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Shop / Branch Manager


Longview, WA, US, 98632

Company:  1100-Applied Industrial Technologies

Our Kent Fluid Power shop in Longview is the regional repair and fabrication shop for the northwest Applied Industrial Technologies branches. We repair mechanical and hydraulic drives for the industrial market. We also build hydraulic systems that are designed by our engineering department in Kent Washington.  


Managers responsibilities:

As manager you would be responsible for our shop operations and sales as follows:

Manage the inside sales calls and correspondence with our Applied account managers.

Provide technical support to our customers in conjunction with our Applied account managers.

Manage and support the repair quotes and purchasing process in conjunction with our Kent location.

Quote specialty repair jobs and publish photo reports as required.

Create job packets with job numbers provided by our computer system.

Maintain a job schedule seeing to the details of the repairs and any vendor sourcing required.

Manage shop procedures, productivity and crew levels as needed.

Close finished jobs, publish packing slips provided by our computer system and arrange for shipping.

Monitor shop costs, job efficiencies and profits.   




  • Equivalent to one to three years trades training.
  • Over three years experience.
  • High School Diploma or GED

From simple tote dump systems to 4,000 yard dump scows to test fixtures for the F16, Kent Fluid Power designs and builds hydraulic systems and power units. They distribute a host of fluid power components from leading manufacturers.

Parent company Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) is the world’s largest fluid power distributor. Our network of 18 fluid power companies (70+ locations) in North America is a resource for dedicated fluid power support. We have one of the largest teams of Certified Fluid Power Specialists, Certified Electronic Control Specialists and Certified Fluid Power Mechanics &d Technicians to assist you with problem solving, system building, troubleshooting and other requirements. Between our service centers and our network of 19 fluid power companies, we provide immediate access to the critical fluid power components and services our customers need.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

Job Segment: Branch Manager, Hydraulics, Engineer, Manager, Technical Support, Management, Engineering, Technology

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