Job Summary

The Maintenance Manager oversees preventative maintenance and damage repairs to fleet and equipment.

Primary Objectives

• Manage maintenance and repair programs, initiatives, and practices with a focus on safety and contributing to the organization’s EBITA goals.

• Ensure fleet and equipment are fully capable of meeting customer requirements and business demands.

• Review and monitor repair work to ensure work is performed to the highest standard possible.

• Manage and direct the work of maintenance and repair staff including collectively bargained employees.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Control and monitor execution of activities connected with maintenance, repairs, surveys, and certificate requirements.

• Ensure clearance of repairs, reported deficiencies, damages, and non-conformities to the fleet.

• Responsible for assessing and direction of repairing damages to support operational needs and prevent production down time.

• Inspect equipment as often as necessary and report on general machinery conditions, repairs, maintenance, safety, and environmental protection and any required actions.

• Perform pricing, ordering, and inventory maintenance.

• Liaison between Operations and Terminal to anticipate equipment requirements for Vessel and Terminal operations

• Oversee the coordination for certifications of equipment as required by OSHA.

• Responsible for fleet renewal and Capital Expenditure (CapEx) planning for all vehicles and equipment.

• Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Education

• Bachelor’s degree in Maritime Operations, Business, or a related field preferred

Required Licenses and Certifications

• Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC) required

• Valid state-issued driver license and acceptable driving record required

Required Work Experience

• 5+ years’ experience in a related Equipment Maintenance position in the transportation, logistics, or similar industry

• Experience working with unions and contract negotiations

Preferred Work Experience

• Experience with CDL, FMCSA, Pre-Trip/Post Trip Inspection, Random Drug Screen & Annual Process, DMV and DOT process for chassis and powered vehicles along with citation and district court process preferred

• Experience with accident/incident investigations and damage appraisals preferred

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Solid knowledge of equipment technical and regulatory compliance.

• Knowledgeable in principles of terminal operations and stevedore operations for container vessels.

• Knowledge of cranes, container yard equipment, chassis repair, refrigeration, Hawaii State Safety Inspection/OSHA, and environmental compliance.

• Ability to implement hardware and software and experience with maintenance and diagnostics software.

• Knowledge of various electrical voltages categories.

• Sound budgeting skills to coordinate multiple equipment maintenance activities.

• Interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team based environment.

• Good leadership and effective management skills.

• Excellent communication and follow-up skills for frequent interactions with both shipboard and shoreside staff.

• Ability to communicate effectively with union workforce and operations staff.

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of welding certifications preferred

• Knowledge of AP, AR and procurement preferred


Physical Demands

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

Hear and speak with sufficient clarity to understand and engage in information exchange; hear and understand verbal instructions; give and receive information verbally in person or via communication device – Often

Walk/travel within office, terminal, and port environment; crouch/bend to access floor-level areas; climb stairs, ladders, and access hatches – Often

Use hands/fingers to operate equipment, manipulate documents and small objects, type/complete data input, write – Often

Reach with hands, arms; lift, move, and manipulate objects weighing up to 75 pounds – Regularly

Sight sufficient to read instructions, documents, and screen-based information – Often

Working Environment

This role requires work that may involve the following environmental conditions:

• Vessel and terminal environment – includes moving, shifting surfaces, and active production areas including moving vehicles, equipment, and machinery.

• Outdoor/open environments which may involve high/low temperatures, humidity and inclement weather conditions.

• Work schedule may include days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Travel Requirements

10% – Must be able to travel independently on short notice to neighboring islands and U.S. locations.


Builds High-Performing Teams Selects, organizes, and motivates colleagues to work together in a committed way to achieve a common mission and ensures a pipeline of talent for the future.

Delivers Results Rigorously drives self and others to achieve high levels of individual and organization performance.

Engages & Inspires Others Leads with energy, self-confidence and understanding in ways that motivate colleagues to achieve more than they thought possible.

Focuses on the Customer & Market Continuously evaluates what is important to the customer/client and develops products or solutions that exceed expectations.

Makes Sound Business Decisions Makes timely and well-informed decisions that advance critical priorities, capitalize on new opportunities, and resolve problems.

Partners Across Boundaries Works collaboratively and effectively with colleagues throughout the company toward the common good of The Pasha Group.

Practices our Values Supports and models The Pasha Way; conduct reflects Excellence, Honesty, Integrity, Innovation and Teamwork.

Screening Requirements

Background Checks

Driving Record Review

Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The information included in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive or exhaustive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

The Pasha Group is an EOE/AA Employer – Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled/and other Protected Categories.

This position is not currently eligible for any relocation assistance


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