Shop Superintendent

Lorton, Virginia
$54,219.36 - $90,365.81 Annually
Aug 17, 2019
Aug 31, 2019
Full Time
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Plans, coordinates, supervises, and has site responsibility for work projects involving multiple trades, and, as necessary, participates in the full range of trade-related activities. Plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates the work of subordinate skilled trades workers. Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion, and termination of employees. Prepares formal and informal labor and material estimates for current and future jobs. Responds to calls for emergencies, assigning staff and providing oversight if necessary. Prepares, submits and maintains trade-related records, reports and correspondence. Assists with preparation of capital and operations budgets, and prioritization of expenditures. Attends meetings and conferences.

Performs complex and journey level trade-related work, when required. Establishes efficient and cost-effective trade-related procedures. Develops, prioritizes and manages schedules for routine and ad hoc construction, maintenance, renovation, repair and inspection activities. Assists with the preparation of specifications for purchase of materials, tools and equipment. Ensures that all materials, tools, and equipment are available and in proper working order. Maintains the inventory of small motorized equipment, hand tools, power tools and test equipment assigned to the shop and group. Coordinates the maintenance and repairs of heavy equipment with third parties. Reviews all service requests to determine appropriate skills, materials, tools, methods, time, and personnel requirements.
Inspects work, ensures quality and adherence to safety standards and compliance with all national, state, and local trades and safety codes.

Investigates work related injuries and accidents and assists in preparing injury reports. Meets with customers, internal partners, and contractors to develop plans, work, time, and cost estimates. Engages in safe work practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of supervisory and administrative principles, practices, and techniques;
Advanced knowledge of trade-related methods, techniques and practices and of the properties, characteristics and uses of related equipment, materials and tools;
Knowledge of national, state, and local trades and safety codes;
Knowledge of inspection requirements;
Knowledge of trade-related hazards and necessary safety precautions;
Ability to carry out a maintenance activity within established policy, plans, and requirements and to coordinate work with other shops and departments;
Ability to read and interpret work orders, diagrams, sketches, blueprints and manufacturer's manuals;
Ability to perform complex trade-related work;
Ability to instruct, motivate and train subordinates in all phases of the work and assist them with work problems;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, partners, contractors, peers, subordinates, and superiors;
Ability to enforce safety and other regulations;
Ability to estimate trade-related costs and scheduling parameters;
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
Ability to prepare and deliver accurate reports and to keep accurate records;
Ability to use personal computers and software programs.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: high school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education, plus completion of a four year apprentice-level trade-related vocational training program or four years of qualifying trade related experience; plus three years journey-level trade-related experience.

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

A valid motor vehicle driver's license.

The appointee of this position will be required to complete a criminal history background check, pre-employment physical and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. The appointee to this position will be required to be available twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) to respond to snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies on an as needed basis.

The ideal candidate would possess a CDL Class B (or higher) license;
Fork lift certification;
Three or more years in the supervision of staff and related activities;
Demonstrated experience utilizing standardized fleet maintenance tracking systems;
Three or more years preventative maintenance experience with heavy equipment to include commercial solid waste vehicles and vacuum collection equipment.

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds; stand, walk, climb, use hands to finger, handle, or keyboard, reach with hands and arms, and stop. All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

NOTE: May be exposed to dangerous machinery, loud noises, extreme weather conditions, hazardous chemicals, odors, and infectious diseases.

Panel Interview, may include written exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.