City of Chicago FOREMAN OF HOISTING ENGINEERS-MECHANICS in Chicago, Illinois
Foreman of Hoisting Engineers - Mechanics
Department of Fleet and Facility Management
These positions are covered under the City’s collective bargaining agreement with Operating Engineers - Local 150 Heavy Equipment (Bargaining Unit 42). Only employees in City job titles in this bargaining unit are eligible to bid on these positions.
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Number of positions: 2
Under general supervision, supervises Hoisting Engineer – Mechanics engaged in the repair and maintenance of heavy vehicle and off-road equipment including excavators, hi-lifts and other construction equipment at service garages or in the field, and performs related duties as required
Supervises the work of Hoisting Engineer – Mechanics assigned to diagnose components and repair, replace and maintain engines and hydraulic, transmission and electrical systems on heavy vehicle and off-road equipment including excavators, hi-lifts, backhoes and truck cranes
Schedules and oversees preventative maintenance checks on equipment and the servicing of fuel, brake, engine and transmission systems to ensure optimal performance and safety of equipment
Monitors mechanics conducting diagnostic tests and assessing reported problems and malfunctions to ensure proper diagnostic evaluation of electrical, hydraulic and other component malfunctions and their repair or replacement
Inspects repairs of heavy equipment to assess quality and workmanship of completed repairs before equipment is returned to the field
Monitors and observes work operations in garage facility/service shop to ensure mechanics follow established safety work rules and procedures
Assists in the diagnosing and troubleshooting of complex mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and electronic problems
Studies specifications, manuals and schematics to determine parts and service required for repair of specialized heavy equipment
Reviews and approves requisitions for the ordering of materials and parts
Prepares manpower and material cost estimates for repair jobs as requested by management
Reviews work orders entered into the department’s repair tracking system to ensure man hours and materials used are properly documented for repair jobs
Oversees the maintenance of service shop equipment, tools and machinery
Monitors employee time records, evaluates work performance and initiates disciplinary actions as needed
Maintains work records and maintains productivity records
NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.
DAYS OFF: Vary
THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE
Successful completion of a US Department of Labor registered operating engineer apprenticeship training program and journeyman status, PLUS four years of journey level experience in the repair and maintenance of heavy vehicle and off-road equipment; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
A commercial driver’s license (CDL) as issued by the State of Illinois is required
Education & Employment Verification: Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.
NOTE: You must provide your valid U.S. Commercial Driver's License (CDL) at time of processing.
NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
This position requires candidates to pass both a written job knowledge exam and a supervisory skills assessment, and complete an interview. Test results will be sent out by the Department of Human Resources after test results have been compiled and analyzed. Candidates who pass both tests will be selected to interview. Applicants will be hired in seniority/lottery order.
Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applicants will be accepted.
Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process , please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
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The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
City of Chicago Department of Human Resources
Rahm Emanuel, Mayor Soo Choi, Commissioner