Assistant Shop Supervisor/Transportation Operations Supervisor 1

State Of Minnesota Bemidji , MN 56619

Posted 5 months ago

What drives you?

At MnDOT, we are driven to find talented, innovative employees for Minnesota's nationally recognized transportation system. We work to build the best team in the transportation industry to ensure that Minnesota thrives with a safe, sustainable and leading edge transportation system.

You will be surrounded by a diverse community of experts, each driven by challenging work and motivated by the greater good. You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and be able to see the benefit you are providing to the citizens of Minnesota. You can set your sights high and use your strengths to grow within the organization. MnDOT offers superior health and retirement benefits as well as a solid commitment to work-life balance, which provides you the tools to thrive both at work and outside of work.

Job Details

Job Class: Transportation Operations Supervisor 1Working Title: Assistant Shop Supervisor

Who May Apply: Open to all applicants

Date Posted: 03/14/2019

Closing Date: 04/01/2019

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Transportation Department / Transportation-MMA

Division/Unit: District 2A - Bemidji / Operations Manager

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

Days of Work: Monday

  • Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $22.94 - $34.58/hourly; $47,898 - $72,203/annually

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 216 - Middle Management Association/MMA

FLSA Status: Exempt

  • Executive

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Note: Employees represented by the Middle Management Association (MMA) eligible for lateral expressions of interest will be given first consideration in their contractual agreement. If there are no successful laterals, applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will then be given consideration.

Job Summary

Job Summary

This position will supervise the Bemidji Heavy Equipment Shop under administrative direction of the Transportation Operations Supervisor 3 (TOS 3), perform heavy equipment mechanic duties, and assist the TOS 3 in managing and scheduling routine and preventative maintenance and repairs of the District's fleet of equipment. Facilitate out sourced repairs as required and ensure documentation is completed.

The incumbent will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Individuals not currently in the random testing pool must pass a pre placement drug test for evidence of use of marijuana, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine (PCP) and amphetamines (MOMA, MDA and MDEA) and acetylmorphine (6-AM).

Incumbent must be able to report to work within one hour of being called to respond to emergency transportation operation situations. Hours of work may include nights and/or weekends...


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience providing advanced heavy equipment maintenance and repair experience (e.g. Heavy Equipment Mechanic or Heavy Equipment Field Mechanic or equivalent experience) that includes providing technical training and direction to staff.


  • Four years of experience providing advanced heavy equipment maintenance and repair experience (e.g., Heavy Equipment Mechanic or Heavy Equipment Field Mechanic or equivalent experience).

  • Graduation from a two year Heavy Equipment Mechanic training program which includes diagnosis, repair, maintenance and modification of heavy-duty diesel trucks, equipment, gasoline powered vehicles and mechanical and electronic control systems for engines, brakes, drive train, steering/suspension and hydraulics may substitute for one year of experience. AND*Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with no air brake restriction and tanker endorsement.

  • Commercial Vehicle Inspection License.

  • Documented satisfactory performance.The following items will be assessed during the interview:

Knowledge of: maintenance and construction procedures, materials and activities; OSHA regulations; safety equipment and safety procedures; Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook).

Skills in: English oral and written communication skills sufficient to clearly and concisely communicate with other supervisors, employees and the public sector, and to direct and lead crews through daily projects and assignments; mechanical aptitude including the knowledge of operation, maintenance and repair of heavy equipment.

Ability to: motivate and supervise staff; observe, evaluate and draw conclusions; delegate work.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience as a heavy equipment operator and/or knowledge of heavy equipment operation, capability, serviceability and limitations.

  • Moderate knowledge of inventory and procurement procedures.

  • Basic understanding of the AFSCME contract.

  • Participation or completion of an Individual Interest and Development Plan (IDP) or equivalent.

Physical Requirements

A pre-placement physical examination is required for this position. Current employees who have successfully bid or are moving into specific job classifications will be required to complete the pre-employment physical exam. The scope of the physical exam will be limited to whether the employee can safely and effectively perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, in compliance with state and federal law. .

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to work in a set area with tool carts, sinks, hoists and supplies easily accessible (i.e., the mechanic shop.) The employee frequently uses gross and fine dexterity in a variety of positions including reaching outward and overhead, bending, working with outstretched arms and/or while lying on the back (i.e. on a creeper), climbing up onto a large vehicle, working from heights and bending over. The employee works with power tools, machinery/instruments and equipment, and hand tools requiring the frequent lifting and/or carrying/holding of supplies and parts up to 50 pounds. The employee will infrequently move between 50 and 70 pounds by pushing, pulling or lifting and carrying. Working conditions include vision, noise, vibration, respiratory and chemical hazards and occasional adverse weather conditions (heat, cold snow, rain, wind). Must be able to communicate through writing, speaking and hearing, and also able to communicate with the use of electronic communication equipment (i.e., telephones, 2-way radio, computer, etc.)

Additional RequirementsThis position requires successful completion of the following: criminal background check, driver's license verification, pre-employment physical, education verification and reference checks. Reasons why a qualified candidate would be denied employment based on these checks can be found at the following website:

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

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If you have questions about the position, contact Christine Johnson at or 218.755.6525.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.

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Assistant Shop Supervisor/Transportation Operations Supervisor 1

State Of Minnesota