Messer Americas

Zone Transport Manager I

Job Location US-NC-MIDLAND
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Zone Transport Manager I


We are a technology and applications leader with the industry knowledge and applications expertise to meet customer needs across industrial, food, medical, chemical and electronics industries. We offer over 120 years of proven experience in the safe and reliable production and delivery of industrial, medical and specialty gases. We’re the talented people you know and trust, now with a new name.


Formed in 2019 after our business was acquired from Linde AG by Messer Group and CVC Capital Partners, we draw on a rich heritage of industrial gases expertise to meet customer needs. We know the industries we serve inside and out – and we know our customers depend on us for more than just safe and reliable supply.


Today our deep understanding of industry trends and customer requirements allows us to collaborate intensely with customers to identify and develop long-term solutions that deliver competitive advantage. Our in-depth knowledge of customers’ manufacturing processes enables turn-key engineering with minimal plant downtime, and our technology development capabilities are unrivaled.


  • Exercise visible leadership with respect to local implementation of global/national/regional safety programs and initiatives. Champion and manage the SHEQ Activity, i.e. Safety meetings, Safety Talks, IMSS/IMS, Site Quality Plan
  • Lead incident/injury investigations; seek out and address root cause of accidents, near misses, and potential incidents (‘good catches’). Work closely with SHEQ.
  • Recruit and select properly qualified drivers and oversee training to ensure resources are available to meet daily schedule requirements.
  • Drive a continuous improvement focus in all aspects of the location management; process and people. Provide timely and pertinent feedback to NOC teams to improve daily Transportation operations.
  • Implement and support national transport process changes and initiatives.
  • Manage and motivate excellent performance and organization of office staff and drivers to support business targets (bid management, vacation coverage, etc.)
  • Counsel, coach and discipline employees as necessary regarding performance related issues. Address employee and labor relations issues in collaboration with management and HR; build a successful relationship with the Union Business Agent as applicable.
  • Manage the daily hours of service for drivers and ensure compliance with Messer and legal/regulatory requirements
  • Develop and implement Productivity Improvement Projects to improve upon Key Productivity Indicators; model High Performance Organization principles
  • Manage maintenance programs for vehicles, equipment and customer stations (planning, inventory management)
  • Monitor and manage costs at a local level to maintain a cost effective Transportation operation.
  • Lead Location Administration - purchase cards, budgeting, customer billing, driver payroll, on board recording systems
  • Manage Transportation related SAP processes
  • Encourage and demonstrate cross-functional collaboration
  • Lead process to ensure after hours coverage for the location to meet customer demands
  • Assist in the coordination of response to support the demands of major plant and on-site locations during outages
  • Six Sigma certification with emphasis on cross functional and Transport specific improvement projects
  • Provide mentoring support for newer or less experience Transport Managers in respective region
  • Lead project implementation initiatives for new technology including on site training and support


Do you have what it takes?

Critical Competencies:

  • Cross-Cultural Communication & Collaboration
  • Customer Focus
  • Embracing and Leading Change
  • Employee Development & Empowerment
  • Functional & Technical Competence
  • Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
  • Personal Development
  • Strategic Thinking and Delivery
  • Visible Leadership

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of DOT, OSHA and Hazmat regulations.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a supervisory role
  • Familiar with PM based maintenance programs.
  • Strong degree of computer literacy.
  • Good communication skills:
    • must be able to effectively communicate with office staff, drivers and senior management.
  • Must have strong coaching skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of National Labor Relations Board regulations (preferred).
  • Familiarity with Messer Distribution systems a plus (Gold, XATA, NeXIS)
  • Prior experience in Union operation preferred


Required Education

  • Associates Degree in Technical Field required
  • College Degree preferred - Transportation, logistics

In return:


Join us and you will be part of a company that values and supports your career. We offer competitive pay and benefits, with set schedules, steady work and opportunities for ongoing training and career progression.


Together we value innovation, efficiency and flexibility. Putting safety first, working with integrity and respect, we encourage everyone to find solutions for success. That means for our customers and for our colleagues. This makes us a great place to build a career where your skills are valued and developed.


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Messer North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Company provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status or any legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable federal, state, or local laws.


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