Maintenance Supervisor

Job Description

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Maintain the safety and productivity of the division vehicles and/or containers by supervising and coordinating the activities of the shop personnel. The Maintenance Supervisor is the first-line supervisor responsible for directing the workflow within the maintenance or container shop


This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

o Perform supervisory function participating in hiring, training, scheduling and performance management decisions
o Review work orders, assign tasks to employees and verify the quality of work performed
o Coach mechanics on techniques and procedures, as appropriate
o Ensure maximum productivity and safety from each mechanic through balanced work assignments
o Maintain records of all preventive and corrective maintenance performed, and assure proper data entry into the Computer
o Schedule work to be performed based on routine preventive maintenance inspections
o Procure parts necessary to complete repairs within assigned limits. Refer larger purchases or major repairs to Manager
o Conduct employee observations, truck and tool inspections. Complete reports and discuss finding with employees
o Maintain a safe and productive work environment
o May occasionally road test vehicles to determine repairs needed


o Knowledge of DOT, OSHA and other related state and federal regulations
o Ability to communicate effectively across various levels of the organization, with customers and external vendors
o Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedures manuals
o Strong written and oral communications skills
o Strong motivational, coaching and teaching skills
o Must meet all regulatory requirements to operate trucks and other equipment used


Education: High School Diploma, GED and/or equivalent work experience
Years of Experience: Three years of vehicle/hydraulic maintenance or welding experience demonstrating progressive levels of skill attained is required. Two years supervisory experience, is preferred
Certifications: Valid commercial driver's license preferred. A Mechanic school certification and/or ASE certification is preferred


o Usual office equipment including telephone, fax, copier, calculator and computer
o Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
o Company information system applications (RTA)
o Vehicle diagnostic equipment
o Tools and equipment used in shop including but not limited to floor sweeper, fork lift, hydraulic hose, air powered tools, hand tools
o Two way radio


o Mechanics are exposed to the following conditions:
o Slippery floors due to oil and grease spills
o Cramped conditions under trucks and in truck compartments
o Petroleum products and solvents
o Hot temperatures from engines and coolant systems
o Vibration from powered hand tools
o Occasional exposure to extreme temperatures
o May be exposed to solvents and chemicals, and refuse in trucks
o Other risks associated with working around machines, tools and trucks


o Ability to operate trucks and other equipment used as needed
o Ability to organize various office systems through adjusting, connecting, lifting, pulling, pushing, bending or folding for the purpose of proper records development and/or management
o Ability to use a computer and related devices, such as a keyboard or mouse or other related equipment, throughout the workday while seated at a desk or workstation
o Ability to climb ladders, bend or stand for long periods of time. In addition, individuals must be able to reach above shoulders and lift a minimum of 50 pounds