Fleet Superintendent
City of Athens
City of Athens
508 E. Tyler
75751 Athens , TX
Job Description: 

Under general supervision from the Assistant City Manager, performs supervisory duties in the implementation and management of the fleet operation in the Athens Central Garage, including supervision of skilled mechanic technicians in work of above average difficulty and responsibility related to the maintenance and repair of automotive and light/medium/heavy truck and equipment, law enforcement vehicles, and fire apparatus; possesses sophisticated knowledge of mechanical tasks involving general repair, maintenance and servicing of automotive and related equipment.

Department: Fleet Management

Pay Grade: Grade 21

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Responsibilities Include: 
  • Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all vehicles and equipment assigned to departments and divisions of the City of Athens.
  • Implements and monitors a preventative maintenance program to assure cost effective maintenance and a scheduled maintenance program to provide maintenance by manufacturers specifications.
  • Maintains a complete inventory system through recording of all expenditures and income of each vehicle, maintenance equipment, fuel, repair parts, supplies, etc.
  • Monitors user departments by analysis of vehicle and equipment utilization and evaluation of equipment specifications.
  • Implements and maintains a mechanic training and certification program to provide needed technical skills for mechanics in repair of automobiles and heavy equipment.
  • Enforces city safety practices and procedures and ensures department employees receive appropriate safety training.
  • Supervises all Fleet Services employees; trains, evaluates and disciplines employees.
  • Assists in the development of the Fleet Services budget to include a review of past year expenses and income; adjusts and administers all Fleet Service purchases, including parts, tools, office supplies.
  • Assists City departments with the development of specifications for vehicles and equipment to be used by the City of Athens; assists with the purchase and delivery of vehicles and equipment to all City departments; insures that all vehicles and equipment purchased are licensed and registered as required by State of Texas law.
  • Examines reports for accuracy on each vehicle and piece of equipment repaired; writes reports on vehicles and equipment repaired, as needed.
  • Keeps maintenance and repair records; performs preventive maintenance on all departmental vehicles; orders repair parts.
  • Checks all repair work performed in shop for completeness, including physical inspections and road tests before vehicle is turned back to user departments. 

High school diploma or GED supplemented by eight (8) years of documented mechanical repair work experience as a mechanic/supervisor in automotive and/or light/medium/heavy truck and equipment industry. At least 3 years supervisory experience.

Special Skills/Abilities/Knowledge: 

Special Qualifications: Possession of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Automotive “A” series Master Certified Technician and ASE Medium/Heavy Truck “T” series Master Certified Technician preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of methods, techniques and procedures involved in maintenance repairs and replacement.
  • Knowledge of an automated Fleet Management Information System. 
  • Considerable knowledge of safety practices and techniques in mechanics; considerable knowledge of diesel and gas engine mechanics; considerable knowledge of vehicle make-up; considerable knowledge of City shops and the parts and supplies required. 
  • Skilled in using personal computers, including word processing, spreadsheets, and database software; motor vehicle; phone; fax and copy machine; ERP software. 
  • Skilled in using motorized vehicles for mechanical testing purposes; power and hand tools and equipment for vehicle and mechanical system work; mechanic’s tools including jacks, hydraulic lifts, air tools and other tools required for minor repairs and routine maintenance of motorized vehicles; electronic vehicle diagnostic equipment; personal computer, calculator, phone, mobile or portable radio. 
  • Ability to function and perform effectively as a manager and supervisor. 
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled employees engaged in repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair equipment with accuracy and speed; ability to create effective working relationships with employees. 
  • Ability to coordinate programs, prepare reports and maintain accurate records. 
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. 
Work Environment: 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, sit, walk, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. The employee is regularly exposed to hot, cold, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately noisy.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.