Assistant Shop Manager

Posted on 25 July 23 by Lesley Cohen

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Job Description

Overview: Seeking an enthusiastic Assistant Body Shop Manager to join Canada’s leader in repairing and refurbishing transit buses and highway coaches. They offer a collaborative work environment where everyone contributes their ideas on working smarter and more efficiently on an ongoing basis. If you have a great work ethic, put your customers first and want to be challenged and grow with a dynamic team, then consider a career with our client.

What is in it for you?:

  • Vacation eligibility in first year
  • Group RRSP eligibility after only 90 days (with employer matching contribution)
  • Health and dental benefits eligible on first day
  • Annual boot allowance of $200
  • 100% tuition reimbursement
  • Summer flex hours – Friday shift ends at 12:30pm all summer
  • Christmas break – Closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day
Compensation: Offers competitive compensation, annual bonus, comprehensive benefits package, RRSP plan and vacation time for full-time permanent employees.

Hours of Work:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 6:30am to 3:30pm
  • Salary: $75,000.00 to $85,000.00 /year

Job Duties:

  • Develop a positive work environment, assigning and monitoring job tasks and providing overall support to technicians, welders, general labourers and other shop employees.
  • Hire, train, motivate and counsel the shop employees.
  • Inspect and quality control shop employees’ work.
  • Manage and schedule employees for optimal efficiency and quality repairs done on time.
  • Set goals and objectives. Manage the production activities work of the repair & refurbishment shop.
  • Prioritize work to achieve best in class customer service.
  • Maintain accurate repair order flow to satisfy shop and customer requirements.
  • Manage and schedule current capacity of repair, maintenance and refurbishment bays, the associated service equipment and tools for optimal use.
  • Manage, oversee and populate data into a computerized work flow tracking systems.
  • Collaborate with other key business functions.
  • Work with finance on customer invoicing and accounts receivable.
  • Work with purchasing & materials department on vendor purchasing & payments.


  • Minimum five (5) of experience supervising body repairs and/or assembly of heavy-duty vehicles.
  • Ten (10) plus years of direct experience in an automotive/truck environment is preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of heavy-duty vehicle/equipment preventative maintenance, refurbishment and repair practices and procedures.
  • Sound business judgement, highly developed organizational, administrative, supervisory, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound management skills and the ability to effectively plan, direct and oversee employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, manage and monitor processes and procedures.

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