Is a Heavy Haulage Operations Manager career for you?

Is a Heavy Haulage Operations Manager career for you?

Are you ready for a new exciting role? Are you tired of your current position and ready to challenge yourself? Are you organised and responsible? Are you able to handle, not only people, but money and equipment, too? Are you passionate about the importance of strong, efficient industry - be it the mining industry, the construction industry or the oil and gas industry?

If you found yourself nodding your head while reading those questions, it might be well be time for you to consider a career as a Heavy Haulage Operations Manager.

What does it involve?

As suggested, there are three major aspects to an Operations Manager role: finance, people and equipment.

First and foremost, you'll need the ability to keep a close eye on resources. You'll be in charge of planning, controlling and allocating them effectively. Your focus will be on keeping the show running within the constraints of the budget, without compromising on high-quality, reliable service.

Secondly, you'll definitely need to be a clear, confident communicator: the type of person who, on one hand, gets along well with your staff; but on the other, has the authority and persuasive power to motivate hard work and commitment. You'll also need to monitor training thoroughly and make frequent checks to ensure that staff members are sticking to company policies, especially when it comes to safety.

Thirdly, there's the equipment and fleet. A thorough understanding of the laws surrounding heavy machinery will be crucial. Every piece of company equipment must be utilised legally and safely - at all times.

What qualifications and experience do you need?

Most companies will expect that you'll have a proven track record in managing and coaching staff, evidence of your ability to achieve exceptional customer service standards, experience in understanding and applying OHS, demonstrated ability to perform highly in a fast-paced environment and the capacity for strategic thinking and forward thinking.

What happens at National Heavy Haulage?

If you feel as though you're ready to begin your career in heavy haulage, then National Heavy Haulage is a good place to start. We were established in 2010 with one goal in mind: to provide the construction and mining industries with a reliable heavy haulage transport system.

As such, our safety management record is second to none. Equipment is designed and built to avoid accidents and injuries, regular meetings keep staff well-informed of safety issues, and drug and alcohol testing is par-for-the-course. You can apply for heavy haulage jobs (or even better, heavy haulage careers!) with National Heavy Haulage.

If the role of Operations Manager is not for you, check out our other informational articles on the different types of careers one could have in heavy haulage: forklift operatorDiesel Mechanicheavy haulage truck driver. With many new careers being added.

As always, if we have a job available it will be listed on the careers page or check the normal job boards. This is not a job listing, but information on the types of careers one could have in heavy haulage.


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