Equipment Maintenance Foreman (#RC1002)
$31.14-$37.85 Hourly / $5,397.94-$6,561.23 Monthly / $64,775.35-$78,734.85 Yearly


Under general direction, supervises the maintenance work of the Equipment Division of the County Garage; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An employee in this class is responsible for assisting the Shop Superintendent in the daily operation of the County Garage by supervising the maintenance and repair of trucks and construction equipment.


  • Assigns, supervises and evaluates the work of Mechanics involved in the maintenance and repair of trucks, construction equipment, ferry boats, and movable bridges.
  • Inspects equipment to determine needed repairs; prepares work orders; estimates time and material needed to complete job; assists mechanics with difficult problems; inspects work in progress.
  • Prepares repair schedules and determines priority of work to be performed; coordinates maintenance scheduling of equipment with supervisory personnel in the Public Works Department.
  • Supervises the Welding Unit of the maintenance shop.
  • Stays abreast of changes in manufacturers specifications; informs mechanics of changes in maintenance and repair procedures.
  • Reviews and approves requests for parts and equipment.
  • Assists in developing and schedules preventative maintenance programs; assists in revising operating procedures and maintains shop safety.
  • Maintains records and prepares reports.
  • May act in the Shop Superintendent's absence as delegated.



One year as a Mechanic II in San Joaquin County service.  


Five years of experience as a journeyman mechanic in the maintenance and repair of heavy trucks and construction equipment.


Principles and practices of supervision; principles and practices of heavy equipment maintenance and repair; tools, equipment and materials used in heavy equipment maintenance and repair; occupational hazards and safety precautions; basic management principles.


Plan, assign and supervise the work of others; diagnose mechanical and electrical problems of equipment and determine needed repair or modification; estimate time and materials needed to complete repair work; maintain records and prepare reports; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, department representatives and others.


CLASS: RC1002; EST: 11/12/1975; REV: 10/13/1982;