Operation Mangers (FM – Gainesville)



Based in Northeast Ohio, Area Wide Protective (AWP), is a rapidly growing national safety services provider committed to protecting our customers’ people, business, and time. AWP is America’s Traffic Control Leader, representing nearly every major public utility: electric, gas and telecommunications.


Founded in 1981, Area Wide Protective, Inc. (AWP) has grown into North America’s leading provider of professional traffic management and protection services. The company’s capabilities include work zone flagging, design and engineering for transportation management plans, equipment sales, rental and 24/7 support. AWP employs 6,500 team members across 27 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces.


Customer Focused – Deliver on our commitments every time

Focused on Growth – Promote and encourage creative solutions

We Value our Employees – Develop our skills to excel at everything we do

Commitment to Safety and Quality – Have a passion for excellence

Sense of Urgency – Demonstrate enormous energy and the ability to motivate others

Area Wide Protective (AWP) has been the leading provider and innovator of traffic control solutions since its inception in 1993. Headquartered in North Canton, Ohio, AWP is a rapidly growing national safety services provider committed to protecting the public, our customers, their business, and time. AWP is America’s Traffic Control Leader, representing major public utility: electric, gas, telecommunication, and construction companies.

We develop leaders! Whether you start at entry-level or middle management, employee development is a crucial component to our success! We coach and mentor those with the skills and desire to advance within our company. So come and join the AWP team!


The Operations Manager will provide leadership and implementation of core values and our overall mission of protecting our customers’ people, business, and time. This position will be responsible for the management and ongoing development of employees at the facility.

The Operations Manager will lead safety initiatives by protecting employees, customers and assets while also supervising and managing safe work environments and verifying customer needs are being met at the highest level of satisfaction. The management team at AWP is instrumental in achieving success through teambuilding, recruitment strategies and promoting ongoing relationships with both internal and external clients.



·      Strategic planning and implementing of strategies to create and maintain safe work practices

·      Manage a staff of 25-40 employees

·      Ensure safety compliance in accordance with Company, Local, State and Federal regulations as it relates to the Site

·      Protect the company’s employees, customers and assets against losses, injuries, and accidents through enforcement of safe work practices

·      Foster teambuilding through leadership practices and regular communication strategies

·      Utilize Site and organization data for workforce forecasting to predict staffing needs

·      Prevent accidents and other safety exposures by investigating, identifying causes, and developing preventative measures and practices

·      Become a subject matter expert in work zone setup/design and professional flagging

·      Maintain traffic control, safety, and supervisor credentials

·      Participate in the recruiting and hiring strategies in conjunction with Human Resources

·      Conduct Site new hire orientation and ongoing training

·      Facilitate safety and committee meetings

·      Responsible for tracking and auditing the usage of assets, employees, and time for projects

·      Ensure customer service issues are addressed promptly and efficiently while providing the highest level of customer service.

·      Solidify AWP’s presence in the service area and identify potential opportunities for growth

·      Engage and invest in the training of new and current employees to reduce turnover, promote efficiency, and reduce labor costs.

·      Manage daily employee issues including payroll, timekeeping, benefits, time off requests, scheduling, and customer issues

·      Ability to understand and adhere to a collective bargaining agreement (if applicable)


·      Associate or bachelor’s degree preferred

·      5-10 years management experience required

·      Strong leadership with excellent communication and coaching skills

·      Excellent motivation and organizational skills

·      Intermediate computer skills including Microsoft Office products and customer relationship management systems

·      Experience managing P&L

·      Process Improvement – Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma preferred

·      Experience in Business Development – top & bottom line

·      Significant experience developing high performing teams

·      Proactive approach of brand development

·      Building strong customer relationships

·      Ability to develop and execute business plans

·      Must adhere to and promote safe workplace practices

·      Must maintain a current, valid driver’s license and a clean driving record void of suspension or revocation


·      Employee must be able to successfully handle the physical demands of this position, which include the following:

·      Expect 40+ hour work week, occasional weekends, and holidays

·      Hours of operation may vary based on staffing needs and workload

·      Time will be split between field and office environments

·      The position may work in outside conditions that include inclement weather, not limited to heat, cold, humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt

·      Occasional exposure to fumes or airborne particles, moving vehicles and occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites

·      Noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud

·      Position may lift or carry objects up to 50 pounds

·      If necessary, in the field, stand for long periods of time and performs strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions; employee lifts, pushes, pulls or carries objects

AWP is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.