Daily Archives: August 29, 2012

Job Opening with MATA


Posting Title Maintenance Foreman 
Job Category Administrative  
Closing Date Monday, September 10, 2012//
Compensation $48,500.00

Job Information:

DEFINITION: Schedules and oversees maintenance work in one or more divisions, such as preventative maintenance, air conditioning, electric fare-boxes and equipment, building equipment, brake and unit rebuilding, overhaul, etc.


Essential Functions: 

  • May be assigned to supervise personnel in any area in the Maintenance department as directed by the Assistant Director of Maintenance.
  • Assumes the responsibilities of the Director and Assistant Director of Maintenance in their absences.
  • Directly supervises assigned shift employees.
  • Ensures employee compliance with general shop and OSHA rules in assigned work areas.
  • Assigns work schedules and coordinates work between shift groups.
  • Plans work assignments and evaluates the performance of maintenance employees in any division.

Other Job Functions: 

  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.
  • Instructs new Maintenance personnel.
  • Requisitions bus parts for repair jobs.


Education/Experience – High school diploma or GED required with a minimum of six years’ experience as a Diesel Mechanic in the repair of auto and diesel engines. Previous supervisory experience preferred and must possess ability to effectively supervise and administer work policies and regulations. Good oral communication skills required; good work record essential; possess Class A (“P” endorsement) Commercial Driver’s License. Must have ability to do the same work as those supervised and to be able to assist if necessary. Good Work Record. ASE – preferred.

Mental Effort – Ability to understand and interpret labor agreement essential.

Physical – Extensive walking and standing at least 90% of the time; lifting a maximum of 50 lbs. and lifting parts and materials overhead. Requires ability to withstand exposure to negative surroundings such as uncomfortable weather conditions, dust, engine fumes, toxic chemicals and extreme noise levels. Must be able to climb on a ladder or other equipment up to heights such as on roof of buildings at MATA facility. Must be able to crawl or stoop into tight areas and lay horizontal under a vehicle. Requires ability to perform hand-over-hand method of steering vehicles and be able to grip a steering wheel.

Audible/Visual Demands – Requires ability to hear telephone and directions given; ability to distinguish vehicular problems associated with trouble shooting repairs; visually perform essential functions for satisfactory job performance. Ability to view visual display terminal.

Miscellaneous – Must be willing to work shift hours and days as assigned.

Employment Applications can be picked up and dropped off at both of our transit facilities:

North End Terminal
444 N. Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103

American Way Transit Center
3921 American Way
Memphis, TN 38118

Human Resources Department
Mid-South Transportation Management, Inc.
901.722.7113 Phone
901.722.7135 Job Hotline
901.722.7142 FAX

Mid-South Transportation Management, Inc. (MTM) is the provider for the Memphis Area Transit Authority. Job postings are notices for vacancies within the organization. Their purpose is to inform and to invite qualified interested individuals to apply for vacant positions. MTM does not accept unsolicited applications. Completed forms should be mailed to: 

Human Resources Department
Mid-South Transportation Management, Inc.
1370 Levee Road Memphis, TN 38108

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, in compliance with Federal and State equal employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status or veteran status.

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