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Arapahoe County Mechanic Supervisor in Aurora, Colorado


The Mechanic Supervisor supervises and directs the activities of skilled mechanics and technicians performing maintenance, repair, and major overhaul of a wide variety of diesel, gasoline, electric and alternate fuel powered equipment. Work assignment is generally unstructured, and employee is responsible for assigning and supervising a variety of functions to achieve the objectives of the section, unit, or project. Duties performed involve weighing and evaluating factors requiring judgment, analytical ability and problem solving. Employee is responsible for simultaneous coordination and supervision of several functions, programs or projects in various stages of completion.


The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non essential or marginal duties that may be required. The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.


  • Supervise skilled mechanics and technicians involved in the inspection, diagnosis, repair and maintenance of a wide variety of diesel, gasoline, electric and alternative fuel powered equipment.
  • Plan, schedule, coordinate, and assign work. Supervise all vehicle shop activities safe timely and cost- effective manner.
  • Manage and resolve conflicts, confrontations, and disagreements in a positive and constructive manner to minimize negative personal impact. Motivate and coach employees toward goals.
  • Identify problems; determine accuracy and relevance of information; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
  • Develop and implement staff training plans to provide cross training of employees, specific job-related training and other approaches to provide opportunities for staff flexibility and development.
  • Implement and interpret policies and procedures developed by higher-level managers. Develop, recommend and coordinate the implementation of new procedures for the assigned function. Implement safety standards and develops procedures to ensure compliance.
  • Develop the performance evaluation program for functions within the unit, monitor and document employee performance, provide ongoing feedback regarding levels of performance and formally evaluate employees in relation to performance. Initiate and recommend disciplinary action for employees as necessary.
  • Assist in the development of departmental budgets. Assist in preparation, justification and/or administration of the budget for Fleet.
  • Prepare work orders and may approve purchase requests.
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports of labor, parts, materials, and maintenance costs using an automated maintenance management system.
  • Monitor the preventative maintenance program. SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of preventative and recurring maintenance and repair programs in order to develop and supervise programs to ensure quality maintenance and repair.

  • Knowledge of safety practices and precautions sufficient to be able to supervise, train and provide safety instructions to subordinates and others and to recognize and correct hazardous situations
  • Knowledge of equipment and supplies common to the area sufficient to be able to determine the proper equipment is ordered.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with superiors and fellow workers; ability to communicate effectively with same both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to safely operate automotive and heavy equipment; including automatic and manual shift.
  • Basic computer skills to include word processing, spreadsheets, email, and specialized Fleet Management software. BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Accountability

  • Accessibility
  • Inclusivity
  • Integrity Requirements


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Two year certificate or Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field preferred. EXPERIENCE:

  • Four or more years of relevant experience required.

  • Three or more years of supervisory/management experience required. Any equivalent combination of education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job may be considered.


  • Must successfully pass pre-employment testing which includes an acceptable motor vehicle record (MVR) check, background check, and drug screen
  • Must possess a valid Class “R” Driver’s License upon appointment with the ability to obtain a Class "A" CDL License within 1 year of employment.
  • Must possess an ASE Master Medium/Heavy Truck or ASE Master Automotive Technician certification or ability to obtain within one year of employment. POST-EMPLOYMENT ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Position is deemed essential and incumbents must be available for winter storm and other emergency events and available to work with an on-call rotation basis which requires evening, holidays and/or weekends, 24/7.

  • Work locations and facilities are subject to change based on business need.
  • Must hold and maintain a Master Medium/Heavy or ASE Master Automotive Technician certification throughout employment to include a ASE Service Consultant certification. Supplemental Information


  • Position may require work to be performed in the field as well as the shop, thus exposing incumbents to all weather conditions, fumes, smoke and high noise levels and potentially dangerous working conditions. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position.

  • Spends most of the time either walking or standing while in the shop or field.

  • Lifts, carries, pushes and pulls up to 50 lbs. while performing mechanical functions in the shop and field.
  • May be required to frequently lift heavy and awkward objects, up to 50 lbs., from ground level to waist level or higher, either on solid ground, or while balancing (Ex. on a ladder).
  • Occasionally balances, stoops, crouches, and kneels while performing duties in the shop and field.
  • Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the two-way radio.
  • Auditory capacity to endure long-term exposure to loud noises.
  • Frequent use of eye, hand and finger coordination while using tools and machinery.
  • Physical capacity to safely operate County vehicles and machinery
  • Visual requirements:
  • Far Acuity: ability to see clearly at 20 feet or more
  • Near Acuity: ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less
  • Depth Perception: ability to judge distance and space relationships
  • Field of Vision: ability to see peripherally
  • Accommodation: ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus
  • Color Vision: ability to distinguish and identify different color
  • NOTE: Occasional work in extreme heat/cold. Exposure to petroleum products. Safety Toe shoes required. Definitions: Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time. Frequently: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time. Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.

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Salary: $32.06 - $48.10 Hourly

Location: 80112, CO

Job Type: Full-time

Department: Facilities and Fleet Management

Job Number: 04210

Closing: 1/29/2021 11:59 PM Mountain

Agency: Arapahoe County

Address: 5334 S. Prince Street Littleton, Colorado, 80120

Phone: (303) 795-4482