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Equipment Mechanic Supervisor

City of Vancouver, Vancouver, WA

Job - Government

Close Date: 01/26/2020

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The purpose of this position is to supervise, assign, and review the work of staff responsible for providing maintenance and repair of City vehicles and equipment, perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. Performs fleet analysis, inventory control, training activities, and administrative duties; performs related duties, as required.

This is a full-time, regular, exempt, non-represented position. This position has a 4 - 10's work schedule during the week, detailed scheduled to be determined.

Essential Functions:
Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff. Participate in the selection of technical staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures. Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives, determine type and extent of repairs required, schedule repair of components, considering time requirements and vehicle downtime, Monitor and evaluate preventative maintenance schedules and procedures to maximize asset availability and cost effectiveness, implement policies and procedures.
Supervise the diagnosing and locating of mechanical difficulties on City automobiles, trucks, and a variety of alternative fuels, diesel and gasoline powered maintenance and construction equipment; oversee the determination of the extent of necessary repairs. Prioritize repair and maintenance requests, ensuring the most efficient usage of staff. Track repair progress and communicate with customers to provide updates. Review and evaluate the costs of parts and labor on completed repair orders to ensure accurate billings to internal and from external vendors. Ensure all repairs are in compliance with federal and state mandates.
Work with city staff to understand vehicle deficiencies and initiate work orders for a wide variety of repairs related to all types of vehicles and equipment.
Communicate with all levels of City, including management, coworkers, outside agencies and other personnel to discuss best service techniques of equipment. Contact customers via phone or e-mail to provide updates of repairs, enabling them to schedule their work flow amongst their crews appropriately.
Ensure accurate documentation of repairs. Assign and enter work time estimates, material records, equipment use, and other pertinent data into the vehicle maintenance system. Establish computerized reports on fuel, parts, and labor expenses; provide various reports on operations and activities to management.
Oversee and coordinate the purchasing of necessary maintenance parts and materials; oversee the fabrication of needed parts and equipment as necessary. Ensure parts are on hand for swing shift operations, when parts may not otherwise be readily available. Assist with the research of specialty parts.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of equipment maintenance and repair.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Experience and Education
Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in the maintenance and repair of all types of light and heavy automotive and other equipment including one year of lead or supervisory responsibility.
Equivalent to an Associate's Degree in automotive or diesel study or related degree.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Computer Skills
Proficient in the use of vehicle maintenance systems, preferably RTA.
Intermediate skills in Excel and Outlook.

Required Licenses and/or Certifications
Possession of:
Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a class “A” commercial driver’s license within six (6) months of hire.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid CPR/First Aid card within three (3) months of hire.

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