Transdev Wayside Supervisor in Detroit, Michigan


Transdev is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of passenger transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.

This position is responsible for cleaning; both preventative and corrective maintenance, of the wayside assets, stations, and Maintenance Operations Facility.


  • Provides supervision and oversight for the maintenance and servicing of the wayside assets and the Maintenance and Operations Facility per maintenance plans

  • Ensures all preventative and corrective maintenance is performed safely, properly and within the designated time/distance intervals

  • Ensures all safety and organizational rules, policies and procedures are followed by subordinates

  • Ensures and provides for accurate documentation in the MMIS program

  • Supports the wayside/facility mechanics by providing repairs and servicing as required

  • Ensure equipment/facility availability requirements are met consistently

  • Provides technical support for the entire maintenance team

  • Provides training support for the wayside/facility maintenance team

  • Ensures accurate documentation for data related to safety and training/qualifications of assigned maintenance employees including a qualified employee list

  • Provides on call supervision and maintenance of wayside/facility assets on a 24/7 basis as required

  • Supports the Streetcar Vehicle maintenance working group whenever required

  • Supports the transportation working group with all wayside/facility asset issues

  • Ensure adequate wayside/facility warranty administration and coordination with the OEM and sub-suppliers

  • Ensures adequate consumables and parts are available to support corrective and periodic maintenance of the wayside/facility assets

  • Reports all accidents, incidents, or unusual occurrences and accurately completes all required reporting

  • Provides contractual oversight to wayside/facility related contracts

  • Provides daily inspection, periodic maintenance and repairs of the MOF and Streetcar station stops per maintenance plans in order to meet daily contractual requirements

  • Performs all maintenance and repair activities in compliance with OEM requirements, the Streetcar maintenance program, the wayside maintenance, and associated SOP’s

  • Other duties as required.


Education, Licensing, and Certifications :

  • High school diploma or equivalent, such as GED

Experience :

  • 2 - 3 years of experience in transit or a related field (e.g. high voltage electrical, electrical/mechanical, railroad track) is preferred. Equivalence of experience and education will be considered.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Must be able to read and comprehend technical specifications and manuals

  • Must be able to drive and possess a valid State driver’s license in good standing

  • Must be able to pass and maintain a DOT physical examination and random drug screens

  • Must be computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs

  • Must possess the knowledge to use a computer, general office equipment, two-way radios, fleet vehicles and other related shop equipment

  • Must have good oral and written communications skills

  • Must be able to work amid constant interruptions, prioritize and deal with time pressures and be able to clearly communicate

  • Must be autonomous, self-directed and possess the ability to handle crisis and conflict situations.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Must successfully pass drug/alcohol testing and criminal background check

  • Must be able to maintain and sustain a DOT medical card

  • Must submit to random drug/alcohol tests and periodic criminal background checks as a safety sensitive employee

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work shifts or flexible work schedules, including weekends as needed

  • Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of conditions (e.g. weather, rain, dust, noise, heat, cold, etc.)

  • Must submit to random drug/alcohol tests and periodic criminal background checks as a safety sensitive employee

  • This position requires the wearing of a uniform

  • Job requires standing, bending, stooping, kneeling and walking throughout the shift

  • Must handle parts and equipment ranging from 10 to 50 lbs.

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.

Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

EEO is the Law Poster:

Drug free workplace

If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check

Requisition ID 2018-7890

Position Category Maintenance/Mechanics/Parts/Utility/Materials

Internal Code #TNA

Internal Reference 285

Internal Code 3 Ind1

Company/Division Transdev Services