Transit Systems 2021-06-07 2021-07-12

Fleet Maintenance Manager

Company: RATP Dev USA View more listings
Location: Santa Maria, California
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 132298

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RATP Dev USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of RATP Dev, with a legacy of successfully managing and operating transit systems throughout the United State since 1972. Today, we operate 35 transit systems with a focus on fixed route, paratransit, and streetcar operations in urban and rural areas. Our commitment to excellence has resulted in several of our transit systems being recognized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) as an Outstanding Public Transportation System. We are seeking an exceptional Fleet Maintenance Manager to lead our Santa Maria bus garage.

RATP Dev is currently recruiting for a Fleet Maintenance Manager at our public transit contract in Santa Maria, CA. The primary responsibility of the Fleet Maintenance Manager is to direct, coordinate and oversee the daily activities of employees engaged in maintaining and servicing vehicles and equipment. The Fleet Maintenance Manager ensures a safe and productive work environment in compliance with all regulations. He/she is also responsible for providing vehicles in good repair order that meet the requirements of the client and the company. An important role of the Fleet Maintenance Manager position is the responsibility of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other transit departments, city departments, subordinates, and the general public in order to promote and maintain an effective and efficient public transit service.

Essential Functions / Process Responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned as necessary:

  • Maintains an effective working relationship and communication with the General Manager, peers and subordinates.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, managing and development of maintenance personnel.
  • Prioritizes daily work duties for maintenance employees.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing preventative maintenance program.
  • Overall responsibility for facility maintenance, where applicable.
  • Develops and maintains records system for all vehicle maintenance.
  • Inspects vehicles and equipment for conformance with operational standards.
  • Plans, develops, and implements new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and attain greater utilization of labor and materials.
  • Responsible for developing and recommending specifications for new vehicles and equipment.
  • Management of vendor relationships and procurement procedures for requisition of tools, equipment, and supplies required for operations.
  • Responsible for managing within the division’s allocated budget.
  • Responsible for equipment and parts inventory.
  • Respond to union grievances, assist in arbitration, and interpret the union contract, where applicable.
  • Provides monthly reports for designated KPI’s.

Preferred Education and Experience:
Must have experience with large and small bus diesel, gasoline, electronic propulsion, and CNG engines, air conditioning systems, transmissions, GFI electronic fareboxes, fare ending machines, non-electronic fareboxes, emission control systems, electronic head signs, and wheelchair lifts.
  • Bachelor’s degree, vocational degree with experience, or combination of education and experience, preferably in the public transit or transportation industry.
  • Minimum 5 years maintenance management/supervisory experience in transit.
  • Experience working in a union environment desirable; knowledge of CA labor laws.
  • Experience as a Mechanic required
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have strong computer skills including Word and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Experience in working with local governments or municipalities preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective relationships.
  • Working knowledge of compliance standards in related areas: FTA, FMCSA, DOT, OSHA, Homeland Security and other state/local regulating bodies.

Hours and Location:
This position is Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Selected candidate must reside within 25 miles of work facility. Relocation assistance available.

Location: 1303 Fairway Drive, Santa Maria, CA. 93454

If this position sounds like you, we encourage you to apply ASAP!

Qualified applicants should send resumes to Meridith Green, Vice President, Field Human Resources at

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