Manager - Vehicle Maintenance

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 3 weeks ago(5/15/2023 6:29 PM)
Job ID
Bargaining Unit
Min (Annual)
USD $114,540.00/Yr.
Max (Annual)
USD $171,809.00/Yr.
Min Hiring Range
USD $114,540.00/Yr.
Max Hiring Range
USD $143,175.00/Yr.


Under general supervision, evaluates and interprets corporate programs and objectives to establish direction, goals, and policy requirements for the Vehicle Maintenance Division. Advises internal and external stakeholders on vehicle fleet and maintenance related issues. Advice and recommendations impact other departments/divisions plan, policies, procedures, and budgets. Develops and administers budget, monitors, and approves expenditures. Represents the Agency or Department in external and internal committees/groups. Monitors and evaluates contractor's performance and corrects deficiencies as noted.

Essential Duties

  1. Manages the Agency's functions as related to vehicle maintenance. Advice impacts decisions made in Finance, Procurement, Training, Strategic Planning and Operations Divisions.
  2. Interprets agency policies, rules, regulations, union contracts and Standard Operating Procedures. Provides direction to staff and service providers/contractors, ensures consistent application and adherence.
  3. Represents management in the process of building and maintaining positive labor/management relations. Participates as representative in labor contract negotiations. Resolves personnel issues and union grievances through education, negotiation, and conflict resolution. Advises Executive Management of grievances and resolutions.
  4. Determines, develops, and manages the implementation policy for vehicle maintenance. Establishes performance standards for vehicle maintenance. Monitors status of attainment through development and use of reliable measurement tools. Directs modifications to processes and procedures to attain goals.
  5. Supervises Staff to include determining staff requirements, prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained. Makes hiring and disciplinary decisions and termination recommendations.
  6. Conducts project planning for any new technologies or modified equipment or process related to vehicles. Develops agency requirements, schedules, and budget relative to the project. Represents the department/agency on local and regional project groups and committees with respect to maintenance issues.
  7. Develops and administers division budget and business plan to carry out approved corporate plans and objectives. Oversees allocation and expenditure of budgeted funds.
  8. Translates the Corporate Business/Strategic Plan into a Maintenance strategy. Determines and manages the course of action, priorities, and resource allocation within the department to complement and achieve corporate goals and objectives.
  9. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Minimum 5 years general supervisory and management experience.
  2. Minimum 5 years experience in fleet maintenance.
  3. Minimum 5 years experience in a company that operates bus or fleet services. A Bachelor's degree may substitute for 3 years of the experience, in some instances.


An equivalent combination of education, skills, and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above may be considered.



  1. Minimum 5 years of leadership experience in a union environment, requiring dispute resolution, negotiation skills and performance management.
  2. Experience working as a public employee.


Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills


Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:

  1. Equipment maintenance principles and practices, including Fleet Management Information Systems.
  2. Effective business management principles and techniques.
  3. Union relations and contract administration.
  4. State and federal regulations regarding health and safety issues and vehicle maintenance.
  5. Staff supervision.
  6. Strategic development principles and procedures.
  7. Program development and administration.
  8. Project management principles.
  9. Budget principles.


Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:

  1. Decision making and problem solving.
  2. Supervision, direction, evaluation, and motivation of employees.
  3. Use of personal computers and software applications.
  4. Conflict resolution.
  5. Analyzing, developing, and implementing policies and procedures.
  6. Preparing and administering budgets.
  7. Performance Management: develop standards, coach for performance, hold accountable while maintaining positive human relations.
  8. Communication and interpersonal relations as applied to maintenance. Able to communicate complex topics in a professional, clear, concise manner to all levels of the Agency.  Manage sensitive and critical information with diplomacy and tact.
  9. Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state, and local rules and regulations.
  10. Windows, and Microsoft Office products, email, word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  11. Fostering an inclusive workplace where diversity, equity and inclusion is valued and leveraged to uphold agency Core Values and achieve the vision and mission of the organization. Inspiring and fostering team commitment, pride, and trust.  Facilitating cooperation and motivating team members to accomplish group goals while treating others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect.


Physical Requirements

Standing, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, repetitive motions, and carrying.


Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.


Application and Selection Process:

  • Only on-line applications accepted. 
  • Applicants for this job may be considered for other openings up to six months after the date this position is filled.
  • Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be asked to provide a portfolio sample of work, scheduled for an interview as well as a variety of tests to demonstrate knowledge and skills for the position.  The evaluation process may include interviews, background checks, reference checks and various performance tests.    


Employee Benefits: 

Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance. Employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and have the option to enroll in the agency’s deferred compensation plan. In addition to WA Paid Sick Leave, employees in this position, accrue of 24 days of Paid Time off (192 hours) in their first year and nine (9) paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Full list of all benefits and details can be found here.


 If you have a family member, or share the same living quarters of a current Community Transit employee, please let your Human Resources Recruiter know as your eligibility for this position will be affected.


Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment. As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on an basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law.  We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.  EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


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