Shop Manager
First Student 420 reviews - New Orleans, LA

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Description of a Shop Manager
Maintenance Careers at First Student go beyond just tearing down another engine, or managing another shop. When you are in a maintenance roll with First Student you are charged with maintaining fleet vehicles that transport thousands of school children every day—talk about having an impact!

At First Student, Shop Managers are in a critical role; they are on the front lines making absolutely certain that all maintenance protocols are being followed allowing for the safe transportation of the most precious cargo in the world. Shop Managers are excellent technicians, great teachers & know what needs to be done to run a safe, efficient operation.

Responsibilities of a Shop Manager
A First Student Shop Manager is responsible for building, training and leading a team of technicians that maintain, repair and overhaul school buses and school bus equipment. The Shop Manager uses their experience and judgment to plan and accomplish maintenance goals, and perform a variety of complicated tasks. Parents, administrators and school districts trust us to transport their children safely and securely—this is a very, very important job and requires someone with a seriousness of purpose, and dedication to excellence.

The Shop Manager schedules and administers fleet maintenance and assists in troubleshooting

They communicate fleet status with dispatch and management & ensures compliance to corporate, state and federal requirements

They delegate tasks, sets up accountabilities, monitor performance and technician development

Works closely with the Contract (Location) Manager and Region Maintenance Manager

Job Requirements

What We Offer

A position that means more than just a paycheck

Tremendous opportunity for future challenges and advancement

Industry leading technology

Competitive compensation package that includes a full compliment of benefits including health, dental and vision

Opportunity to work with the market share leader in a very stable industry

What we Require

Solid technical skills maintaining & repairing medium to heavy duty diesel engines, transmissions, drivelines & differentials.

A high degree of proficiency in diagnosing, repairing and rebuilding of steering suspension, brake system, axle, electrical, hydraulic and air conditioning systems

Proven ability to run an efficient shop; hiring, developing & leading a team of technicians

High School diploma or equivalent

Technical training & ASE Certifications strongly preferred as is air-brake experience

Strong organizational / documentation skills

About this company
420 reviews
First Student knows that a student's first assignment is to get to school, safely and on time. Together, First Student and sister...