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Employment Opportunity

Sawyer County
Hayward, WI 54843
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
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Sawyer County Highway Department is accepting applications for a fulltime Shop Foreman. Under the supervision of the Patrol Superintendent, the Shop Foreman:

• Supervises, coordinates and performs the mechanical repair and servicing of the Sawyer County Highway Department equipment fleet and other related work.

• Diagnose and repair trucks and heavy equipment, fuel systems, drive trains including clutch, drive lines and transmissions, air and hydraulic brake systems and electrical system problems; rebuilds and repairs suspension • Makes service calls when machinery breaks down • Work planning, scheduling, directing, performing and evaluating the repair and servicing of county equipment and vehicles • Establish deadlines and modifies work schedules to meet deadlines • Provides estimates of materials, costs and timeline for service and repair activities • Makes initial inspections in difficult cases and diagnosis malfunctions; provides technical assistance of advice to subordinates; inspects work in progress and upon completion • Collects and reviews daily equipment and vehicle inspections forms • Inspects shop and building facilities to determine proper utilization, maintenance and adherence to safety regulations • Participate in the preparation of specifications for new road maintenance, construction equipment and vehicles • Work with computerized application that assist in tracking, record-keeping and decision making relative to jobs, including monitoring fuel use and ordering • Responds to emergency situations, high water, blocked roads, washouts, snow storms as required • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications for this position include: Ability to operate and maintain a variety of heavy equipment for mechanical purposes and repairs; Knowledge of the standard methods, tools, materials and equipment employed in mechanical repair of light and heavy duty automotive vehicles and heavy duty construction equipment; Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precaution of the trade; Knowledge of the office record keeping practices associated with an equipment repair shop; Knowledge of computers and fleet management systems; Ability to use mechanics tools and equipment, including power tools and welding equipment; Knowledge of the operating principles of gasoline, diesel and small engines; a minimum of Four (4) years’experience in skilled mechanical repair of automotive vehicles and related construction maintenance equipment, or a blend of experience, education or training which would provide the level of knowledge and ability required.

Sawyer County offers a generous fringe benefit package including health insurance, retirement, life insurance, vacation, sick leave, and holiday pay. This position is scheduled for 40 hours per week with an hourly wage of $23.48.

Applicants must complete the generic Sawyer County application form and submit it with a resume and cover letter. Application, resume and cover letter may be returned to the Sawyer County Human Resources Office, Suite 10, Hayward, WI 54843, or may be submitted electronically through the Sawyer County website. This position is open until filled.

Sawyer County is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities Encouraged to Apply



Posted: 2020-09-16 Expires: 2020-10-16

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