Foreman - Vehicle Maintenance

Town of Duxbury Duxbury, MA

JOB TITLE:  Foreman - Vehicle Maintenance 

POSITION GRADE/LEVEL: Grade 9 - Full-Time - benefit eligible - Non-exempt

RATE RANGE: Pay range is $25.43 - $29.16 per hour, in 5 steps

LOCATION: Duxbury DPW, Highway - Vehicle Maintenance 

WORK SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week, plus additional hours as participation in Town-wide weather or emergency operations required. 

SUPERVISION: Operations Manager


1.  Nature of Work:  Performs skilled work within the Department of Public Works as determined and assigned by a Manager or Superintendent in the Public Works Department Supervises employees performing duties in the Vehicle Maintenance Department.

2.  Supervision Received:  Receives instructions and work specifications from Operations Manager or DPW Director and communicates to fellow workers. Works under the supervision of an employee of a higher grade who assigns work, reviews performance for skill and efficiency, and assists in cases of difficulty.
3.  Supervisory Responsibility:  Assigns and explains tasks to fellow workers and supervises fellow workers in performance of assigned tasks.  Required to report work performance issues to the Operations Manager.

4.  Confidentiality:  Employee has regular access to confidential information of the department.  Confidentiality must be maintained with regard to this information in accordance with Department Policy and the Public Records Act.

5.  Accountability:  Consequences or errors, missed deadlines or poor judgment may include adverse public relations, monetary loss, legal repercussions, labor/material costs, personal injury, jeopardize programs, and danger to public health/safety.

6.  Judgment:  Guidelines may be given verbally, or through administrative or organizational policies, or directives.  Employee is expected to weigh efficiency and relative priorities in performing tasks.

7.  Complexity:  The work consists of the practical application of a variety of concepts, practices and specialized techniques relating to vehicle maintenance work.

8.  Nature and Purpose of Public Contact:  Employee interacts frequently with Town employees and the public.  Customer service skills are required involving courtesy, tact, and diplomacy.

9.  Essential Functions:  The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.

1. Uses extensive knowledge and skill for repair, maintenance and modification of truck earth-moving equipment and automobiles used in the various divisional work assignments.
2. Analyses malfunctions, orders replacement parts, maintains inventory of frequently used items and performs routine maintenance work as necessary.  
3. Suggests modifications to equipment for safer and more efficient operation, constructs and installs as directed.
4. Supervises and schedules the operation of the Vehicle Maintenance Department. 
5. Tracks and distributes billing for repair costs by department
6. Serves as group leader by assigning work to employees assigned to work with him/her.
7. Maintains discipline with group when assigned to a remote location where higher rated employees are not immediately available.  Reports employee delinquencies as necessary. 
8. Operates equipment and performs tasks required of lower-rated employees 
9. Obtains tools, equipment and additional manpower in accordance with task requirements.
10. May be required to perform specialized tasks not assigned to lower ranked employees, such as order supplies and maintain records.
11. Performs proper maintenance and inspections on the equipment and as needed.  
12. Operation of and ordinary maintenance of equipment (trucks, tractors, power mowers and other tools of the trade) also instructs employees in the correct and proper usage of same.  
13. Maintains vehicle records. 
14. Creates plans and work schedules assuring that work is performed in a safe and efficient manner and that all tools equipment and materials are available and well maintained. 
15. Must possess considerable knowledge of vehicle maintenance practices, methods and procedures and a demonstrated ability to lead and motivate other employees.  
16. Must have the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with fellow employees, supervisors and general public.
17. Participates in town-wide snow and ice removal operations.
18. Performs similar tasks as assigned, including functions of those in a lower classification.
19. Trains new employees in performing assigned duties.

10.  Recommended Minimum Qualification

Education and Experience:  High School or Technical School diploma or G.E.D. with three (3) years of related work experience required, Associates Degree in advanced automotive technology preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential function of the position.

Special Requirements:  Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License, Hydraulics 2B, and Class II (CDL) license. Advanced Automotive Technology training/education, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) or similar certifications, e.g. ASE Automobile (A1 – A8), Automobile Service Consultant (C1), Automobile Maintenance and Light Repair (G1), Automobile Advanced Engine Performance Specialist (L1), and Automobile Parts Specialist (P2), ASE Master Automobile Technician Certificate, ASE Master Heavy Duty Truck Technician Certificate, ASE Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) Certification. ASE or MAC A/C Recycle Certificate, Specialized training in brakes, hydraulics, engine repair, and electronics preferred.

11.  Knowledge, Abilities and Skill:

1. Knowledge of vehicle maintenance operation.
2. Considerable skill in the use of tools and the operation of equipment required in the performance of vehicle maintenance work.
3. Skill in performing tasks associated with duties.
4. Skill in the basic usage of computers. 
5. Ability to clearly and concisely communicate instructions to others.
6. Ability to work harmoniously with fellow workers in a group task assignment.
7. Ability to motivate others to performance and help others to solve work problems.

12.  Work Environment:  The nature of duties may involve continuous presence of unpleasant or irritating elements, such as noise, odors, chemical fumes, dust, smoke, heat, cold, oil, dirt, or grease.  Work is performed indoors and outdoors regardless of weather conditions.

13.  Occupational Risks:  Duties regularly present potential risks of injuries from improper exposure that could result in loss of time from work.  Examples of injuries include burns from chemical, muscular strains, falls from heights in excess of three (3) feet.  Special safety precautions, training, or protective clothing such as gowns, coats, gloves, glasses, hates, or boots may be required.

14.  Physical and Mental Requirements:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.

Physical Demands:  Work requires regular physical strength and effort daily, such as, frequently lifting heavy objects up to 50 lbs., carrying objects, occasionally 100 lbs., and stacking them.  In addition, pulling, pushing, standing, or walking for the full workday may be involved.

15.  Motor Skills:  Duties involve close hand and eye coordination and physical dexterity.  Manipulation and motor control may require extreme accuracy.

16. Visual Demands:  Visual demands include reading documents for general understanding, routinely reviewing non-written materials such as instrumentation for analytical purposes and the need for color vision.
The position is open to Internal and External applicants. 
Posting begins May 26, 2021 and will remain open until filled

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