Bus Maintenance Supervisor

Washington D.C.
Aug 08, 2017
Dec 18, 2017
Full Time
Job Description
Job Title: Bus Maintenance Supervisor
Job ID: 170266 Location: MD - Carmen Turner Facility
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Posting Open-Close 11/30/2017
- 12/18/2017
Union NRP
Regular/Temporary: Regular Job Description

Position/Posting Details:

All WMATA  posted job openings are available through 11:59 pm the night before the noted Close Date. To ensure successful submission of application applicants are encouraged to apply well before this cut-off.  The noted Close Date is the date on which the posting is automatically removed from the website as of 12:00am at which time submission of an application is no longer possible. (WMATA reserves the right to remove postings at any time without notice as business needs demand.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate supplemented by advanced formal training in mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic  systems or related fields and progressively responsible related technical experience in bus maintenance.  A minimum of four (4) years progressively responsible technical supervisory experience in bus maintenance environment.

Must have Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technician certification or obtain ASE Master Technician certification within twelve (12) months of taking the position. 

Possession of, or a valid Commercial driver’s license with air brake and passenger endorsements issued from the jurisdiction of residence.

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position.  Must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodation(s).

Job Summary/Duties:

Supervises technical vehicle maintenance work involving inspection, disassembly, rebuild/repair, assembly and installation of large and small electric/pneumatic/hydraulic components as well as preventative, corrective, body, paint and machinist work for all aspects of vehicle maintenance systems to include garage and shop activities. Initiates and supervise repairs, campaigns, rebuilds, reports and maintenance data collection associated with the technical aspect in support of Bus Maintenance.

Supervises and plans the inspection and preventive, corrective, rebuilding, and machine  maintenance schedules for the Authority’s vehicles, components, and equipment. Establishes work priorities and ensures efficient personnel and material utilization. Establishes and adjusts work procedures to meet maintenance and repair schedules.

Supervises technical maintenance and administrative tasks associated with buses in the Active and Inactive Fleets.  Inspects out of service buses for shop maintenance at operating divisions to ensure required materials are available and shop repairs are completed to return the bus to service.  Evaluates ABus Shopping Reports@ initiated from out-of-service buses in shop maintenance, and coordinates proper documentation.

Analyzes and troubleshoots major mechanical failures.  Recommends measures to improve equipment performance and efficiency of work force.

Supervises maintenance personnel involved in corrective or preventive maintenance and provides technical assistance. Plans and coordinates work assignments; monitors quality of work performed; and, instructs in proper work methods and inspection routines.  May work variable locations, shifts, and days.

Instructs/trains employees utilizing applicable technical data, tools, precision measuring/special equipment, test instrumentation and correct maintenance programs/procedures.

Evaluates employee performance, certifies that employees have successfully completed required training programs, and are qualified to operate specific equipment, and perform specified duties.

Supervises subordinate staff to include recommending applicant selection, disciplinary actions, grievance resolution, assigning duties, directing work, approving leave requests and time sheets.

Prepares and completes oral, written and electronic reports and documentation ensuring the accurate extraction of information for statistical and management purposes, program needs, equipment evaluation, etc.  Updates as-built diagrams for future installation, maintenance and equipment modification. 

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of 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:

  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists.  Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

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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