Fleet Division Manager City of Davenport, IA City of Davenport, IA 4 reviews


Directs the city vehicle maintenance and repair program and implements the city's equipment replacement budget with end user collaboration.

Examples Of Duties

Plans and directs the operation of the Fleet Division and assignment of personnel and equipment. Establishes procedures that ensure quality and reliable service. Assures that work is in conformity with acceptable fleet maintenance principles and procedures. Establishes standards for work length and quality to measure job performance using data available in the work order management system.

Directs and coordinates, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers in repair and maintenance of city equipment and vehicles. Reviews job orders to determine personnel and to ensure parts, radios and tools are available.

Reviews production, quality control and maintenance reports and statistics to plan and modify maintenance and repair activities. Utilizes work order management system to establish lifecycle costs and cost/benefit analysis for significant repairs.

Plans, develops and implements new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials.

Manages city fuel supply and is responsible for environmental permit reports and OSHA compliance for all fleet activities including fuel tanks. Oversees parts and inventory and excess inventory for disposal.

Responsible for meeting with stakeholders annually to determine most critical equipment needs and a plan for replacement and creating specifications for replacement accordingly. Utilizes industry knowledge to make recommendations to utilizing departments to determine the best equipment to serve current and long term needs. Creates an annual recommendation of vehicles and equipment to be replaced that balances city needs with budgetary constraints.

Directs training and orientation of employees to improve work knowledge and performance and acquaint employees with city policies and procedures. Confers with employee's representatives to resolve grievances.

Prepares department budget, annual capital projects and equipment replacement schedules and monitors expenditures of funds in budget.

Resolves problems and mediates conflicts encountered during daily operations and determines appropriate solutions and promotes teamwork. Encourages regular communication, informs staff of relevant business issues, and their impact on the organization.


Seven years progressively responsible experience as a skilled full performance vehicle mechanic, three years of which have been in a supervisory or management position, or completion of a two year degree of college level course work for a major in auto management maintenance or comparable field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience..

Must pass a physical examination as prescribed by the City.

Must possess a valid Iowa Class A Commercial Driver's License with a tanker and air brake endorsement which must be maintained throughout employment.

Must become an Iowa resident within two years of hire date and maintain residency throughout duration of employment (per Iowa Code 400.17).

Must hold within one year of employment a Fleet Manager's Certification (example – APWA Certified Fleet Manager or equivalent with manager approval).

Knowledge and Skills

Comprehensive Knowledge of:
Construction, assembly, adjustment, and maintenance of a wide variety of light and heavy equipment.

Standard tools, materials, and practices used in the repair trade.

Shop time and parts control systems and facility utilization.

Considerable Knowledge of:
Creating and establishing fleet policies and procedures, from vehicle assignment to replacement cycling.

Vehicles, equipment, specifications, and parts available for purchase.

Comprehensive Skill in:
Managing subordinate supervisors to meet production/service goals.

Interpreting detailed service manuals and diagrams.

Providing internal customer service to city stakeholders utilizing fleet or part services

Considerable Skill in:
Keeping records and preparing reports.

Evaluating performance and developing specifications for equipment and parts.

Developing procedures for the economical operation of repair shops for the most economical and efficient operation and use of equipment.

Estimating needed repair time and materials.

Utilizing computer work order management systems to track performance and life cycle cost of vehicles.

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