• Supervisor of Fleet and Power Equipment Maintenance

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/6/2018 6:14 PM)
    Competition Number
    Number of Positions
    Job Type
    Regular Full Time
    Engineering & Public Works
    Close Date
  • Job Description

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    Competition #18/220

    Internal/External Posting

    Closing date: November 20, 2018


    Supervisor of Fleet and Power Equipment Maintenance (Continuous)

    Engineering and Public Works Department



    Lead, supervise and coordinate the operations of the Fleet and Power Equipment Maintenance Sections.




    Lead, coordinate, assign and review the work of approximately 20 staff performing repair, maintenance and inspections of fleet vehicles and powered equipment, including parks equipment, and specialized heavy equipment. Establish and ensure schedules, procedures, performance expectations and safety standards are met; address staff performance and attendance; lead effective meetings, instruction and discussion sessions; responsible for full supervision.


    Assign, prioritize and address troubleshooting/diagnostic, repairs, maintenance and modification activities to support approximately 350 City fleet vehicles and powered equipment; plan and coordinate work from external consultants where applicable; oversee condition based and preventative maintenance programs over equipment life cycles, and coordinate related fleet and equipment life cycle management functions.  Organize, plan and implement the inspection of fleet support infrastructure and ensure all regulatory and prudent requirements are achieved.


    Maintain files and records related to the repair, service, modification, fabrication and preparation of equipment; prepare a variety of statistical reports; prepare operating budget proposals and monitor expenditures; support fleet corporate office in review of vehicle and equipment requirements/specifications and participate in the acquisition/tendering process; requisition parts and supplies from both city stores and outside suppliers; receive and inspect ordered items; verify and code packing slips; review and approve credit card receipts and monthly invoices; obtain quotes for and recommend the provision of services by outside agents.


    Coordinate the preparation and commissioning of new city vehicles, powered equipment and machinery; coordinate the diagnostics and repair of electrical, electronic / hydraulic systems which operate or control vehicle attachments such as vehicle warning devices and snow removal attachments; coordinate the introduction and familiarization of new technologies to the fleet and power equipment sections. Support the definition and substantiation of technical performance requirements for fleet and equipment. Make recommendations and improvements to ensure environmental best practices.


    Liaise with other departments and sections and external stakeholders such as Motor Vehicle Inspectors, ICBC, Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) , Commercial Transport, training agencies and manufacturers; contact suppliers for product information and availability and evaluate parts and materials; ensure staff and the repair shops maintains required certifications.


    Take a leading role in the planning of the technical and professional development of all mechanical technicians and lead hands in the fleet and power equipment sections. Identify and coordinate the technical training and orientation of fleet and power equipment staff on new technologies, new products and safety related aspects of fleet and power equipment operations. Provide mentorship and guidance to all fleet and Power Equipment staff in emerging and new technologies related to the City fleet and equipment.


    Perform related duties where required and suitably qualified/experienced



    Work is reviewed through production meetings, budget review and reports to supervisor.

    Issues such as major expenditures are referred to supervisor.



    Physical Effort:

    Lift and move heavy equipment and material. (rare)

    Mental Effort:

    Short periods of intense concentration while preparing reports (often).

    Visual/Auditory Effort:

    Focus on a variety of computer for short periods. (often)

    Work Environment:

    Office and Mechanical Repair Shops.

    Work outside in all weather conditions. (rare)



    Lead, organize and prioritize the work of a section.

    Understand and apply the principles and methods of mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronic systems.

    Type 40 wpm; working level operation of current City word processing, spreadsheet and related specialty software.
    Use hand, power, measuring tools and diagnostic instruments of the trade.

    Coordinate the diagnosis and repair of mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronic systems.

    Maintain accurate records and prepare budgets.

    Supervise a large staff group.

    Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

    Deal effectively with the public and outside agencies.

    Supervise section safety programs. 


    Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

    High school graduation.

    Accredited courses in management and leadership studies. (1 year)

    Current and valid Trades Qualification in either Automotive, Heavy Duty or Commercial Transport Mechanics. (4 years)

    Motor Vehicle Branch Inspection Licence with air brake endorsement. (20 hours)

    Current and valid Class 3 B.C. Driver’s Licence.


    6 years of related experience including supervisory experience.

    or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



    Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of emerging technologies and the fleet and power equipment sector.

    May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


    Work schedule: Monday to Friday, 7:30AM – 4:00PM, 40 hour work week (Under Review)

    $44.89 per hour, Pay Grade 16

    Job Code # NEW

    This is a CUPE Local 50 Position


    To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume


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