A shop foreman is responsible for planning, scheduling, performing, directing, and evaluating the repair and servicing of equipment. They have significant control of maintenance equipment and are in frequent contact with company employees that use this equipment. The shop foreman must routinely advise, consult, and help subordinates. They are also responsible for equipment repair schedules and records, including meeting any deadlines or requests by other employees. Additionally, the shop foreman must purchase any necessary parts to complete repairs, and so knowledge of repair procedures and basic computer software (to place orders) is necessary. Repairs may sometimes have to be done in harsh weather conditions, which means the foreman's work conditions may vary with climate. Typically, a road supervisor oversees the shop's operations, including the performance of the shop foreman.
Shop Foreman Tasks
Train and mentor junior repair technicians, leading by example.
Coordinate work among repair technicians, and perform vehicle inspections and repairs.
Identify, diagnose, and perform the most technical automotive repairs.
Manage and maintain work environment safety, perform inspections, and ensure adherence to regulations.