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Director of Maintenance

Company: First Transit
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Job Description:

Director of Maintenance

Join the First Transit team as Director of Maintenance and supervise the maintenance and repair of buses and support vehicles to company and OCTA contract requirements. This role oversees the functions of two transit bus maintenance facilities in Anaheim and Irvine, each with their own maintenance manager. The Director of Maintenance must have expertise in managing multiple shop facilities, allocating resources, and ensuring there is a balance between shop resources and performance.

First Transit is proud to offer:

  • Attractive salary based on experience & qualifications
  • Career advancement opportunities nationwide!
  • Excellent benefits packages with paid holidays & vacation, medical, vision, and dental coverage, and 401(k) savings plan.
  • Ongoing training
  • A great work environment!

Director of Maintenance responsibilities: 

  • Schedules and administers fleet maintenance and assists in troubleshooting problems with vehicles and equipment.
  • Actively allocates, shifts, and deploys resources based upon the needs of each shop. Focuses on finding balance of resources necessary for each shop to address changing needs and circumstances. 
  • Communicates constantly with the General Manager to ensure maintenance and operational goals are aligned and on track.
  • In relation to subordinates in a union environment, is responsible for employment decisions, training and development; planning and directing the work; disciplining; handling employee complaints or grievances; and handling performance reviews.
  • Ensures both shops operate within the approved budget. Accurately forecasts expenses monthly, developing budgets and managing staff to ensure KPIs, budgets, and forecasts are met. Works closely with the location and region management teams providing maintenance status and budget updates.
  • In the absence of a Maintenance Manager, the Director of Maintenance will cover the responsibilities until the Manager returns. 
  • Complies with both First Transit and client (OCTA’s) policies, procedures, and documentation.
  • Advocates for continuous improvement of technician skills and participation in ASE certification program.  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.
  • Ensures a safe environment exists and all maintenance activities comply with State, Federal and Company requirements.
  • Initiates and implements projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs.
  • Completes special projects as assigned. 

Director of Maintenance job requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Technical training preferred.
  • Valid driver's license; CDL preferred
  • 5+ years of hands-on mechanical supervisory experience,
  • Direct automotive, diesel, CNG or alternative fuel repair experience. Transit bus experience is strongly preferred.
  • Strong employee management skills, including experience in a union environment.  
  • Financial and budget forecasting experience is required.
  • Ability to prioritize company and client objectives along with PMIs and breakdowns.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Leadership and team-building skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently. 
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Master ASE certification strongly preferred. Must be willing to obtain ASEs and promote ASE program to staff.
  • Subject to a 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. With a dedication to safety and outstanding customer service, First Transit sets itself apart from other providers in the industry.

FirstGroup is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. FirstGroup is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, FirstGroup will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance.

Keywords: First Transit, Anaheim , Director of Maintenance, Other , Anaheim, California

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