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General Manager



General Manager 

 

First things First: Who are we? 

First Transit Inc. is a leading public transportation contracting and management services provider. For over 60 years, we have supplied precision, efficiency, innovation, and all-around expertise to 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. 

About the Position 

Join the First Transit team as a General Manager in Melrose Park, IL. First Transit General Managers are committed to safety, customer service, and hands-on experience in all transportation business areas. The manager will initiate, develop, and maintain a successful contract relationship.

Responsibilities 

  • Ensures compliance of all company procedures and policies to include First Quality Management
  • (FQM) requirements.
  • Ensures services are provided within budget and action plans developed and implemented to improve
  • operational efficiencies.
  • Maintains company and contractual assets (vehicles, facilities, inventories, tools, and equipment).
  • Ensures compliance of local, state, and federal laws and regulation (EPA, OSHA, DOT, ADA, and EEOC).
  • Analyzes, prepares, and develops budgets and forecasts.
  • Negotiates operating budgets and contractual terms with customers.
  • Assesses resource needs, problems, and trends and plans accordingly.
  • Develops action plans to ensure customer retention.
  • Assures a safe working environment.
  • Provides and promotes effective communications with customers.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to develop location and company bench strength.
  • Establishes training goals and requirements for all personnel.
  • Satisfies client, corporate, and contractual reporting requirements and needs.
  • Assists in technical sales support and develops sales leads
  • Additional duties as assigned

 

Qualifications 

  • Minimum 5 years fleet management/maintenance leadership experience.
  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Must have evidence of building solid relationships with supervisors, peers, and subordinates.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and continuously motivate highly effective teams.
  • Successful track record in managing budgets and/or P&L responsibility.
  • Ability to interface with using agencies, directors, elected officials, operators, and all levels of hourly and salaried employees, including senior management.
  • Must be a self-starter able to obtain successful results without supervision
  • High school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor's degree preferred

 

First for a Reason  

Benefits 

We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 

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. 

Professional Advancement 

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

Extensive Training 

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

Community Service & Impact 

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of 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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Location
55450 - West Cook County
2040 Indian Boundary Drive, Melrose Park, Illinois, United States, 60160
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  • Company:
    First Transit
  • Terms and Conditions Type:
    Full Time
  • City:
    Melrose Park
  • State / Province:
    Illinois
  • Job Category:
    Operations Management & Supervisory
  • Location Contact Telephone Number:
    708-343-4843
  • Vacancy Number:
    42205
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