Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance
Location: Des Plaines
Under the direction of the Superintendent of Maintenance, or designate, is responsible for assisting with all the facility, revenue vehicle and equipment maintenance of the division including the repairs of buses with diesel and CNG engines; overseeing all maintenance activities of employees on three shifts, seven days a week; using the Oracle Maintenance System to schedule repairs, ensuring all work is done within Pace policies, procedures and standards; monitoring the quality of work, productivity, and attendance; instructing and training employees; providing technical expertise to assist and support staff; handling all necessary reports and diagnosing bus problems; overseeing the facility to ensure it is functional, safe, and secure; handling grievances and promoting positive labor relations; ensuring vehicle availability for AM and PM pullouts; scheduling proper staffing for preventative maintenance, other maintenance, and repairs; assisting with maintenance budgets and staffing planning; reviewing purchasing costs and stockroom activities; working with vendors on warranties and repairs; locating and ordering replacement parts; reviewing timecards and timesheets; scheduling and planning facility improvements; reviewing work orders; and fill in for Foremen; and performing other duties as assigned or required. All work is performed in an office environment, in the garage, and outdoors with exposure to weather, machinery, chemicals, fumes, and noise. The performance of these duties may be required at any time of the day and night, and on any day of the week. May perform duties at either Des Plaines and/or Wheeling garages as needed. This position is on call 24/7. This is a safety sensitive position.
Qualified candidate must be at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent technical school and/or complete Pace's mechanic training program, Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree is preferred; must have a Class "B" commercial driver's license with air brake and passenger endorsements and must have or be able to obtain a valid Class "A" CDL with air brake and passenger endorsements, a DOT Medical Examiners Certificate, ASE, NGV, EPA 608 and 609, UST A, B, and C, and forklift certifications. Must have at least five years prior experience with diesel/gas/CNG vehicle maintenance and repair, and technical training to include: diesel, gas and CNG engines, electrical, suspension and hydraulic systems, DOT regulations and preventive maintenance. Must have at least two years supervisory and/or management experience in an exempt position. Must have a good work record with excellent attendance. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to read blueprints, schematics and maintenance manuals; must have demonstrated teambuilding and interpersonal skills; must be proficient with Microsoft Office suites applications and the Oracle Maintenance System and be adept with internet research. This position entails walking, climbing of ladders, and lifting and/or moving heavy equipment (approximately 75+ pounds).