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 Include:
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.