Supervisor - Fleet Maintenance
Requisition ID: 1084
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Fire & Rescue Services (Fleet & Equipment Services)
Regular Full Time
Union Local 18 Bargaining Unit (IAFF)
Position Start Date
February 17, 2017
Compensation for this position includes a monthly salary of $ 9230.66 (based on an hourly rate of $53.05, 40 hours per week), plus an excellent benefits and vacation package. This position falls under the jurisdiction of IAFF Local 18.
Main Purpose & Function
Under the general direction of the Assistant Chief Fleet & Equipment Services, the Supervisor provides expert advice and support in the operation, maintenance and servicing of the VF&RS fleet and equipment. The Supervisor efficiently, prioritizes, schedules, assigns, checks, evaluates and supervises the work of mechanics performing maintenance, inspection, repair, machining and fabrication on Medics, Engines, Rescue Engines, Quints, Ladders, Elevating Platforms, Command, HazMat, Air & Light Support, Technical Rescues, Fireboats, and a variety of other support or emergency vehicles, light, medium and utility duty vehicles, extrication tools, and a variety of related smaller firefighting or safety equipment. Additional duties include conducting annual/biannual programs for the nondestructive testing of all vehicle mounted aerial devices and ground ladders, and service testing of all fire pumps. The Supervisor also schedules light vehicle, heavy apparatus and small ancillary equipment repairs with Equipment Services and outside vendors and audits quality of that work and repair costs. The Supervisor follows the requirements of a Ministry of Transport Preventive Maintenance Program, and ensures compliancy to all mandated Provincial requirements, Motor Vehicle Act, WorkSafeBC, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement, National Fire Prevention Association, Underwriter Laboratories Canada, manufacturer recommended maintenance intervals and internal/CoV policy, procedures and guidelines. When required, the Supervisor will also perform maintenance, repairs and inspections in all fields including electrical diagnostics, engine and transmission computer controls, hydraulics, and foam injection systems.
The Supervisor maintains a Fleet Maintenance data base by ensuring accurate inputting of repair records, repair codes, time entries, preventative maintenance updates, status changes, parts entries, and reviews completed work orders. Other related duties include reviewing and assigning repair requests from FireNet and updating those records, maintains accurate equipment files, and reports monthly to the Assistant Chief on the status of the Preventive Maintenance Program and ongoing maintenance or repairs.
This position works a four day week, while also providing on call mechanical services including support during major alarms on a rotational basis.
Demonstrated knowledge, experience and ability to supervise, organize plan, direct, coordinate, assign and review the work of a team of professionals. Significant experience with fleet management systems (currently CCG Faster), and working knowledge of applicable Microsoft Office applications. Must have a full understanding of Preventative Maintenance processes.
Inter-Provincial Certificate of Qualification as a Commercial Transport Mechanic or Truck and Transport Mechanic or Inter-Provincial Certificate of Qualification as a Heavy Duty Mechanic. I.C.B.C. Commercial Vehicle Inspectors Certification is required, as is a Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia, Class 3 with Air Endorsement. The ability to enter data into a Fleet Management System is required, as is computer competency. In addition, the successful applicant will either have an Emergency Vehicle Technician Certificate or will agree to successfully complete this program in three years, supported by Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services. Desirable assets include experience in the repair and maintenance of fire equipment; experience in welding and fabrication; competency in the use of Cummins Engines, Detroit Diesel and Allison Transmission Computer Diagnostic Scan Tools, including troubleshooting and repairs; automotive exemption permit, or B.C. Automotive Trade Qualification; experience in Marine Mechanics, including Hamilton Jet, and knowledge of corrosion prevention techniques with aluminum hulls. Courses in supervisory skills would be an asset.
The successful applicant will be required to commit to participation in selected management development programs and activities.
Business Unit/Department: Fire & Rescue/Fleet and Equipment Services
Employment Type: RFT
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