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Operations Assistant

Job Location Des Moines, Iowa Req ID R31817

Interested in the transportation industry? Looking to use your administrative skills to support a growing company?

Solar Transport is looking for a Maintenance Operations Assistant to join their team supporting our maintenance and billing teams with various administrative needs. This position plays a vital role in ensuring our databases are up-to-date and accurate with varying maintenance and billing information. This role will require someone with a strong focus on details and advanced data entry and tracking skills.

What you’ll do

  • Issue POs in TMT (our database) and communicate to vendors

  • Reconcile and approve invoices, close out in TMT

  • Maintain and update equipment paperwork in maintenance folders, tracking systems, and TMT

  • Update odometer and hub readings in TMT

  • Generate and issue reports (Unit cost, PM’s due) from TMT

  • Maintain equipment and lease tracking spreadsheet(s)

  • Maintain and update Ipass, prepass, blue beacon (truck wash) accounts

  • Respond to the needs and requests of vendors, Solar Transport management, and staff in a professional and expedient manner

What we’re looking for

  • Good interpersonal and relationship skills

  • Excellent computer skills, MS word, Excel, Outlook, TMT

  • Detail orientated

  • Self-motivated and goal-oriented

  • Patient with developed listening and communication skills

  • Analytical skills

Other key requirements

  • Transportation experience preferred

  • Relocation to Des Moines, IA required

Leadership Competencies

  • Communication: Delivers clear, effective communication and listens to others.

  • Conceptual/Systems Thinking: Recognizes patterns, trends, themes, and connections in information to develop innovative ideas and solutions.

  • Constructive Engagement: Expresses ideas and disagreements, constructively resolves conflict, and encourages others to do the same.

  • Customer Orientation: Meets the expectations and needs of internal and external customers.

  • Decision Making: Makes good decisions in a timely manner.

  • Empowerment: Takes initiative and solves problems.

  • Talent Development: Maximizes potential and improves overall performance.

  • Influence: Proactively builds relationships and influences others.

  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: Accurately assesses problems and effectively and efficiently arrives at solutions.

  • Strategic Thinking: Understands the current state and is able to visualize the ideal state and how to achieve it.

About Solar Transport

Solar Transport is a family-focused company. With more than 40 locations, our drivers make it home every night. We genuinely value our team and go above and beyond to reward their hard work. Solar Transport is among the nation's best when it comes to tank-truck carriers and logistics providers. For over 50 years, Solar has strived to set the standard in how refined petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, ethanol and jet fuel are managed, transported and delivered helping our customers become more productive and profitable. A Krause Group company.

Krause Group is an Iowa-based company housing a diverse set of businesses with over 5,000 associates across the U.S. and Italy. These companies include Kum & Go, L.C., Solar Transport, Krause+, Pro Iowa, and the Des Moines Menace soccer team. Krause Group is also home to Italian wineries Vietti and Enrico Serafino, the historic soccer club Parma Calcio 1913, and boutique luxury hotel Casa di Langa, located in the Piedmont region of Italy.

Solar Transport is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an inclusive environment encouraging all interested candidates to apply.

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