Job Description

Overall Job Objective

What Success Looks Like In This Job

As a supervisory position, incumbent supervises, oversees, and participates in the work of staff responsible for making minor and major mechanical repairs to automotive vehicles, heavy equipment, and construction equipment operated by Adams County departments and offices. 

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Plan, train, review, and assign work to perform minor and major mechanical repairs to vehicles and heavy equipment. Supervise and/or schedule the workforce during snowstorms as needed.
  • Interpret, explain, and enforce policies and procedures for assigned areas of responsibilities, including the section.
  • Estimate time, materials, and equipment required for assigned jobs; supervise and ensure all county approved safety standards and regulations are followed and that work areas/tools are cleaned daily.
  • Oversee and ensure proper operation, maintenance, and repair of shop equipment used to maintain fleet equipment, including hoists, grinders, welders, compressors, steam cleaners, presses, and other equipment as needed.
  • Assist in purchasing equipment maintenance parts and materials.
  • Track and monitor minor equipment budget and provides input for the annual Fleet Management budget.
  • Maintain work, time, and material records for all shop personnel using the automated shop management system.
  • Supervise annual vehicle safety inspection process, vehicle emission inspections, related repairs to vehicles and equipment, and document all inspections/repairs performed.
  • Oversee repairs and maintenance of sanders, plows, and related snow removal equipment and systems.
  • Oversee the installation of safety equipment on county vehicles including light bars, insignias and numbers, radios and antennas.
  • Oversee the removal of all county decals, radios, phones, license plates, etc. from vehicles designated for disposal.
  • Participate, when required, in repairs to heavy equipment and automotive vehicles.
  • In remote locations (Strasburg) completes annual appraisals for staff with input from the Fleet Director or his delegate.
  • In remote locations (Strasburg), shop foreman will be a technician as well as a supervisor.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications for Success

  • Engage and apply principles of lead supervision learned in operations, services, and activities for both fleet operation and fleet management programs.
  • Implement principles of supervision, training, record keeping, and reporting. Supervise, lead, organize, and review the work performed by vehicle/equipment technical staff. Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Safely and effectively use tools, equipment, and procedures for the overhaul, repair, and adjustment of gas and diesel powered equipment; safely use methods, materials, equipment, and tools used in welding and fabrication work. Understand and prepare for operational hazards and standard safety practices necessary in the area of assigned work. Safely operate a variety of motor powered vehicles/diagnostic equipment including equipment used in mechanical failures.
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of principles and procedures of hydraulic systems, high-pressure air systems, and high-pressure water systems.
  • Demonstrate understanding of procedures for preventive maintenance related to automotive and light and heavy construction equipment.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the operational and repair characteristics of a wide variety of automotive, light and heavy equipment used in county government.
  • Operate the full range of equipment necessary to perform assigned duties. Use a variety of maintenance tools and equipment.
  • Perform journey level mechanical work including troubleshooting, fabrication, and diagnosis and repair of county vehicles/equipment.
  • Learn and apply current knowledge regarding pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to vehicle operations. Interpret, explain, and enforce county and department policies and procedures including safety regulations.
  • Computer Skills: Operate County supported computer and software programs, along with FASTER, the automated shop management system used for shop and repair record maintenance, and JD Edwards for time entry and budget management.
  • Accurately determine mechanical repair needs and estimate the cost and time of repairs.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.Understand and follow verbal and written directions. Read and understand various service and parts manuals, schematics, and computer based diagnostic software.
  • Compose annual appraisals for direct reports.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with everyone contacted in the course of work.

More Qualifications for Success

  • Experience: 
    • Five (5) years of journey-level experience performing minor and major repairs to vehicles and heavy equipment, to include both diesel and gasoline powered equipment.
    • Eight (8) years of journey-level experience performing minor and major repairs to vehicles and equipment may substitute for graduation from an automotive or heavy equipment technical training program.
    • Prior supervisory, lead and or training experience required.  
  • Education and Training: 
    • High school diploma or GED equivalent, supplemented by successful completion of a technician apprenticeship program.
    • Meets and maintains ASE Master Technician requirements. 
    • Must attend management development and training courses.
  • License or Certificate: 
    • Possession of, or the ability to obtain within 90 days of hire, a valid Colorado commercial driver's license, class "B". 
    • In addition, obtain and maintain at least six (6) of the nine (9) A1 - A9 required ASE certifications in the following areas: as an Automotive Technician, in the areas of brakes, suspension and steering, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair and heating and air conditioning within twelve (12) months of hire.
    • As a Heavy Equipment Technician, obtain and maintain at least six (6) of the eight (8) T1 - T8 required ASE certifications in the following areas; preventative maintenance inspection (PMI), brakes, suspension and steering, electrical/electronic systems, and heating and air conditioning within twelve (12) months of hire.    
    • Obtaining ASE Master Certification in either Automotive or Medium and Heavy Truck is preferred. 
    • Possession of, or the ability to obtain an ASE Automotive Service Consultant certification is also preferred.
    • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a diesel emissions license may also be required.
  • Background Check:  Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Other:
    • A copy of current motor vehicle record must be provided at time of interview. 
    • Adams County is required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to conduct pre-employment drug screens, background checks and motor vehicle record checks.  Successful candidates must pass all of the above, including a DOT physical and criminal background check. 

Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, crawl, twist, climb, and lift 50 pounds.
  • Exposure to noise, outdoors, confining work space, electrical hazards, vibration, dust, potential hazardous waste related to automotive chemicals and cleaners, and mechanical hazards is common.
  • Availability for shift work, overtime, on-call, and stand-by call as required.

Application Instructions

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