Shop Manager

Location: Alameda, CA
Date Posted: 09-04-2018
D/T Carson Enterprises Inc. offers an array of solutions for transportation needs. Our company specializes in bus remanufacturing, interior rehabs, accident and fire repair, rail repair and rehab, and alternative fuel conversions.
JOB TITLE:   Shop Manager                              DATE REVISED:                                                        
CLASSIFICATION:      Full Time    Job No.:                       
REPORTS TO:      General Manager                   Department:              Production
Essential Responsibilities
The Shop Manager under the direction of the General Manager will direct and coordinate through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with production of company product(s), utilizing knowledge of product technology, production methods and procedures, and capabilities of machines and equipment.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Plans and directs production activities and establishes production priorities for product in keeping with effective operations and cost factors.
  • A combination of over seven years of directly related training and/or experience is typically required for carrying out the responsibilities for this job.
  • Coordinates production activities with procurement, maintenance, and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment.
  • Reviews and analyzes production, quality control, maintenance, and operational reports to determine cause of nonconformity with product specifications, and operating or production problems.
  • Develops and implements operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.
  • Revises production schedules and priorities as result of equipment failure or operating problems.
  • Consults with engineering personnel relative to modification of machines and equipment in order to improve production and quality of product.
  • Reviews production order schedules to ascertain product data such as types, quantities, and specifications of products and scheduled delivery dates in order to plan department operations.
  • Plans production operations, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing products.
  • Reviews master production schedule and work orders.
  • Revises schedule according to work order specifications, established priorities, and availability or capability of workers, and equipment.
  • Confers with department supervisors to determine progress of work and to provide information on changes in processing methods received from methods or engineering department.
  • Compiles reports concerning progress of work and downtime due to failure of machines and equipment to apprise production-planning personnel of production delays 
Required Qualifications
  • 5+ years of diesel vehicle maintenance experience
  • Extensive hands-on knowledge of bus or heavy duty systems (HVAC, Electrical, Engine, Structural, Paint & Body, etc.)
  • Strong supervisory skills
  • Ability to assess personnel requirements and evaluate subordinate performance
  • Ability to train, guide, and direct a crew
  • ASE certifications are a plus
  • Must have valid driver’s license, CDL preferred
  • Ability to work under pressure and under strict deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
Must be able to:
  • Carry, pull and push up to 50 pounds of dead weight
  • Climb up and down a ladder
  • Sit, stand stoop, kneel, squat, crouch and or crawl 
  • Twist or turn in confined spaces
After your probation period is completed all full time employees of D/T Carson Enterprises Inc. will be offered excellent benefits such as:
  • Medical
  • Dental / Vision
  • Long and Short Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K Benefits w a company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Growth potential 
    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
    We are drug free workplace that conducts pre-employment physical and drug screenings. We are regulated by the department of transportation and will be conducting random drug testing at regular intervals.
    Application Process
    You may apply for a position with D/T Carson Enterprises using one of these methods:
    Option 1: Apply directly through our online portal.
    Option 2: Email your resume and cover letter directly to or
  • *D/T Enterprises, Inc. reserves the right to amend or alter this description at any time at the discretion of the company. *
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