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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3322 - Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor

Job Description

GRADE: 213

Under direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in supervising the repairing and maintenance activities of Heavy Equipment and Automotive Mechanics; performs related work as required.

The employee in this class is responsible for maintaining the efficient day to day operation of the Vehicle Maintenance Division.  A substantial part of this position is the supervision of skilled and semi-skilled mechanics.  Direction is received from the Manager of Highway Operations.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Supervises the work of subordinate personnel engaged in Vehicle Maintenance and repair
• Receives, assigns and supervises preventive maintenance and repair work performed on County vehicles
• Maintains the computerized inventory system
• Files work orders and maintenance/repair history on all vehicles for reference purposes
• Orders all parts for stock room
• Carries out preventive maintenance and repair work on a daily basis
• Performs difficult and complex repairs, and is subject to call for emergency maintenance service at all times
• Prepares reports and records on an ongoing basis
• Trains and instructs subordinate personnel as needed
• Ensures proper maintenance of facilities in shop
• Maintains shop records and inventory
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignment or schedule in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment, may require emergency management training, licensure or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Engines, drive trains, heating/cooling and electrical systems, transmissions, steering suspension and brake systems in a variety of automotive and heavy equipment
• Computerized systems for diagnosing and repairing electrical and drive-ability problems
• Supervisory practices and techniques
• Planning and budgeting procedures
• Current office practices, procedures, and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Planning, assigning and supervising the works of others
• Performing repair work for automotive and heavy equipment, and vehicles
• Diagnosing defects and failures of equipment and tools of the trade
• Planning, scheduling, supervising, directing and instructing skilled and semi-skilled mechanics and related workers
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Using computer hardware and software including work processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

A High School diploma or GED, five years of experience in repairing automotive and/or heavy equipment with two years of experience in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Medium work: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to operate tools and equipment, reach with hands and arms, crouch or stoop, and lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in an office and field environment.  The work environment for this position frequently includes working near moving mechanical parts, with hazardous materials, with fumes or airborne particles, in cramped or confined spaces, and occasionally in extreme outside weather conditions.

Must possess and maintain in good standing, a valid Illinois commercial driver’s license (CDL).