Join First Transit as Fleet Maintenance Manager and oversee two transit garages in Abbotsford & Chilliwack (approximately 100 vehicles). The Maintenance Manager supervises work activities, vehicle preventative maintenance, vehicle repairs and general building maintenance, ensuring First Transit and all Commercial Vehicle policy compliance and regulatory requirements.
First Transit Canada is a subsidiary of FirstGroup plc – the world’s leading bus and passenger rail transport operator, transporting 2.5 billion passengers per year with the help of 110,000 employees worldwide!
First Transit is proud to offer:
Attractive salary based on experience
Tremendous Career Advancement Opportunities due to a strong presence all across North America
A comprehensive benefit package, paid holidays & vacation, medical & dental, and RRSP
A great work environment!
Maintenance Manager major responsibilities:
Schedules and administers fleet maintenance and assists in troubleshooting problems with vehicles and equipment.
Manage all fleet maintenance policies and procedures and ensure 100% compliance on corporate policies and SOPs
Communicates availability of vehicles for service with dispatchers and operations department.
Ensure effective and efficient inventory controls and conduct quarterly physical inventory counts.
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.
Maintain company facilities in a clean, safe and environmentally sound manner. Maintain and retain all necessary records and reports pertaining to environmental and health & safety issues and policies.
Ensure proper files are maintained for Commercial Vehicle Inspectors and First Transit auditors.
Initiates and implements projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs.
Supervises bus fueling, building and grounds keeping.
Manage and negotiate with third party service providers
Completes special projects as assigned. Required to perform hands-on work activities.
Maintenance Manager job requirements:
5+ years of vehicle maintenance and repair experience; CNG experience preferred
Previous supervisory experience in a shop environment
Valid BC driver’s license; Class 2 with Air Endorsement preferred
Hold or have the ability to obtain a fork lift operator license
Hold or have the ability to obtain CVIP inspector and facility management
Red Seal mechanic certification preferred
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong computer skills including work order systems and Microsoft Office
Strong organizational skills
May require lifting of 20 to 50 lbs
Able to make quick decisions in a high pressure shop environment
Understanding of environmental reporting requirements & spill response.
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.
Become a part of our team – Apply today!
First Canada is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, persons with a disability, Aboriginal peoples and members of a visible minority.