Transit Systems 2023-03-16 2023-04-20

Assistant Maintenance Manager - Fleet

Brookville on behalf of M-1 RAIL/QLINE Detroit
Detroit, Michigan

Job ID: 148445
Job Status: Full-time

Department: Services

Reports to: Director of Services

FLSA: Exempt

Job Purpose: To provide excellent management and maintenance skills to Brookville's Detroit-based team at M-1 RAIL/QLINE.


  • Maintain customer relationships and confidence.
  • Supervises, coaches, and manages all streetcar Maintenance Technicians.
  • Act as a central point of contact to ensure clear communication between M-1 RAIL and Brookville team.
  • Ensure that requests are handled professionally, following up as appropriate and referred to management as necessary.
  • Ensures that all streetcars and related equipment is maintained following manufacturers recommended specifications.
  • Leads the streetcar condition assessment for the Transit Asset Management Plan and implements plan recommendations.
  • Ensures all reports and forms associated with streetcar inspections and repairs are completed and logged and that car books are kept current.
  • Operate streetcar on as-needed basis.
  • Provides QA/QC for the streetcar maintenance activities.
  • Assist with the creation of maintenance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Create and administer training as needed to Maintenance Technicians.
  • Perform hazard analysis for streetcars and related equipment.
  • Support incident, occurrence and accident investigations and act as a lead in all those that involve a streetcar.
  • Resolve streetcar maintenance hazards by developing Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) with the GM and Chief Safety Officer.
  • Provides weekly, monthly, and annual maintenance reports to the GM.
  • Assist in the development of the 5-year maintenance plan.
  • Responsible for streetcar parts inventory, ensure inventory control procedures are met and part inventory levels are maintained.
  • Oversee all streetcar warranties for parts and equipment.
  • Other functions as assigned.
  • Must be able to perform all essential functions of the position, with or without accommodations.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred; will consider experience in lieu of education.
  • At least 3 to 5 years of management and supervisory experience in a rail transit operation or similar experience
  • Evaluating and resolving highly complex maintenance engineering problems
  • Developing and monitoring budgets
  • Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions and implementing recommendations
  • Clear communication and ability to cultivate a strong and dedicated team
  • Outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to interpret and explain regulations to others
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Solid understanding of electrical and mechanical systems

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