To assist the Service Center Manager in providing customers in assigned territory with a parts source and prompt service
where needed. To keep machines operating efficiently in the field thereby assuring satisfactory and profitable relations to both
the customer and the company.
Nature and Scope:
This position reports to the Service Center Manager, Sudden Service, Inc. who has the responsibility to supervise the activities
of all service center employees. Reporting to the Assistant Service Center Manager are as follows but not limited to; a parts
supervisor, service supervisor, shop supervisor, mobile parts representative, field service and shop mechanics and personnel,
administrative clerk, and a shipping and receiving clerk. Other personnel may be added from time to time.
The Service Center serves as liaison between the customer and the company in the respective territory. The Assistant Manager
is responsible for directing the activities of supplying parts and labor to service and repair the broad range of Taylor products
and to repair, rebuild, or replace any of the various accessories and/or attachments.
The Service Center maintains a stock of inventory of parts; issues a standard minimum supply to the service trucks, and
supplies additional parts as needed. The service center receives calls from customers, dispatches a serviceperson on a "first
come, first served" basis, deviating from this schedule when emergencies arise.
Parts are sold over the counter to walk-in customers and are also mailed and/or delivered as a result of telephone or mail
The Assistant Manager is required to have a thorough knowledge of company policies and practices affecting customer service
work. He/she may be required to accompany a Taylor sal esperson assigned to his/her territory to visit customers in order to
enhance the sale of Taylor products and often serves as a consultant on customer problems and may perform field service
work, especially in making estimates on major repair jobs. The Service Center Assistant Manager has complete knowledge of
the Taylor product line and the parts and assemblies, components, accessories, and attachments and is familiar with the
applications in the field.
The incumbent in this position is required to have excellent abilities in customer relations, showing a real concern for customer
problems and a willingness to extend self in solving those problems. This incumbent is also required to have administrative
and managerial skills in order to supervise those employees directly assigned to this position.
Staffs, trains, develops warehouse and service personnel. Evaluates performance. Recommends appropriate
recognition and reward.
Plans and organizes schedules and activities of servicepersons in the field. Follows up to ensure customer needs
Schedules and assigns repair work in shop, if any. Supervises work in progress.
Provides and maintains facilities and equipment for receiving, storing and issuing parts.
Establishes proper inventory levels for territory. Maintains level by accurate record keeping of requisitions,
receipts, and issuance of parts.
Receives direct orders for parts. Sells over the counter. Ships and delivers parts.
Serves a consultant to customers on service work. Requests services of service technicians as needed.
Prepares and submits period reports on parts, time, travel, malfunctions, etc. for billing or payroll purposes and for
updating inventory and service history files.
Evaluates service center performance. Initiates improvement toward overall company profit objective.
Cooperates with company salesperson in territory to build company image and boost sales.
Accountable for administering area of authority with intensity, consistency, good judgment, and common sense.
Delegates this authority to subordinates by teaching them the rules of good management practices
Education and Skills:
Thorough knowledge of Taylor products.
Mechanical skills must be topnotch.
Previous experience supervising employees.
Work experience with material handling equipment may be substituted for educational requirements. However, a
degree would be a plus.