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Fleet Maintenance Manager

Fleet Maintenance Manager – $5,000 Sign-On Bonus*

Join First Transit Chicago for Walk-In Interviews!

We offer On-the-spot walk-interviews every Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at

615 W. 41st Street, Chicago, Illinois 60609 or call us at 773-579-2960


  • Now offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus! *(conditions apply. Offer expires 3/1/2022)
  • Annual Bonus Eligible!
  • Blue Seal Shop Bonus Eligible!
  • An excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 

About the Location

     At this location, you will help people to get out into their community, to their doctors appointments, to the store and to their classes by overseeing our maintenance department. At this location, we operate 150 Ford Transit Cutaway Vans and 20 Freightliner body on chassis medium duty buses. We use industry leading technology with Paperless shop and OEM diagnostic software. We utilize OEM training with both Ford and Cummins. We also challenge our people both Managers and Technicians, to become Master ASE certified through company paid training and company paid testing.

About the Position 

As Fleet Maintenance Manager, you will supervise the maintenance and repair of a fleet of  vehicles for Chicago Pace and University of Chicago. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring that technicians are trained on current operating procedures, are properly equipped, and are motivated so that the maintenance program can be accomplished in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner. Other major responsibilities as Fleet Maintenance Manager will include:

  • Schedule and administer fleet maintenance and assists in troubleshooting problems with vehicles and equipment.
  • Make employment decisions, supervise maintenance staff, delegate the work and handle employee relations
  • Work closely with the location and region management teams providing maintenance status, vehicle availability, and budget updates. Review financial and budget variances and accounts payable documents.
  • Ensure a safe environment exists and all maintenance activities are in compliance with State, Federal and Company requirements.
  • Initiate and implement projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent; Technical training preferred
  • Valid driver's license
  • 5+ years of hands-on mechanical supervisory experience
  • Industry experience repairing and maintaining automotive and diesel vehicles
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office
  • ASE Master certification strongly preferred; must be able to obtain while employed
  • Subject to a drug test

First things First: Who are we? 

First Transit Inc. is a leading provider of public transportation contracting and management services. For over 60 years, we have supplied precision, efficiency, innovation, and all-around expertise to both public and private transportation systems. Today, we operate in 335 locations, carrying more than 350 million passengers annually throughout the United States in 39 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. 

First for a Reason  

Professional Advancement 

Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Student or First Transit. 

Extensive Training 

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. 

Diversity & Inclusion 

Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day. 

Community Service & Impact 

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Student, First Transit and First Vehicle Services in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others. 

Apply today and get your career on the road with First Transit! 

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.  

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55443 - Chicago Pace
615 W 41ST ST, CHICAGO, Illinois, USA, 60609-2643
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    First Transit
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    Full Time
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