Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties

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 Job Information 
  Job Title: #2010 - Shift Foreman / Heavy Duty Fleet Maintenance Manager - Bus
  Category: Professional/Management
  Career Center: External
  City/Town: Philadelphia
  Location: Maintenance Group
  Type of Assignment: Permanent
  Position Type: Full Time
  Start Date: 2/9/2018
  End Date: 5/30/2019

 Job Description 
Note: This position was posted recently as Maintenance Manager - Bus. Candidates who applied for that position are under consideration for this position.

Salary approx. $73,000/yr


I. General Maintenance Manager Disciplines

1. Manages a group of employees with minimum direction; schedules the work to maximize economic, efficient, and safe work standards, and to promote continuous improvement in safety, reliability, and customer satisfaction.

2. Responsible for major vehicle and/or overhaul and minor refurbishment programs including preventive maintenance, inspection, and failure diagnosis/analysis.

3. Responsible for controlling labor and material expenditures to comply with budgetary limitation. Also issues material requisitions.

4. Communicates with union personnel and other supervisors to coordinate work activities, etc.

5. Maintain accurate records on requisitions, work/employee schedules and reports, to reduce waste and loss of manpower.

6. Responsible for providing technical assistance and support in the repair and/or maintenance of equipment or buildings.

7. Monitor and evaluate the performance and skill levels of various types of technical and service personnel.

8. Implement Authority practices and policies consistent with Good Industrial Practice.

9. Develop cost effective maintenance practices for implementation throughout operations.

10. Plan and forecast material and labor needs consistent with operating requirements within depots.

11. Responsible for collecting data on units/repairs to track reliability, and perform trend analysis.

12. Assists engineering in various design changes in an effort to improve vehicles and customer service issues.

13. Responsible for maintaining a safe, clean and productive environment.

14. Responsible for instructing, training and testing newly transferred and hired employees.

15. Ensure fair treatment and equal opportunity for all employees in the section/department.

16. Other duties as assigned.

17. Shifts schedule are subject to change while working within a 24/7 operation, 365 days a year.

II. Body Disciplines

1. Provides technical assistance and support in the body repair of damaged vehicles. Must be familiar with state-of-the-art repair and measuring techniques.

2. Responsible for scheduling collision repair activities and processes work orders for sheet metal shop fabrication jobs. Must ensure vehicle integrity and crash worthiness of collision repairs.

3. Inspects and prepares damage estimates for collision vehicles.

4. Oversees all body, sheet metal and painting work assignments.

III. Mechanical Discipline (Automotive)

1. Provides technical assistance/advice relating to all vehicle systems.

2. Diagnose and troubleshoot problems relating to electrical, electronic, mechanical, HVAC, and pneumatic systems on transit buses and equipment.

3. Supervise preventive maintenance of approximately 200 vehicles.

4. Supplies quality control approved vehicles for service demand with minimal interruption.

5. Reviews and analyzes techniques and procedures to improve work efficiency and quality.

6. Coordinates vehicle movements with operating locations.

7. Monitors shop work flow to maximize efficiency.


- High School Diploma or equivalent, plus two (2) years advanced technical training in field of specialization. Three (3) years relevant maintenance experience required.

- In lieu of two (2) years technical training, four (4) additional years of relevant maintenance experience may be considered; however, advanced technical training may be required for some positions.

- Mainframe or PC experience required.

- Familiar working in a unionized environment.

- Must possess acceptable attendance, performance and safety records.

- Valid Driver's License required (CDL may be required based on discipline).

- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills required.

- Supervisor experience preferred. We prefer candidates who have at least three (3) years of fleet maintenance experience within the last five (5) years of employment.

Working for SEPTA provides you will a superior benefits package including medical, dental, prescription, life insurance, pension, and retirement plans, and free transportation for SEPTA employees on all SEPTA modes.

SEPTA serves Philadelphia, the surrounding counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery as well as many parts of Delaware and New Jersey. One of Delaware Valley's largest employers, SEPTA is proud of its workforce numbering nearly 9,000. Our dedicated employees work diligently as a team to provide consistent, reliable and safe transportation service to over 300 million passengers annually.

SEPTA operates over 80 million vehicle miles of service a years on routes totaling 2,750.

SEPTA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.