clt shop supervisor resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

I began the journey of working on the maintenance side of the freight industry, at an early age of 19 years old. Through the years I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to keep the wheels moving and get the freight delivered. Starting out early on, as a PM technician, I have progressed through the next steps by being efficient and thorough in repairs, pm’s, work assignments, I've learned to manage employees, provide needed discipline, and ensure the safety of a team of up to 20 technicians.

Flexible Shop Supervisor with broad experience working in busy settings. Looking to continue progressing with Saia, as the Charlotte Regional Maintenance Manager.

Known for being an effective team player and mentor. Dedicated to efficiency and top-of-the-line work.

Experienced, and offering a proven safety record, a performance-oriented nature and strong history of accomplishments in today's busy shop environment. Willing and able to skillfully train and mentor other team members to optimize performance and improve quality. Reliable, industrious and diplomatic in resolving concerns.

  • Overseeing safety procedure guidelines, and ensuring they are followed on a day to day basis.
  • Skilled in over watching 17-20 techs, and two leadmen.
  • Work closely with vendors at 15 terminals to ensure that Saia’s procedures are followed.
  • Basic spreadsheet knowledge, needed in day to day operations. Pulling daily PM lists, spend data, and technician productivity, and inventory reports.
  • Efficient in TMW day to day tasks and reports. Including daily PM lists, inventory reports,
  • Bringing the shop together in order to boost overall morale. In example We just celebrated our 6th annual Chili Day this past year.
  • Providing necessary problem solving, involving assigning work as needed to fulfill the needs of local operations.
  • Coaching, mentoring, and fairly providing progressive discipline as, and when needed.
  • Continuously working closely with multiple leads to ensure fair work assignments based on individual technician capabilities and needs.
  • Customer service so to speak. Working directly with vendors concerning equipment needs, and helping with building and maintaining vendor relationships to ensure Saia is getting their money's worth on repairs of all types.
  • Experience helping with new applicants and interviews as needed. Finding the right guy for the job.
  • Experienced in working with new hires and getting them up to speed, in order to take their place in the organization. Provided needed training, mentoring and coaching as needed, while giving them a point of contact that they can rely on.
  • Assisted in terminal audits as needed, compiling lists of items that needed correction, and ensuring they are handled in a timely manner.
04/2014 to Current CLT Shop Supervisor Saia Inc. | City, STATE,
  • Worked closely with Tractor shop Lead man, and the Trailer shop Lead man to ensure that each assignment was finished ahead of its deadline.
  • Established and enforced clear safety policies to protect workers from injury, through weekly safety meetings, and demonstrating good safety practices myself by following safety rules that apply.- i.e. Safety Glasses, proper uniform, steel toed boots etc.
  • Eliminated knowledge gaps by managing continuous training, weekly Safety Meetings, and mentoring strategies for new and junior personnel. While being in all ways trainable myself, learning from our senior techs. No one is above learning new things.
  • Monitored employee work levels and optimized performance with strategic approaches, including choosing the right guy for the job.
  • At the end of the day, we all have strong points. It's our job to find each Technicians strong point, and work off of it, to improve Overall shop productivity.
  • Maintained optimal supply levels in the parts room, to meet expected demands without overreaching budget targets. This includes keeping our Turns per years above the standard of 36 turns per year.- 2020 turns- 60.71
  • Mitigated project downtime by effectively managing, scheduling and dispatching technicians for on-site/ road call repairs as needed. Having to make the right choices when it comes to sending a vendor to make needed repairs, sending a wrecker to swap out units, or is this something that our own guys could get going faster. Either way, the freight needs to move, and it needs to move now.
  • Inspected completed work to assess quality and identify skill or ability issues. During these Qc's, if something is found that a technician had missed, provide coaching when needed. Keeping focus on getting the point across, without demeaning the said technician during the process.
  • Coordinated efficient maintenance schedules to keep systems running at peak levels at the CLT terminal, and assisting with all outlying terminals by using vendors to catch PM's, and swapping units into our home terminal of CLT as needed.
  • Collaborated with others to discuss new Warranty opportunities, as the new campaigns come out and are available.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
07/2012 to 04/2014 CLT Truck Shop Leadman Saia Inc. | City, STATE,
  • Set up daily spreadsheets in order to track daily workflow within our shop, and also keeping track of units out at multiple vendors.
  • Accurately entered data in numerical and alphabetical order, using the AS400 system.
  • Maintained updated knowledge through weekly safety meetings.
  • Collaborated with others to discuss new warranty opportunities, this was round about the time that Saia started performing warranty repairs in house.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs, under what at the time, was very demanding management.
  • Handled all delegated tasks, including assigning jobs within the shop, getting units moved to vendors, entering in repair orders for the whole truck shop, completing the weekly fuel reports, completing Qc's on units coming back from vendors while at the same time discussing and reconciling the found issues. This was a working leadman position, so it was not uncommon to jump back into repairs myself when needed.
06/2010 to 07/2012 CLT Forklift/Tractor Mechanic Saia Inc. | City, STATE,
  • Referenced repair documentation and manufacturer recommendations to learn equipment history and understand optimal repair procedures.
  • Tested equipment to determine root causes of problems and determine repair needs.
  • Demonstrated and employed excellent mastery of hand tools, power tools and diagnostics equipment to carry out daily maintenance and repair tasks.
  • Performed troubleshooting on malfunctioning equipment, identified faults and repaired, replaced or refurbished components to restore full functionality.
  • Maintained updated knowledge through completing all training modules that were available at the time. i.e. Completed all Volvo, Navistar, and Nissan trainings.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Handled all delegated tasks, including Tractor and Forklift repairs.
  • Kept accurate and detailed records of equipment repairs, maintenance schedules, inventory used and labor hours required for each job, also kept track of all loaner forklifts that were out within the region.
  • During this time, I also put in the work after hours, and monetary wise to seek out and receive my CDL.
  • Completed the necessary training needed to receive my Section 609 A/c training certificate/ permit. By doing so, I was able to perform the needed repairs on air conditioning systems.
10/2005 to 07/2010 CLT Tractor PM Tech/ Tractor Mechanic Saia Inc. | City, STATE,
  • This is where it started for me at Saia. Working in the pit.
  • Kept shop area neat and clean by removing debris and safely disposing of used oil, coolant, used parts, etc.
  • Efficiently performed all of Saia's Pm's, logging all defects, to be repaired at a later time.
  • Checked all fluids and maintenance-related parts and topped off or replaced as needed, according to Saia's scheduled PM intervals.
  • Maintained tools, test equipment and materials, keeping all work areas neat and organized.
  • Answered questions regarding vehicle maintenance and recommended necessary repair work to keep vehicles operating properly.
  • Documented all work performed on repair orders, submitting daily shift repair orders to the Leadman for input into Saia's As400 system- using VRMS coding.
  • Worked many weekends, in order to keep the shop flowing, by doing my part in every way.
  • Completed any basic repairs, that were within my skillset at the time, always pushing ahead, and trying to grab for the bigger jobs when the opportunity arose.
  • During this time, Saia didn't use very many outside vendors for repairs. My prior knowledge in the construction field helped, as I was able to perform various repairs around the shop. i.e. plumbing repairs, small electrical repairs, heater repairs, window repairs, and shop equipment and tool repairs. Things of this nature weren't exactly in the job description, but I have always from the beginning helped out in any way that I was able.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2003 to to High School Diploma | South Stanly High School, Norwood, NC GPA:
Expected in to to | Auto Body/ Vehicle Paint Repairs. Stanly Community College, Albemarle, NC GPA:

Completed All modules of OnCommand Navistar training.

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School Attended

  • South Stanly High School
  • Stanly Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • CLT Shop Supervisor
  • CLT Truck Shop Leadman
  • CLT Forklift/Tractor Mechanic
  • CLT Tractor PM Tech/ Tractor Mechanic


  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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