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Automotive Parts Supervisor

OFFICIAL TITLE: Auto Parts Supervisor CODE: 9180 SQ/OQ: Optimal Qualified
WORKING TITLE: Automotive Parts Supervisor GRADE: 23 MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under direction of the supervisor of Automotive Maintenance, is responsible for the central and three satellite automotive parts room operations, including supervision of the automotive parts clerk I positions at the central shop and the satellite automotive parts clerk positions. Ensures the effective procuring, receiving, stocking, and proper dispensing of parts, materials, and supplies for the MCPS fleet. Maintains close liaison with MCPS and county government purchasing/procurement divisions to ensure accurate parts
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the practices and techniques of automotive repair. Considerable knowledge of the parts, tools, accessories, and materials used in automotive repair. Considerable knowledge and understanding of parts manuals, catalogues, and cross-reference materials. Knowledge of computerized parts inventory and control systems. Knowledge of preparing bids, writing specifications, and working with procurement personnel and vendor representatives to insure the timely supply of proper parts and equipment.Considerable ability to effectively plan, organize, and coordinate the operation of a large and multilocation parts room operation; administer vendor contracts and evaluate the acceptability and substitutability of items; train and supervise employees; communicate effectively and deal tactfully and effectively with people. Considerable skill in analyzing problems concerning all aspects of the parts room operation and recommending or implementing actions to overcome such problems in the day-to-day parts operation. Skill in dealing effectively with vendor representatives, analyzing bids and making recommendations concerning awarding contracts. Excellent human relations and oral and written communications skills. Knowledge of and the ability to meet the seven core competencies of the Supporting Services Professional Growth System (SSPGS).
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: High School or GED diploma required. Associates degree preferred. College coursework in business administration, marketing, and/or related fields preferred. Considerable experience in inventory management systems, both computerized and manual; vehicle repair concepts; and the purchasing, receiving, storing and distribution of a wide variety of automotive parts, supplies, and materials. Experience as a supervisor and/or supervisory courses or training required. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience equivalent to an Associates degree, which provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform effectively in the position, may be considered.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid Maryland state commercial class B driver's license or equivalent
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) Sufficient physical strength and stamina to lift objects up to 100 lbs; stand for extended periods of time, and complete work requiring considerable physical exertion. Exposure to inclement weather is possible.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Night time, overtime, and weekend work, as required.


1. Is responsible for effective and efficient operation of the central parts room and the three satellite parts rooms and the supervision of the parts clerk I and satellite parts clerk positions.

2. Ensures availability of proper parts and services to provide for timely repairs of vehicles and equipment.

3. Receives, monitors, and inspects all equipment, parts deliveries, and initiates processing of payment.

4. Reviews and audits computer inventory printouts for quantities, pricing, and obsolete items.

5. Maintains files on contracts, vendors, credits, correspondence, purchase orders, etc., as necessary. Directs operation of perpetual and physical inventories.

6. Seeks alternative sources of supply to ensure availability of required parts to maintain the fleet.

7. Performs related work as required.

Class Established: 9/74
Date(s) Revised: 2/08, 8/18
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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