• Mechanical Repair Supervisor

    Location US-WI-Milwaukee
    Job ID 2018-1075
  • Overview

    The Supervisor of Mechanical Repair directs all maintenance activities performed by Mechanical Repair personnel by scheduling, organizing, and inspecting the work of the Mechanical Repair Division. This position provides support and guidance to staff that are completing engine and transmission replacements, brake jobs, major electrical and air conditioning work, and all major maintenance repairs on Revenue and Non-Revenue Equipment. The Supervisor of Mechanical Repair fills in for other supervisors in their absence and addresses day to day activities in the absence of the Manager of Shop Operations.


    1. Schedule the work performed by Mechanical Repair personnel.
    2. Inspect work performed by Mechanical Repair personnel and advises them of its acceptability. Investigate unit failures to determine ways to prevent such failures.
    3. Select vehicles for the General Inspection Program. Inspect selected vehicles to determine the degree of work required. Supervise work on general inspections.
    4. Monitor and update the flow of work for Automotive and Mechanical Repair
    5. Coordinate the transfer of buses to and from Fleet Maintenance
    6. Perform inspections and general maintenance work on Company automobiles and service vehicles.
    7. Supervise mechanics performing work assigned
    8. Provide oversight to all other major maintenance functions including major electric and air conditioning repairs.
    9. Verify employee work cards for accuracy. Maintain division attendance records.
    10. Ensure that Company policies and rules are being followed.
    11. Administer discipline within the division when necessary. Maintain all division discipline records.
    12. Assist the Manager of Shop Operations in the handling of divisional grievances.
    13. Collaborate with the Materials Management Department concerning material and parts required to maintain system buses.
    14. Work with vendors to perform test installations of new equipment and material.
    15. Advise Manager of Shop Operations as to the equipment needs and conditions in the Mechanical Repair Division.
    16. Assist the Manager of Shop Operations in any special projects and assignments that he may be designated.
    17. Assist personnel from other departments in areas of technical nature.
    18. Work to correct violations found on the Shop Safety Inspection.


    1. Experience with bus or heavy-duty vehicle maintenance, ASE certification preferred.
    2. Ability to obtain CDL Class B with P Endorsement within 6 months of employment.
    3. Comprehensive knowledge of preventive maintenance functions.
    4. Comprehensive knowledge of diesel engines, brakes, suspension, and other heavy-duty components.
    5. Experience in technical training related to engine maintenance, transmissions and chassis.
    6. Ability to navigate through and work within various software programs that are used to track and monitor all aspects of production.
    7. Ability to motivate and direct a skilled and non-skilled union work force.
    8. Ability to implement and enforce company policies and procedures.
    9. Ability to maintain a safe, clean and healthy working environment.
    10. Good oral and written communication skills.
    11. Previous supervisory experience and/or related formal education preferred.

    1. Motor coordination is imperative when demonstrating any type of close inspection work, as in using measuring instruments.
    2. Finger and manual dexterity are required when assembling small units during a course of instruction.
    3. Ability to lift, carry, push, pull, stoop and kneel during instruction.
    4. Ability to effectively provide both oral and written communications requiring good verbal expression, satisfactory hearing and eyesight clarity sufficient to read.


    The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. This is a Safety Sensitive position. This position requires a preemployment physical and drug test. Milwaukee County Transit System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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