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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3323 - Vehicle Maintenance Crew Leader

Job Description

UNION: Local 150

Under direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in supervising the repair and maintenance of various types, makes and models of trucks, heavy equipment, automotive equipment, and vehicles; responsible for supervising the crew and operation of job assignments; performs related work as required.

Employees in this class spend a substantial amount of time supervising the work of subordinate personnel assigned to the crew. Employees in this class provide technical guidance to heavy equipment mechanic and automotive mechanics by performing supervisory roles. Direction is received from the Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor.

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, evaluates and adjusts grievances for all assigned positions
• Supervises the work of subordinate personnel engaged in equipment maintenance and repair
• Supervises skilled and semi-skilled mechanics
• Makes periodic rounds of garage to ensure productive activity of employees engaged in maintenance and repair of equipment
• Provides assistance in problem solving to skilled an semi-skilled employees as required
• Receives, assigns and supervises maintenance and repair work performed on heavy equipment and auto equipment
• Inspects condition of vehicles
• Inspects work of skilled and semi-skilled workers engaged in the repair and maintenance of heavy & auto equipment
• 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:
• Automotive and hydraulic systems mechanics and repair methods
• Automotive parts, equipment and tools
• Engine and chassis units and standard repair and maintenance procedures
• Drive trains, brake systems and heating, cooling and electrical systems on a variety of vehicles
• The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade
• Administrative 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:
• Using necessary tools and equipment for the repair of automotive and heavy equipment
• Performing automotive and heavy equipment maintenance and repair work
• Utilizing computerized diagnostic tools and determining electrical and HVAC and drive-ability problems
• Planning, scheduling, assigning, and supervising the work of subordinate staff
• 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.

Four years experience in repairing automotive and/or heavy equipment including one year of experience in a crew-leader 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 regularly 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 lb.

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). This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing requirements of the United States Department of Transportation Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991. Employees in this class are required to be on call for emergency situations and seasonal snow removal, which means being capable of working in excess of forty (40) hours per week.