Transit Systems 2019-04-03 2019-05-04

Assistant General Manager - Maintenance

Company: First Transit (serving CTtransit) View more listings
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 112259
Website: https://apply.firstgroupcareers.com/vacancy/22632/Transit%20Talent/detail

Join First Transit as Assistant General Manager of Maintenance! Servicing CTtransit

One of five AGM-level, First Transit managers of an multi-division organization that operates over 500 fixed-route buses with 1,200 employees in the Hartford, New Haven, Stamford areas of Connecticut. Areas of responsibility for this position include acquisition and maintenance of fixed route, heavy duty buses and non-revenue vehicle fleet; labor relations with over 200 maintenance professionals in three union locals, and implementing new technologies.

At First Transit, we are proud to offer:

  • Top salary based on experience & qualifications

  • Tremendous career advancement opportunities

  • Excellent benefits packages

  • A great work environment!


Essential Functions:
  • Overall responsibility for directing and developing/implementing policies and procedures for fleet maintenance operations in three Divisions which includes farebox and ITS equipment.

  • Oversight of a parts department ensuring proper inventory control along with timely part availability.

  • Developing specifications for new bus acquisitions, including battery-electric buses and bus-related innovative technologies.

  • Establishing and monitoring maintenance trends and data to ensure operational efficiency.

  • Overseeing new-employee, new technology and refresher technical training for all staff, including ensuring continuing compliance with Federal and state regulations applicable to all Department employees and entire vehicle fleet.

  • Proactively evaluate processes and procedures to improve efficiencies.

  • Foster strong working relationships within Department, throughout the Company and with key customer personnel.

  • Liaison with outside agencies including other transit systems and State DOT regarding relevant issues including the development of state-wide maintenance plans.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, preferably in engineering, transportation and/or management. An advanced degree is desirable.

  • Minimum of five years of management experience, with supervision of professional maintenance staff in public transit or a related industry preferred.

  • Experience with maintenance procedures, inventory control, technical projects management, and/or labor relations in a union-shop environment are highly desirable.

  • Familiarization with environmental, occupational safety and health, and/or USDOT regulations.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Exceptional analytical skills.

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to represent the organization in a variety of public forums and technically oriented research groups, demonstrating diplomacy and tact, during working hours or off-hours.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.


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.

First Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Transit Job Listing - Assistant General Manager - Maintenance