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Vehicle & Facililty Maintenance Manager

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT) in Ithaca, NY is seeking a Vehicle & Facility Maintenance Manager to oversee the daily operation of the Maintenance Department and ensure maximum availability of buses to meet service needs. The Vehicle & Facility Maintenance Manager will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all divisions of the Maintenance Department to assure fulfillment of the company policies, plans and objectives. The Vehicle & Facility Maintenance Manager will provide leadership and direction to the Maintenance Service Supervisor, Mechanics, and Bus Handlers to ensure the expected level of performance is met by resolving conflicts and making adjustments to schedules and work assignments as needed.  Additionally, this individual will ensure maximum availability of buses to meet service commitments by establishing servicing priorities through the Maintenance Service Supervisor and lead mechanics for all work in the areas of running, repair/inspection and servicing.

Essential Functions Include:

  • Ensure all buses are reliable and available to meet service commitments by working with the supervisors and mechanics to effectively document work, work orders, parts and labor related to failures and provide valid and real time information for setting servicing priorities
  • Manage vehicle maintenance and service program; establish and oversee vehicle routine and preventative maintenance program, warranty claims and work, and NYS DOT inspections
  • Develop a program to decrease equipment failures and reduce downtime through development of key performance standards
  • Provide high level analysis of failure trends through work orders and part usage
  • Identify training needs and implement training programs
  • Oversee the computerized parts inventory
  • Provide solutions to challenges of personnel, materials, space, and quality of work through analysis of information, visual inspection, and work audits
  • Promote a team environment and maintain strong labor relations
  • Provide recommendations on maintenance policies, methods, and procedures
  • Represent TCAT at conferences, meetings and recruiting events
  • Supervision of direct reports

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate's degree with equivalent work experience
  • Minimum three (3) years of supervisory experience in a vehicle maintenance facility
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to direct work force in a positive manner
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, written and oral skills
  • Able to develop work standards and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Strong knowledge of diesel maintenance, air conditioning, engines, transmissions, suspension, differential, electronic controls both A/C and D/C, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical, and electronic, and minor body repair required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CDL w/ Passenger & Airbrake endorsements
  • Certification in Diesel Technology from an accredited school
  • Proficiency with Asset Management Software 

Full-time TCAT employees receive a competitive wage and receive an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Vacation & Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays & Floating Holidays
  • Health Insurance
  • Employer paid Vision, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with generous employer contribution
  • Supplemental benefits available through AFLAC
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid training for Commercial Driver's License 
  • Free transportation on TCAT buses

TCAT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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