Interested individuals must come to the Human Resources Office to complete an application for the position between the hours of 8:00 and 5:00, Monday through Friday or online at the Pulaski County website at The Human Resources Office is located in Suite 100 of the Pulaski County Administration Building - 201 S. Broadway, Little Rock.

POSITION:                            SHOP FOREMAN

                                          This position is open to the County Employees and the General Public.

POSITION NO:                            016

STARTING SALARY:              $33,691 - $37,897

DEPARTMENT:                            ROAD & BRIDGE (4400)


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY/FUNCTION:              To supervise the technical maintenance and major repair duties on engines, components, and electrical systems of County vehicles and heavy equipment.



-                       Receives requests for engine repair and maintenance work for County owned vehicles and equipment; reviews and assigns jobs to Mechanics.

-                       Provides guidance to Mechanics in the diagnosis and repair of mechanical malfunctions of engines in vehicles and heavy equipment.

-                       Test drives and reviews the work performed within the vehicle repair shop.

-                       Ensures strict adherence to safety policies and procedures within the vehicle repair shop.

-                       Monitors parts inventory to ensure parts are available as needed.

-                       Trains mechanics in equipment usage and vehicle repair as needed.

-                       Analyzes and diagnoses major mechanical problems and malfunctions on all types of engines including vehicles and heavy equipment utilizing the OTC monitor.

-                       Pulls, replaces or rebuilds front ends, ball joints, tie rod ends, springs, shocks, idle arms, etc., as needed for dump trucks and/or vehicles.

-                       Pull, replaces or rebuilds gasoline and diesel engines for vehicles and heavy equipment.

-                       Performs major electrical work including repair and rebuilding of electronic brake systems, alternators, starters, and wiring.

-                       Analyzes ABS brake system failures and diagnoses needed brake work.

-                       Replaces brake shoes and pads, turns rotors and drum with brake lathe and packs wheel bearings on vehicles and heavy equipment.

-                       Services, replaces and recharges air conditioning units in vehicles as needed; calculates needed amount of refrigerant; replaces and recycles refrigerant through air conditioning recovery, recycling and recharging system.

-                       Changes oil, lubricates vehicle, and changes oil and air filters.

-                       Completes engines tune-ups, tire change and rotation and other maintenance work on vehicles, tractors, sweepers and other heavy equipment.

-                       Pulls and replaces air bag systems, gas tanks, dump truck tire bolts, rear springs, heater cores, power steering pumps, ignition switches, lights, and other vehicle parts/system.

-                       Repair vehicles in field when inoperable.

-                       Replaces computers in vehicles.

-                       Aligns front ends in vehicles utilizing FMC front end alignment computer.

-                       Overhauls rear ends and front ends of dump trucks and garbage trucks.

-                       Receives written work orders; records work completed for each vehicle and number of hours required for repair.

-                       Performs other related duties as required.



-                       Ability to effectively communicate orally.

-                       Ability to lift and carry loads up to 50lbs.

-                       Ability to stoop, bend, kneel and crouch during vehicle repair.

-                       Ability to negotiate cramped spaces.

-                       Ability to concentrate for long periods of time.

-                       Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.

-                       Digital dexterity necessary to push and pull tools, push buttons, and turn levers.



The majority of work is performed in a vehicle repair garage subject to noise and equipment operation.



Completion of high school or vocational technical course in Automotive Mechanics; considerable experience with vehicle and/or equipment maintenance, malfunction diagnosis, and repair including some supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.



-                       Must possess or be able to obtain within 6 months of employment ASE Refrigeration, Recovery, and Recycling Certification.

-                       Must possess or be able to obtain a Wagner Brake Certification.

-                       Must furnish own standard and metric hand tools.

-                       Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a pre-employment job related physical examination by an appropriate licensed agency.

-                       Subject to pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing.


OPEN DATE:   10/12/2017                                                                                                         CLOSE DATE:   10/17/2017

Please Note:  Applications will not be accepted after the Close Date.  A selection will not be made until the Close Date and all applications have been received by the selecting official.


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