Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
93141 06 ST J3 B 582-14 09/07/1994
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09/07/1994 93141


DEFINITION: This is managerial work directing the maintenance, repair and operation of fleets of automotive and construction equipment.

An employee in this class is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the maintenance, repair and operations of a fleet of automotive equipment ranging from automobiles to construction and maintenance equipment in a large operation with a subordinate supervisory position. Work may involve the supervision of central repair facilities at a state operated facility. Employees also have responsibility for the custodial upkeep of the buildings used for equipment storage, repair and maintenance. Additional responsibility may be assigned for grounds maintenance at a state operated facility. Employees are responsible for planning and directing the automotive, groundskeeping and construction equipment operations and a program of preventive maintenance to insure maximum operating efficiency of all equipment. Supervision is exercised over working level staff and subordinate first line supervisory staff. Work assignments are received in the form of general instructions or work orders for needed automotive, groundskeeping or construction equipment services, however, considerable independence is required in establishing and carrying out work procedures. Work is reviewed through periodic conferences and review of reports.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the automotive, groundskeeping and construction equipment operations, maintenance and repair program at a state operated facility.

Confers with facility staff on such automotive and construction equipment services requirements as transporting patients, clients, staff and others; hauling and delivering supplies, material, food, laundry, mail, trash, building materials, heating fuel and others; and providing equipment needed at landscaping, construction, renovation or demolition sites; directs the preparation or adjustment of operating schedules; and schedules programs of preventive maintenance or repair for assigned equipment.

Insures training programs for equipment operators, mechanics and other garage or grounds personnel regarding the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of automotive, grounds and construction equipment are in place.

Inspects assigned motor vehicles and equipment to determine need for and extent of repairs or maintenance.

Directs the custodial upkeep and maintenance and repair of garage and shop buildings.

Reviews specific requests for automotive or construction equipment services needed to transport patients, clients, staff and others; to haul supplies, materials or trash; or to move large volumes of heavy materials at construction, landscaping or renovation sites or such items as coal or fuel used at utility plants; assigns priorities; schedules staff and dispatches proper equipment of jobs when needed.

Supervises supervisory staff and garage, grounds and equipment operator personnel; serves as the reviewing officer and/or prepares and signs performance evaluation reports; interviews prospective employees and recommends employee selection; approves or disapproves leave requests; investigates and resolves complaints and grievances; and/or recommends disciplinary action.

Directs the preparation and maintenance of time records; completes required operations records and reports; maintains inventory and orders supplies and materials as needed; and requisitions replacements for obsolete automotive, grounds or construction equipment.

Performs related work as required.


Knowledge of maintenance and repair requirements regarding automotive, grounds and construction equipment.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions in the operation and repair of automotive, grounds and construction equipment.

Knowledge of the care and use of the tools and materials employed in all phases of automotive, grounds and construction equipment operations, repair and maintenance.

Knowledge of sanitation and cleanliness requirements regarding the loading, hauling and delivery of laundry and food.

Ability to manage effectively through subordinate supervisory personnel.

Ability to train and instruct staff in the principles and practices of the safe and sanitary operation and maintenance of a variety of automotive, grounds and construction equipment; and to provide guidance on the proper methods and techniques for loading, transporting and off-loading materials, supplies, food, laundry, patients, clients and others.

Ability to road test automotive and construction equipment.

Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of supervisors, equipment operators, mechanics and other garage workers or groundskeepers.

Ability to dispatch appropriate motor vehicles or construction equipment to jobs when required, and to assign qualified operators to equipment as required.

Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.

Ability to supervise the keeping of records and to prepare reports and correspondence.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with facility staff and the public.


One year as an Automotive Mechanic Supervisor or Automotive Equipment Foreman; and such training as may have been gained through graduation from a standard high school or vocational school;


Five years of experience in the operation, maintenance or repair of a variety of automotive or construction equipment, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; and such training as may have been gained through graduation from a standard high school or vocational school;


Any equivalent combination of experience and training.