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Assistant Transportation Manager - Full Time

First Student - Maywood, IL


Posted on 06/16/22 (Ref: ILEmOpUX2A)

Assistant Transportation Manager - Maywood, IL - First Student

First things First: Who are we? 

Twice the size of our next largest competitor, First Student is the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America. Every day, we complete 5 million student journeys, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly trained drivers and the industry's strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, maintenance, and charter services for 1,100 school district contracts. 

Assistant Transportation Manager Responsibilities:

  • Ensures home to school routes are covered in a timely and efficient manner
  • Interfaces with drivers regarding concerns and performance issues
  • Investigates client complaints and coordinates resolutions
  • Ensures achievement of on-time performance goals
  • Monitors driver safety and makes Injury Prevention (IP) contacts with drivers to identify and resolve safety issues
  • Assist Contractual Manager with review and resolution of union grievances
  • Ensures dispatch staff assigns spare drivers and buses as required to provide on-time coverage of routes
  • Audits and corrects athletic trip invoices based on company guidelines

Assistant Transportation Manager Experience and Skills Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3-5 years experience in transportation
  • 2-3 years supervisory experience
  • Computer literacy skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Familiar with basic vehicle mechanic processes and maintenance
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
  • Work extended hours regularly, including weekends
  • Possess working vehicle to travel within service area as needed

First for a Reason  

Benefits 

We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 

Professional Advancement 

Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Student or First Transit. 

Extensive Training 

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. 

Diversity & Inclusion 

Because we're stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We're committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day. 

Community Service & Impact 

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Student, First Transit and First Vehicle Services in your community, you'll have a positive impact on others.  

About First America 

First America is the largest passenger transportation company in North America, we provide passenger transport and maintenance services to municipalities, school districts and the general public in the U.S. and Canada. Our 4.8 billion operation is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH and employs more than 96,000 employees at 1,200 locations in 38 states and 7 Canadian provinces.  

Apply today and get your career on the road with First Student!  

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 without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.


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