October 18, 2023 A Day In the Life: Manager of Fleet Administration, Sherri Boxberger
We recently caught up with Sherri Boxberger, MYR Group’s manager of fleet administration and purchasing based out of the corporate headquarters in Thornton, Colo. Boxberger has admirably performed a variety of roles in the company throughout her 15 years, split into two parts following six years away pursuing her dream of becoming a storm chaser after finishing a degree in meteorology!
From administrative assistant to the shop supervisor in 2002 to her MYR Group return in 2010 and recent promotion to manager of fleet administration and purchasing, Boxberger is a shining example of how hard work and dedication can create a rewarding career. She loves the team around her and the support they and the company offer every day. Learn more about Boxberger, her importance in managing more than 10,000 pieces of fleet equipment, and why she believes MYR Group’s culture is so special – even after nearly two decades.
Q: What is a manager of fleet administration and why is it important to your department?
My primary responsibilities are overseeing the direction of the fleet department’s purchasing operations and the administrative processes. This includes managing vendor relationships with equipment and vehicle manufacturers, equipment rental companies, and parts and national accounts. I also compose fleets monthly and prepare quarterly financial reports. It’s very important for our department to have a focus on managing costs.
Q: What does a typical day on the job look like for you?
My typical day is spent working with my team. I support our fleet administration and management nationwide with the day-to-day obstacles. When I am not putting together reports and analyzing fleet data, my time is spent troubleshooting, resolving issues, and providing guidance.
Q: What do you love most about your job?
I enjoy the variety of tasks and challenges that my job brings. I really could not do it without the people around me. We have a fantastic, hard-working team with a strong mentality that ensures everyone is working together to their best abilities.
Q: How is the fleet department essential to the day-to-day operations of the company?
In the MYR Group fleet department, we have over 10,000 active pieces of equipment nationwide. Fleet has a critical role in managing the company assets to ensure they are safe, coordinating the equipment for each job, and supporting operations.
Q: What characteristics/skills/traits make a person in fleet administration successful?
The fleet department demonstrates a strong attention to detail, is self-driven, and team players. Our focus and dedication are providing customer service to all our internal departments as well as our vendors. Our team has a deep sense of accountability and respect for each other.
Q: What makes our company’s culture special?
MYR Group’s culture is what makes our company strong. Everyone believes in and supports each other. We all have shared goals, mutual respect, and a sense that we are accepted and valued by the organization. The company’s core values create the shape of who you are, what you do, and why you do it.
Q: Why do you think somebody seeking career opportunities should want to join MYR Group?
MYR Group has one of the best cultures, and the benefits the company offers are competitive in today’s workforce. We also have great leaders who inspire, motivate, and drive innovation.