Jimmy Lee Smith Jr.
Areas of Expertise
Maintenance Systems Management Logistics Management/Planning Troubleshooting
Automotive/Diesel Systems Preventive Maintenance Safety Enforcement
Diagrams and Schematics Training Development
01/2017 – present, Automotive/Diesel Service Manager
Manage the daily flow of the truck and equipment shop repairs.
Ensure that all employees are adhering to safety requirements at all times (lock out / tag out, proper dress, etc.). Ensure safety policies and manuals are maintained (by self or branch appointed safety coordinator).
Ensure all equipment meets DOT and OSHA standards – including maintaining a clean work environment.
Maintain high standards in shop cleanliness, customer service, safety, proper job card procedures and mentoring of technicians.
12/2007 – 08/2016, Military Technician Working Leader
Provide instructions from supervisors to more than 10 subordinate employees and demonstrate appropriate work methods as well as assigns maintenance tasks to be performed by individuals conducting the work.
Perform a wide range of repairs and overhauls on more than 600 heavy mobile vehicles and power generation equipment systems powered by internal combustion diesel and gasoline engines.
Address questions from employees regarding policies, procedures, written instructions, and other mandated directives to ensure all employees are properly informed on all outlined duties and responsibilities.
Provides update information to supervisors on progress of work, delay problems, current status, overall shop operations, and training requirements for individual employees.
09/2001 – 12/2007, Military Technician Senior Mechanic
Perform maintenance work from oral instructions and work orders that indicate the nature of the repairs that coincide with standard operating procedures.
Troubleshoot electrical and drivability problems in order to conduct repairs and maintenance support to a fleet of various styles of wheeled and tracked vehicles.
Execute repairs on many different military vehicle diesel systems and assemblies to include: engines,
transmissions, power packs, starters, generators, exhaust systems, brake systems, and overall scheduled
annual service requirements.
04/2007 – 04/2017, Fleet Equipment Readiness Manager, Safety Officer, and Quality Assurance Supervisor
Manage all maintenance reports, enforce preventive maintenance, and produce safety standard operating procedures resulting in a vehicle fleet operational readiness rate of over 97% for more than 850 pieces of equipment valued over $12 million resulting in no accidents or equipment damage for two years.
Verify and update all applicable safety messages and required modification work order actions required to be performed on all equipment at eight different locations lowering the delinquency rate more than 70%, becoming the standard for the organization.
Acknowledged as the subject matter expert in supply chain management and maintenance reporting systems for allocating and procurement of resources that ensures 100% accuracy and timeliness of all requisitions ranking first out of 6 organizations.
Mentor and coach team members in maintenance troubleshooting, diagnostic techniques, shop operations, parts ordering and acquisition, and completion of over 25 required reports to ensure vehicles are properly maintained with minimal inoperable time.
Lead and enforce an aggressive equipment utilization program to ensure all equipment is operational
and was recognized for producing a gain of over 260k miles of usage in a 10 month period with no
accidents so drivers can be awarded Army Drivers Badges.
Inspect and evaluate all safety and environmental operations to develop and implement corrective action plans when required, ensuring full compliance with regulatory, statutory, and federal requirements relevant to industry standards.
Created and integrated Microsoft formulated spreadsheets and Power Point presentations to manage all
organization assigned equipment is properly accounted for that results in only a 5% error rate in
reporting discrepancies resulting in organization adoption.
10/2001 – 04/2007, Senior Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic
Diagnosed malfunctions, performed and supervised corrective maintenance on diesel engines and power
generation equipment including chassis components, power trains, and accessories resulting in no
equipment down for more than 48 hours in a 6-month period.
Recognized for solely completing 40 scheduled services on various types of vehicles with no comebacks,
accidents, or assistance from other employees setting the standard of efficiency over a ten month period.
Commended for demonstrating a high level of maintenance expertise and proficiency standards by senior
leadership that led to the development of new policies and procedures to be used.
Performed maintenance on engines, transmissions, differentials, clutches, steering systems, transfer cases, hydraulic cylinders, and individual system components with no return faults.
Currently enrolled at State University of New York (SUNY) in Bachelor of Professional Studies (Business
Management and Economics). Expected graduation date August 2018
Associates Degree in General Studies, Columbia College, 8/2010
32 credits in Automotive Technology, SUNY Canton
Certificate of Training (900 hours), Automotive Technology (High School)