Long Beach Transit

Manager, Fleet Maintenance



Thank you for your interest in working for Long Beach Transit. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we regret to inform you that all LBT job applications must be submitted online. We are taking this step out of an abundance of caution.


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The Manager, Fleet Maintenance is responsible for managing Fleet Maintenance, Utility and Quality Assurance Supervisors and ensures they are trained to perform essential functions needed to maintain Long Beach Transit’s (LBT) rolling-stock in a state-of-good repair. The Manager develops processes, implements standard operating procedures and maintains a safe work environment while overseeing vehicle maintenance at one of the two LBT operating and maintenance facilities.




  • Plans, coordinates and manages the work of the maintenance supervisors including vehicle servicing and cleaning, vehicle running repairs, component overhauls and preventive maintenance inspections
  • Maintains daily bus availability, vehicles undergoing maintenance and return to service activity and reporting
  • Identifies opportunities and efficiencies for improving service delivery methods
  • Ensures achievement of all maintenance-related key performance indicators (KPIs), including type and timeliness of preventive maintenance inspections (PMIs), mean distance between failures (MDBFs), time ‘out of service’ and missed service
  • Establishes and adjusts maintenance priorities in accordance with work demands, resources, and department goals
  • Reviews financial and budget variances, review repair orders and authorizes account payable documents
  • Initiates, innovates, implements projects and processes that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs
  • Assists in preparation of departmental policies and procedures
  • Administers provisions of the CBAs with American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
  • Ensures that LBT’s Shop Safety policy, procedures and regulations are implemented and a safe working environment is provided in all maintenance areas, and working with the Safety Manager in conducting monthly Maintenance Safety meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to set goals, guide and motivate employees to accomplish tasks
  • Ability to be open to new ideas and continuous improvement
  • Ability to foster internal and external relationships
  • Consider “customer first” in decision making
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; interpersonal skills; decision-making; and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite programs
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and CHP Motor Vehicle Safety Standards including ADA requirements pertaining to passenger transportation.    


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college/university is required.Five years’ experience in managing the maintenance functions of a 150+ vehicle maintenance shop. Must have industry experience repairing and maintaining CNG and alternatively fueled engines and transit bus equipment. A college degree and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience of technical training in bus maintenance are required.   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Must have a valid California Driver’s License.



(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Long Beach Transit provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

 Positions in this class typically require:

  • Ability to fulfill the physical demands of the job such as walking, stooping, sitting, bending, climbing a ladder and occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds
  • Work will at times require more than 8 hours per day or an irregular work week to perform the essential duties of the position
  • Duties will be performed primarily in an maintenance facility/office environment and will require travel to external locations and agencies

 This job description is not intended to be a complete listing of all the job duties required of this position, but to provide information on the general scope of the position. 

 Salary Range: $101,241 - $118,958 per year (DOQ), with excellent fringe benefits. APPLY ONLINE,  (DMV record printout within 30 Days UPON REQUEST).



Apply online at www.ridelbt.com/careers  Online applications must include past work history and be fully completed to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.


Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States. Long Beach Transit does not sponsor H-1B or other related work visas.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Successful candidate must pass agency and Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, drug and alcohol tests.

Long Beach Transit, 1963 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA 90813


 This job description is not intended to be a complete listing of all the job duties required of this position, but to provide information on the general scope of the position. 



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