5300 W Highway 61
Winona, MN 55987, USA
Winona County is accepting applications for this position until 4:00 p.m.
February 9, 2022, however, preference will be given to those that apply by 4:00
p.m. January 24, 2022.
This position starts at $28.60/hour (DOQ) with advancement up to
$34.01/hour. Based on experience this position has the ability to start above
starting wage. Winona County supplies the tools for this position.
Characteristics of Class:
Under general direction of the Fleet, Building and Grounds
Superintendent, an employee in this classification is responsible for
management, purchasing, maintenance and repair of the County's fleet of
vehicles, heavy equipment, machinery and accessories. An employee in this
position is also responsible for the maintenance and repair of the department’s
building facilities. Employees are often exposed to dust, fumes, caustic
solvents, fuels, and particles and extreme weather conditions often in the
Examples of Duties:
Any one position may not include all the duties listed, nor do the examples
listed in their relative order of importance include all duties, which may be
found in positions of this class.
Coordinates, assigns and manages the day-to-day workflow and
oversees all mechanic and fabrication work for Highway Department.
Provides guidance and work direction to Mechanic and operator
staff on best practice for operating, preventative and routine maintenance
procedures, and mechanical work as well as safety considerations.
Diagnoses, maintains and repairs equipment in the shops and in
the field; inspects and certifies equipment to Department of Transportation and
all other regulatory standards, maintains maintenance records and schedules.
Fabricates, modifies, and purchases equipment as needed.
Schedules fleet repairs based on priority and severity.
Researches and recommends repairs and replacements on the
county fleet and Highway buildings.
Repairs and maintains Highway Department buildings, including
refueling stations, plumbing, shop equipment, and building storage.
Assists in training of mechanic on complex diagnosis and
equipment repairs. Inspects the mechanic and fabrication work of assigned
Approves, orders, and stocks parts and supplies; conducts
pricing evaluations and maintains adequate inventories. Maintains database of
the highway department inventory and capital asset items.
Organizes parts room and works with SDS and department-wide
safety inspections and repairs.
Operates a variety of heavy and light equipment, including
snowplows, salt/sanding trucks, motor graders, and all maintenance and
construction equipment as assigned.
Facilitates all maintenance, inspections, applicable record
keeping and repairs of fuel storage/dispensing systems, in compliance with
applicable regulations. Maintains fleet fueling software and assures all
testing and certifications comply with regulatory requirements for above and
underground petroleum storage tanks.
Assures regulatory compliance of vehicles, equipment, machinery,
shops, building/grounds, underground petroleum storage tanks, and radio towers.
Compiles, recommends, and manages budgets in assigned areas.
Recommends vehicle and equipment replacement schedules. Researches and prepares
technical specifications for bid proposals on vehicles, equipment, buildings
repairs and upgrades. Prepares bid and quote specifications for bulk fuel, oil,
fluids, parts and accessories purchases.
Any other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Any combination of training and experience providing the following knowledge,
skills, and abilities.
A combination of education substantially equivalent to high
school graduation and post-secondary training in the knowledge of mechanical
principles and vehicle maintenance plus three years of mechanical experience in
a truck maintenance facility; or five years of experience in a truck
maintenance facility, is required.
Must possess a valid Class A driver’s license with tanker
endorsement; or a valid Class B and the ability to obtain a Class A with tanker
endorsement within six months of employment.
MN State Certified Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspector, or ability
to obtain certification within six months of employment.
EPA certified in refrigerant recovery & recycling of R134a,
or ability to obtain certification within six months of employment.
MPCA class A & B certified operator license for underground
storage tanks, or ability to obtain certification within six months of
Certified forklift operator and instructor, or ability to obtain
certification within six months of employment.
Demonstrate initiative and ability to work with minimal direction;
sound judgement and decision-making capabilities are essential.
Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word
and Microsoft Excel.
Ability to interpret and work from sketches, diagrams and
installation and repair charts.
Ability to follow and provide oral and written instructions
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with internal and external associates.
Ability to effectively provide guidance and work direction to
mechanic and operator staff.
Ability to pass initial and future random drug and alcohol
Knowledge and skill to weld and fabricate with all types of
materials, knowledge of types of metals and where they are appropriately used.
Ability to report to the assigned workstation within sixty
minutes of notification in all weather extremes.