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Maintenance Supervisor

Company: Transdev Inc
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:


This job will be responsible for the planning, scheduling, directing and controlling of the maintenance operations of the Bus or Rail Garage. This involves the supervision of licensed coach technicians, body persons, and other semi-skilled and unskilled employees. The incumbents manage cleaning, servicing, inspection, maintenance, repair and emergency road services functions for both revenue and non-revenue vehicles in order to provide safe, clean and mechanically reliable vehicles to the Operations Department. Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager the incumbent may be called upon to conduct training sessions, technical investigations and undertake procedural quality audits. The incumbent may be required to substitute for other supervisory staff, including the Maintenance Manager during periods of absences.


* Provide sufficient numbers of clean, serviced and safe buses to the Operations Department as scheduled

* Performing MTO safety inspections, completing and signing MTO certificates, affixing the associated stickers and maintain the necessary documentation.

* Perform random quality checks to ensure that repairs and maintenance functions that are made to vehicle systems are correct and meet MTO, the regions and Transdev's standards.

* Perform inspection quality checks to ensure all servicing and cleaning functions are carried out according to current procedures and standard operation practices.

* Liaise with the Operations Department when receiving calls concerning mechanical failures of vehicles on the road and determine the correct course of action to minimize delays to the public.

* Conduct technical investigations into component failures and maintenance problems as required.

* Ensure that all vehicle repairs and data information are correct and entered into the maintenance program, run reports to identify maintenance program performance and associated failure analysis.

* Identify training needs of employees, ensure new technologies and methods are investigated and implemented where appropriate (multi-plex, new control systems, communications systems, etc.)

* Conduct refresher training and information meetings as deemed necessary.

* Performing license and certification audits, ensuring employees are trained on all job related equipment and everyone has current safety orientation of all aspects of the garage.

* Establish work schedules and adjust as necessary, accounting for absences due to training, vacations, unfilled vacancies, employee absenteeism, to ensure sufficient manpower is available to meet scheduled bus service requirements.

* Ensure all work is prioritized, on schedule, through the effective use of materials, labor and facility resources.

* Preparing various reports, worksheets, estimates, correspondence, minutes of meetings and other documentation as requested.

* Make recommendations and suggestions as to work methods and procedures and identifying and implementing cost saving opportunities.

* Performing tests, evaluations and estimates to ensure that products and equipment provided are in accordance with required technical performance and quality specifications.

* Ordering material, parts, equipment and supplies, ensuring that an adequate supply is on hand by determining needs, reviewing inventory and sources of supply.

* Maintaining discipline and promoting harmony in the garage, ascertaining facts to resolve complaints and minor grievances.

* Perform annual Employee Performance Appraisals, counseling employees as required as to how to meet expectations and improve their performance and progress in their careers.

* Ensure all union agreements, departmental, contractual obligations are followed fairly and consistently.

* Investigating injuries, accidents and other workplace incidents and taking the appropriate action to prevent or minimize reoccurrences.

* Participate in all safety initiatives, safety talks, safety meetings and address all concerns in a timely manner

* Contribute to budget planning by providing costs or estimates by reviewing work requirements, estimating labor materials, equipment and other associated cost.

* Other duties as required.


Education, Licensing, and Certifications :

* High school diploma or equivalent, such as GED

* Must be age 21 or older

* Must possess a Commercial Driving License with Passenger and Airbrake endorsements

* Appropriate Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications preferred

* Master Mechanic certification preferred

Experience :

* 3 years or more of progressively responsible experience in the repair and maintenance of all types of automotive and transit equipment including supervisory experience

Skills and Knowledge Required:

* Good written and oral 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 blue prints, schematics, and other mechanical and/or electrical diagrams

* Ability to read and write routine reports, forms, and other documentation or correspondence

* Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

* Ability to organize and perform work efficiently; strong attention to details

* Ability to work well with labor

Travel requirement (as a percent):

Pre-Employment Requirements:

* Must submit to drug testing and a criminal background check

* Must be able to pass and maintain a DOT physical examination

For more information please visit our website at

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.

EEO is the Law Poster:

Drug free workplace

If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check

Job LocationsUS-LA-New Orleans

Posted Date1 week ago(2/4/2020 7:12 PM)

Requisition ID2020-12002

Position CategoryMaintenance/Mechanics/Parts/Utility/Materials

Internal Reference460

Company/DivisionTransdev Services

Keywords: Transdev Inc, New Orleans , Maintenance Supervisor, Professions , New Orleans, Louisiana

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