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First Student Manager Shop III in TORONTO, Ontario

First for a reason:

At First Student, we are a family of 60,000+ employees who take pride in safely transporting more than 5 million students and passengers to and from their destinations each day! Our family of brands include Transco, Total Transportation, Maggies Paratransit, and GVC II. Our employees are at the forefront of safety and innovation; they create and implement the most advanced training and technology the transportation industry has to offer.

First Student is now hiring a Shop Manager in Toronto, ON!


Manages all location maintenance operations and provides shop staff oversight. Directly supervises shop staff. Provides maintenance operational visibility to the Location Manager. Assumes primary responsibility for managing efficient maintenance performance of the location. Ensures safe working condition of fleet.

Major Responsibilities

  • Schedules and administers fleet maintenance, assists in troubleshooting problems with equipment. Communicates availability of vehicles for service with dispatch and other operations personnel.

  • *In relation to subordinates, is responsible for hiring; firing; approving salary increases or decreases; training and employee development; planning and directing the work; disciplining; handling employee complaints or grievances; and handling performance reviews. While the Mgr Maintenance is required to make personnel-related recommendations, some actions require further approval.

  • Works closely with the location manager and region maintenance management providing status of maintenance and budget requirements. May review financial and budget variances, review repair orders or code and approve account payable documents.

  • Ensures compliance on a day-to-day basis with State, Federal and Company requirements. Ensures a safe environment exists and that all maintenance and related activities are in conformance with company policies and regulatory requirements.

  • Reviews repair orders. May order fuel for vehicles, order parts, and subcontract repair work.

  • Initiates and implements projects that improve efficiency and/or reduces operating costs.

  • Ensures that maintenance technicians are trained on current operating procedures, are properly equipped, and motivated so that the maintenance program can be accomplished in a safe, timely and cost effective manner.

  • Supervises bus fueling. May arrange services for building and ground keeping.

  • Completes special projects as assigned. Required to perform hands-on work activities.

Minimum Education or Certifications Required

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Technical training preferred

  • Possess Drivers license with required endorsements

Minimum Experience or Skills Required

  • 5+ years of hands-on mechanical supervisory experience

  • May require lifting of 20 to 50 lbs

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Computer skills

  • Industry experience repairing and maintaining diesel engines and school bus equipment is preferred

Apply today to join our team!

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. We encourage applications from women, persons with a disability, Indigenous peoples and members of a visible minority. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all. First is committed to providing reasonable accommodation at all stages of the hiring process and encourage all applicants who may require such accommodation to let us know.