Equipment rental managers oversee the rental of equipment in industries such as construction, landscaping, agriculture, utility, and manufacturing. They may also oversee the dispatching of delivery trucks and the loading and securing of materials prior to delivery.
These managers must keep all records in good order to ensure that inventory is taken properly and certain items are available upon request. They also prepare rental contracts and ensure that they adhere to local and federal laws and regulations. Some computer skills are necessary for communication, data entry, and preparing rental contracts, and proficiency with Excel and Word may be required by some employers. Equipment rental managers often prepare quotes upon request by potential clients, and they must maintain in-depth knowledge of the available tools and equipment to sufficiently communicate the benefits of each product. Periodic maintenance for this equipment may be necessary, and strong customer service skills are also important in this position to work well with clients. Marketing skills are beneficial to reach new customers and introduce enticing promotions, and the ability to lift heavy items is also necessary.
Educational requirements are not strict for this position, though a high school diploma is often a minimum requirement and prior experience in management is highly beneficial.
Equipment Rental Manager Tasks
Establish rental fees, policies and procedures.
Inspect and adjust and select rental items to meet needs of customer.
Manage equipment rental facility including rental forms, required licenses and agreements.
Maintain and repair equipment as needed.