Equipment managers are responsible for effectively managing equipment and related tasks for their company. They are in charge of overseeing equipment use and supervising correct maintenance procedures for all equipment. These managers need to solve equipment challenges in a timely manner, keep an accurate inventory, escalate issues as needed, supervise equipment returns, and verify their condition. Additional responsibilities of equipment managers include creating purchasing orders, completing storage activities, and distributing, collecting, and maintaining equipment.
Equipment managers act as the liaison with equipment manufacturers to obtain discounts and benefits, as well as create a strong business relationship with external partners. They send faulty equipment to be repaired and fill out necessary paperwork to send to different departments. One of their main tools is a personal computer to keep records of equipment statuses, manage item-loaning processes, and create detailed equipment reports. Equipment managers must follow strict safety and privacy regulations to prevent accidents and work issues. They generally report their progress to the equipment supervisor in their department.
A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary for this position. In addition, previous experience in a equipment-manager capacity may be required or preferred. Leadership and managerial certifications may be beneficial. Equipment managers must be organized individuals that pay close attention to detail, as well as possess strong communication skills to interact with different teams in their organization. These professionals should be able to perform effectively in a team environment with other managers, as well as work efficiently on their own with minimal supervision.
Equipment Manager Tasks
Identify products that are obsolete and replace them with new or improved products.
Maintain records on equipment to ensure that all products are up to code.
Coordinate with other managers to optimize rental equipment operations.
Provide support for annual inventory processes.