Fleet Maintenance Leader

  • 005331

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, supervises all mechanical work performed on City fleet vehicles and equipment during assigned shift; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Interviews, trains, and motivates employees, assigns and evaluates work, and disciplines employees according to established City procedures.
  2. Conducts performance appraisals.
  3. Evaluates and determines the need for minor or major repairs of vehicles and equipment.
  4. Plans and schedules work to be performed.
  5. Writes work orders.
  6. Supports and actively promotes the City’s safety programs.
  7. Inspects completed work to ensure proper work performance.
  8. Maintains inventory of necessary parts and equipment.
  9. Assists or performs repairs as necessary.
  10. Road tests vehicles for diagnostics and repair of problems.
  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, compression and water pump repair and maintenance of light and heavy-duty automotive and construction equipment.
  • Knowledge of electronic and computerized automotive diagnostic equipment used to maintain and repair vehicles and equipment.
  • Knowledge of occupational safety and health policies and procedures related to vehicle maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures, principles and practices.
  • Skill in safely testing, inspecting, and monitoring the maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment.
  • Skill in supervising, evaluating, training and motivating employees.
  • Skill in communicating effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Skill in utilizing public relations techniques in responding to inquiries and complaints.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate to heavy work in all types of weather to include outdoor and inclement weather. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma, GED, or vocational training and five (5) years related experience, including some lead or supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid driver’s license and CDL Type B license is required.

FLSA Code: Non Exempt
Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
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