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Vehicle/Equipment Mechanic Supervisor

Department of Public Works Fleet Services Operations

Listing Summary

At the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community.  Our police officers, firefighters and building inspectors keep our citizens safe. Our Public Works staff keeps our City clean and helps maintain, build and improve our City’s infrastructure.  Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life.


Our engineers help keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating and our buildings maintained.  Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta!   If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.


Posting Expires:  Open Until Filled

Salary: Commensurate with experience


General Description and Classification Standards
Manages, directs and coordinates operations and maintenance of fleet vehicles and equipment. Duties may include, but are not limited to: team building, environmental compliance, managing work requests, running diagnostic tests on vehicles, performing vendor management tasks, training and maintaining certification of all staff, orienting new employees, reporting, and maintaining departmental equipment.


Supervision Received
Direction received is very general and focuses on end results and is typically collaborative in nature. Makes decisions on technical issues, diagnoses, or procedures.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages staff; effectively recommends personnel actions related to selection, disciplinary procedures, performance, leave of absence, grievances, work schedules and assignments and administers personnel and related procedures. Explains and interprets regulation and procedures coordinates and directs work schedules and systems.
  • Assists with complex repairs; troubleshoots and oversees complex repairs with lower level employees; may performs repairs, as needed.
  • Assists with complex issues with the management of the fleet.
  • Manages and analyzes operational needs; reviews, evaluates and complies reports pertaining to staffing requirements, equipment availability, vehicle downtime, productivity and measured service levels that impact work measures and standards; evaluates future equipment requirements to include the development of vehicle specifications.
  • Ensures local, state and federal environmental compliance policies are followed.


Decision Making
Makes purchasing or resource allocation decisions within organization guidelines. Establishes work methods, timetables, performance standards, etc. Applies organizational policies.


Leadership Provided
Has formal supervisory authority over work group (typically at least 4-5 employees) to include discipline, performance management, scheduling, training, etc.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned. This is a partial listing of necessary knowledges, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.

Knowledge of: automotive terminology; of automotive repair and maintenance procedures; of supervisor methodology.
Skill in: the use of computers; in troubleshooting vehicle maintenance issues; in customer service.
Ability to: communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, internal and external customers.


Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Ten (10) years of Automotive and Diesel repair experience
  • Six (6) years or more as a senior or lead technician


Preferred Education & Experience
Associate's degree (AA) in technical or vocational course of study in automotive repair and five (5) years’ experience in automotive or diesel repair including supervisory experience.
CDL - Class B endorsement


Licensures and Certifications
Valid State of Georgia CDL License or the ability to obtain within the 6-month probationary period.

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications
    • Electrical Diagnostics
    • Preventative Maintenance

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