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Supervisor, Transit Maintenance

Req ID: 24124
Vacancy Type: Permanent 
Number of Positions: 4  
Closing Date: 06/30/2024

Job Summary


Do you want to help move people across the city? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment? MiWay is looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion for leading teams, performing quality mechanical and electrical repairs on transit buses and non-revenue fleet vehicles. If that’s you, then come on board! Help the public get where they need to be, by becoming a Supervisor, Transit Maintenance


As Ontario’s third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the MiWay's vision is to be a transit system that makes Mississauga proud. MiWay's recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing "a safe, reliable, and efficient, transit system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service, and courtesy."

Why Work for MiWay?


  • Start with MiWay as a Full-Time Permanent
  • Competitive Salaries 
  • Annual Salary Performance and Economical Adjustment Review
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Four weeks of Paid Vacation 
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package 
  • Pension Plan (OMERS Retirement Savings Plan);
  • Overtime  Premiums
  • And much more....

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Manager, Transit Maintenance or Assistant Superintendent of Transit Vehicle Maintenance the successful candidate:

  • Oversees the day to day activities of the maintenance staff to ensure the effective and efficient management and coordination of vehicle inspection, repair, cleaning and overall maintenance operation
  • Establishes and monitors attainment of objectives/performance standards and trouble shoots deficiencies
  • Allocates personnel and equipment according to priorities; schedules maintenance of Transit vehicles and prepares work orders utilizing a computer assisted system
  • Implements and maintains policies, procedures and standards to ensure a safe, productive and timely operation with regard to continuous improvement initiatives
  • Motivates and assesses performance, controls absenteeism, manages disciplinary measures, handles employee issues and assist with grievances at Step 1
  • Ensures that employees are instructed in methods, procedures, and performance standards for all maintenance activities and operations
  • Supports and may be called on to supervise the daily operation of the bus wash racks, fuelling stations and fare box clearing in the absence of the Washbay Supervisor
  • Manages statistical data such as book-offs, sick absences, overtime, lieu/floater day requests, and accident/incident forms 
  • Participates in monthly maintenance meetings and ensures that maintenance records are kept up to date via input to maintenance clerk 
  • Ensures that all work adheres to the Ministry of Transportation legislated requirements 
  • Ensures that assigned staff complies with all safety requirements, Corporate policy and procedures, and Standard Practice Instructions 
  • Supports in orientation and training of new Transit Maintenance staff in Transit policies and procedures 
  • Identifies and assists with bus and bus part warranty claims and the tagging of defective components, thereby ensuring manufacturer/supplier warranty commitments are upheld 
  • Monitors the work environment to ensure tools, parts and materials are properly treated, stored or disposed of and that cores and repairable parts are returned to Stores 
  • Maintain positive employee relations by fair and equitable treatment of all staff in all areas including: assignment of work, and managing performance expectations.
  • Conduct technical investigations and procedural quality audits, as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Promotes a respectful work and service environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and is free from harassment and discrimination. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of inclusive and accessible policies, program and/or services for employees and customers in accordance with MiWay’s commitments and obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and Related Orders, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and MiWay's policies

Required Qualifications

Minimum of 5 years of experience as a journeyperson tradesperson, following attainment of trade certification, exposed to the full range of activities in a bus maintenance operation, with increasingly responsible work with all critical bus systems. For at least 3 years, must have increasingly responsible work and supervisory experience, and demonstrated the capability for supervising other employees.

  • The successful candidate must hold a valid - Truck and Coach Technician (310T) certificate and maintain it in good standing,
  • A preferred asset would be a current Ontario Government Certificate of Qualifications Automotive Service Technician (310S) as well.
  • Must have a valid G Driver’s License; D or C Ontario Driver’s License with a “Z” endorsement is preferred with a Driving Abstract acceptable to the city.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, afternoons, days, and stat holidays with various off days
  • Must possess the ability to establish effective working relationships, with internal and external stakeholders, including staff, senior management, union executives, and public

Additional Skills


  • Detailed knowledge of Truck or Coach vehicle maintenance and repair, and manufacturer’s specifications and schematics is an asset
  • Comprehensive knowledge of shop management practices, preventative maintenance theory, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Environment, and Ministry of Labour legislated requirements, and the Health and Safety Act
  • Demonstrated ability to act as a coach and mentor through staff development
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, along with strong organizational skills
  • Proven ability to create, communicate, and execute procedures and processes that foster efficiencies, and increase productivity following safe work practices and equipment operation
  • Proven abilities in the use of database and computer applications,
  • Thorough knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, and air conditioning systems utilized on urban transit vehicles combined with a sound knowledge of diagnostic, inspection, repair, and maintenance procedures for these components and vehicle body structure
  • Requires an understanding of the skills associated with the maintenance of urban transit vehicles (mechanical, body/paint repair, wheel/tire installation) used in a major automotive repair environment

Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 86,858.00 - $ 115,812.00 
Hours of Work: 40 
Work Location: Mississauga Transit 
Department/Division/Section: T&W/Transportation&Works Dept , T&W/Mississauga Transit , MT Maintenance 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City of Mississauga is committed to creating a respectful and supportive workplace that fosters a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion which broadly reflects the communities and residents we serve. Throughout the employee life cycle, the City is working to include an EDI lens to attract, retain and support the growth of diverse talent. 

Learn more about the City’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

The City of Mississauga is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to removing barriers in our selection process for people with visible and invisible disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. 

If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.        





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