SIMON | Shop Foreman-Fort Collins, CO

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, specializes in aggregates, asphalt, and ready-mix concrete production, asphalt paving, and concrete, bridge, highway, and utility construction. Through strong local ties backed by global resources, we focus on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients. What we do is bigger than construction – it is about connecting communities, building new roads to the future, and keeping the spirit of the pioneers alive and well. To learn more about Simon visit  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

Simon, and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit

Job Summary:

Responsible for daily operation of an equipment maintenance and repair shop, including safety, compliance, quality control, scheduling, and dispatching field mechanics. Performs repairs, maintenance, and service on electric, diesel, and gasoline company vehicles and equipment. Maintains accurate maintenance records and performs DOT inspections.

Main Responsibilities:

•    Embrace the Company’s safety culture, actively support all safety initiatives, and adhere to defined accountabilities implemented by the Safety Steering and Continuous Improvement teams
•    Support, promote, and practice the Company core values, vision, and mission; follow code of ethics, workplace conduct, safety, and other established policies 
•    Effectively coordinate the day-to-day work environment and staff to ensure safety, regulatory, and production targets are met
•    Actively support and lead Company initiatives related to safety and employee development
•    Assist with training, coaching and development of employees to perform at their highest level
•    Maintain effective relationships with customers, suppliers, and Company business groups
•    Organize, schedule, and assign tasks to mechanics and other shop staff while ensuring effective time management
•    Coordinate scheduling of equipment maintenance and repair
•    Order and maintain inventory of parts and materials supply
•    Perform equipment repairs and other duties as a mechanic, including, but not limited to: diagnosing problems, reading/understanding technical manuals, installing/repairing systems and components, engine overhaul, and fabrication
•    Perform administrative tasks, including but not limited to e-mail correspondence, timecard entry, handling documents and electronic files, etc.
•    Safely operate company equipment, tooling, and vehicles
•    Perform data entry and other administrative tasks
•    Use computer system to enter and maintain data, and respond to e-mail correspondence


•    High School Diploma or equivalent
•    Certificate in Diesel Technology or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred
•    ASE Certification preferred
•    Valid Drivers’ License and ability to maintain clean driving record required; Class A CDL with Tanker & Hazmat Endorsement preferred


•    3-5 years of experience in heavy equipment maintenance and repair environment
•    1-2 years of experience in a supervisory role preferred
•    Experience performing U.S. DOT vehicle and brake inspections and adjustments preferred
•    Self-directed, results-oriented, and highly motivated, requiring minimal direct guidance
•    Ability to lead and motivate others; prior experience effectively leading a team preferred
•    Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, problem-solve, and work under consistent pressure of deadlines
•    Basic computer skills, including use of MS Office products

Physical Requirements:

•    Wear and maintain personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
•    Regularly required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
•    Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel
•    Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear) 
•    Frequently required to stand; walk across uneven terrain; sit; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl 
•    Regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and heavy machinery
•    Occasionally required to work from heights
•    Regularly exposed to all outdoor weather conditions and loud noises; including some exposure to fumes or airborne particles

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation*:  $30.00-$38.00 DOE


*Estimated target starting compensation; actual compensation to be determined based on assessment of an individual’s qualifications, education, and experience relevant to the role.


Benefits:    All full-time hourly employees are eligible to participate in Simon benefits as defined in plan documents.  Available benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, term life insurance, supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, 401K with company match, short-term disability, flexible spending plan, and education assistance.  Other benefits include eight paid holidays, and access to available company discounts.  


The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

  • to meet the requirements of the role in which you are applying
  • complete any part of the application process
  • access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying

Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to

Nearest Major Market: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Loveland