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Company: The Metropolitan District Commission
Location: Hartford
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

This is very responsible vehicle and equipment maintenance supervisory work involving the direction of a large general repair shop and the performance of the consequent administrative requirements. Work involves responsibility for safe, effective and timely repairs and maintenance of vehicles and equipment in the assigned District facility. Duties include directing the repair and maintenance of heavy equipment, varied trucks, automobiles, power tools and equipment, and administering parts inventory, purchasing, and fleet management records. This position also has the responsibility for making difficult vehicle and equipment maintenance decisions. This work requires that the employee have knowledge, skill and ability in vehicle and equipment maintenance principles and practices. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Reviews, improves, and oversees the implementation of a comprehensive municipal fleet maintenance and repair program at multiple locations.
  • Makes recommendations for capital fleet replacements.
  • Oversees fleet maintenance, fueling and materials warehouse facilities, garages, and municipal materials inventory warehouse operations.
  • Schedules, assigns, supervises and evaluates employees in the maintenance and repair of a wide variety of vehicles, heavy equipment, small engines, tools, and other equipment.
  • Carries out parts inventory, purchasing, shop management, and related administrative procedures. Maintains fleet management and other operational records. Fills out forms and reports on completed work assignments and completes employee time records.
  • Drafts unit budget and controls expenditures within fund allocations.
  • Trains and counsels employees. Administers union contract language and oral warnings, and recommends higher level discipline. Assists in employee selection. Assures safe work practices.
  • Coordinates activities on a short and long term basis to assure personnel, materials and equipment necessary for projects and objectives. Coordinates shop operations with central vehicle and equipment maintenance and replacement programs and procedures.
  • Performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED Works under the general direction of the Fleet Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A high school diploma or the equivalent plus six (6) years of progressively responsible vehicle and equipment maintenance experience including at least two (2) years in a crew leader or supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience substituting on a year-for-year-basis. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Must have a valid Commercial Driver's License, Sub-classification "A" with airbrake endorsement. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
    • Knowledge of vehicle and equipment maintenance and parts inventory and purchasing principles and practices.
    • Knowledge and experience in transportation, commercial, construction, marine, and small equipment maintenance and repairs
    • Knowledge of OSHA industry standards.
    • Knowledge of warehouse and inventory practices.
    • Knowledge of budget process and budget preparation.
    • Knowledge of purchasing policies and guidelines.
    • Knowledge of MDC policies and procedures.
    • Knowledge of public administration principles and practices as applied to work unit reporting and fleet management administrative procedures.
    • Ability to operate computers, software and systems required for performing essential functions.
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing and to lead others in a work unit.
    • Ability to administer policies and procedures including scheduling, routine decision-making, fleet management record keeping and analysis, and the completion of forms and reports.
    • Ability to supervise others in a work unit.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, vendors and contractors. ADA COMPLIANCE Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert moderate physical effort that involves lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (under 50 pounds). Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate visual and/or auditory cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally and in writing. Environmental Factors: Essential functions are performed primarily indoors with minimal exposure to outdoor environmental factors. The Metropolitan District Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Commission will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Keywords: The Metropolitan District Commission, Hartford , FLEET SUPERVISOR, Professions , Hartford, Connecticut

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