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Shift Foreman/Fleet Maintenance Mgr. - Bus Garages (2010)

Category:  Manager/Supervisor/Administrator
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Mar 14, 2023
Req ID:  1448

Compensation Data

Salary Range: $81,000 - $85,000



Responsible for effective supervision of maintenance personnel and oversees location operations.



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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 building 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/or buildings 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. Complies with all Authority and departmental safety and security policies and procedures as well as all applicable job safety responsibilities. Reports any safety concerns, compromises or hazards affecting operations, the public, self and/or other employees. Responsible for personal safety and is encouraged to promote the safety of others.



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A. Electrical/Electronic Disciplines

  1. Supervises the troubleshooting, diagnosing, repair and maintenance of electronic/electrical equipment and systems for revenue vehicles non-revenue equipment, circuit boards, and other related component parts or electrical facilities.
  2. Directs and monitors the maintenance and preventive maintenance on electrical/electronic equipment, replacing and repairing, re-fabricating, and rebuilding all parts. 
  3. Implements, operates and maintains procedures for testing equipment, also provides proper calibration schedules, and guidelines.
  4. Evaluates existing prints, schematics, etc. Works with Engineering to get documents updated so they can be reissued using the ECN system.
  5. Investigates modifications to improve reliability of troublesome units and maintains accurate and thorough failure data to perform trend analysis.
  6. Validates repairs to meet acceptable standards for workmanship.


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B. 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.



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C. Machine Shop/Truck Overhaul Disciplines

  1. Supervises all machine shop activities, ensuring that vehicle wheels and axles meet required standards.
  2. Supervises the rebuilding of rail car trucks and component making, in accordance with quality standards and schedules.



D. Running Repair/Yard Discipline

  1. Supervises inspections and minor repairs to rolling stock.
  2. Responsible for providing sufficient, clean, reliable, and safe vehicles for revenue service.
  3. Supervises cleaning of vehicles.
  4. Must be familiar with all applicable FRA regulations.



-Must be able to work various shifts


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


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.             

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia