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Vestis Services Lead Fleet Mechanic in Lawrence, Massachusetts



The Lead Mechanic is responsible for maintaining, repairing and overhauling fleet vehicles in a timely and cost efficient manner. In addition, ensure shop work is organized and assigned to the appropriate mechanic personnel in the Market Center location. Overall, need to focus on quality control and preventative maintenance. Generally, a Lead Mechanic works in a market center location/shop with one or two additional mechanics.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Maintain fleet vehicles with emphasis on Preventative Maintenance programs to meet 100% compliance of standards; Assist with scheduling and assigning work to the mechanic or associate mechanic personnel; Assess and recommend training needs for the fleet mechanic staff to either Regional or Group Manager; Utilize the AVMS fleet management computer system that allows for shop operation and tracking with a paperless system ; Manage cost control through purchasing, inventory management, as well as training in the area of safety to assure that the vehicle assets are within reasonable costs; Maintain weekly cost data information and provide the Regional or Group Fleet manager of the financial status of the shop and controllable vehicle costs; Uphold the quality of standards of the shop, cleanliness, and comply with OSHA standards. Regularly inspect vehicles to ensure that all vehicles not only meet VESTIS standards, but are also consistent with Department of Transportation (DOT) standards; Drive and reinforce quality standards in the shop, and follow company workplace conduct policies in the shop. Ensure that the VESTIS standards are maintained; Perform other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of role to support the business.


Knowledge of DOT regulations, vehicle maintenance and applicable state vehicle laws to meet required standards; Proficient in preventive maintenance control systems and in parts procurement and inventory control; Ability to multi task and work in a fast pace environment; Develop and maintain a collaborative and team oriented environment in the shop; Ability to have schedule flexibility to include day, evenings, and/or weekends

Working Environment/Safety Requirements:

Position is situated in a vehicle repair environment. Exposure to varying temperatures depending on geographical location.


Six years or more of experience in all phases of fleet vehicle mechanical repairs including general maintenance and repair, wiring, engine overhaul and preventative maintenance scheduling; Military maintenance experience is a plus.


High School Diploma or GED; VO – Tech Graduate; Associates degree in Automotive Technology or equivalent on the job training preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)