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Fleet Maintenance Supervisor Featured

  Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District     110 Vernon St. Santa Cruz, CA     $31.13 - $39.67 hour  

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Under direction, assists in planning and supervising the operation of the Fleet Maintenance Department; supervises the mechanical and body repair, retrofitting, maintenance, diesel and CNG fueling, servicing, and cleaning of METRO buses, vehicles, and equipment; and performs other duties as assigned.


Plans, coordinates, schedules, assigns, and supervises the employees in the repair, maintenance, and service of METRO vehicles and equipment. Assists in development of department policies, procedures, work standards rules and budget; enforces METRO and department rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and work standards. Develops and implements record keeping systems for vehicle maintenance, repairs, inspections, road calls, service, fuel consumption, and parts and labor costs; prepares periodic reports on maintenance activities and projects; and monitors maintenance standards and performance in areas of oil/fuel analysis, road calls, labor costs, bus cleanliness, vehicle inspections, and shop safety; reviews repair work estimates. Assists manager in departmental planning and determining staffing needs; participates in developing specifications for the purchase of equipment, vehicles, and tools. Monitors budget. Supervises and assists employees in diagnoses of mechanical failures and recommends solutions; and develops, implements, and maintains a preventive maintenance program for transit vehicles. Instructs and trains employees in improved work techniques and safety measures and recommends employees for training; evaluates training options; determines training required by federal, state, and local laws and regulations; and plans, assists and conducts training as appropriate. Participates in employee selection; prepares, conducts, and reviews employee performance evaluations. Represents the department at meetings; may serve as liaison to other departments, the public, and outside agencies; reviews, investigates, and responds to complaints regarding mechanical or safety problems. Investigates vehicle accidents, prepares damage reports and reviews accident reports; determines mechanical problems and recommends corrective action; prepares employee injury reports. Ensures department is in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Ensures that proper safety practices and procedures are followed including the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Utilizes office equipment, computer hardware and software to include: word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs in the performance of job duties.


Knowledge of: Manual and automated record keeping systems. Bus operation and operation of equipment used in driving a bus. Proper handling procedures for hazardous materials, health and safety regulations, safe work practices and proper equipment operating procedures. Preventive maintenance practices and methods. Mechanical, electrical, air and hydraulic systems of transit buses and vehicles. Techniques, procedures, equipment, tools, and materials used for maintenance, repair and service of METRO vehicles. Federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding employee safety and work environment requirements. State vehicle codes and regulations regarding buses, vehicles, and equipment.

Standard office equipment and software.

Ability to: Operate, maintain, and adjust department mechanical equipment and tools. Gather, interpret, and record data accurately. Read, comprehend, and interpret complex technical manuals and schematics. Diagnose mechanical failures and estimate time and materials necessary for maintenance and repair jobs. Plan, schedule, organize, prioritize, supervise, and evaluate the work of others. Interpret, apply, and explain regulations, standards, policies, and procedures. Develop and maintain accurate and effective record keeping systems. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the public, METRO employees, and others. Communicate effectively in oral and written form. Perform mathematical calculations, ratios and percentages. Learn and instruct in the safe operation of the Alternative Fueling Facility.

Training and Experience

Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:

Five years full-time experience as a heavy-duty diesel and/or alternate fuel mechanic repairing and rebuilding diesel engines and related components, including three years supervisory or lead experience. College level course work in business, transit management, hazardous materials technology, industrial technology, and behavioral science is desirable.

Special Requirements

Possession of a valid California class B driver license with passenger endorsement and a safe driving record. Available to work shifts including weekdays, weekends, days, swing, and graveyard, and available for emergency or call-back duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This position is safety sensitive and is subject to METRO’s Drug and Alcohol testing as required by FTA CFR 49. The incumbent will be required to utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) based on the assigned tasks; and the use of safety shoes is required at all times. Driving record will be reviewed as part of application process.


Position requires sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, and turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination when using small hand tools, electronic components and computer keyboards. Near vision is required when reading schematics, instructions and other documents and far vision is required when out in the field. Acute hearing is required when speaking on the radio and providing phone and personal service. The need to lift, carry and push tools and supplies weighing up to 80 pounds is also required. The job duties may expose the employee to the outdoors, which may include exposure to inclement weather, noise, fumes, dust, grease, and air contaminants, hazardous chemicals and materials. Road calls may subject the employee to hazardous roads and conditions.


Visit our website, to complete our on-line application. On-line applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on the closing date, December 11, 2017. For questions, please call (831) 420-2542. Santa Cruz METRO is AA/EOE.

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