing and maintaining transport equipment specifications, schematics and BOMs.
Working with the fleet maintenance community to monitor and improve preventative maintenance practices.
Owning the execution for all fleet transport equipment projects to ensure on time and on budget completion while meeting performance and quality control expectations.
Developing and maintaining long-term relationships with suppliers, vendors, and contractors to minimize overall costs.
Developing and improving procedures and work processes to support safe and efficient transport equipment operation and fleet engineering knowledge retention.
Ensuring compliance with DOT, Transport Canada, OSHA and Air Products policies and procedures.
Owning the management of change process for fleet transport equipment.
Ensuring Fleet Engineering participation in transportation industry committees including Compressed Gas Association (CGA), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Transport Canada (TC) and others affiliated with the design of transportation equipment.
Qualifying and periodically auditing vendors to ensure quality control.
Supporting and leading incident investigations and conducting failure analysis to identify root causes and corrective actions.
Participating in the Global Fleet Engineering community to share and replicate standard processes.
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred
Minimum of ten (10) years of industry experience required.
Strong project management and communication skills.
A track record of developing and improving work processes.
Positive attitude, courage, and ability to lead change
Demonstrated ability to build and supervise a team and willingness and enthusiasm to mentor and develop talent.
An understanding of and experience with regulations and laws pertaining to over the road transport equipment
Experience with and knowledge of Environmental, Health and Safety Standards with a demonstrated commitment to improving performance.
Ability to travel up to 25%.

Working here you will discover: Rewards for your achievements and respect as a valued member of the team. Challenging and exciting work that makes a difference. A collaborative environment where you are encouraged to build lasting relationships. Broad opportunities for growth and development in a global company. Colleagues who are caring and driven to win!

At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visit About Air Products.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment!

Air Products thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.

Req No.


Employment Status

Full Time


Global Industrial Gases

Business Sector / Division

Industrial Gases Americas


North America


United States%52282%

Keywords: Air Products, Allentown , Fleet Engineering Manager, Executive , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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