This class is responsible for a comprehensive highway equipment maintenance program at various facilities throughout the State.
Nature and Scope
An incumbent in this class reports to an administrative/technical supervisor and is responsible for a comprehensive equipment maintenance program at a vehicle maintenance facility. The incumbent controls all aspects of the facility including supervision of shop foreman and mechanics, scheduling, monitoring, training, interviewing, and evaluating all subordinate employees. The incumbent establishes new procedures and preventive maintenance schedules and coordinates them to meet maintenance and administrative needs. Inspects all vehicles and equipment to identify problems for possible damage, repair, or reinforcement. Evaluates new equipment and makes recommendations for purchase, discusses warranties, technical problems and procedures with superior. Develops replacement schedules. The incumbent coordinates with superiors all work rules, regulations, safety guidelines and procedures for employees.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Plans, schedules, supervises, trains, and provides technical assistance to shop staff involved in a comprehensive equipment maintenance program.
Evaluates equipment operation, maintenance and repair on a regular basis to identify problems and ensure technical acceptability.
Investigates, evaluates, and recommends the purchase of new equipment.
Serves as member of Certification Committee testing employees on proper use of equipment.
Assists in preparing all work rules, regulations, safety guidelines, procedures, and preventative maintenance plans.
Evaluates and recommends the most cost effective methods for providing equipment repair and maintenance for assigned facility.
May plan, schedule and direct the operation of auto parts room ensuring maintenance of proper inventory levels.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of vehicle and highway equipment repair methods and proper equipment use.
Knowledge of business administration, management, and supervision
Knowledge of recordkeeping, report writing, inventory control, and purchasing procedures
Knowledge of safety regulations, procedures, and practices
Knowledge of contract procedures
Skill in the use of tools and mechanical equipment
Skill in the diagnosis and repair of automotive equipment.
Ability to plan, assign, train, inspect, supervise, and evaluate the work of technical and support personnel.
Ability to analyze and maintain records
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Highway Equipment Superintendent Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Six months experience in managing an equipment fleet including preventative maintenance, inventory management, repair, and replacement.
Six months experience in operating heavy equipment used in highway construction/maintenance.
Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.