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Rental Equipment Coordinator- Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH at Messer Construction Co.

Date Posted: 3/8/2019

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Job Description

Messer Construction Co. is a construction manager and general contractor that provides leadership for complex commercial building projects. An employee-owned company, Messer builds better lives for its customers, communities and employees, and delivers value through quality construction and client experiences. Founded in 1932, Messer’s footprint has grown to ten regional offices located across the Midwest and Southeast: Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton Ohio; Louisville and Lexington Kentucky; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Knoxville & Nashville, Tennessee.

The company is consistently ranked among the country’s 100 largest contractors by Engineering News-Record. Messer now stands as one of the nation’s leading health care and higher education builders, and also boasts extensive, award-winning work in the life sciences, public and industrial market segments. Messer employees live where they work, resulting in the company’s sustained commitment to building better communities. That commitment has remained paramount throughout Messer’s growth, and it is achieved annually through the company’s own foundation and through the time, service and dollars invested by its employee-owners in community organizations and causes.

Job Summary:

This position supports and manages Messer’s Cincinnati, OH operations in our central Cincinnati facility. This individual will oversee and coordinate all aspects of Rental Division services in Cincinnati, as well as promote expansion of services to all regions. He/She must possess a high level of organization and time management skills, as well as the ability to execute daily processes with creative thinking. A customer service mindset, strong communications skills and the ability to perform at a high level without direct supervision are essential. Additionally, this individual must be a self-starter and be able to interact with people at different levels in the organization.

The following attributes further define this position:

 Individual Qualities

  • Energetic and outgoing while remaining focused on the tasks at hand
  • Computer literacy with the ability to adapt to new systems, specifically “Point of Sale” platforms
  • Good communication and customer relation skills
  • Knowledge of function and features of construction related equipment
  • Strong focus on customer service - doing “what it takes” to serve the customer’s needs
  • Organized and efficient
  • A true “team player,” able to operate within and support a team environment
  • Work accuracy and consistency is essential
  • Able to take direction from individuals in varying roles while managing work load
  • Self-starter, ability to work with minimal guidance
  • Eagerness to learn and grow professionally
  • Creative ability to analyze options and arrive at solutions to problems that are appropriate to company’s business applications and philosophy
  • Exemplify the highest degree of professionalism and ethics
  • Possess an understanding of global company goals through attendance of company management meetings and other meetings as appropriate

Responsibilities Overall Coordination of Rental Division inventory while maintaining regional location including but not limited to:

  • Influencing the type and amount of tools and materials to stock based on ranging utilization
  • Maintain appropriate parts, accessories and consumables inventory levels
  • Support and promote “sub-rental” arrangements
  • Support and promote Lean Performance and efficiencies of operations at all times
  • Support and Coordinate the MES projects in regions of responsibilities
  • Support and promote value driven, differentiated equipment rental services and consulting for internal and external customers
  • Establish and support strategic alliances with vendors to promote rental division “one-stop-shopping” by our customers
  • Maintain communication with Operations Management as to the type of tools and materials that best meet their needs
  • Maintain communication/coordination with the Corporate Rental Division for timely transport of materials and equipment
  • Maintain equipment in a fully functional, clean and safe condition and manage tag-in/tag-out process
  • Coordinate/arrange for all routine maintenance and safety inspections for large equipment in the region.
  • Maintain Satellite facilities in neat and organized manner
  • Support and maintain all corporate rental and general company policies and procedures
  • Maintain valid driver license (Class B CDL preferred) and follow all DOT/ divisional procedures

Rental Division transaction functions including but not limited to:

  • Receiving and fulfilling all regional orders
  • Coordination with Safety Dept to provide the best and complete line of safety apparatus and supplies to our jobs as needed
  • Arranging and/or providing efficient deliveries to projects
  • Arranging for all applicable transport permits
  • Work with Rental Division accounting to maintain accurate tracking and accounting of transactions and/or service
  • Accurate transaction records via Point of Sale system
  • Process Work and Purchase orders as required
  • Filing, record retention
  • Assess loss or unreasonable damage to equipment for adjustment/billing to the customer

Administrative functions including but not limited to:

  • Maintain improved professional standards/image for the rental division facilities & equipment
  • Communicate/plan with Operations Managers, Labor Coordinators, Safety Department and Engineering Layout Department as to type and scope of future inventory
  • Establish strategic business relationships with various external suppliers of services, materials and equipment (sub-rentals, quantity purchasing, etc.)
  • Coordinate services with corporate and other satellite regional facilities
  • Train or arrange training for users in the safe operation of rental equipment
  • Train new employees as applicable
  • Coach and promote professional growth of employees/managers. Model professional service and hold others accountable for same
  • Attend and participate in meetings as required

Other functions relative to the above as determined by the Rental Division Vice President

The general goal for this position is to be the provider of all Rental Division services in a professional manner in the assigned region and to generally lead process improvement. To maintain communication and coordination between the regional and corporate divisional management as well as projects served. Also to work with all other associated rental services and to be able to adapt to non-routine assignments at times of need as directed by the Regional Manager and Rental Division Vice President. Eventually expand rental services as required to new regions and market segments as directed by our Business Plan.


  • Possess all auditory, speaking and communicating capabilities
  • Physical requirements: sitting, standing, walking, bending, twisting, climbing, pushing, pulling, lifting up to 25lbs., seeing and reading

Reports to:

 Rental Division Region Manager

All Messer employees are required to comply with our Substance Abuse Prevention Policy as a condition of employment. Messer may condition offers of employment upon taking and passing of a post-offer/pre-employment drug screen. In accordance with DOT regulations, applicants for positions that require driving a commercial motor vehicle at any time will be asked to undergo drug and at our discretion, alcohol testing prior to employment and will be subject to further testing throughout their period of employment. Applicants will also be asked to sign forms for release of information from previous employers in all cases where driving a commercial motor vehicle was one of your functions. Failure to sign will prevent Messer from employing you in such a position.

We provide an excellent and comprehensive compensation package with unlimited opportunity for personal and professional growth. If you would like to join our team of employee-owners and are interested in a challenging and rewarding career, please visit our website at

Messer is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Messer is committed to a diverse workforce.


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