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Road/Shop Supervisor - Maintenance

Blue Earth County

Location: 35 Map Dr, Mankato, MN 56001
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: June 6, 2024
DESCRIPTION Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Public Works Director, this position is responsible for supporting the Public Works Department in the planning of the County’s transportations system and the construction and maintenance of County highways, State Aid highways, bridges, and parks within Blue Earth County. This position directs and supervises shop and highway maintenance personnel, manages, and inspects work zones, schedules equipment and personnel, purchases parts and supplies, administers equipment specifications and budget preparation, monitors the conditions of County roads, equipment, and buildings, maintains computer inventory, resolves complaints, and acts as Assistant Public Works Director in their absence. This position also supervises and approves contracted services and refers requests for driveways or drainage corrections. DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Exercises the full range of administrative and technical supervision for a supporting staff. Participates in and makes recommendations for hire, transfer, and/or reassignments and assigns and directs work. Develops/recommends performance standards and evaluates the performance of subordinates. Recommends and issues disciplinary actions, and performance improvement measures. Coaches, mentors, trains, leads, and advises department staff. Approves timecards and plans and coordinates time off and schedules to ensure quality customer service. Reinforces on-the-job safety and health of all employees supervised. Interprets personnel rules, union contracts and ensures staff accountability to policies and procedures. Keeps employees informed of management policies and goals. Facilitates staff meetings. Manages and inspects work zones. Ensures proper work zone signing in accordance with the Uniform Traffic Control Manuals on construction zones. Makes sure all maintenance staff have and wear safety equipment. Instructs personnel on proper and safe operation of equipment, as well as training personnel for flagging operations. Monitors weather conditions for the safety and health of personnel. Completes Accident, Injury, Near Miss forms with employees. Oversees quarterly meetings with Safety Committee. Determines equipment and personnel needs for specific projects. Requisitions special tools and equipment as needed on projects. Schedules Gopher State One Call for dig locations and locate requests. Schedules materials and equipment for efficient operation. Coordinates arrival time for materials. Estimates amount of time required to accomplish projects. Coordinates and collaborates maintenance functions and activities with other County departments, MNDOT, municipalities, townships, governmental agencies, law enforcement officials, and taxpayers. Develops preventative maintenance, repairs, and procedures to enhance equipment and vehicle safety, operators’ safety, value, and productivity. This includes development of standard operational procedures; lock out tag out safety procedures, outsourcing justification and County wide emergency response process development and participation. Develops, recommends, and coordinates procedures for parts room activities and County owned fuel island sites with the various user groups including inventory, product and vendor selection, product research, quote and bid requests documentation and action on invoices. Ensures that vehicle and equipment appearance is in alignment with the Public Works Department Leadership expectations and vision. Supervises and inspects major repair, overhaul, and maintenance jobs on automotive and other equipment. Determines needs and feasibility of major repairs on equipment. Serves as technical consultant and/or diagnoses and solves complex equipment repair and field problems. Performs risk management functions including factory recall processing, warranty repair recovery, operational training session development for user groups, accident paperwork/repair processing and federal/state regulation compliance including OSHA, DOT, MPCA, and EPA. Contracts and oversees heavy mechanical work which cannot be completed in the Public Works Shop. Develop and perform commissioning and decommissioning procedures of new vehicles and equipment and any other modifications needed to improve safety, efficiency, and productivity of the purchased units, to include technologically advanced computerized systems, radars, radios, alarms, GPS, electric systems, and all new emerging technologies. Monitors the conditions of County roads, equipment, and buildings. Dispatches employees and equipment for snow/ice events or other emergency needs. Makes periodic visual inspections of roads and ditches. Assists with decisions of work to be completed on roads on daily and annual basis. Available on a 24-hour basis for alarm monitor stand-by fuel and emergencies on county roads. Manages the shop budget. Works with Sign Technician to order, purchase and approve sign purchases. Works with Assistant Public Works Director and Parks Supervisor in reviewing and writing new equipment specifications. Updates specifications for all Highway Department equipment. Research and recommends types and sizes of equipment. Keeps records and files on equipment. Schedules maintenance and replacement. Assists in setting budget for new equipment purchases. Assists in bid process for contracts and new equipment. Maintains inventory electronically. Assigns new inventory items computer numbers. Monitors inventory levels and records optimal levels. Makes monthly entries on computer inventory. Completes requisition slips, dates, and posts to computer. Charges all items to specific equipment or customer. Periodically takes physical inventory of all computerized inventory items. Responds to complaints from public on county roads, drainage and weed problems, and Sheriff’s Department requests on a 24-hour basis. Resolves problems. Periodically meets with public to visually inspect complaints and find best means for resolution. Acts as Assistant Public Works Director, Road Supervisor, and Parks Supervisor in their absence. Promotes a diverse, culturally competent, and respectful workplace. Interacts positively with internal and external customers. Communicates and interacts effectively and respectfully with employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and customers. Prepares and presents for Citizens Academy and County Ambassador programs. Performs the physical and mental demands of the position. Attendance during regularly scheduled work hours and outside regular hours as necessary. Works the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours) to communicate with subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors, and any other person or organization with whom interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals. ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS: Trains and mentors new staff as requested. Monitors contracted services for road and building maintenance for compliance with contract. Monitors the progress and quality of job. Assists in direction of custodian services and contracted services. Refers requests for driveways or drainage corrections. Takes requests for driveways, makes recommendations, and estimates costs. Assists public with getting permits. Keeps an adequate inventory of metal pipe for use by county, township and public. Works with township and municipalities to provide right culverts or materials for specific projects. Participates in professional staff development. Participates in training and education opportunities to maintain and improve proficiency. Attends and participates in professional organizations. Reads appropriate journals and articles. Associates with agents and departments from other counties and states to learn about and maintain professionalism. Reviews and maintains training records per standards and policies, schedules appropriate training for DOT certifications and other critical certifications. Assists in the auction/selling of fleet and signs off on sale as representative of Blue Earth County. Performs other related functions as apparent or assigned. QUALIFICATIONS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of progressively responsible leadership, supervisory, and/or administrative experience in in highway maintenance, diesel mechanics and construction work including operation and maintenance of heavy equipment, other vehicles and equipment related to highway maintenance and construction with a basic knowledge of hazardous materials and basic knowledge of work. OR Equivalent combination of education and experience necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience leading a maintenance project. Experience performing mechanical computer analysis and inventory. Experience in the development and construction of public work projects. Progressively responsible leadership, supervisory, and/or administration experience. Fluent in understanding and speaking languages other than English such as: Spanish, Somali, Chinese, Sudanese, or Arabic. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Must successfully pass a background check, physical examination, and drug test. Must possess a valid Class A CDL license and be able to drive in the State of Minnesota. Must be registered, or register, in the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and satisfactorily complete the Clearinghouse Query. Must be certified as a Class A/B operator for underground storage tanks, construction installer for erosion and stormwater control, trenching, ag inspector, hazardous waste compliance training, train the trainer flagging operations, or secure certifications within one (1) year of employment. Must obtain and maintain required certifications to perform the essential functions as required. Must comply with all federal and state laws and organizational and departmental policies and regulations. Must comply with data practices policies and standards relative to not public data. Any access to not public data should be strictly limited to accessing the data that are necessary to fulfill the employment responsibility. While data are being accessed, incumbent should take reasonable measures to ensure the not public data are not accessed by individuals without a work reason. Once the work reason to access the data is reasonably finished the not public data must be properly stored according to county policy and the Minnesota Statutes. HOURS OF WORK Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Summer Hours Monday through Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Friday 6:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Additional hours may be required. Position will require some evening, weekend, holiday hours and 24-hour on-call during adverse weather.
Salary: $68,452.80 - $95,929.60 a year
Employment Type: Full-time