Human Resources

Garage Supervisor

$20.79 - $36.56 per hour

Supervises a team of mechanics in the repair and maintenance of fleet vehicles and equipment within the Public Works Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities including: training in job skills, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, addressing complaints and resolving problems. Diagnoses problems and failures in heavy and light equipment and initiates repair orders. Distributes repair orders to mechanics and supervises or assists in the repair process. Assists the parts department in ordering parts for repair and maintenance activities. Maintains automated fuel system to include: card reader, pumps, processor, vehicle and employee cards. Maintains daily work, hour log and state vehicle inspection records.

Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or GED; and five years of progressively responsible related experience; or, any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Must possess a Valid State Commercial Driver’s License and be Air Conditioning Recycler Certified. Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire. Knowledge of: Administration of staff and activities, recordkeeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques. Principles and practices of diesel and internal combustion engine operation, maintenance and repair. Vehicle and equipment components and systems, including hydraulic systems. Vehicle and equipment diagnostic equipment and procedures. Principles, techniques and practices of truck, tractor and construction equipment repair and maintenance. Proper operation of shop tools and equipment. Standard business arithmetic, including percentages and decimals. Computer applications related to work. Basic safety procedures and precautions. Skill in: Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment. Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments. Communicating clearly and effectively, orally and in writing. Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials. Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff. Performing complex repairs on trucks, emergency vehicles and heavy equipment. Reading and understanding technical manuals on vehicle and equipment repair. Operating and understanding various shop tools and equipment. Physical Demands: Regularly required to exert 10 to 20 pounds of force; ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like, using feet and legs or hands and arms; bend body downward and forward by bending legs and spine; work with hands by handling, seizing, holding, grasping or turning objects. Regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions; conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation that affect the respiratory system eyes, or the skin; bodily injury from electrical shock, explosions and moving mechanical parts of equipment, tools, or machinery. Working conditions are typically moderately loud.

Drug Testing
Background Check
In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position.

You may apply online at or by visiting the Human Resources Dept., 2nd floor, City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO 64050. Position Closes: June 5, 2013.


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