Metro Transit is currently seeking Service Garage Supervisors for our Bus Maintenance department.  In this position, you supervise preventive and corrective maintenance during a designated shift; provide training in electrical, mechanical, A/C, transmissions, welding and safety; and coordinate work between shifts.

Metro Transit is the largest provider of transit service in the Minneapolis-St. Paul seven-county metropolitan area and one of the country's largest transit systems. We operate bus and rail service, essential to the region's mobility, and provide resources for carpooling, vanpooling and bike commuting. Metro Transit helps people get where they're going, makes a dent in the region's ever-growing congestion and promotes a cleaner environment.

Metro Transit is a division of the Metropolitan Council, the regional planning agency serving the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area by providing essential services to the region.

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Recruitment Type: Open to internal and external applicants.

This position is being reposted.  If you have already applied to this position, you do NOT need to reapply.  Candidates who have NOT previously applied to this position will be considered.

 Examples of Duties:
  • Coordinates mechanical work for an assigned shift, including cleaning and routine maintenance, to ensure the availability of vehicles for scheduled service.
  • Plans preventive and corrective maintenance for the following day(s). Tracks and monitors vehicle history.
  • Assigns and inspects work of mechanical personnel.
  • Identifies priority situations and makes timely decisions that may affect the safety of employees and passengers or the operation of Metro Transit vehicles.
  • Provides work direction to mechanic technicians, skilled helpers, helpers and cleaners.
  • Creates work orders and performs data entry and other computer-related work.
  • Enforces EEO and harassment-free workplace policies.
  • Communicates strategies, concerns and goals with the manager.
  • Administers discipline as well as corrective action to employees.
  • Coordinates the scheduling of employee vacations and other time off and ensures employees fill out forms for vacations, FMLA sick leave, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Associate's/vocational degree in a related field and six (6) years or more experience in automotive or heavy duty vehicle maintenance OR eight (8) years or more experience in automotive or heavy duty vehicle maintenance without an Associate's/vocational degree in a related field.
  • At least one (1) year of supervisory, project management or proven leadership experience OR completion of Metropolitan Council leadership development/supervisory training program (graduate of the STEP program - Supervisor Training and Education Program) or Leadership Academy (please attach program completion certificate). 
License Requirement: Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.

* Experience with multiple criteria indicated below in the "Knowledge, Skills and Abilities" section is highly desirable.  If you have this experience, please ensure it is indicated on your application.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Working knowledge of diesel engines, automatic transmissions control systems, HVAC, hydraulics and DC electricity.
  • Basic knowledge of AC/DC electrical systems; principles of analog and digital electronics, electronic control circuitry and associated mechanical, HVAC, pneumatic, hydraulic systems, testing and inspections methods/tools; and welding.
  • Ability to analyze malfunctions in electrical/electronic, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment; determine repair; and perform electronic fabrication and assembly tasks.
  • Skilled in written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong problem analysis and resolution skills.
  • Ability to understand and interpret the Metro Transit union contract.
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and other windows-based environments.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules; operating and maintenance instructions; and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence and speak effectively before groups of subordinates or co-workers.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; compute rate, ratio and percent; and draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Tact, courtesy and cooperation in dealings with others where the primary purpose is the exchange of information.
  • Demonstrated good work record.
  • On-call, weekend/holiday work required when necessary.

 Supplemental Information:
Union/Grade: TMSA/Grade H
FLSA Status: Exempt
Safety Sensitive: Yes, subject to random DOT drug tests.

Work Environment: Work is frequently performed in a normal office environment, but may require occasional outdoor work with exposure to outdoor weather conditions. Work requires occasional local in-state travel by car to visit different facilities. May occasionally travel by air out of state for training and conferences. Work is frequently performed near moving parts or equipment; in wet, humid conditions; and occasionally in high, precarious places. Position is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, frequently to extreme heat, and occasionally to toxic or caustic chemicals. There is occasional exposure to vibrations and risk of electrical shock. Position is regularly exposed to loud noise.

Physical Requirements: Position is regularly required to speak, hear, read and write; frequently to smell; and has vision requirements (close, distance, peripheral, depth perception, ability to distinguish colors, and ability to adjust focus). Position is frequently required to sit, stand and walk. Position is occasionally required to use hands to finger, grasp, handle or feel and to reach with hands and arms. Must have strength and manual dexterity to handle mechanical tools and equipment occasionally. Must have finger dexterity to work on computer. Must be able to regularly lift/carry/push/pull up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Position is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and turn, twist or bend at waist.

Selection Process: Candidates will be selected for final interview based on the results of:
  • Minimum Qualifications Review
  • Subject Matter Expert Review
  • Oral Exam
  • Selection Interview
All employment offers are conditional upon a review and verification of education, employment and driving record (if applicable) as well as passing a pre-employment or transfer drug-screen (if currently in a non-safety sensitive position) and physical. 

Offers are also conditioned upon passing a criminal background check.  Convictions are not an automatic disqualification from the selection process.  The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis.  Convictions are reviewed based upon the relatedness of the conviction to duties of the position as well as a candidate's ability to demonstrate adequate rehabilitation.   
Metropolitan Council employees who are applying for positions which are Safety Sensitive; supervisory/managerial; located in Finance, Information Services (IS) or Human Resources; or have access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards will be required to pass a criminal background check.

Please note: Making a false statement or withholding information (misrepresentation) may cause an applicant to be barred from consideration for the position.
The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and individuals with Disabilities. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at 612-349-7071.