Published June 10, 2020

Position Details

Position Title: Shop Forman
Department: Road Department
Supervisor: Road Superintendent
Position Type/Status: Full Time/Permanent/50-hours per week

About the Position & Department

The Shop Foreman works for the Road Department under the direct supervision of the Road Superintendent. This is a full time, permanent, fifty (50) hour a week position. Eligible for sick and vacation leave, holiday pay and health insurance.

Position Overview

This position oversees all County Shop activities, ensuring consistent quality of maintenance and repair work on County equipment and vehicles. Performs mechanical repairs and maintenance on all County equipment including but not limited to heavy equipment, motor vehicles, small engine, and various type of grounds equipment.

Required Education & Experience

Employment with the County requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, possess or obtain a valid Montana Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), current medical examiner’s certificate, Montana Class A and Class B Underground Storage Tank Certifications within six (6) months of hire. The knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this work are typically acquired via an Associate degree/certification in auto mechanics or equivalent. Minimum requirements include five (5) years’ experience working in diesel, general automotive and heavy equipment repair, and one (1) year welding experience.

Preferred Education & Experience

One (1) year supervisory or management experience, prior experience as a Shop Foreman and OSHA 10 certification is preferred. A welding safety certification is a plus.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

This position requires a Montana Class A Commercial Driver License and is subject to pre-employment controlled substance testing and a motor vehicle driving history review. Upon employment, this position will undergo random, on-going alcohol and controlled substance testing and an annual motor vehicle driving history review. Must be a registered driver in the FMSCA Clearinghouse and consent to a pre-employment query of the Clearinghouse.

Applicant Pool Statement

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Application Instructions

Applications and a complete job description are available at the Human Resources office, 10 W. Fallon Avenue, Baker, Montana, or online at

Submit completed applications (resumes optional) to:

Human Resources Manager
PO Box 846
Baker, MT  59313

Questions may be directed to Bobby Wiedmer, 406-978-2015, or Julie Straub, 406-778-8164.

This vacancy announcement provides a brief overview of the position for recruiting purposes and is not intended to as a full description of the work, competencies and qualifications. For a complete job description, please contact Fallon County Human Resources.

Fallon County is committed to affirmative recruitment and diversity in employment opportunity. It is the policy of Fallon County to provide equal opportunity to all persons seeking or having access to its employment, services and activities, which is free from restriction based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or disability. The information contained on employment applications is sought in good faith. It will not be used to discriminate against any applicant for employment in violation of State or Federal law.