Department: PUBLIC WORKS
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Details: The pay rate for this position is $22.36 per hour
The purpose of this classification is to ensure operational safety of repaired vehicles/equipment prior to release to departments.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals; assists in selecting new employees; coordinates training activities.
- Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; confers with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise.
- Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
- Consults with department director or other officials to review operations/activities, review/resolve problems, receive advice/direction, and provide recommendations.
- Coordinates work activities with other departments, contracted service providers, outside agencies, or others as needed; notifies other departments of issues such as preventive maintenance schedules, status of maintenance/repair work, equipment misuse, recurring equipment maintenance problems, or fleet operational changes.
- Coordinates the daily activities of the maintenance shop; oversees and provides technical assistance to mechanics in diagnosing problems; determines time and cost of parts/labor needed to complete repairs; supervises and assists in performing general mechanical repair work on vehicles, trucks, light/heavy machinery, small engines, or other automotive/mechanical equipment.
- Conducts periodic quality control inspections; inspects vehicles, machinery, and equipment upon completion of maintenance/repair work to ensure proper operations and completion of requested repairs.
- Coordinates maintenance activities to ensure maximum safety and efficiency of City vehicles/equipment with minimal down time; develops preventive maintenance schedules in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations; monitors frequency and status of preventive maintenance work; schedules maintenance work by in-house staff and by local dealerships; coordinates warranty work and outsourced repair/maintenance work with local dealers, garages, or other service providers.
- Assists in developing long-term plans for acquisition of equipment; provides recommendations regarding replacement of costly equipment.
- Assists in developing and implementing policies/procedures relating to department operations, safety, or other issues.
- Assists in administering departmental budget; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget.
- Maintains current inventory records of City vehicles and equipment; tracks status, location, and usage of all City-owned vehicles/equipment, and other essential information such as manufacturer warranty limits, emission requirements, and tag replacement dates.
- Prepares bid specifications for purchase of new equipment and custom-built equipment; compiles information provided by requesting department, including safety requirements, operational requirements, and maintenance requirements; submits specifications to requesting department for review and to purchasing department for bid processing.
- Contacts vehicle insurance company regarding insurance claims; takes photographs of accidents or damage to vehicles/equipment; submits photographs with insurance claims; maintains records of claims.
- Prepares equipment safety recall advisories to notify City departments of units to be pulled from service, in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations or to perform maintenance procedures; coordinates recall work performed by dealers or in-house staff to ensure corrective action.
- Prepares annual vehicle emissions testing reports to notify City departments of timeframes for yearly emission testing; coordinates testing of vehicles/equipment and maintains documentation to obtain replacement vehicle tags.
- Completes daily underground fuel storage tank inspections and files daily paperwork; prepares annual underground storage tank registration documentation to advise appropriate state/federal agencies of the operation, financial responsibility, and release detection of a fueling facility; ensures timely completion and submittal of documentation to ensure issuance of operating certificates.
- Prepares annual clean fuel vehicle purchase report to advise state environmental protection agency of current model year purchases, in accordance with Clean Fuel Fleet Program, to confirm City compliance with guidelines to purchase a pre-set percentage of low emission vehicles, ultra low emission vehicles, and zero emission vehicles each year.
- Performs administrative tasks; reviews time cards and researches discrepancies; reviews invoices, verifies accuracy, and forwards for payment upon completion of work; prepares accident reports following incidents involving City vehicles or on-the-job employee injuries; prepares and distributes monthly on-call rosters for response to emergency situations.
- Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, schedules, on-call rosters, accident reports, inventory records, underground storage tank registration forms, clean fuel vehicle purchase reports, equipment safety recall advisories, vehicle emissions testing reports, bid specifications, performance appraisals, policies, procedures, or other documents.
- Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, time cards, invoices, warranty records, work orders, maintenance reports, technical reports, diagnostic reports, photographs, insurance policies, diagrams, schematics, flow charts, service manuals, service bulletins, safety recall notices, material safety data sheets, parts catalogs, directories, regulations, policies, procedures, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards, or retains as appropriate.
- Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with repairing, maintaining, and testing vehicles and equipment, which may include a motor vehicle, utility truck, heavy machinery, light equipment, forklift, vehicle lift, hydraulic jack, engine analyzer, tire machine, tire changer, battery charger, brake lathe, air compressor, pressure washer, generator, refrigerant recovery machine, fuel reader, drill, drill press, metal grinder, pump, welder, cutting torch, gauges, meters, diagnostic instruments, testing instruments, mechanic tools, or two-way radio.
- Operates a personal computer, scanner, digital camera, general office equipment, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, database, email, Internet, or other computer programs.
- Monitors inventory of department equipment, tools, and supplies; ensures availability of adequate materials to conduct work activities; initiates requests for new/replacement materials; researches specifications, sources, availability, and prices of parts.
- Maintains vehicle/equipment service records, warranty records, and other departmental documentation.
- Communicates with supervisor, employees, community service workers, other departments, manufacturers, dealers, vendors/service providers, state/federal agencies, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, resolve problems, or give/receive advice/direction.
- Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new equipment, methods, trends, and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Education and Experience:
Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent; and five (5) years of related experience that includes fleet management, fleet maintenance, automotive/mechanical maintenance, and supervision, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must possess and maintain valid Forklift Operator Certification. Tasks involving recovery of refrigerant require possession and maintenance of valid Air Conditioning Refrigerant Recovery Certification. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) including appropriate endorsement(s). Operation of City motorcycles requires possession and maintenance of valid Georgia driver’s license with Motorcycle endorsement.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria; ability to exercise discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.
- Ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others in a supervisory capacity and in coordinating activities of a project, program, or designated area of responsibility.
- Ability to overhaul, restore, renovate, construct, and/or rebuild equipment, machinery, or objects, requiring adherence to prescribed standards and specifications; ability to operate and control the actions of the same equipment, machinery, and/or objects.
- Ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory, and/or design data and information.
- Ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; ability to utilize principles of fractions; ability to interpret graphs.
- Ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.
- Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness, and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.
The work is medium which requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
- Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
- Mental Acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
- Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
- Speaking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
- Visual Acuity: Have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading.
Work may be performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim light, or toxic agents.