This is fleet maintenance work supervising a staff of skilled and semi-skilled technicians, trades workers and related support personnel engaged in the maintenance and repair of a wide variety of automotive vehicles and their related equipment and components. An employee in this class plans, assigns, and reviews subordinates' maintenance and repair work to ensure the proper and safe operation of vehicles assigned for City departmental use. Work includes training, instructing and guiding subordinate personnel in proper vehicle equipment repair, maintenance and inspection methods, techniques and procedures. Work involves conditions which can only partially be controlled, some physical effort, possible exposure to adverse weather conditions, working in tiring positions and the occasional lifting of heavy material. Diagnosing malfunctioning vehicles and equipment and determining, through inspection and computerized diagnostic techniques, the extent of maintenance and/or repair required are significant aspects of the work. Work is performed under the general supervision of a fleet maintenance superior.

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)


Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of automotive maintenance personnel engaged in the repair, maintenance and inspection of a wide variety of vehicles and related equipment including trucks, trailers, fire apparatus, automobiles, tractors, cranes, construction, agricultural, snow, ice, emergency and marine equipment and their related mechanical, electrical, electronic, aerial, hydraulic, pneumatic and computerized systems; inspects disabled vehicles to ascertain the cause of malfunctioning and determines the extent of repair work necessary; assigns work to subordinates ensuring timely and efficient completion of maintenance and repair work; checks work in progress to make certain that subordinates perform work properly and completely; points out problems and discrepancies in work performance and instructs as to the proper correctional methods, techniques and procedures; verifies proper vehicle repair and maintenance work upon completion to ensure adherence to work instructions and standard maintenance and repair requirements; ensures maintained and repaired vehicles undergo trial runs to verify proper operation for use by departmental personnel.

Supervises vehicle maintenance and repair work such as but not limited to the replacement and repair of transmissions, differentials, and rear axle assembles, the installation and repair of hydraulic controls, the removal, disassembly, repair and replacement of all types of internal combustion and electric engines and the repair and repainting of damaged trucks and autobodies; oversees analyses and diagnoses of vehicle equipment malfunctions, including electronic and computerized fuel injection systems and performs such work when necessary; utilizes and supervises the utilization of computerized equipment to perform analyses and diagnoses on malfunctioned vehicles.

Schedules subordinate technical staff to inspect city-owned automotive equipment for the purpose of determining the extent of preventive and corrective maintenance and repair requirements and the preparation of estimated repair costs; reviews estimates to verify feasibility of repairs with regard to cost and to insure warranty coverage and repairs; maintains files and records on equipment, repairs, warranties and repair histories; recommends procedures to resolve difficult inspection and warranty problems; reviews contracted repair work for conformance to industry standards.

Researches automotive malfunctions and problems utilizing internet trade sites and trade journals and publications; identifies various possible solutions and instructs subordinates to initiate corrective action; contacts manufacturers to discuss equipment problems and operations; assesses results of computerized diagnosis and inspections and determines possible corrective measures.

Supervises employees engaged in fuel dispensation, tire removal and repair and other automotive maintenance activities of a semi-skilled and/or routine nature.

Maintains and ensures subordinates maintain a full complement of tools necessary to perform assigned maintenance, repair and inspection tasks; prepares requisitions for materials, supplies and equipment and other reports as required by supervisor; engages in direct contact with vendors to expedite the acquisition of materials, supplies and equipment; may receive and distribute parts to subordinates as needed; maintains and verifies records of parts used, work performed, employees' time and other routine records; supervises and participates in state safety and emission control license inspections on assigned vehicles utilizing computerized diagnostic equipment.

Develops and implements procedures used in the maintenance, repair and inspection of automotive vehicles; supervises a preventive maintenance program over assigned departmental vehicles; supervises the maintenance and repair of garage and facility equipment in order to maintain safe and efficient working conditions in the garage; utilizes computerized program applications to access database information relating to vehicle maintenance and repair information.

Performs highly skilled work in the repair and adjustment of equipment when difficult or unusual problems are encountered; participates in snow operations during emergencies.

Performs related work as required.


(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 8/08.)


  1. Training in a post high school approved automotive trade school curriculum for a minimum of six months up to a maximum of one year can be equated on a month-by-month basis for the general experience requirement.
  2. Current certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in the automobile or medium/heavy truck specialty areas may be substituted for the general experience requirement.
  3. Possession of a bachelor's degree in Automotive Technology may be substituted for the general experience requirement on a year for year basis.


Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.


Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operatorís license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure as a Fleet Maintenance Team Leader.

Possession of a valid proper class (CDL class B) motor vehicle operator's permit as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania within six (6) months of appointment as a Fleet Maintenance Team Leader.

Possession of valid proper class official safety inspection license and a valid emissions control license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as a Fleet Maintenance Team Leader.

Employees will be required to obtain any license or certification by federal, state or municipal mandate if required by work assignment.


Class Established: 1/53

Spec. Revision:
CSC: 2/06, Ad Board: 6/06

Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 7/08, Ad Board: 8/08