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LEAD FLEET MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

at Town of Cary, NC

Pay: $47923.2 to $74297.6/year
$47923.2 - $74297.6
Posted: 7/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2441317

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description

Performs difficult, skilled, mechanical work on a variety of automotive, construction and specialized equipment. Assists with planning, prioritizing, assigning and ensuring the completion of assigned work order tasks.  Will diagnose and repair mechanical construction equipment, or advise and assist other mechanics as required. May handle more difficult repairs. 

Ideal candidates will be knowledgeable of the latest industry trends and enthusiastic about sharing and teaching that knowledge.  
 
Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Fleet Division Manager. As Lead Fleet Maintenance Technician, employee may supervise other technicians including serving as a shift supervisor. Work includes periodic on-call status.
 

Typical Tasks

Participates in and leads the maintenance and repair of automobiles, trucks, construction and heavy equipment,  and small motorized equipment; uses data scan tool, four gas analyzer, digital volt-ohm meter, and circuit tester;
 
Leads a shift performing service and repair work; provides technical assistance; opens work orders for technicians on second shifts;
 
Supervises and completes performance reviews on assigned personnel; provides input to Fleet Division Manager regarding job performance and productivity of assigned personnel;
 
Schedules and coordinates the weekly and monthly lubrication of sanitation collection equipment;

Ensures the area surrounding fleet management is kept in compliance with Department of Energy and Natural Resources storm water permit by monitoring, cleaning and reporting hazmat spills, debris and open containers;
 
Troubleshoots diversified electrical work on automotive equipment and heavy equipment control systems;
 
Welds, cuts and fabricates to make necessary repairs to vehicles and equipment; designs and fabricates electrical and mechanical components for heavy duty trucks and equipment repairs;
 
Uses OEM software for diagnostics of light, medium, and heavy-duty equipment; uploads appropriate software and uses system information to assist in the troubleshooting of repairs needed and procedures to apply;
 
Diagnoses, adjusts, repairs and services a variety of cars, construction equipment, trucks and related equipment;
 
Handles the most difficult repairs and maintenance issues and provides guidance and assistance to other technicians;
 
Repairs and overhauls specialized equipment; performs major and minor repair and replacement work;
 
Repairs and maintains specialty vehicles such as hybrid and electric vehicles and clean burn exhaust system for diesel trucks;
 
Provides advice and assistance to subordinate mechanics on more difficult problems;
 
Performs field servicing of vehicles and equipment to repair operational failure;
 
Performs state vehicle inspection;
 
Completes forms and records;
 
Serves as alternate division safety coordinator;
 
Performs other job-related tasks as required.
 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of the repair and maintenance of automotive, construction and specialty equipment; through knowledge of occupational hazards and safety practices; thorough knowledge of the operating and repair characteristics of a variety of light and heavy duty and complex automotive equipment; thorough knowledge of the availability and procurement of parts and supplies; thorough knowledge of the tools, techniques and machines used in mechanical repair; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, vendors and team members; ability to lead other employees; ability to use automated systems for the entering and management of vehicle information.
 

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from a community college with an Associates degree in automotive repair and at least 5 years of experience in skilled automotive/heavy equipment repair work, including at least 2 years of supervisory experience. Experience in lieu of education will be considered. 

Physical Requirements:
An employee may not have a significant impairment of any of the major life functions in that work requires considerable physical strength in lifting heavy objects. This includes the physical ability to walk, stand for long periods, stoop, reach, climb, etc. Visual acuity is also necessary to read and write handwritten and typewritten information and to make necessary repairs. The employee must also be able to hear.

Minimum Requirements:
Requires possession of a valid class "B" commercial driver's license (or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire) with an acceptable driving record.

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master certification (or the ability to obtain within 6 months of employment). 

Safety and OBD II Emissions Inspector certifications (or the ability to obtain within 3 months).

Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook email.

Requires National Incident Management System (NIMS) ICS 100 and ICS 700 certifications (training provided).

Preferences: 
Class "A" commercial driver's license.

Experience working with Fleet software.

Possession of Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning EPA 609 certification. 

Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt