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  • Maintenance Manager

    Posted: 05/03/2023

    • Job Description Summary
    Under direction, plans, manages, oversees, and directs the operations and services of the Fleet assigned to Transit Plus paratransit services. Oversees the maintenance and repair of SCR vehicles and equipment; trains and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel; provides professional and technical assistance to the Project Manager; Performs other related duties as required.

    The Maintenance Manager is a department manager within the Project Team responsible for the repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment assigned to DuPage/Kane ADA Paratransit. This classification is distinguished from the Director of Maintenance, which has responsibility for overall department management across several locations.
    Job location 1798 Hagemann Dr. Batavia, IL

    • Job Description
    Essential Job Functions:
    • Plans, coordinates, and directs the activities, staffing, and operations of the maintenance and repair of SCR vehicles and equipment; oversees and/or participates in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Fleet Maintenance goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; ensures that goals are achieved
    • Performs and oversees activities related to the acquisition, utilization, repair, preventative maintenance, and replacement of the vehicle fleet; assures adequate levels of personnel, supplies, and equipment to complete department activities; initiates and authorizes requisitions for parts and supplies; coordinates response to emergency needs
    • Coordinates the orientation, training, and evaluation program for Fleet Maintenance personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; identifies and resolves staff deficiencies; fulfills discipline procedures
    • Oversees, updates, and maintains the computerized maintenance program for the Fleet Department
    • Oversees and participates in the development of the maintenance budget
    • Participates in the forecast of necessary funds for staffing, materials, and supplies coordinates with other department staff to determine needs and provides recommendations concerning vehicle and equipment purchases; prepares and assures purchases comply with equipment and vehicle specifications
    • Directs and participates in the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, and files related to vehicle inspections, maintenance, repairs, personnel, financial activity, and assigned duties; Prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary documents or correspondence to appropriate boards, groups and/or committees; coordinates fleet maintenance activities with other departments and Client staff
    • Assures the shop area, equipment and materials are maintained in a safe, clean, and orderly fashion and assures the security of storage and repair facilities
    • Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies and associations, City management and staff, and the public
    Experience and Professional Skills
    • A minimum of five years experience in the public or private sector is required for this position.
    • Knowledge of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations and National Transit Database (NTD) reporting is necessary.
    • The ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with employees, customers, and the general public is essential.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.
    • The ability to effectively manage a team of maintenance technicians is essential.
    • A bachelor's degree in business administration, engineering, or a related field is preferred but not required.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • minimum five years of recent experience managing fixed route or paratransit fleet;
    • experience maintaining a fleet of 70 buses or more;
    • experience developing, implementing and maintaining a qualified maintenance program;
    • experience with Eldorado or equivalent paratransit or fixed route buses; and
    • completion of all Automotive Service Excellence certifications (A1-A9, H8) or equivalent
    • manufacturer training and certifications related to Pace vehicle operations.
    Physical Demands
    Using hands to write, use a computer, operate a motor vehicle, use a handheld device and telephone.  Reading documents, writing legibly, talking, hearing.  Frequent variations of sitting, walking, standing, kneeling, reaching, or stooping.  Normal color vision, in addition to good close-up vision either normal or corrected.

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