Long Beach Transit

Supervisor, Training

Training - Training Supervisor


Thank you for your interest in working for Long Beach Transit. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 (corona-virus) 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 Training Supervisor is responsible for effectively and efficiently developing, delivering, coordinating and evaluating Long Beach Transit (LBT) training programs. The Primary focus is the maintenance training programs for new Bus Operators providing state mandated refresher training (SMART), verified transit training course classes, and return-to-work/accident retraining programs, utility workers, custodians, mechanics, on-going technical training, and vendor/new equipment workshops. In addition, the Training Supervisor develops and delivers training programs for staff.


Open until filled



  • Conducts the utility workers and mechanics training program to certify and qualify employees for required skills proficiency levels as a maintenance employee
  • Participates in the hiring process, conducts interviews and contributes in the selection of new employees for The Maintenance Department
  • Counsels and issues records of contact with personnel in training, as needed. Responsible for determining whether the trainee meets qualification to successfully complete the training program
  • Provides training programs that comply with internal procedures and external mandates or regulations
  • Develops and delivers traditional classroom presentations, on-the-job training curriculum's, and new equipment training
  • Develops and delivers traditional classroom curriculum and on-going skills development training programs. Responsible to determine if skills are understood and applied by student.
  • Develops materials to support training curriculum's including printed media, audio-visual and computer aided learning tools
  • Develops, implements and analyzes evaluation tools and recommends/implements improvements
  • Develops and/or utilizes forms or processes for maintaining complete, timely, accurate and usable training records
  • Develops and delivers new training programs for different departments in the company, as needed
  • Develops, administers and manages maintenance testing program for promotional hiring
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the proper management of the Training Department
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the proper management of the Training Department
  • Works with Maintenance and Safety Department to identify, develop and administer safety training
  • Takes action to correct and/or report unsafe conditions or actions to the Safety Officer; insures that personal protective equipment is worn when necessary; investigates and reports all accidents and incidents, and issues warnings per disciplinary procedures for violations of company safety and health procedures
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Considerate of external and internal customers first in decision making
  • Open to new ideas and continuous improvement
  • Strong decision-making and problem solving skills
  • Honest, ethical, and proactive
  • Cooperative, pleasant, tactful, and diplomatic
  • Reliable, responsible, and dependable in fulfilling obligations
  • Excellent collaborative skills with internal and external customers
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) and audio/visual equipment
  • Develop and enforce standards, policies and procedures
  • Meets deadlines in a timely manner; prioritizes work

Knowledge of:


  • Bus operations
  • Instructional design principles and adult training methods
  • State and federal regulations covering commercial vehicle operations, training, and licensing
  • Needs assessment tools and project management skills
  • Defensive driving techniques and equipment pre-trip procedures




Combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of approximately four years progressively responsible experience in transit or training. Two years of lead experience preferred.  Prior bus operator experience is desirable. 


Must have passenger transit maintenance experience with an emphasis on alternative fuel technology and heavy equipment repair, experience as a journeyman diesel mechanic with an operative knowledge of bus technology and classroom experience. The ability to educate/coach/discipline others is also required. Effective oral/written communication is mandatory. Ability to motivate trainees, strong interpersonal skills.


Experience in public transportation buses, behind-the-wheel instruction and classroom training and supervision; demonstrated safe driving skills and good driving record/California Class B Passenger/Air Brakes license, and ability to obtain certifications from the Transportation Safety Institute and Department of Motor Vehicles for California driver license sign-off.


Ability to motivate trainees; strong interpersonal skills. Must have a good driving record and the ability to obtain a CA Class B-P/Airbrakes license and ability to obtain a Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) and DMV certification for CDL sign-off. Proficient in computer skills, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and audio-visual equipment.




This position is considered safety sensitive and is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including but not limited to pre-employment testing, post-accident testing and random testing under Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations, and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, 49 CFR Part 40 and Part 655.


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


Hiring Range: (Based on Experience): $67,767.91 to $72,104.04 Annual (DOQ), with excellent fringe benefits. 


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.


Submit resume. APPLY ONLINE (DMV driving record printout required UPON REQUEST)


An 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 information 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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