The Equipment Maintenance Department currently services all City Departments except the Board of Education. We are responsible for the maintenance and repair of approximately 376 pieces of equipment. The vehicles and equipment vary: Plow trucks, heavy equipment, handicapped vans, and assorted lawn maintenance equipment.
General maintenance and upkeep begins with a preventative maintenance schedule for each vehicle. Depending on the equipment and use, oil changes, tire rotation, tune-up, etc. are scheduled to keep the vehicle in good mechanical condition.
Repairs are initiated though a repair order system. As the repair orders are received, they are reviewed, prioritized and the work is scheduled. A repair can range from changing a light bulb to a major overhaul, involving replacement parts, in-house rebuilding, fabricating and welding. Our maintenance department has full service welding capabilities.
The department’s staff consists of nine employees; one superintendent, one stock clerk/service coordinator, two master mechanics, four mechanics, and one welder. Each employee is highly skilled and continuously updates skills to keep up with the changing technology.