Shop Manager

Maintenance Management & Supervisory Crescent City, CA


About Transdev:   
Based near Chicago, Transdev is North America's largest private-sector operator of multiple transit modes, including bus, rail, streetcar, paratransit, and shuttle services. Transdev is committed to being the trusted partner of cities and transit authorities through quality execution and innovations in mobility. Its parent company, Transdev Group, is a leading global operator and integrator of mobility operating in 17 countries and provides passengers every day the freedom to connect to what they care about in their cities.  
Transdev Services, Inc. is seeking a Shop Manager for its Crescent City contract.  The Shop Manager manages all activities of the Maintenance Department, including maintenance, servicing, and repairs of all vehicles at the assigned facility.  
Why Work With Us? 
  • $80,000 - 83,000 salary range  
  • Full time employment with work year-round – not just during the school year! 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision! 
  • Short/long-term disability and life insurance! 
  • Holiday pay! 
  • Paid time off! 
  • 401(K) with a Company match! 
  • Employee assistance program! 
  • Ability to advance your career! 
  • Schedules employees for the department; ensures the effective supervision of mechanics and other shop workers; administers collective bargaining agreement provisions. 
  • Strives to maintain 100% PM compliance. 
  • Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel. 
  • Coordinates and verifies the quality of work performed by outside vendors. 
  • Oversees the development of efficient repair schedules and reviews repair cost estimates. 
  • Approves priority of maintenance and repairs based on availability of materials and parts and scheduled operation requirements. 
  • Helps to ensure that company and client equipment is maintained and operating efficiently. 
  • Controls and monitors inventory. 
  • Enters Work Orders, Parts, and Purchase Orders into the electronic maintenance system (RTA). 
  • Verifies the accuracy of all shop purchases. Ensures all vehicles are fueled, cleaned, and properly working. 
  • Develops and implements safety policies and procedures for the department; maintains a safe working environment. 
  • Participates in the development and administration of the operational budget. 
  • Identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods. 
  • Ensures that property, grounds, and facilities are clean and well organized. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 
Education, Licensing, and Certifications Required: 
  • A High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.). 
  • Must have a valid driver's license. 
  • Must have and maintain an excellent motor vehicle record. 
Education, Licensing, and Certifications Preferred: 
  • ASE certifications in heavy trucks and/or transit buses. Or the ability to obtain the ASE certification. 
  • A valid Class B Commercial Driver's License. 
  • A current DOT certification. 
Experience Required: 
  • Four (4) years of recent experience in the repair and maintenance of all types of automotive and transit equipment.
    • A college degree may substitute for a portion of the required experience. 
  • Two (2) years of related supervisory experience. 
 Experience Preferred: 
  • Bus or heavy-duty truck repair experience is preferred.  
Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of diesel engines and/or internal combustion engines, propane engines, automatic transmissions, airbrakes, steering, and drivelines. 
  • Possess a basic understanding of the theory of electricity and also be able to read and understand wiring diagrams. 
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and the ability to utilize automotive software and programs. 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Broad understanding of all mechanical systems related to heavy-duty transportation vehicles. 
  • Familiarity with laws/regulations associated with the safe operation of maintenance facilities 
  • Ability to read, interpret, and apply documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to read schematics and other mechanical and/or electrical diagrams 
  • Ability to read and write routine reports, forms, and other documentation or correspondence 
  • Ability to organize and perform work efficiently, strong attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work effectively with labor unions. 
Skills and Knowledge Preferred: 
  • Experience with shop labor relations is preferred. 
  • ASE certifications preferred. 
Pre-Employment Requirements: 
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test and background screenings, including a criminal background check. 
Physical Requirements: 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, stoop, squat, and walk for extended periods; use hands and fingers to handle or feel small parts; push buttons; reach with hands and arms; use legs and feet to climb ladders and stairs and talk or hear.  Must lift 50 pounds from the floor to bus; lift/carry 15 lbs. up to 100’; push/pull 50 lbs. up to 8’; torque 100 lbs. wheel lug; be able to climb or balance, kneel crouch or crawl, and smell; and move the steering wheel and operate pedals freely while seated in a bus seat.

  • Must be able to work shifts or flexible work schedules as needed.  
  • Frequently required to sit.  
  • Occasionally required to lift up to 75 pounds.  
  • Travel requirement (as a percent): <5% for occasional meetings. 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request. 
Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Drug-free workplace 
If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in U.S. without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check. 
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