The work involves responsibility for planning, organizing and directing the management and control of a motor equipment repair shop. Under the general supervision of an administrative superior, an employee in this class supervises a staff performing maintenance and repairs, production coordination and scheduling, parts and record keeping, and clerical support services for all gas and diesel powered motor driven equipment and vehicles in a repair shop. The Motor Equipment Garage Manager is an administrative supervisor of a number of mechanics and other related titles performing skilled and semi-skilled motor equipment repair, vehicle servicing and fleet use scheduling. Does related work as required.




Supervises and directs a number of personnel performing maintenance, repair, parts, record keeping and clerical support activities in a motor equipment repair shop.

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 work orders and records to identify factors such as rates of productivity, types of repair tasks to be 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.

Recommends changes in maintenance procedures, fleet use and utilization of staff.

Observes operations and meets with staff to ensure that work schedules are met and that departmental rules and regulations are followed.

Delegates authority to fleet line supervisors and reviews use of delegated authority, insofar as quality and quantity of work are concerned, through observation of garage activities and review of work records.

Recommends budget requirements for the garage, including staffing, parts, supplies and equipment needs.

Gathers, compiles and reports numerical and non-numerical data to departmental management to identify rates of productivity, costs of maintenance, repair and servicing of vehicles.

Recommends which vehicles should be replaced due to age or costliness of maintenance, based upon past and anticipated future cost of repair.

Supervises the issuing and storing of equipment, supplies, materials and motor equipment.

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





Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of administering motor equipment repair shop operations.

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

Good knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.

Good knowledge of the techniques of heavy equipment, motor equipment and automotive repair, operation and use of automotive and other motor driven equipment.

Working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of shop equipment.

Working knowledge of the proper use of motor equipment and automotive repair parts, equipment, materials and supplies.

Working knowledge of the storekeeping and inventory control practices followed in a motor equipment maintenance shop.

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

Ability to make recommendations concerning budget requirements.

Ability to store and inventory materials.

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

Ability to prepare reports.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.



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


09/2019 Date of Original Composition