Equipment Services maintains the City’s vehicles and equipment in a safe operating condition and makes repairs in a cost effective and timely manner. For more information about the bidding process contact Public Works & Utilities Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-417-4800.
Equipment Services is responsible
for a fleet of 224 units including: 18 Sedans, 52 Light duty Trucks, 31 Medium/Heavy trucks, 2 Busses, 5 manlift bucket trucks, 66 Construction and Grounds maintenance vehicles, 16 standby generator sets, 9 Fire Suppression vehicles and 25 Police Patrol vehicles.
A staff of Three Mechanics and one Service Writer perform services, preventative maintenance, monthly/annual safety inspections and major and minor repairs.
The staff also does some metal construction and fabrication for the other Departments and Divisions. Light duty vehicles are serviced at 4000 miles or one year, heavy diesel vehicles are services at 250 hours or one year.
The fleet management staff establishes vehicle and equipment life cycles and evaluates them yearly, writes specifications for new equipment, selects a bid process (local or state), acquires City Council’s approval, and awards the bid.
Equipment Services manages four fueling sites, negotiating the lowest fuel pricing for the city. The fuel management system is presently under review and may change in the future.
DENNIS McBRIDE AWARDED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION Dennis McBride, Senior Fleet Maintenance Mechanic & Manager, has been awarded Professional Certification in Public-Sector Equipment, Fleet and Shop Management.
This certification is endorsed and recommended by multiple training institutes and industry trade associations located throughout North America.
Candidates are required to read a comprehensive 24-section textbook and complete and pass a challenging 150-question written test. The Professional Certification is specifically tailored to meet the needs of public-sector equipment, fleet and shop manager and focused on improving graduates' financial and operational performances.