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City of Torrance
Class Code: 5303

Class Designation: Civil Service

July 1988

Representation Unit: Torrance Professional &
Supervisory Association


Fleet Services Supervisor


Under direction of the Fleet Services Manager, supervises a shift of personnel engaged in the servicing and repair of vehicular, fire apparatus, and other equipment including welding repairs and body and paint work, and does related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Distinguished from the Fleet Services Manager in that the incumbent reports to the Manager and is responsible for operations but is not responsible for administrative tasks such as interdepartmental coordination, planning, and budgeting. Distinguished from mechanic classifications in that the incumbent is involved in servicing or repair duties only on an emergency basis.

Examples Of Duties

  • Supervises the day-today shift operations of the repair and servicing of the City's gasoline, diesel, and natural gas powered vehicles and equipment including automobiles, trucks, tractors, buses, street sweepers, police and fire emergency response vehicles, and a variety of other municipal mechanical equipment;
  • prioritizes work based on the needs of the department and the City;
  • provides direction and technical assistance to mechanics, welders and others, including diagnosing problems and troubleshooting;
  • monitors status of repair work on vehicles and equipment to ensure quality control and efficient turnaround time;
  • makes recommendations for vehicle replacement;
  • interacts with auto parts personnel regarding parts, supplies, and product specifications suitable to job needs;
  • oversees the safe working condition of the facility, tools, and shop equipment;
  • interacts with vendors regarding the integrity of products and applicability to job needs;
  • authorizes the purchase of parts used in repair and over-haul jobs; prepares and reports on equipment status, work progress, etc.;
  • assigns, prioritizes, monitors, and evaluates the work of subordinate staff;
  • counsels staff and recommends discipline.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Knowledge of
  • Diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of major systems found in automotive, bus, truck, emergency response vehicles, and off-road equipment. Systems include air and hydraulic brake systems, gas and diesel engines, transmission differentials, electrical and hydraulic systems;
  • Safety procedures related to the repair, servicing, welding, and fabricating of the above equipment;
  • State-of-the-art equipment maintenance methods including diagnosis, tune-up, overhaul, and repair;
  • Supervisory principles and practices.
  • Ability to
  • Inspect automotive equipment to locate mechanical defects, determine the necessity for repairs, and estimate costs;
  • Operate machine tools and other equipment used in the repair, diagnosis, and servicing of vehicular and other equipment;
  • Maintain work progress records and other records;
  • Supervise including assigning, prioritizing, monitoring, and evaluating the work of subordinate staff, training, counseling and disciplining staff.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, other employees, vendors, and the public.
  • Experience

    Three years of responsible journey level experience in servicing and repairing of buses, automobiles, trucks, or similar automotive equipment.


    No specific minimum.