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Maintenance Vehicle Supervisor/Foreman II Garages

NJ Transit

This is a Contract position in Newark, NJ posted June 3, 2023.



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Move forward with us! At NJ TRANSIT, you’ll join us in transforming the third-largest transportation agency in North America. We are committed to delivering safe, reliable service that gets our customers to their destinations on time—and we’re looking to hire talented folks with a love of learning to make it all possible.

Below positions present the exciting professional opportunity for you to use your talents and energy to supervise a maintenance team at one of our garages.

Foreman II Garages (Central Garages – Nutley, Maplewood, Howell, Newark, Dover & Orange)
Main Functions:

  • Supervises employees on assigned shift, including assigning and reviewing work to ensure sufficient, clean, and safe vehicles are available for pull-out.
  • Coordinates with other Maintenance Foremen and Transportation staff at the garage, the Control Center, and at Bus garages to ensure that road calls are properly handled, and that pull-outs go smoothly.
  • Monitors workforce at assigned locations to coordinate maintenance activities and clean up activities and to ensure equipment is inspected in accordance with NJ TRANSIT maintenance standards.
  • Supervises stock room, authorizes special orders, issues materials and ensures security and accurate accounting of stock.
  • Trains, counsels, and motivates staff to maintain and improve productivity.
  • Enforces work rules, safety and cleanliness standards; monitors condition of facility and equipment.
  • Responsible for monitoring the timeliness and completeness of the revenue collection system, including proper vaulting procedures and reporting procedures.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Three (3) years of applied experience in bus or automotive maintenance

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience about automotive maintenance of vehicles 
  • Technical knowledge working on computers
  • Excellent written and communication skills


  • Diesel experience 
  • Supervisory experience

Working Environment:

  • Fast paced garage/warehouse work environment
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Exposure to equipment, machinery/vehicles, chemicals and other hazardous materials 
  • Garages are highly noisy/ loud, contain dirt and dust and open at all times with exposure to extreme temperatures during different seasons

Physical Demands and Other Conditions:

  • Perform tasks which may include heavy physical labor such as lift and carry heavy items 
  • Ability to stand, sit, walk, kneel and bend throughout the workday
  • Must be able to pass NJ TRANSIT’s pre-employment physical    
  • NJ TRANSIT Bus Garages are open 24/7 and 365 days, shifts and schedules can vary and may include nights, weekends and holidays as required or assigned

At NJ TRANSIT, you will enjoy a competitive salary and excellent benefit package:

  • Family Health Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Leave
  • 401(a), 401(k) Retirement Plans – up to 9% employer contribution
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Qualified Transportation Expense Plan (QTE)

At NJ TRANSIT, we support and depend upon the diversity of our staff. NJ TRANSIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is deemed safety sensitive per the Department of Transportation (DOT) Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations. 
The DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulation 49 CFR Part 40 does not authorize the use of marijuana for any reason. It is unacceptable for any safety-sensitive employee subject to drug testing under DOT regulations to use recreational or medical marijuana. The prohibition includes any derivative of marijuana such as CBD oils, teas, etc. The use of recreational and medical marijuana is a violation of NJ TRANSIT’s Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy for safety-sensitive employees.