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Shop Foreman

Job Overview

This position is a working foreman position. The Shop Foreman is responsible for prioritizing and assigning work orders to shop mechanics. Must be able to work independently as well as assist and train other mechanics on repairs. Ability to diagnose, test, resolve and repair problems on a variety of ag equipment and on-highway vehicles. Works closely with Fleet Manager on preventive maintenance program to minimize breakdowns on equipment and vehicles. Also, makes recommendations to Fleet Manager on equipment and vehicle purchases, along with any shop improvements. Shop foreman will be responsible that all repairs comply with all company policies, local, state and federal policies, laws and regulations. Shop Foreman will follow a checklist of inspection procedures to ensure equipment and vehicles are being properly maintained

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Prioritize and assign work orders to shop mechanics and technicians.
  • Train shop employees where needed on repairs and diagnostics.
  • Diagnose, test, and repair vehicles as needed.
  • Complete preventative maintenance such as engine tune ups, oil changes, tire rotations, checking batteries, changing filters, fluids and lubricating equipment.
  • Inspect equipment and vehicles to ensure they are road worthy and available for use.
  • Work well independently and in a team atmosphere.
  • See that all repairs are completed in a timely manner.
  • Certified in tire repair.
  • Certified in brake repair.
  • Assist the Fleet Manager with;
    • Interpreting parts and service manuals for vehicles and equipment.
    • Tracking shop mechanics time, equipment down time, as well as the parts and materials used on each work order.
    • Assist with vehicle and equipment service records.
    • Give input in ordering shop inventory, including repair parts and tires.

Additional Duties

  • Disassemble, cut, fabricate, weld, and reassemble fleet vehicles and equipment.
  • Design, engineer, fabricate, modify, and verify functionality of special purpose vehicles, equipment, and structures.
  • Paint company equipment.
  • Deliver and pick-up vehicles or equipment when needed.
  • Operate a forklift.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High school degree or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years related job experience preferred.
  • Knowledge in computer diagnostics including Insite and Quick Serve Online.
  • Ability to provide your own tools.
  • ASE certifications in Electrical (A6/T6), Suspension (A4/T5), Brakes (T4), Gasoline Engines (T1), and Diesel Engines (T2) or equivalent certification.
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds, climb ladders, and operate a pallet jack with 2,000 pounds of material.
  • Class A CDL.
  • Maintain a valid medical card.
  • Must meet all DOT requirements and comply with DOT rules and regulations.
  • Self-Motivated and able to work in a diverse team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Northside Elevator, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.