Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Portland


Supervise the maintenance activities of Bus or Rail Equipment Maintenance employees to maintain high standards of vehicle reliability, efficiency, cleanliness and safety. Coordinate training, evaluation of work and staffing requirements for all functions within supervisor's span of control.

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. Perform other duties as required.

Essential Functions
1. Supervise shift employees performing interior and exterior cleaning of Bus and LRV fleet, preventive maintenance, running repair, and fleet campaign programs. Ensure daily work is assigned and there is adequate staff coverage for work. Assign work to mechanics utilizing Maintenance Management Information System (MMIS) to ensure adequate fleet numbers available for pullout of buses and to monitor maintenance activities to insure compliance with program goals.

2. Promote efficient allocation of labor and supplies to insure timely completion of all maintenance activities and projects within established budget guidelines. Ensure efficiency and conformity in operation through effective communication with other supervisory staff.

3. Monitor employee attendance and absence records. Approve requests for vacation, sick leave, FMLA, and overtime use. Complete documentation and investigation as it relates to workers' compensation process.

4. Provide effective coaching and counseling to guide employees toward high work standards and performance. Monitor employee performance and conduct performance evaluations. Maintain discipline through equal applications of all rules, procedures, policies and the Labor Agreement. Document and recommend any necessary discipline to Manager.

5. Conduct regular inspections of work areas and conditions in order to maintain clean and safe working environment. Assure safe and efficient use of shop equipment and supplies. Conduct monthly safety meetings. Understand, comply with, and enforce District rules and procedures to ensure a safe work environment for employees and customers. Ensure appropriate protocols are followed when employees are required to comply with drug and alcohol testing. Orient and train employees about work site hazards, safe and proper use of tools, equipment, and systems.

6. Coordinate productivity improvement processes by encouraging employee creativity and involvement to find short and long-term efficiencies. Evaluate and implement new techniques and improvements to identify problems and find solutions that improve work performance and environment.

7. Understand and apply Agency policies, procedures and Working and Wage Agreement. Perform labor relations activities including meeting with employees and union representatives to resolve disputes and grievances.

8. Train new employees on maintenance equipment and procedures. Document and conduct evaluations during probationary period of both new employees.

9. Model cultural competency and work effectively with culturally diverse individuals, coworkers, the elderly, persons with disabilities or other vulnerable populations. Hold workforce accountable for appropriate conduct.

Position Requirements
A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required.

Must have a valid driver's license, with a good driving record with no more than one accident or two moving violations in the previous five years.

A minimum of six (6) years total credited experience.* Five (5) years of operational supervisory experience in a 24 hour, 7 days per week medium to large size fleet maintenance. Experience in combined union and non-union organization required.

Or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

*The amount of credit a candidate receives for prior years of experience is based on the relevancy of that experience to the required or preferred prerequisites of the job description.Experience is prorated based on hours worked.LRHR assigns and validates the "credited experience".

Selection Criteria
Selection Criteria:

Type of Position / Grade / FLSA:
Grade 14, Exempt, Non-Union, Full-Time

Salary Range:
Midpoint: $89,779.00
Maximum: $107,735.00

Selection Process– Candidates will be selected based at a minimum on the result of:
1. Application Review/Please Include: Cover Letter and Resume
2. Panel Interviews
3.Reference Check
4. Criminal Background Check

Supplemental Information:
Make sure you describe in detail how your education, training and work experience fit with this role.You areencouraged to attach a resume, cover letter, training certificates and/or letters of recommendation with your application. You are permitted five attachments of less than 5MB each.

Internal applicants: Information in your personnel file will not be used in lieu of information requested on your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you are a qualified veteran and would like to apply for veterans' preference points, you will need to reflect your status on the application and attach supporting documentation at the time of application submission.

If you need accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process, contact our Human Resources staff at503-962-7505, or the TTY line at 7-1-1. Note that we require a minimum of two workdays' notice prior to the need for accommodation.

TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including veterans, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.

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