Superintendent Bus Maintenance

Washington D.C
Mar 15, 2023
Mar 24, 2023
Full Time

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of transit maintenance experience inspecting and repairing a large inter/intra city bus and/or related vehicular fleet
  • Experience must include at least three (3) years in a supervisory capacity over fleet maintenance functions, consisting of the oversight of union employees, division environment safety and bus maintenance equipment maintenance, repair and overhaul.

  • A valid driver's license

  • Experience as a senior supervisor and/or manager of a metropolitan bus maintenance facility.
  • Vocational, technical training and/or Technical Certification/Licenses in automotive maintenance
  • Associate's Degree in Fleet Management, Engineering, Transportation, or related field .

Medical Group:
Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Mission Essential Designation:
  • In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.

Job Summary:

The Bus Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for effectively and efficiently directing the bus maintenance function of an assigned division within the Department of Bus Service. The incumbent manages, through subordinate supervisors, the day-to-day bus maintenance activities of a bus division and plans and develops the resources required to accomplish the effective divisional maintenance program, providing service to meet established schedule requirements.

Essential Functions:
  • Acts as a liaison between the BMNT department and external contractors and vendors for maintenance on the assigned bus fleet. Assists supervisors and mechanics on bus maintenance issues.
  • Works with the Plant Maintenance Department (PLNT) and Bus Service (BUSV) personnel to plan garage facility maintenance activities. Conducts regular safety inspections and safety meetings with employees.
  • Coordinates with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate bus fleet and facility inspections. Coordinates with the office of bus planning to ensure deployment of safe and clean buses. Serves on various safety panels and committees to ensure BMNT representation and respective issues are addressed.
  • Develops budgetary proposals for the divisional maintenance program.
  • Directs the maintenance supervisors and all associated divisional personnel in the administration and delivery of the maintenance programs.
  • Mentors employees for succession program and conducts employee performance evaluations. Schedules necessary training to ensure that employees are properly trained. Discusses complaints and grievances with employees and/or their union representatives.
  • Ensures compliance with safety regulations and procedures. Ensures that maintenance requirements are well planned and that established preventive vehicle maintenance programs and objectives are attained. Manages scheduling of corrective and preventive bus maintenance and inspection.
  • Identifies potential hazards in the workplace and takes steps to resolve issues. Ensures the garage physical plant is properly maintained. Maintains positive community relations with the property owners surrounding the division maintenance facility.
  • Oversees bus maintenance operations and resolves issues that arise. Oversees facility infrastructure maintenance. Reports inspections and compliance issues to the appropriate support office or BMNT leadership for appropriate actions in accordance with standard procedures.
  • Oversees payroll, vacation, overtime, and absenteeism for staff members. Prepares and reviews reports to ensure work is accomplished properly and effectively.
  • Works with unions on collective bargaining agreement issues. Provides feedback on collective bargaining agreement proposals. Resolves personnel and administrative issues. Monitors ADA compliance.

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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