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Parts Manager

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.

About the Position

 At our locations, the Parts Manager directs the organization and profitability of the fleet’s parts department by interfacing with using agencies, vendors, and internal/external customers.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities of a Parts Manager

  • Supervises parts clerks
  • Coordinates parts and materials transfers between locations as needed
  • Responsible for keeping parts department offices and warehouses organized and clean
  • Ability to meet deadlines through organization and problem solving
  • Leads cost reduction initiatives, manages and reduces obsolete inventory, and provides justification for inventory. Conducts cost and quality comparison studies.
  • Designs, implements, and monitors ongoing cost quality purchasing program.
  • Stocks inventory at appropriate levels while maintaining services to shop operations.
  • Maintains an effective parts catalog system.
  • Manages parts warranty claims.
  • Manages a core exchange program.
  • Prepares and conducts physical inventories quarterly.
  • Responsible for the credibility of information on repair orders.
  • Interacts positively with customers.
  • Provides reports as necessary.
  • Meets all contractual requirements in the area of parts inventory and services.
  • Initiates all necessary operating procedures which apply to the area of parts.
  • Provides recommendations as needed to build and maintain an exemplary quality parts facility.
  • Responsible for issuing and tracking purchase orders in multiple databases (Infor Tungsten, JD Edwards)
  • Maintains positive and productive relationships with company employees, management, vendors and client


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent; Associate's degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience in inventory/parts.
  • Prior management and/or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Prior parts experience with heavy equipment preferred.

First for a Reason


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. 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 Transit.

Extensive Training

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as 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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55367 - MARTA
1040 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta, GA, United States, 30318
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    First Transit
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    Full Time
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