Highway Equipment Manager (#MAGZ04)
$57,568.00 Yearly Min / $71,960.00 Yearly Mid / $86,352.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

The class incumbent directs the statewide activities of the equipment section providing programs for the acquisition, inventory, maintenance, and repair of all highway rolling stock and shop equipment.

  • Supervises 4 administrative and 4 trades employees. 
  • Provides technical expertise to shops throughout the State.

Nature and Scope

The incumbent works under direction of the Assistant Highway Director - Operations and manages statewide programs in the procurement and inventory control of equipment, operation of the central repair shop, and purchase of government surplus equipment.  The incumbent develops preventive maintenance programs for fleet equipment. Work also includes evaluation of shop operations statewide and making recommendations for effective utilization of manpower and equipment and to improve parts stocking and procurement.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Directs and monitors the development, maintenance, and review of inventory records systems and maintenance programs for department equipment statewide.
  • Supervises personnel responsible for engine, transmission, and vehicle component repair.
  • Evaluates shop operations statewide and makes recommendations for more effective utilization of manpower and equipment.
  • Provides technical assistance on difficult problems.
  • Lead member of equipment operators certification team which performs field tests to certify operators statewide.
  • Develops criteria and equipment specifications for future contracts.
  • Supervises a system for administrative control of 2,200 units of equipment assignments to provide equipment locations, identify numbers, maintains record files on all motor vehicle registrations, titles, and depreciation, operation and maintenance cost.
  • Determines extent, location and priority for major repair work.
  • Maintain liaison with equipment vendors and manufacturers in order to resolve problems and keep abreast of new developments in the field.
  • Evaluate the adaptability and performance of fleet equipment as well as market equipment available for purchase.
  • Recommend equipment to be disposed of as well as new acquisitions.
  • Develops and monitors preventative maintenance schedules for fleet equipment.
  • Administration of two pools of equipment available for statewide use.
  • Plays key role in development of training programs for equipment operators and mechanics

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of current principles and techniques used in the management of a large and diversified equipment fleet.
  • Knowledge of Motor Vehicle regulations governing insurance, equipment use, and safety.
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, tools, and machines used in the repairs and maintenance of automotive and heavy construction equipment.
  • Knowledge of mechanical/electrical systems and components used in various types and makes of highway equipment.
  • Knowledge of administering a complex inventory system.
  • Knowledge of the different types and operational capabilities of highway construction, automotive, and maintenance equipment.
  • Skill in the use of tools and machines used in the repair and maintenance of automotive and heavy construction equipment.
  • Ability to plan, assign, administer, and evaluate the work of a staff of technical, trades, and clerical employees.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, associates, field supervisors, and vendor representatives.
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of equipment maintenance programs and make procedural changes.
  • Ability to analyze technical data, designs, and specifications for highway equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to write reports and perform estimates on repairs.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Highway Equipment Manager
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:


  1. Six months experience in procurement services which includes purchasing goods and services in accordance with procurement procedures and contract specifications.
  2. Six months experience in managing the acquisition, warehousing and distribution of fleet inventory.
  3. Six months experience in managing an equipment fleet including preventative maintenance, inventory management, repair, and replacement.
  4. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
  5. Knowledge of using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.