The work involves responsibility for supervising a substantial number of motor equipment maintenance personnel in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of a large variety and volume of gas and diesel powered motor driven equipment which may include but is not limited to sanitation packers, sewer cleaning, trucks, street repair vehicles, school buses, street cleaning equipment, lawn care equipment, passenger vehicles, and snow fighting equipment. The work is carried out in accordance with agency policy and involves supervising and providing technical direction, production coordination and scheduling, parts and record keeping, and support services. This class is distinct from other supervisory motor equipment maintenance and repair classes, such as Automotive Mechanic Crew Leader and Equipment Maintenance Supervisor by the scope and variety of maintenance, repair and support operations. General supervision is received from the administrative superior with leeway allowed for independent judgment in planning directives and supervising automotive mechanic and repair work on a shift basis. Does related work as required.




Supervises and provides technical direction to a staff performing maintenance, repair, record keeping and support services such as welding and automotive body work and painting on dump trucks, sanitation packers, street repair vehicles, snow fighting equipment, payloaders, lawn care equipment, graders, school buses and other fleet vehicles by establishing priorities and repair schedules.

Supervises the performance of specialized repairs on diesel powered equipment as well as specialized repairs to heavy duty automatic transmissions, hydraulic controls, differentials and rear axle assemblies by establishing time schedules for their repair and reviewing work to insure proper completion.

Reviews specifications for the purchase and overhaul of regular and unconventional equipment and approves all vouchers for the purchase and payment of automotive and other motor driven equipment supplies.

Deals with motor equipment distributors, dealers and sales personnel regarding the ordering and purchasing of motor equipment.

Reviews work orders and records to identify such factors as rates of productivity, types of repair tasks performed and the time required to perform such tasks for the purpose of identifying problems and improving the efficient

utilization of staff, equipment, supplies and space.

Reviews written reports of operating budgets, capital budgets and cost analysis reports regarding the repair and replacement of motor equipment.

Recommends operating budget for motor equipment maintenance section based upon

review of budget analysis.

Implements and enforces safety procedures and standards for all shop operations.

Insures all motor vehicles and motor equipment are properly inspected and are at top operating performance.


In addition, when assigned to the Baldwinsville School District:

May perform New York State Department of Transportation and New York State Department of Education Safety Inspections and maintain logs.




Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques utilized in making a variety of mechanical and electrical repairs on gasoline and diesel powered automotive and other motor driven equipment.

Thorough knowledge of the operation and maintenance of gasoline and diesel cleaning and snow removal vehicles and equipment.

Good knowledge of methods and practices of administering repair shop operations.

Good knowledge of repair shop safety rules and regulations.

Good knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.

Working knowledge of automotive repair parts and equipment as it pertains to the review of equipment specifications and inventory maintenance.

Ability to write and to interpret technical specifications relating to the

purchase of new equipment.

Ability to accurately diagnose mechanical or electrical problems in the repair and maintenance of gasoline and diesel powered automotive equipment.

Ability to plan, direct and supervise the daily activities of all motor equipment maintenance personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to read and interpret technical maintenance manuals, diagrams, and written reports.

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One (1) year of permanent competitive class status as an Equipment Maintenance Supervisor, or five (5) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Automotive Mechanic Crew Leader.


Open Competitive


Ten (10) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the maintenance and repair of gasoline and diesel powered motor equipment, five (5) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.


Special Necessary Requirement:

When required to operate motor vehicles, employees must possess a valid non CDL or CDL with appropriate endorsements as required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for the class of vehicle(s) being operated.


11/2012 Revised