Career Opportunities

Since 1998, J.D. Abrams L.P. has been a leader in initiating and participating in alternate project delivery methods.

Job Description

Area Equipment Manager

Job Location

Transmountain Equipment
7300 US 183 South
Austin, TX 78744-7830

Position Title: CTX Area Equipment Manager

Type: Full-Time

Pay rate: Expected $75k - $95k annually

Hours of Work: Normal hours 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, M-F; Other hours as situations demand

Location: Central Texas

Travel: As needed                   

FLSA Type: Exempt (Salaried)

Start Date: Immediately

Relocation Assistance: Available


About J.D. Abrams, L.P.

J. D. Abrams, L.P. began operations in El Paso, Texas, in 1966. In November 2000, J. D. Abrams, Inc. became J. D. Abrams, L.P. Today we are headquartered in Austin, Texas. We at Abrams are full service heavy civil contractors, specializing in public works infrastructure projects.

Abrams operates from four area offices located in Austin, Dallas, El Paso, and Houston. Our organization also consists of two subsidiary operations: Austin PreStress , and Transmountain Equipment, both located in Austin, Texas. Austin PreStress has manufacturing facilities in Austin and El Paso.

At J.D. Abrams we believe that cooperation and communication are the most important factors that produce a successful construction project. Our firm is a proponent of the partnering philosophy, in that the owner and we function as one team.


Summary and Definition

This position will work in our subsidiary Transmountain Equipment located in central Texas. The Area Equipment Manager manages daily operations for the equipment procurement, inventory management and maintenance function. Tracks the records, licenses, inspections, warrantees, and service agreements for the organization’s equipment and tools. The Area Equipment Manager minimizes organizational cost through product standardization and tracking. Tracks equipment quality throughout the product lifetime and makes recommendations for alternatives if needed.



  • Supervises maintenance/repair functions for the company equipment
  • Manage daily staffing and workload to meet performance goals and construction schedules
  • Hold mechanics, fuelers and field maintenance staff accountable for completing work within the established time and quality expectations
  • Supervise mechanics, fuelers and field maintenance staff and give timely, specific feedback on performance and opportunities for improvement
  • Conduct quality inspections to ensure proper repairs are made and units are road worthy
  • Immediately report any safety violations and correcting unsafe acts or conditions
  • Assist with mentoring staff, taking disciplinary actions, writing, and delivering performance evaluations
  • Plans when repairs should be outsourced and communicates with vendors concerning cost, schedule, changes, and completion dates for repairs
  • Maintains constant communication with management by providing cost estimates, repair status, and completion dates
  • Oversees maintenance and repair of fleet of heavy equipment
  • Ensures that all equipment is completely inspected by operators and malfunctions or damages are documented and repaired
  • Establishes maintains and monitors preventative maintenance schedules on equipment
  • Participates in the equipment evaluation process to determine buy/sell needs
  • Develops and maintains records of repairs and maintenance on equipment
  • Reviews for approval of all equipment related invoices and works directly with vendors to resolve billing errors and/or warranty claims
  • Maintains positive working relationships with all other departments


What we are looking for:

  • Experience in mechanics on electrical, hydraulic, and diesel systems
  • Strong knowledge of methods, materials, tools and techniques used in the repair of heavy construction equipment
  • Works with a sense of urgency
  • Must be able to process paperwork related to equipment repairs/warranties
  • High level of attention to detail and organization
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Able to track and work with a budget
  • Work experience in logistics and shipping industry like Amazon or FedEx is a plus


Ability To:

  • Adapt to new innovations and processes
  • Quickly acquire and implement individually received training
  • Gradually assume managerial duties and supervise others
  • Coordinate and interact with other department personnel daily
  • Multi-task
  • Function efficiently as part of a team
  • Work independently
  • Travel as required
  • Able to effectively communicate


Experience and Education:

  • 5 years’ experience in mechanics
  • Experience managing people


Developing your career at Abrams we will:

  • Regularly discuss performance objectives to quickly identify growth opportunities
  • Factor personal growth into career development
  • Offer opportunities for development to learn new skills and grow quickly
  • Support employees who want to pursue new roles in the company


Physical activities/Physical demands: Telephone daily 20%; keyboard manipulation daily 20%; standing 80% daily; bending 50% daily; and stretching/filing 20% daily.


Work environment: The work environment/physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.





We do not accept resumes from Third Party Recruiting Firms for these positions. If you are an Agency or Search firm representative, contact the Human Resources Department directly for consideration. Abrams or its subsidiaries will not be responsible for any fees arising from the use of resumes and online response forms through this source. In addition, Abrams or its subsidiaries will not be responsible for any fees on unsolicited resumes that are submitted to any member of the Staffing or Operations team. Abrams has established an approved vendor program for this service, and will only consider accepting submissions from those approved firms. For consideration in becoming an approved vendor, contact our Human Resources Department

J.D. Abrams, LP is an equal opportunity employer . All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

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