Maintenance is a key function of our ability to deliver reliable transportation services for the residents of Eastern Contra Costa County. With 225 square miles of service area and 3.1 million annual service miles, Tri Delta Transit (TDT) is looking for a passionate transformational team leader with a commitment to service and the demonstrated ability to advocate for, design and implement innovative changes to transportation and mobility programs, services and activities throughout Eastern Contra Costa County.
Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer:
Manage the day-to-day activities of vehicle and facility maintenance functions for a fleet of approximately 100 buses
Advise the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Executive Officer about regulatory changes that affect the operation maintenance and repairs to TDT-owned vehicles
Provide strategic support to the Chief Operating Officer
Manage and be responsible for evaluating the performance of:
Bus stop and Facility Maintainer
Maintain and monitor performance of different types of zero emission vehicles and fueling infrastructure including hydrogen fuel cell buses (FCEB) and battery electric buses (BEB).
Contribute and interact with industry work groups and associations related to vehicle maintenance
High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree desired. Experience can be substituted on a year-for-year basis. Trade school, college mechanical courses, or equivalent desired.
Five years of hands-on mechanical experience on heavy-duty vehicles plus three years of mechanical supervisory experience. Experience working with vendors and experience purchasing mechanical parts, fuel, etc. desired. Transit experience preferred.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Ability to prioritize work and manage without direction. Have a commitment to accuracy. Have strong organizational skills and a flexible attitude that can accommodate a dynamic environment. Must have a strong and demonstrable knowledge of basic mechanics as well as mechanics related to major overhauls. Verbal, written, familiarity with excel/word and mathematical skills are very important. Must have the ability to operate a personal computer, train, manage, and motivate employees, and troubleshoot problems associated with the maintenance department.
Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority (ECCTA), operating as Tri Delta Transit, was formed in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1977 as a Joint Powers Agency (JPA). As an essential service, Tri Delta Transit has provided public transportation to the communities we serve for 45 years.
The agency is centrally located 40 miles east of San Francisco, one hour south of the Napa wine country, and approximately one hour from three major airports. This beautiful area is comprised of 65 national and local parks, thriving sport and recreational waterways, hiking and biking trails, historic downtowns, along with art and culture centers. Tri Delta Transit provides a rare opportunity to live and work locally, as eastern Contra Costa County is the chosen Bay Area location to raise a family due to the schools and reasonable housing prices.
With an operating budget of $32 million, Tri Delta Transit provides nearly two million pre-pandemic trips each year to a population of approximately 315,000 residents in the 225 square miles of Eastern Contra Costa County. The agency operates 16 fixed-routes on weekdays, six on weekends, senior and paratransit services, non-emergency medical transportation (N...EMT), and the on-demand shuttle service, "Tri MyRide". Tri Delta Transit operates maintenance in-house, but contracts a third party for the operation of the transportation fleet.
As one of the 27 public agencies in the Bay Area, Tri Delta Transit has a long history of having a steadfast focus on providing innovative integrated mobility options and of meeting the needs of the riders served. Tri Delta Transit will continue to move transportation into the future.