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Fleet Maintenance 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 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. 


About the Position 

Join the First Transit team as Fleet Maintenance Manager in Arlington, VA. The Maintenance Manager will supervise the maintenance and repair of buses and support vehicles to contract requirements. We hire individuals who make safety and customer service their top priorities. We are looking for you if you have the drive, confidence, and determination to succeed!

  • Schedule and administer fleet maintenance and assist troubleshooting vehicle and equipment problems.
  • 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 comply with State, Federal, and Company requirements.
  • Initiate and implement projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Broad understanding of all mechanical systems related to heavy-duty diesel engines.
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions with moderate noise.
  • Must be able to work shifts or flexible schedules as needed.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent; Technical training preferred
  • Valid VA CDL with Passenger and Airbrakes
  • Must be able to pass and maintain DOT physical examination requirements
  • 7+ 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 is strongly preferred; it must be able to obtain while employed
  • Ability to work with a diverse workforce and Union environment.


First for a Reason  


  • Starting salary 105k-120k based on experience & qualifications
  • Annual Bonus Eligible!
  • Blue Seal Shop Bonus Eligible!
  • An excellent benefits package including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 
  • Through the Perk Spot program, discounts on cell phone plans, new cars, and more!

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 Student or First Transit. 

Extensive Training 

Build skills and knowledge in 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 daily. 

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 positively impact 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.

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52752 - Arlington VA
2900 S. Eads Street, Arlington , VA, United States, 22202
  • Company:
    First Transit
  • Terms and Conditions Type:
    Full Time
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  • Job Category:
    Maintenance Management & Supervisory
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