Assistant Supervisor – Fleet – J1221-0743

Company Details

Opening Statement
We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members *2SLGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Supervisor, Fleet Operations, the Assistant Supervisor, Fleet will perform the general duties of a mechanic while being responsible for organizing, assigning, and monitoring the work of fleet team members to ensure the reliability and safe operation of the City’s Fleet assets.

The Assistant Supervisor will perform a variety of duties and tasks in the day-to-day operations of the Fleet Maintenance facility, providing leadership to staff while maintaining a respectful, healthy & safe working environment.

Prioritize, assign and monitor work of Fleet Mechanics, Apprentices, Driver Labourers and external vendors (if applicable) including review and evaluation of completed work orders. Reviews will include formulating recommendations to minimize equipment down-time and identification of cost savings.

Complete required repairs and diagnostics for Fleet vehicles and equipment including identification of abnormal wear of parts and components and eligibility for warranty recovery

Conduct preventative maintenance, road tests and other inspections including Ministry of Transportation (MTO) safety inspections.

Accurately complete a variety of records, safety inspection reports and other documents which are required for safety compliance, asset register and management purposes.

Respond, address and resolve internal customer inquiries and concerns from Operations and other internal stakeholders including addressing running repairs and driver defects reported during pre-trip inspections.

Operate / dispatch mobile service truck for boosting of equipment and mobile repairs

Organize and schedule training for staff on new equipment, tools, PPE and safety equipment.

Oversee the operations of equipment and employees in a safe and effective manner in accordance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and current Traffic Control Regulations.

Ensure that work areas are kept clean and in safe condition. Perform other related duties as may be required or assigned.

Qualifications, Competencies
High School (Grade 12) diploma;

Must possess a valid 310T truck and coach license;

Possession of a 310S license is considered an asset.

Five (5) years’ experience as a licensed heavy-duty mechanic; including experience with a wide variety of diesel and gasoline operated equipment and vehicles is required, including a minimum of 2 years’ experience in team leadership with a proven ability to supervise staff in a heavy-duty repair facility.

Experience with electric vehicles considered an asset.

Excellent knowledge of the principles and operations of diesel and gasoline internal combustion engines

Excellent knowledge of electrical systems with ability to diagnose complex wiring problems

Ability to work with electrical diagnostic equipment and diagnostic software to repair equipment;

Must meet the requirement of “Competent Person” as defined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act;

Must possess and maintain a valid DZ license with a satisfactory driver’s abstract.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands
Must possess strong leadership abilities, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to perform well in a busy environment while providing exceptional customer service to Operating departments and other Fleet stakeholders.

Sound organizational skills, initiative and ability to perform tasks independently and prioritize the work of others.

Sound judgement and decision-making skills.

Demonstrates integrity, diplomacy and understanding of confidentiality and privacy issues.

Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

Familiarity and proficient use of the Asset Works (Fleet Focus – M5) Fleet Management System considered an asset.

Thorough knowledge of safe and effective operation of equipment and machinery.

Able to perform the essential duties of a mechanic such as lifting, pushing and pulling.

Almost continuous exposure to dust/dirt, noise and vibration.

Ability to work outside in inclement weather conditions and perform all duties in a safe and efficient manner.

Must be willing to work shift work and weekends if required.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Police Check) at candidate’s own expense.

Closing Statement
Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers

Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at HRCity@cityofkingston.ca.

Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.