Vehicle Operations Supervisor
- Contributes to and generally supports efforts relating to Amentum’s SafeUp® Program.
- Oversees training for all employees in operating procedures and safety requirements, including transportation for all departments to/from airfields, on-call taxi service, “bellhop” service, taxi service at the airfield, and dispatch functions.
- Creates and maintains working schedules for vehicle operators and periodically rotates personnel between various tasking, including operating shuttle system vehicles, taxi driver, dispatcher, and additional seasonal transport requirements.
- Responsible for allocating vans to various departments while ensuring appropriate vehicles are available for required shuttle tasking.
- Oversees training for volunteer Recreation Department drivers, Long Duration Balloon (LDB) personnel, and vessel operations personnel.
- Coordinates with other departments and agencies regarding shuttle and shift change requirements.
- Develops and posts shuttle schedules at runways, McMurdo town center, and Scott Base.
- Evaluates and documents employee performance throughout the season and is responsible for end-of-season evaluations for all employees.
- Ensures all vehicle operators comply with safe operating practices and road etiquette.
- Operates shuttle service vehicles on varying road surfaces in inclement weather conditions with consideration for passenger safety. Vehicles include 11-14 passenger vans, Foremost Delta II with passenger compartment, Foremost 56 passenger Terra Bus, and Kress/Caterpillar 730 tractor-trailer with 59-passenger module.
- Transports passengers and flight crew members to and from the airfield ramp while obeying all airfield safety requirements.
- Communicates on a daily basis with vehicle operators regarding schedules, road conditions, vehicle coordination, and community shuttle and taxi requirements.
- Communicates with Antarctic Terminal Operations (ATO) staff daily to ensure smooth transition between all shifts.
- Monitors shuttle vehicles for required preventive maintenance and schedules service with Vehicle Maintenance Facility.
- Performs and documents required mechanical and fluid checks of shuttle vehicles prior to and during operation.
- Maintains required shuttle and taxi logs, and compiles data for weekly and monthly reports.
- Communicates via two-way radio in accordance with prescribed procedures and proper radio etiquette.
- Monitors flight departure and return landing times, passenger transportation needs, taxi service needs, and all other various tasks as a dispatcher; dispatches tasking accordingly.
- Provides light vehicle training for other departments as necessary. Provides large passenger vehicle training internally as necessary.
- Handles confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with ASC policy.
- Interacts with the National Science Foundation (NSF), military, and other agency officials, both over the telephone and in person, in a professional and tactful manner.
- Actively participates in safety briefings and meetings. Performs Job Hazard Analyses, work center inspections, and other safety reports as required.
- Must be able to interact with all team members in a positive and productive manner.
- Performs other duties as required.
Required Education, Experience, Certificates And Licenses
- Minimum one year vehicle and/or equipment operating experience with at least six months of operating large capacity passenger vehicles and/or tractor-trailer over-the-road vehicles.
- One-year leadership and/or supervisory experience.
Expected Skills And Competencies
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Customer service experience
- Good multi-tasking and organizational skills.
- Good computer skills, including Microsoft Office Programs.
- Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with passenger and/or air brake endorsement.
- Minimum one year dispatching experience.
Physical And/or Other Requirements
- Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods
- Successful completion of Medical and Dental examinations required by the NSF for deployment to Antarctica
- Successful completion of drug screening and background check required by employer
- Successful completion of Federal Background Check required by the NSF
- Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies, and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum as required by the position.
- Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors in extreme cold as required by the position.
- Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.
- Valid Driver’s License issued in the United States
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