Posted 1 month ago

Job Summary:

The primary responsibility of the Director of Maintenance is to direct, coordinate and oversee the daily activities of employees engaged in maintaining and servicing vehicles and equipment. The Director of Maintenance ensures a safe and productive work environment in compliance with all regulations. He/she is also responsible for providing vehicles in good repair order that meet the requirements of the client and the company. An important role of this position is the responsibility of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other transit departments, city departments, subordinates, and the general public in order to promote and maintain an effective and efficient public transit service.

Essential Functions / Process Responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned as necessary:

  • Maintains an effective working relationship and communication with the General Manager, peers and subordinates.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, managing and development of maintenance personnel.
  • Prioritizes daily work duties for maintenance employees.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing preventative maintenance program.
  • Overall responsibility for facility maintenance, where applicable.
  • Develops and maintains records system for all vehicle maintenance.
  • Inspects vehicles and equipment for conformance with operational standards.
  • Plans, develops, and implements new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and attain greater utilization of labor and materials.
  • Responsible for developing and recommending specifications for new vehicles and equipment.
  • Management of vendor relationships and procurement procedures for requisition of tools, equipment, and supplies required for operations.
  • Responsible for managing within the division’s allocated budget.
  • Responsible for equipment and parts inventory.
  • Ability to build effective relationships, respond to union grievances, assist in arbitration, and interpret the union contract, where applicable.
  • Preparation of capital planning for technical specifications for RFPs.
  • Administers the Hazard Communication Program and maintains regulatory compliance (DOT, FTA and state regulations) and reporting regarding hazardous waste collection; coordinates response to hazardous situations.
  • Provides monthly reports for designated KPI’s.
  • Ability to function as the General Manager in the GM’s absence.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, vocational degree with experience, or combination of education and experience, preferably in the transit or transportation industry.
  • Minimum 3 years’ maintenance management/supervisory experience in transit.
  • Experience working in a union environment desirable; knowledge of labor laws.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills including experience in presenting and speaking to groups.
  • Must have excellent computer skills including Word and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Experience in working with local governments or municipalities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective relationships.
  • Working knowledge of compliance standards in related areas: FTA, FMCSA, DOT, OSHA, Homeland Security and other state/local regulating bodies.