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Fleet Maintenance Supervisor

Fleet Maintenance Supervisor

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The Fleet Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for working with the Area Regional Maintenance Director, Operations Manager, and Technicians to insure the maintenance operations runs smoothly and to the standards of Student Transportation of America, State, and Federal Regulations.




  • Works directly with Operations Manager in supervising maintenance staff (including hiring and disciplinary actions), assisting work when necessary, coordinating and assists during leaves, evaluates performance, provided technical training and safety training.
  • Insures fleet inspections and repairs are performed as outlined in the STA Policies and Procedures Manual and in accordance with State and Federal Regulation in both time and mileage intervals.
  • Insures all defects noted on PM inspections and drivers defect reports are being repaired in a timely manner and no vehicle is released for use with any defects that affect the safe operation.
  • Prepares reports on work assignment and performs quality control inspections on completed repair work. Assists in tracking warranty and recall repairs.
  • Insures staff maintains accurate and complete maintenance documentation and other records.
  • Must able to lift up to 100lbs and to operate all shop equipment and supervise other maintenance staff.
  • Insures staff maintains a clean, safe shop.
  • Insure that all of the above is handled in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
  • Assists in coordinating work schedules with operations. Helps develop and implement quality control programs. Provided technical advice as needed to other departments.
  • Performs research in maintenance techniques, write reports and memorandums as required. Assists in the evaluation for vehicle replacements. Communicate via email and other pc applications.
  • Coordinates the use of outside vendors and verifies performance of those vendors. Provides technical assistance in the preparation of service contract and administers those contracts.
  • Audits and helps control the parts, tools and fuel inventories. Insures the accuracy of those inventories and their support system.
  • Assist the Fleet Maintenance Director in drafting and implementing policies and procedures. Provide recommendations concerning equipment requirements, specification and annual bus replacements.
  • Ability to respond to after-hours and emergency situations when required.
  • Performs other duties as required.




  • High School Diploma or equivalent supplemented by specialized vehicle and equipment repair courses.
  • At least three (5) years experience as a mechanic in an automotive, school bus, trucking or heavy equipment environment, or any equivalent combination of education and experience; and supervisor background a plus.
  • Possession of a valid Class B CA driver’s license. All Fleet Maintenance Supervisors need to maintain the appropriate license & endorsement(s) for the vehicle(s) they test drive.


  • Knowledge of tools, procedures, technical skills and safety rules used in the maintenance and repair of gasoline, diesel, and alternative powered equipment.
  • PC skills (use of Microsoft Office applications), must be able to use STA email and have working knowledge of the internet, written and verbal communication skills, and customer service skills are essential. Ability to deal with problems and find solutions. Should provide excellent customer service to external and internal customers.
  • Must have knowledge of Federal and State regulations, including Title 13, as well as EPA and OSHA requirements.
  • Operational principles of motorized gasoline, diesel and alternative fueled vehicles, and shop equipment and tools.
  • Supervisory methods and training techniques.
  • Scheduling and setting priorities for work to be accomplished.
  • Inspection of equipment and diagnose mechanical defects.
  • Interpret and work from drawings, specifications and other technical materials.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Fleet Management.
  • ASE Certification(s) a plus.