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Garage Shift Supervisor

Milwaukee, WI, USA Req #3
Monday, January 25, 2021

Supervises day-to-day garage operations at assigned location to ensure efficient and timely maintenance, repair, nightly parking and pull out of all buses.


  1. Provides effective garage supervision while maintaining a high level of garage production; monitors timeliness and completion of all garage functions.

  2. Ensures the completion and accuracy of all maintenance records and documents, including daily reports, timecards, and accident reports etc.

  3. Provides training, advice, direction and guidance to all maintenance staff with emphasis on new hires.

  4. Performs inspections to ensure all buses are clean, safe, reliable and ready for their morning routes.

  5. Enforces company policies and procedures and issue disciplines as needed.

  6. Ensures building and grounds are clean, tidy and all vital functions are working properly.

  7. Creates work orders as needed for building repairs.

  8. Investigates accidents and enters reporting data.

  9. Performs other duties as required.


  1. Associate's Degree in Automotive Maintenance, Business Administration, or related field required.

  2. Five (5) years’ experience as a bus mechanic required.

  3. Diagnostic software experience required.

  4. Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with air brakes required.

  5. One (1) year supervisory experience required.


  1. Knowledge of diesel engines, systems and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment.

  2. Knowledge of DOT (Department of Transportation and FTA (Federal Transit Administration.

  3. Knowledge of company policies and procedures.

  4. Knowledge of union contract and policies.

  5. Knowledge of building construction and electrical fixtures.

  6. Knowledge of diesel engines and other heavy, duty components.

  7. Knowledge of union contracts.

  8. Skilled in computer operations and spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and related software.

  9. Ability to manage conflict and balance competing interests from multiple stakeholders.

  10. Ability to supervise/lead others.

  11. Ability to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships.

  12. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  13. Ability to work independently.


  1. Work is frequently conducted in an office, shop, construction or warehouse site environment, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic chemicals or substances, and loud noises.

  2. Physical requirements are those described as light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly having to move objects.



The above are general requirements that must be met for consideration. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of job qualifications or job duties. A physical exam and Pre-Placement Functional Test may be administered prior to job award, allowing applicants to demonstrate their ability to the minimum requirements for this position.

Milwaukee County Transit System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age; protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Milwaukee, WI, USA