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Equipment Maintenance Supervisor

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$25.89 $36.25 $4,487.51 $6,283.21 $53,859.00 $75,403.00


Supervises, directs, coordinates and performs a wide variety of skilled and semi-skilled work involved in the repair and maintenance of a wide variety of gasoline and diesel automotive, heavy trucks, light trucks, marine and construction equipment Determine specifications, recommend and coordinate purchases of automobiles, light and heavy trucks, trailers, marine equipment, small equipment and heavy equipment. Additional responsibilities include metal fabrication services and various administrative duties relating to equipment maintenance areas.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.  

  • Receives general supervision from the Natural Resources Director.
  • Exercises direct and indirect supervision over lower level equipment maintenance staff.
  • Plan, assign, schedule and supervise the work of mechanics engaged in the overhaul, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of automotive, marine, construction and mechanical equipment; participate in more difficult technical phases.
  • Inspect work in progress and upon completion for compliance with policies, procedures and standard trade practices.
  • Make initial inspections in difficult cases and diagnose mechanical defects.
  • Evaluate older equipment in order to determine when replacement is appropriate.
  • Submit budget request for shop tools and equipment; make recommendations to department in establishing budgets relative to future equipment needs.
  • Prepare reports; maintain records of time, materials and equipment used; order supplies and materials; monitor inventory.
  • Coordinate equipment repair and maintenance work with operating areas and outside vendors.
  • Exercise direct, first-level supervision of positions, employees, operations, and activities within area; may include coordinating staff training, assigning and reviewing work, participating in the interview and selection process, making recommendations impacting pay, status, and disciplinary action, evaluating performance independently or in conjunction with a higher-level supervisor/manager, and approving time off.
  • Determine specification, recommend and coordinate purchases of automobiles, light trucks, trailers, marine equipment, small equipment and heavy equipment.
  • Determine required specifications and coordinate fuel orders including developing and implementing fuel supply contracts and pricing. Additionally, maintain fuel inventory.
  • Determine specifications and order rental equipment as needed including specifying rental contracts and handling damage claims on rental equipment, if applicable.
  • Provide periodic updates/reviews and new equipment operators training on equipment and trucks, as applicable including both County owned and rented equipment.
  • Determine and oversee damage repair, when applicable.
  • Determine, coordinate and implement shop safety and training for mechanics.
  • Oversee annual equipment audit and equipment inventory.
  • Ensure the department meets and complies with State, Local and Federal regulatory and statutory requirements including automotive emissions, diesel self-certification (Opacity), certified annual commercial vehicle inspections for trucks, tractors and trailers, and certified D.O.T. air brake inspections and repair.
  • Plan, perform and supervise the installation, repair and maintenance of marine equipment and auxiliary equipment including outboard motors, lighting, electronics, fiberglass repairs, painting and bottom coating.
  • Plan, perform and supervise installation, repair, and maintenance of mobile communication, radios and auxiliary police equipment including lighting, audio, communications and electronics.
  • Install, repair and maintain auxiliary truck equipment including power take off driven equipment, winches, truck beds and boxes, water pumps, trash compactors, hydraulic systems, cranes, boom trucks and compressors.
  • Responsible for automotive, heavy truck and equipment tire repair, balancing and mounting, including maintaining tire contracts and inventories.
  • Plan, perform and supervise trailer repair and maintenance including heavy-duty trailers (above 26,000 lbs., G.V.W.) and light duty trailers.
  • Responsible for generator repair, installation and maintenance.
  • Plan, perform and supervise metal fabrication services including mobile and shop welding, hand surface welding, implements and equipment, marine propeller restoration. Also includes fabrication of firegrates, drinking fountains, fences, vaults, gates, signs, dock repairs, etc. Additional services include MIG welding, TIG (aluminum, stainless) ARC welding, oxygen/acetylene welding/cutting, ARCAIR cutting and other machine shop services.
  • Responsible for compressed air system installation, repair, and maintenance for the shop and mobile units.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Operating and repair characteristics of a variety of heavy equipment.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work.
  • Principles of gasoline and diesel engines, marine and construction equipment.
  • Principles of hydraulic systems , pnuematic systems , electrical systems and mechanical systems.
  • Principles and practices of supervising, training and performance evaluation.
  • Plan, lay out and assign the work of skilled mechanics.
  • Diagnose defects in and repair a wide variety of heavy equipment.
  • Maintain records and reports.
  • Create accurate estimates based on parts, labor and time frames for customers.
  • Provide proper information relating to safety and safety hazards.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate subordinates.
  • Four years of journey level experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities including some supervisory experience.
  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized or equipment repair training.
  • Possession of and ability to maintain a Colorado Class "A" CDL.
  • Maintain continuing education hours annually or as required.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, Automotive Service of Excellence (A.S.E.) Master Mechanic Certificate.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, D.O.T. Air Brake Inspection Certificate.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, D.O.T. Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certificate.No other information.

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