Heavy Equipment Superintendent

City of San Antonio
Full Time 30 or more per week $64,097 - $96,145 Per year TX City Of San Antonio Solid Waste Department, 6933-, 6947 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78228, United States


Under general direction, is responsible for performing supervisory work planning and coordinating the operation of a large heavy equipment service and repair center, to include the supervision of staff and ensuring documentation and completion of maintenance and repair work. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

Work Location
Southeast Fleet Shop: 1318 S.E. Loop 410 Access Rd. 

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Essential Job Functions

  • Interviews, selects, supervises, develops, and if necessary, counsels personnel according to established COSA policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Plans and prioritizes, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of staff involved in the repair of vehicles and equipment.
  • Ensures cleanliness and safety of supervised service center by ensuring all safety procedures and practices are observed.
  • Monitors and interacts with City vendors to ensure contract compliance and inspects vendors' work to ensure completion of repairs.
  • Instructs personnel in new or complex heavy equipment repair and maintenance procedures and techniques.
  • Plans, directs, and evaluates operations and activities and develops recommendations for service improvements and modifications.
  • Keeps apprised of repair techniques to improve maintenance/repair capabilities and minimize vehicle downtime.
  • Researches methods to improve service and establish a standard repair schedule.
  • Builds relationships with other departments, divisions, and sections by coordinating heavy equipment maintenance/repair work, minimizing downtime, and ensuring excellent customer service.
  • Receives, inspects, and issues new vehicles and heavy equipment to departments.
  • Ensures availability of tools, supplies, and parts; ensuring stock orders are completed as needed so that supplies are available.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).
  • Six (6) years' experience as a heavy equipment mechanic, including three (3) years in a lead role in automotive repair shop.
  • Valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License
Applicant Information
  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the operation of a variety of automotive systems, accessories and parts of systems and how they are removed, installed and maintained.
  • Knowledge of various types of motors and equipment and their operation, maintenance, and repair.
  • Knowledge of procedures for diagnosing motor or systems failure and the steps necessary to correct the condition.
  • Knowledge of mechanical tools and testing devices used in a heavy equipment maintenance operation.
  • Skill in diagnosing automotive related problems.
  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard and other basic office equipment.
  • Ability to organize preventive maintenance and mechanical repair work based on information gathered from operator or department.
  • Ability to use Fleet Management/Work order system.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the general public.
  • Ability to prepare and analyze heavy equipment maintenance reports.
  • Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position, with or without accommodations.
  • Working conditions are primarily inside an office and shop environment.