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Equipment Maintenance Manager


Salary Range

$52,686.40 to an annual maximum rate of $79,684.80 depending upon qualifications

Job FLSA Status


Public Safety


Job Details

This is responsible skilled and technical supervisory mechanical work in charge of the maintenance and repair of city owned equipment including automobiles, trucks, tractors, grading machines and small engine equipment. Work is performed in accordance with relevant state and federal safety guidelines, manufacturer manuals and city policies and procedures. Work is reviewed by the Public Works Director through observation, conferences, and reports of departmental activities. Successful performance ensures efficient shop operations and properly functioning vehicles and equipment for the City.
The position is responsible for directing and coordinating the operational activities of the equipment maintenance department by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.

Job Duties

Prioritizes, schedules, and assigns repair work to shop personnel, inspects automotive and other equipment, determines appropriate remedies, schedules needed repair or service work.
Trains, counsels, and supervises shop personnel; inspects completed assignments. Plans, assigns and directs work; appraises employee performance including the rewarding and disciplining of employees; addresses employee complaints and resolves problems.
Manages vehicle fleet and equipment repairs and maintains proper service records.
Manages the maintenance of the departmental parts inventory and purchase of all needed equipment and supplies.
Serves as the parts purchaser for the department, including providing appropriate prices quotes to the City Purchasing Agent; negotiates with vendors to purchase automotive equipment, materials, and supplies; inspects parts and supplies for quality and adherence to regulatory standards.
Assists in the preparation of the annual operating budget for the shop, monitors expenditures under the current budget, and projects annual vehicle and equipment expenditures. Directs the recording of expenses and analyzes purchase and repair costs to control expenditures.
Prepares bid specifications for new departmental vehicles and equipment, prepares vehicle specifications for other departments; conducts roads tests on vehicles as necessary.
Develops and manages ongoing preventive and corrective maintenance procedures. Maintains records, prepares reports and other specialized maintenance records. 
Purchases gasoline, oil, and diesel fuel for city use; prepares billings for other departments.
Maintains computer records of gasoline used through the City’s card system and fuel station.
Maintains City’s vehicles tracking system including devices and computer data.
Directs the cleaning and maintenance of shop facilities and equipment.
Coordinates operation and maintenance of equipment, storage facilities, and repair facilities.
Responds to emergency field assistance for equipment as needed.
Plans and directs safety campaigns.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience:
(A) Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or
(B) Graduation from high school or GED equivalent with six (6) months to one (1) year related experience and/or training; or
(C) An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(A) Ability to 1) read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; 2) write routine reports and correspondence and maintain accurate records; 3) ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
(B) Knowledge of 1) management and supervisory techniques; 2) the mechanical functioning of a variety of vehicles and equipment; 3) preventive maintenance procedures; 4) purchasing procedures; 5) regulations regarding care and maintenance of emergency vehicles;
(C) Skill in 1) budget preparation; 2) operation of various power tools and repair equipment; 3) interpersonal relations; 4) oral and written communications.

Job Education

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work is typically performed in an office and shop, where the employee is exposed to noise, dust and dirt, and grease, machinery with moving parts, irritating chemicals, paint fumes, and occasional inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
The employee is typically required to walk, sit, climb or balance, bend, crouch or stoop,  talk or hear, and taste or smell.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include:  close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud.
The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Job Computer Skills

City Of Covington Department

Equipment Maintenance

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