Shop Foreman

Wheatland County

Shop Foreman

Position Title: Shop Foreman                     

Position Reports To:  Manager of Operations                   

Closes: January 29, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Please Quote Job #: P19-01

Position Summary:

The Shop Foreman is responsible for overseeing the preventative maintenance, service, and repairs of all Wheatland County vehicles, equipment and the Shop facility, ensuring all work is done in a timely and cost effective manner and in accordance with Wheatland County policies.

Reporting to the Shop Foreman is the Shop Sub-Foreman, Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician, Journeyman Automotive Technician, Partsperson, Apprentice Partsperson, Welder Fabricator, Apprentice Heavy Equipment Technician, and the Construction Serviceman.

The Shop Foreman will provide back-up support within the Public Works Operations as required.

Key Responsibilities:
  • As a supervisor with direct reports, participate in the recruitment and selection process, conduct new employee onboarding / orientation, train, coach, performance manage, participate in the progressive disciplinary process up to and including terminations, participate in employees’ career development, and actively participate in other corporate-endorsed human resource management processes and procedures.
  • Maintain the County owned radio system and associated works.
  • Maintain the County GPS tracking system.
  • Coordinate the maintenance of County owned equipment with authorized sub-contractors.
  • Maintain emergency backup generators and the fire protection system in the County yard.
  • Develop and maintain a fleet replacement and maintenance program.
  • Coordinate safety inspections of Handi-buses, Fire department vehicles, and emergency vehicles.
  • Report equipment deficiencies along with corrective measures.
  • Detect the cause of equipment failures and recommend preventative measures.
  • Pre-order necessary repair parts and materials.
  • Review daily repair and preventative maintenance reports; review safety checks on a daily basis.
  • Manage the Wheatland County safety fitness certificate and ensure it remains in good standing.
  • Ensure adherence to all applicable Wheatland County policies and bylaws.
  • Maintain own compliance with OH&S and ensure all applicable employees are in compliance with OH&S including employee attendance at regular safety tailgate meetings, employees being properly trained in OH&S related topics, and ensuring employees complete work in a safe manner.
  • Appropriately, and in a timely manner complete administrative tasks (e.g., review and authorize time sheets for direct reports).
  • Relate to and communicate with co-workers, management, ratepayers, and vendors sincerely, clearly, tactfully, promptly and courteously; respond to inquiries and complaints promptly and professionally.
  • Perform tasks, consistent with the position, including special projects / assignments, as may be required on an ad hoc basis.

  • Heavy Duty Mechanic licence
  • Vehicle Inspection licence
  • Valid Class 1 Alberta drivers’ licence
  • WHMIS and First Aid Certification
  • Related experience along with supervisory experience
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other team members, the public / Wheatland County citizens, external agencies, etc.

Working Conditions:
  • Monday to Friday; 8 hours / day; 8:00 am-4:30 pm; modified shifts, weekends and evenings may be required
  • Occasional overtime may be required

Organization: Wheatland County
Location: Strathmore, AB
Region: Calgary
Professional Category(s): Mechanics & Vehicle Maintenance
Posted: January 9, 2019, 1:34 pm
Expires: January 29, 2019, 4:00 pm

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