First Transit

About First Transit

 

Job Category:

3191

Location:

Grayslake, 2906

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Phone:

513-419-3253

Fleet Maintenance Manager

First Transit - Grayslake, 2906

Posted: 07/17/2018

Fleet Maintenance Manager - Grayslake, IL

Join the First Transit team as Fleet Maintenance Manager and supervise the maintenance and repair of buses and support vehicles to PACE contract requirements. This role oversees a fleet of 41 paratransit vehicles - gasoline & diesel Ford F350s and supervises a staff of 2 mechanics and 2 utility workers.

 If you have the drive, confidence, and determination to succeed, we are looking for you!

First Transit is proud to offer:

  • Competitive salary based on experience & qualifications
  • ASE certification bonuses - earn a $2,000 bonus if ASE Blue Seal is awarded to your shop!
  • Career advancement opportunities - Advance your career nationwide within First Transit, Greyhound, First Student, or First Vehicle Services divisions! 
  • Excellent benefits packages with paid holidays & vacation, medical, vision, and dental coverage, and 401(k) savings plan.
  • Ongoing training
  • A great work environment!

Maintenance Manager responsibilities: 

  • Schedules and administers fleet maintenance and assists in troubleshooting problems with vehicles and equipment.
  • Communicates availability of vehicles for service with dispatchers and operations department.
  • In relation to subordinates, is responsible for employment decisions, training and development; planning and directing the work; disciplining; handling employee complaints or grievances; and handling performance reviews.
  • Ensures that technicians are trained on current operating procedures, are properly equipped, and are motivated so that the maintenance program can be accomplished in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Works closely with the location and region management teams providing maintenance status and budget updates. Reviews financial and budget variances and accounts payable documents.
  • Ensures a safe environment exists and all maintenance activities are in compliance with State, Federal and Company requirements.
  • Initiates and implements projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs.
  • Supervises bus fueling, building and grounds keeping.
  • Completes special projects as assigned. Required to perform hands-on work activities.

Maintenance Manager job requirements:

  • Technical training preferred
  • Valid driver's license; CDL preferred
  • 5+ years of hands-on mechanical supervisory experience
  • Must have hands-on experience with light duty vehicles (gas and diesel)
  • Leadership and team-building skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • ASE Certifications strongly preferred (company training & bonuses available!)
  • May require lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Subject to background check and drug screen.

First Transit is a leading provider of transportation contract and management services, moving more than 350 million passengers annually. First Transit employs more than 19,500 dedicated transit professionals through fixed-route, paratransit, college/airport shuttle services and rail operations at more than 300 locations in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Panama and India. With a dedication to safety and outstanding customer service, First Transit sets itself apart from other providers in the industry.

First Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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