GREGORY, TX 78359 - US
This is advanced foreman level work in directing the operation, servicing and repair of heavy equipment.
Work of this class involves planning and supervising the activities of employees engaged in the operation and repair of heavy equipment such as tractors, backhoes, loaders and cranes. The incumbent coordinates the allocations of operators and equipment among various construction sites, ensuring the proper maintenance of all machinery. Other responsibilities include training employees, contacting rental firms to replace incapacitated items, and maintaining daily equipment logs. The position allows substantial independence in order to keep construction projects on schedule; work is intermittently reviewed by a supervisor through verbal discussions and cost reviews. The incumbent is responsible for providing cost estimates and justification for major repairs and modifications, while a supervisor decides on machinery replacement and changes in department equipment policy.
Schedules work for all operators, ensures the availability of relief operators, approves vacations and monitors subordinates’ operation and maintenance of assigned equipment for adherence to departmental procedures and safety regulations.
Assists with interviewing potential employees, trains and evaluates new operators, and recommends subordinates for disciplinary action.
Performs administrative duties such as keeping time sheets, maintaining daily equipment logs and submitting manufacturer warranties.
Performs related duties as required.
Extensive knowledge of heavy equipment operation, maintenance and repair.
Extensive knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the work.
Knowledge of technical construction terminology and principles.
Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing, and to work from plans and specifications.
Ability to prepare reports and to make cost, material and equipment estimates.
Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with client, manufacturers, rental equipment companies, labor foremen and subordinates.