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Southland Industries Service Operations Manager – HVAC & Mechanical in Portland, Oregon


Are you ready to take the helm of our service operations? As a Service Operations Manager, you will play a pivotal role in steering our service business to new heights. This exciting position requires a blend of technical acumen, strategic thinking, and leadership prowess. You'll be responsible for managing financial results, leading a talented team, and driving the expansion of our service portfolio. If you are passionate about operational excellence and have a knack for inspiring teams, this role is for you!

Core Duties:

· Development and Growth of Service Team and its’ offerings: Manage and mentor the service operations team, fostering their technical, supervisory, and leadership skills.

· Create an Employer of Choice culture, attracting and retaining great people, while coaching and mentoring for individual career success that expands the business.

· Oversee Service Team to Deliver Operational Excellence: Ensure quality work is performed in a timely manner for all preventive maintenance contracts, service projects, quoted and T&M work orders within the business portfolio.

· Financial Management: Collaborate with Sales, Supervisors and Service Business Supervisors to develop the department budget, monitor expenses, and ensure efficient and effective operations. Maintain tight cost control and maximize price realization.

· Financial Oversight: Ensure monthly metrics are maintained across roles for billings to be timely, address any customer issues preventing AR delays and deliver targeted financial results. Assist in determining quarterly service sales commission payments.

· Sales Leadership: Provide operational support to the sales team to secure new business and build the sales funnel with opportunities that are supported with field leads, inside sales support and appropriate technical oversight and collaboration from supervisors.

· Customer Satisfaction: Seek and act on customer feedback to ensure satisfaction and continuous improvement.

· Safety and Compliance: Partner with Safety to implement programs, ensure compliance with site-specific safety requirements, conduct site inspections, and participate in safety investigations.


· Manage a team of employees with the authority to hire and fire.

· Provide coaching, and performance feedback, and conduct group meetings as needed.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

· Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or a related field preferred, or equivalent experience.

· Experience: 10+ years in service management for an HVAC Service and/or Projects organization, including people management.

· Business Acumen: Significant experience managing a service business with revenue exceeding $5M.

· Collaboration: Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.

· Leadership: Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and direct personnel towards a common goal.

· Communication: Excellent presentation, verbal, and written communication skills.

· Customer Service: Strong customer service skills.

· Project Management: Proficient in project management, multi-tasking, and prioritization.

· Technical Skills: Solid Microsoft Office Word and Excel skills, significant knowledge of HVAC and overall building systems.

· Travel: Some travel is required. 

YOU Matter


At Southland we aspire to build a workforce that’s as diverse as the people who occupy the buildings we design, build and maintain. Building talent by design is our intentional approach to creating a truly safe, collaborative, and inclusive work environment that fosters growth, empowers professional achievement, and where people are treated with respect at all levels.

If you’re someone with a true passion for our industry, a life-long learner, with high accountability and a drive for results we’re looking for you!  At Southland, we hire problem solvers that are focused on providing customer value through continuous improvement and will take ownership to create the best experiences that will have an impact wider than their own job.  We thrive on creating a strong company and culture where you’ll feel engaged, challenged, and valued.

If you’re ready for the next big step in your career and want a career full of fun and excitement and to be a part of a fast-paced growing company, then  JOIN  our team and become a part of an organization that values  PEOPLE ,  SAFETY, INNOVATION, COLLABORATION, INTEGRITY, ACCOUNTABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY.


As an employee-owned company, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellent benefits for you and your family:

  • 401(k) Plan with  50% Company Match (no cap) and immediate 100% vesting

  • Annual incentive program based upon performance, profitability, and achievement

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance – 100% Paid for Employee

  • Term Life, AD&D Insurance, and Voluntary Life Insurance

  • Disability Income Protection Insurance

  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Plans (Health and Dependent Care)

  • Holidays/Vacation/Personal Time/Life Events Leave

  • Numerous training opportunities and company paid membership for professional associations and licenses

Pay: Final pay is determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.

*For more information on Southland Industries, please visit our website: * Southland Careers (http://southlandindcareers.com/) * or on * Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SouthlandInd) * or * LinkedIN (https://www.linkedin.com/company/22132?trk=tyah&trkInfo=tarId%3A1408634606883%2Ctas%3ASouthland%20industries%2Cidx%3A2-1-4) * *

To hear what our employees are saying about working at Southland Industries, check out our Career Video - Working at Southland (https://youtu.be/EC9ltck1v-Q)

Southland Industries and all its subsidiaries are an  *Equal Opportunity Employer * and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing our employees with a safe work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Southland Industries are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, gender, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Southland Industries will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

*All employment offers are contingent upon successful, drug tests, background checks and professional reference checks. *

*We are not able to offer sponsorship of employment at this time*

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