Maintenance Manager - Translink

Maintenance Manager

Job ID: 20220805
Location: Greater Vancouver Area
Full/Part Time: Full-time
Regular/Temporary: Regular 

Marketing Statement
As the largest operating company in the integrated TransLink enterprise, Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) operates a fleet of clean-fuel conventional and community shuttle buses, zero-emission trolley buses, and passenger ferry SeaBuses in Metro Vancouver, the largest single transit service area in Canada.
At CMBC, one of BC’s Top Employers, we're committed to providing an innovative, healthy, and engaging workforce. This is reflected in our workforce of over 5,500 employees performing over 400 unique jobs, who are committed and empowered to deliver service that attracts nearly 1.1 million passengers daily and connects people, businesses, and communities in the Metro Vancouver region.
We have the important job of helping our passengers get to work, appointments, visiting with family and friends, and back again every day. Metro Vancouver relies on us, and we take that as a point of pride.

Manages the work of staff engaged in the repair, maintenance and servicing of fleet diesel, CNG, Hybrid, and Electric Trolley buses and non-revenue vehicles, in order to provide a sufficient number of safe, roadworthy vehicles to meet the daily transit system requirements.
Provides direction and leadership to the assigned Garage Maintenance functions, with responsibility for the hiring and termination decisions, training, motivation and performance management of employees.
Manages, through Assistant Maintenance Managers, Supervisors and Charge hands, the activities of shops and service crews engaged in the repair, maintenance and servicing of fleet buses and non- revenue vehicles. This includes vehicle inspections, brake relines, scheduled repairs, bad order repairs, in-frame diesel engine repairs, routine maintenance, transmission and differential repairs and replacements and component part repairs and replacements, vehicle body damage repairs, tire repairs and replacements, and the associated vehicle servicing (refueling, washing, sweeping, etc.).
Ensures that safe work practices are maintained and that staff are aware of WorkSafe BC, WHMIS and other safety regulations.
Prepares budgets, work plan, staffing and equipment submissions for review and approval by the Director of Fleet Maintenance. Provides monthly workload and budget variance reports, quarterly forecasting and resolves external invoicing discrepancies. Develops business cases for capital projects related to Garage functions and equipment. Recommends upgrading and purchases of new assets related to Garage functions.

Ensures that a sufficient number of safe, roadworthy vehicles to meet the daily system service requirements; develops and adjusts daily maintenance and repair schedules to ensure system service requirements are maintained; dispatches roadside repair crews to bus breakdowns.
Creates and implements continuous improvement plans including the investigating and resolving of repetitive maintenance and repair problems by analysing vehicle history, troubleshooting possible causes, discussing findings with manufacturers and Fleet Technical Support and implementing
solutions. Resolves various problems experienced with the commissioning and operation of new vehicles.
Performs analysis of Fleet through EAM and Data warehouse reports. Provides recommendations regarding the frequency and scope of repairs to maximize the efficiency of maintenance and the reliability of the fleet. Monitors fleet campaign progress and ensures resources are available and allocated to complete this work.
Manages relationships with Unions, Internal Stakeholders (Operations, Fleet Technical Support, etc.) and External Vendors to proactively resolve issues. Attends various Union/Management meetings.
Maximizes Warranty recoveries.
Implements corporate initiatives and policies.

Red Seal or Interprovincial Ticket in commercial transport vehicle mechanics or a degree in a related mechanical field plus courses in supervisory techniques, management principles and labour relations.
Requires a minimum of seven (7) years previous experience in progressively responsible positions relating to commercial vehicle maintenance. which include supervisory experience, vehicle servicing and routine maintenance repairs and autobody work to gain a broad general knowledge of all aspects of engine overhaul and repairs, inspections, routine maintenance and servicing and body repairs.

  • Expert knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts and practices of Vehicle Maintenance.
  • Excellent communication both written and oral.
  • Advanced planning and organizational skills.
  • Advanced teamwork and interpersonal skills, including negotiations and conflict resolution skills.
  • Advanced analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced leadership skills to provide coaching, team building, and development and performance management to manage a substantial group of direct and non-direct reporting staff.
  • Solid computer skills in standard office tools including word processing and spreadsheet software and use of web-based systems.

Other Information 
Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.
COVID-19 Safety Vaccination Policy
To support public health, and protect the health and safety of our employees, customers, and their families, Coast Mountain Bus Company employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID- 19 and will need to provide proof of full vaccination status in compliance with the employer’s COVID-19 Safety Vaccination Policy.
Accommodations may be applicable under the BC Human Rights Code. Should an applicant be unable to provide proof of full vaccination and should an accommodation be requested, additional information will be required to determine whether the individual is entitled to be accommodated.

Work Schedule
37.5 hours per week.

Work Designation 
Resident – This position works predominately on-site.

Rate of Pay
Salary starting from $105,192 per annum.
The Total Compensation Package includes Extended Health, Dental, Transit Pass and enrollment in the Public Service Pension Plan. Focus on your development through tuition reimbursement, training, and mentorship programs. Enjoy a variety of health and wellness programs, including access to gym facilities. Speak to us to know more about what we offer.

How to Apply
Visit our Career Site and apply through our job portal. A direct link is available here.
INSTRUCTIONS: Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.
Please indicate the website/source of finding this advertisement in your cover letter.

Closing Date: Until Filled

Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.
Having issues applying? Review our System Requirements and Support or email for assistance.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce that is free of all forms of discrimination. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds, skills, and perspectives.
Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email us at

Organization: Translink
Location: New Westminster, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Mechanics & Vehicle Maintenance, Fleet & Driver Services/Management, Equipment Maintenance
Posted: November 23, 2022, 3:47 pm
Expires: December 23, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 5 years or more
Rate: $105,192.00 Year

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