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POSITION TITLE: Transportation Foreman


Job Code: TS0175



Job Family – Transportation

JOB SUMMARY: Coordinates and directs all service and maintenance activities to ensure an efficient and safe operation of all school buses, light fleet and heavy equipment to safely transport our students and district personnel.


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  1. Develops daily work schedules for repairs/work orders and assigns accordingly. Assists mechanics in diagnosing malfunctions. Conducts inspections and prepares maintenance schedules for assigned vehicles and ensures quality of work performed. Coordinates, arranges, supervises and/or provides for the completion of corrective and/or preventative maintenance of shop equipment. Requisitions and maintains supply of spare parts. Interprets district policy and enforces safety regulations. Maintains computerized logs of job assignments/compilations, materials, and equipment used. Resolves work problems or assists workers in solving work problems. Recommends measures to improve production methods, increase efficiency of shop or work crew. Assists the manager of Fleet Operations with short-and long-term decisions regarding shop policies, operations and fixed assets. Resolves customer problems and complaints such as, but not limited to, schedule problems, service failures, and special requests. Also, coordinates vehicle movement.
  2. Minimizes customer downtime, maintains customer and employee relations. Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates all shop personnel. Supervises shop work, maintains equipment and facilities, and follows safety and contamination control practices, and other duties as assigned. Supervises the procurement, storage and distribution of all required materials within the shop area to meet repair and maintenance schedules.
  3. Creates, tracks and completes work order repairs including the tracking of time (labor hours), parts used, and work completed and locates technical information on the intranet or vendor websites. Prepares annual shop operating budgets consistent with marketing and contribution guidelines; reviews all expenditures relative to shop operations. Retrieves data and reports for real-time monitoring and analysis of shop performance and costs. Ensures all work is accomplished within budget to help the district meet financial goals.
  4. Makes recommendations concerning the overall shop budget, major tools, machinery and equipment purchases, as well as physical plant improvements and proposed Capital Budget items to contribute to shop productivity.
  5. Communicates shop activities to those who need to know on a real-time basis. Coordinates with all other departments in HISD to ensure shop activities are properly and effectively integrated. Coordinates with all applicable HISD vendors to maintain the proper flow of information for planning and day-to-day operations.
  6. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Some College

WORK EXPERIENCE: 5 to 7 years

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: SAP, Microsoft Office, Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier), Hand tools (e.g., hammer, shovel, screwdriver), Power tools (e.g., radial saw, reciprocating saw, drill, pheunomatic hammer), Vehicles (e.g., automobile, truck, tractor, forklift) Must obtain a Class B CDL with Passenger and School Bus Endorsement within 90 days from time of hire and maintain throughout the length of employment, Leadership Training, TAPT, TASBT, and ASE certifications.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: Work Leadership. Regularly provides project management or team leadership to a group of two or more employees, but does not have formal supervisory responsibility. Leading and directing typically involves monitoring work and providing guidance on escalated issues. Most of work time is spent performing many of same duties they are leading.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work involves the application of moderately complex procedures and tasks that are quite varied. Independent judgment is often required to select and apply the most appropriate of available resources. Ongoing supervision is provided on an "as needed" basis.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: Compiles and organizes data and figures.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made on both routine and non-routine matters with some latitude, but are still subject to approval. Job is occasionally expected to recommend new solutions to problems and improve existing methods or generate new ideas.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have minor, small and possibly incremental impact on the department or facility. Errors are usually discovered in succeeding operations where most of the work is verified or checked and is normally confined to a single department or phase of the organizational activities resulting in brief inconvenience.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Collaborate and solve problems - works with others to resolve problems, clarify or interpret complex information/policies, and provide initial screening/negotiations without approval authority. Interactions are typically with customers, senior level professional staff, and managers.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Takes routine or required customer actions to meet customer needs. Responds promptly and accurately to customer complaints, inquiries and requests for information and coordinates appropriate follow-up. May handle escalated issues passed on from coworkers or subordinates.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work involves frequent exposure to unpleasant elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, loud noise, chemicals, etc. Ability to carry and/or lift 45 pounds or more.

About Houston Independent School District

HISD provides bus service for eligible regular-education students who submit requests to their campus transportation coordinators and have them approved by the Transportation Services Department. Bus stops for most regular-education students will be located at HISD campuses that are within one mile of the student's residence, but no further than two miles. The parent or legal guardian of a student who qualifies for bus service is responsible for transportation, if needed, to the student's assigned bus stop. If a special-needs student's Individualized Education Plan requires transportation services for a free and appropriate public education, HISD provides district bus service to the closest available program that meets the student's needs. The parent or legal guardian of a student who does not qualify for bus service is responsible for the student's transportation, if needed, to the assigned campus. Discounted METRO passes are available to all HISD students. Details about these "Youth" and "Student" discounts, including schedules, are available online under "Fare Information" at www.ridemetro.org, or by calling the METROLine at 713-635-4000. For information about eligibility and bus stops, contact your campus transportation coordinator, or consult the Transportation Services Department Web site.

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