The Shop Foreman will oversee the shop team (to include Mechanics, Welders and Helpers) and take full responsibility for the operations while also working as a hands-on mechanic/technician. Responsible for ensuring shop productivity and cleanliness, while maximizing all-around safety and mechanical aptitude of the team.
- Plan, prioritize, and oversee daily schedules for all shop employees
- Diagnose mechanical problems
- Perform repairs and maintenance on heavy duty trucks to maximize safe and productive operations.
- Read and interpret VCRs (vehicle condition reports) and/or repair orders
- Communicate with Route Supervisor, GM and/or equipment operators for clarification of problems
- Discuss preventive techniques with equipment users and vehicle drivers to minimize future repairs
- Complete paperwork associated with repairing vehicles, documenting parts usage and accounts for applied times
- Follow all safety policies and procedures
- Perform other job related duties as assigned
- Must have minimum of 2 years diesel mechanic experience
- Experience managing a team of mechanics
- Strong leadership and prioritization skills with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Preferably have own tools
- Must possess a valid Driver's License (CDL is a plus but not required)
- Ability to lift, carry and move items weighing at least 75 pounds
- Able to climb in and out of equipment
- Salary commensurate with experience
- Comprehensive medical benefits coverage
- Dental plans with dental maintenance alternatives
- Vision coverage
- Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
- 401(k) plan
- Paid Vacation
- Holidays and Personal Days
- Great team environment
- Career development opportunities with a growing company
Bates Trucking and Trash Removal, Inc. is one of the oldest and most prominent solid waste & recycling companies in the Maryland, DC, Virginia area, and we are proud of the opportunities we provide our drivers, mechanics, helpers and staff.
For more than 50 years, it's been our mission to protect the environment of our neighborhoods and businesses. In addition to providing safe, efficient trash and garbage disposal, we also offer a full complement of environmentally friendly recycling services.