Equipment Director

Subsidiary: Sully Miller Holding Co.


Sully-Miller Contracting Co., the Colas USA subsidiary that operates throughout Southern California, is a company with nearly 100 years in the construction industry. Since 1923, Sully-Miller has become one of the premier construction contractors in Southern California, building much of the region’s infrastructure including airports, seaports, rail and intermodal, military/federal, roads, highways, and specialty projects. To learn more about Sully-Miller Contracting Co. visit  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

Sully-Miller Contracting Co., and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit




Job Summary

The Director of Equipment is responsible for monitoring the efficiency and performance of all plant and equipment in support of business functions and daily operations across the region. This includes all mobile equipment, manufacturing facilities, and maintenance shops. Continually focuses on improving management of all equipment and maintenance activities, including cost control, employee development, training, safety standards and carbon footprint which coincide with the strategy for the company.

Main Responsibilities

This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Establish a performance culture based on our values of Caring, Sharing, and Daring.

  • Work effectively as a member of the Sully-Miller Executive Committee (ExCom) to maintain the highest standard of professionalism.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to Safety Culture by utilizing leading indicators to drive improvement.

  • Ensure that all operations are performed with the utmost regard for the health and safety of all personnel involved.

  • Work with the ExCom to establish and communicate short & long-range goals, strategies, tactical plans, policies, and procedures.

  • Translate goals and strategies into actionable plans for performance and growth.

  • Advise on the purchase and maintenance of plant and equipment.

  • Working with General and Operational Management to establish long-term needs plant and equipment.

  • Work with shop manager to determine to replace, repair, or rent equipment.

  • Support Capital project planning and execution including cost control and schedule.

  • Negotiate with suppliers and manage local implementation of national agreements.

  • Dispose of excess or obsolete plant and equipment.

  • Investigate and present to General and Operations Management teams innovative solutions.

  • Promote and organize equipment training and employee development opportunities.

  • Manage the procurement of fuel.

  • Tracks records, licenses, registrations, inspections, warrantees and service agreements.

  • Develops and monitors maintenance and investment budgets, manages investment orders, participates in supplier negotiations.

  • Manages and cultivates effective working relationships with outside suppliers and vendors.

  • Manages effective utilization of owned, rented, and leased assets.

  • Meets all financial review dates, report submissions and corporate directed programs in a timely fashion.

  • Works with corporate finance to maintain inventory and ensure correct accounting procedures are followed for all fixed assets.

  • Conducts and/or attends and contributes to periodic operational meetings to maintain favorable working relationships among all employees and promote maximum morale, productivity, and efficiency.

  • Consolidates, analyzes and shares performance data (OPEX, CAPEX, TUM).

  • Work closely with corporate performance teams, Keystone, Asphalt Performance, 6S

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BS in Engineering, Construction Management, or related fields or equivalent work experience.

  • Minimum of 10 years of management experience, preferably in the construction, asphalt manufacturing or aggregates industry.

  • Demonstrated experience with trucking, transportation and DOT regulations.

  • Compliance and working knowledge of safety standards and practices related to construction, asphalt manufacturing, and aggregates industry.

  • Working knowledge of general accounting practices.

  • Proficient with MS Office.

  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Safe driving record.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Excellent people management, interpersonal and leadership skills with proven experience leading teams.

  • Capable of establishing long-term goals.

  • Detail oriented with ability to analyze information and make decisions based on data.

  • Ability to think strategically at the subsidiary level, in order to implement and support asset policies in line with business objectives.

  • Must possess a high level of organization with the ability to multi-task and problem solve complex issues.

  • Ability to promote process improvement, develop standards, and manage processes.

  • Ability to build collaborative relationships internal and external to the company.

  • Ability to evaluate budgets and profit & loss statements.

  • Ability to perform Life cycle analysis on all manufacturing assets and equipment fleet.

  • Strong computer skills, emphasis on Microsoft Office programs and Oracle JDE.

  • Some travel is expected.

  • Ability to support enterprise in M&A initiatives.

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

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Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles