Director of Maintenance

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
 Director of Maintenance
Salary : $85,000 - $100,000

Closes : February26,  2018
Exempt
 
GRTC Transit System in Richmond, Virginia is currently seeking a qualified candidate for Director of Maintenance include planning, organizing and implementing functions associated with the daily (24/7) and long term operation and maintenance of GRTC's bus and paratransit  fleet of vehicles. 8 - 10 years of experience in the management of maintenance functions. Valid Virginia Drivers License required, CDL preferred with "P" Endorsement.

WHO MAY APPLY
This position is open to all GRTC employees and the general public.  www.ridegrtc.com

WORK SCHEDULE
The work week  is Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM This position is exempt according to FLSA regulations.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Coordinates and oversees all fleet maintenance activities for the organization. This includes planning, organizing and implementing functions associated with the daily (24/7) long-term operation and maintenance of GRTC’s buses, paratransit fleet vehicles, operational facilities, and non-revenue vehicles.  Responsibilities include oversight of vehicle servicing and repairs (mechanical and body) and the physical appearance and cleanliness of the fleet assets, shop facility and fleet storage areas.  The Director will ensure a commitment to safety through effective leadership, role modeling and implementing practices that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value and a priority in all aspects of work.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
.     Assistant Director, Foreman, and Office Assistant
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Ensure sufficient vehicles are operational, serviced, and ready to meet daily service requirements.
  • Direct the ongoing implementation of GRTC’s Preventive Maintenance Program for vehicles and equipment, and ensure that all activities conform to governmental regulations protecting the health, safety, and rights of employees and the public.
  • Implement quality control measures.  Develop and monitor systems for compliance to maintenance procedures and safety rules.  Ensure that quality and safety are integrated into all aspects of subordinate responsibilities.
  • Evaluate/approve all repairs and ensure proper funding and budget controls.  Ensure that external customers have reliable and safe transportation.
  • Review, approve and forward requisitions for the purchase of equipment, parts, materials, and supplies, and examine competitive bids and products submitted by vendors
  • Develop and implement both short and long-term maintenance strategies and plans, to include future needs and vehicle and equipment replacements.  Make recommendations for the replacement of capital equipment and determine the specifications for such equipment.  Set departmental performance goals and objectives and facilitate development of strategies to meet or exceed performance objectives.
  • Develop initiatives for continuous improvement in maintenance operations, equipment reliability, cleanliness, and state of good repair.
  • Direct workforce and personnel administrative functions for the Maintenance Department, including workforce hiring, training plans, apprenticeship program, employee relations and recognition, performance evaluations, and productivity and continuous improvements.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate the development and advancement of Maintenance Department staff through coaching and training.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures in accordance with current GRTC policies and with the terms of the labor agreement.
  • Responsible for disciplinary actions and resolutions.  Handle labor union complaints and participate in grievance hearings/arbitrations.
  • Accountable for ensuring that the Maintenance Department delivers high levels of system reliability and on-time performance.
  • Lead continuous improvement in fuel efficiency and reduction of emissions for all GRTC fleets.
  • Manage the department budget.  Support the development of annual budget plans for programs, maintenance, capital project, equipment, and goals.  Adjust expenditure priorities as necessary.  Prepare and manage annual budget and ensure that expenses are kept within established parameters.
  • Review and analyze reports of fuel and fluids consumption, tire cost, equipment failures, shop work progress, and overall maintenance costs.
  • Coordinate project activities with other internal departments to ensure their needs and expectations are met with regards to related project designs and maintenance requirements.  Initiates necessary changes if project criteria are not being met.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment, ensuring compliance with safety, security, cleanliness, environmental, and HAZMAT regulations.
  • Responsible for the overall condition and appearance of the general property, including hoists, overhead doors, and ventilation systems, taking appropriate actions when necessary.
  • Stay abreast of new trends, information, innovative ideas and techniques related to the fleet maintenance field, shop organization, work methods, employee training, and cost control methods.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
  • High School education required.  Bachelor’s degree in Business or Transportation Management preferred.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of progressively responsible experience in the management of maintenance functions in a unionized transit or transportation system, to include 3 years of supervisory/management experience for operations comparable in size and scope to GRTC.
  • Overall experience with scheduling of workforce, union/labor grievances/issues preferred, heavy diesel mechanics, compressed natural gas technology, preventive maintenance, paint and body repair, upholstery and sheet metal repair, fleet servicing and cleaning.
  • Ability to provide effective leadership and develop cooperative working relationships with staff, department heads, the public, and contract services providers.
  • Knowledge of material planning and budget development process control.
  • Working knowledge of labor agreements and related processes.
  • Strong human relations, interpersonal, and communications (written/verbal) skills.
  • Knowledge of plant and equipment operations.
  • Strong problem solving and conflict management skills.
  • Strong decision making skills.
  • Strong delegation and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with computerized software systems (fleet maintenance, fuel management, etc.) required.
  • Strong computer and standard business/office software skills.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Ability to pass a DOT physical examination.
  • This position is classified as essential personnel.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Position involved a combination of indoor and outdoor work.  Some exposure to safe levels of exhaust and paint fumes is possible.  Outdoor work involves exposure to a full range of weather conditions.
  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle.
A pre-employment drug screening will be required
 
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