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
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
FirstGroup - 4 years ago