EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Valley Metro RPTA Superintendent Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance Valley Metro is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
SALARY: $83,632.00 - $125,448.00 Annually FLSA: Exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation. OPENING DATE: 04/13/18 CLOSING DATE: Continuous
This recruitment is open until filled with the first review of applications occurring on April 27, 2018. Please include a current resume with your application.
Join the Valley Metro team and be a part of a fast-growing city and transit agency that is operating, planning and building a 66-mile high-capacity/light rail transit system. The Light Rail Vehicle Superintendent will lead the manufacturing and introduction of new light rail and streetcar fleet, with more than 80 vehicles being deployed across the next 5 – 7 years. In addition to new fleet, the LRV Superintendent will have the opportunity to spearhead the overhaul program for the existing 50-car rail fleet.
The LRV Superintendent is part of a large team focused on operational excellence, high-quality expansion and, ultimately, building a system that connects communities and enhances lives. With more than 250,000 daily transit riders (50,000 of which ride light rail), the Valley Metro Rail system has transformed the Valley of the Sun and we continue to seek innovative, team leaders to support our positive momentum.
The Superintendent Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) Maintenance is responsible for directing, planning, and implementing the maintenance and repair of the LRV. Typical duties include: managing vehicle configuration through the modification approval process and updating maintenance procedures to reflect vehicle system changes; coordinating with Capital and Service Development, providing specifications, training and procedural requirements of new equipment and service contracts; ensuring the operational efficiency and work quality of Valley Metro's maintenance, preventative maintenance inspections, and repair for all LRV equipment; developing and implementing policies and procedures; managing staff and resources; establishing standards and coordinating work activities with consultants/contractors; managing LRV spare parts inventory and supplies.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Associates Degree or technical school certification with major course work in a closely related field. Eight (8) years' progressively responsible experience in light or heavy rail vehicle maintenance, transportation, or transit operations, including at least five (5) years of supervisory/management experience; OR , any combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities that demonstrate the capacity to successfully complete the job duties listed above.
Highly Desired Experience: •Strong leadership and communication skills both written and oral •Experience in project management •Light Rail Vehicle maintenance experience •Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites •Experience in public transportation
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.
Licenses and Certifications: Valid Arizona Driver's License and the ability to maintain insurability under Valley Metro's Vehicle Insurance Policy.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES / KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Supervises a staff of a 24 hours/7 day operation that includes: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations; responds to emergency calls 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
Provides leadership and guidance for LRV maintenance program in Operations and Maintenance; develops and monitors methods for providing support to Operations and Maintenance.
Establishes and directs preventative maintenance policies and procedures in order to provide a safe, reliable, clean and efficient system; develops recovery strategies.
Oversees safety, quality assurance, and rail vehicle preventative maintenance programs and schedules including production and equipment upgrades.
Directs and monitors LRV projects and conducts contractor performance reviews, assists with coordination of contractual maintenance activities.
Directs the activities of the department, which includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings; ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.
Develops a departmental budget; monitors and forecasts expenditures; recommends purchases of equipment; solicits and evaluates bids.
Serves as a liaison with internal departments, public agencies, external organizations, the general public, and/or other interested parties.
Familiar with and manages the processes related to warehousing and purchasing; requisitions; purchase orders, invoices, incoming material inspections and material returns.
Participates in monthly meetings for; Safety and Security, Materials Review Board and Failure Review Board.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills:
Principles and practices of project management;
Principles and practices of contract administration;
Budgeting principles and practices;
Operations of a comprehensive multi-disciplined maintenance program;
Overseeing, directing and evaluating the work and services of staff and contract staff;
Principles of quality assurance including preventative maintenance;
In-depth understanding of rail operations and safety practices;
Applicable Federal, State, and local policies, laws and regulations;
Advanced transit principles and practices;
Policy and procedure development practices;
Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities.
Strong leadership and communication both written and oral;
Supervising and evaluating employees;
Prioritizing and assigning work;
Managing a comprehensive vehicle maintenance program;
Preparing and analyzing rail transit maintenance guidelines;
Working under pressure and meeting critical deadlines;
Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations;
Evaluating and resolving highly complex maintenance problems;
Using computers and related software applications;
Developing, evaluating, recommending, and implementing processes and procedures.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and seeing.
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Work in shop or outdoors in all weather conditions. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, chemicals, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions and/or intense noise levels.
Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority RPTA) provides both Bus and Light Rail transportation services for the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Highlights of Valley Metro services include:
*First ever light rail system in Phoenix, Arizona. Began service in 2008.
*Local, Express and RAPID commuter bus service
*Online carpool matching system
*Assistance to local businesses to help them meet the Maricopa County trip reduction goals through alternative modes of transportation (bus, carpool, vanpool, bike, telework, etc.)