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Duquesne Light Company Sup, Transportation - Back Shift in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to creating a culture of inclusion. We value and respect the unique differences and experiences of our employees. We believe that our differences lead to better collaboration, innovation and outcomes. We want you to join our team!

This is a Back Shift (3:30-Midnight) position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise a shop of Automotive Technicians, to include facilitating training and managing industrial hazards.

  • Monitor equipment wear, failure trends, and vehicle accidents in order to improve vehicle specifications and shop standards. Evaluate work procedures, preventive maintenance and repair standards, service schedules, quality control programs, and procedures for hazardous waste and environmental issues consistent with federal, state and local laws. Evaluate new equipment, repairs, replacement parts, and methods in order to maintain established quality levels.

  • Manage technical aspects of campaigns.

  • Act as relief supervisor for any DLC fleet shop and participate in schedule rotation with supervisors for emergency callouts and other events.

  • Provide recommendations to optimize department productivity.

  • Through collaboration and influence, develop and implement process improvements to enhance the business objectives of Fleet Management Services, prioritize employee support requests, and update department databases, spreadsheets and calendars.

  • Organize and work independently on assigned projects/tasks. Participate on various committees and in various professional organizations and affiliations associated with fleet management.

  • Develop specifications for the procurement of vehicles, equipment, parts and supplies necessary for fleet management. Participate on specification teams and assist in selecting the best designs, resolution of all technical issues and addressing previously identified problems in the development of vehicle specifications. Collaborate with manufacturers to develop detailed specifications for vehicles and other equipment and to make recommendations to address various safety issues and operational procedures.

Education/Experience Requirements:

Roles at this level require specific relevant experience. Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree in Automotive Technology, Automotive Engineering Technology, Automotive Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. ASE Certified Master Technician is preferred. With 5+ years of relevant experience. In an operations or production environment typically has 0+ years of previous managerial experience.


  • Previous leadership or supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams.

  • Minimum 3 years experience in auto/truck/heavy truck maintenance and repair in commercial fleet operations.

  • Experience working in a bargaining unit environment.

  • Familiar with OSHA and industrial safety practices..

  • Maintenance Technician or Maintenance Management experience preferred.

  • CDL preferred.

  • A highly driven, self-motivated and enthusiastic leader capable of communicating, motivating and driving an organization toward change and positive improvement.

  • Proven ability to make accurate decisions and demonstrate sound judgment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong computer skills and information system knowledge with experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.


Typically the front line supervisor to union staff or support track staff. May manage a small group both staff and professional employees in a narrow focus area and typically used as first entry into leadership for employees without prior leadership experience.

Decision Impact:

Problems and issues are undefined require detailed info gathering, analysis, and investigation to understand/resolve. Makes decisions that address work flow issues considering immediate impact on own function or work unit.


Primary focus is on day to day management of operational execution for areas managed. Trains and develops staff. Plans the work flow. Directs available resources to accomplish process improvement. Leads work flow changes and implementations for direct team.

Physical Requirements:

The work environment will include office, field, and shop (noise, exhausts and weather extremes) at various times. Individual must be physically able to climb on and under heavy equipment to perform inspections. Current state driver's license. Must have CDL or be able to obtain within 6 months of employment. Occasional travel required.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of the employment relationship, without discrimination because of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran or any other unlawful basis, as defined by applicable law, and fostering a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and retaliation. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, transfer, layoffs, return from a layoff, training and development, and other privileges of employment. An integral part of Duquesne Light's commitment is to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning equal employment and affirmative action.