Transportation Maintenance Managers

Transportation Maintenance Managers

The military's transportation system is made up of many different kinds of carriers, including ships, aircraft, trucks, and buses. Repair and maintenance schedules for each type of vehicle must be carefully planned and managed.

What They Do:

Transportation maintenance managers in the military perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Direct repair shop and garage operations
  • Set work schedules for repair shop staff
  • Oversee the ordering and use of repair parts, equipment, and supplies
  • Check repairs to make sure they are complete and finished on schedule
  • Oversee the preparation of maintenance records and reports
  • Develop maintenance standards and policies
  • Plan and develop training programs for staff

Training Provided:

Job training consists of classroom instruction. Course content typically includes:
  • Management of aircraft or aircraft electronics (avionics) maintenance
  • Management of vehicle, railroad, and other equipment maintenance
  • Use of management information systems

Work Environment:

Transportation maintenance managers work in offices located in maintenance yards, shops, and garages.