Department of Facility Maintenance

Robert Primiano, Division Chief

Clyde Omija, Assistant Chief

Duties and Functions

The Division of Automotive Equipment Service (AES) is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and administering all programs and activities associated with the maintenance and repair of the automotive, heavy vehicle, and construction equipment fleets of most city departments and agencies (with the exception of the Honolulu Fire Department, Honolulu Police Department, and the Board of Water Supply).  It also prepares plans and specifications for the purchase of new vehicles and equipment. 


The division is organized into four activities:  Administration, Storekeeping, Service & Lubrication, and Repair and Maintenance.  

The Administration activity includes the Preventive Maintenance & Production Control Branch.  The Preventive Maintenance & Production Control Branch is responsible for all preventive maintenance and inspection scheduling, production control, work order data processing and review, quality assurance, disposal of replaced vehicles/equipment, and is the primary custodian of the City’s computerized fleet management system.

Storekeeping is responsible for the acquisition, storage, issuance, and disposal of tools, equipment, replacement parts, accessories, general supplies, and solicitation of private contract equipment and vehicle repair services for the entire division. It is also responsible for processing the division’s purchase orders and purchase requisitions (subject to final action by the Budget and Fiscal Services Department).

The Service and Lubrication activity provides fueling, tire repair/replacement and maintenance, lubrication, and cleaning of all equipment supported by this division. Rural fueling stations are also located throughout Oahu at City and County Corporation Yards operated by the Division of Road Maintenance.  Board of Water Supply (BWS) and some State and Federal agencies purchase fuel from AES stations when fuel is not available at their own locations.

The Repair & Maintenance Branch is the division’s major operational activity. The Repair and Maintenance sections include: the Halawa Automotive Repair Shop, Construction Equipment Repair Shop, Welding Shop, Body and Fender Shop, Pearl City Automotive Repair Shop, Kapaa Automotive Repair Shops and the Light Equipment Repair Shop.

All inquiries should be directed to the AES Administration office at 768-3500.  The office is located at the Halawa Corporation Yard, 99-999 Iwaena Street, Aiea, HI 96701.

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