The PTC Equipment Engineer will maintain and support troubleshooting, diagnostics, and inspections of PTC On Board equipment.
TO APPLY: This is a continuous recruitment with the first review of applications beginning September 7, 2023. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.
At this level, assignments are generally limited in scope and are performed within a procedural framework established by higher-level employees. While maintaining and supporting troubleshooting, diagnostics, and inspections of PTC On Board equipment.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED
Receives supervision from departmental management/supervisory level roles
No formal supervisory responsibilities
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not to be interpreted as an exhaustive list of responsibilities.
Assist in troubleshooting and providing diagnostics of MDM (messaging) problems, software versions, manual upload of track files, etc.
Perform upgrades and maintain PTC On-Board software and hardware in coordination with the Back Office and PTC equipment vendors.
Assist contractors or vendors who specialize in the evaluation, repair, troubleshooting, investigation of PTC onboard equipment failures.
Collaborate with Human Resources for assistance with teaching and training various PTC, TMC systems, and Computer Display Unit (CDU).
Collaborate with other SCRRA departments and contractors for assistance in trouble shooting and repairing locomotive and cab car systems electrical, mechanical, air brake, event recorder, communication and mechanical components impacting PTC functionality including tachometer, antennas, and telecommunications.
Conduct remote diagnosis of fleet by reviewing through internet (i.e. go to website), remote review of fault logs, understand severity and required action.
Respond to priority or emergency situations and provide on-call assistance and service when needed.
Schedule PTC equipment moves and test trains in coordination with Operations department.
Work with other Equipment Engineers in troubleshooting and providing diagnostics of MDM (messaging) problems, software versions, manual uploads of track files, etc.
Work with contractors or specialized vendors in the evaluation, repair, troubleshooting, investigation, and lessons learned of PTC onboard equipment failures.
Provide oversight in the education and training of maintainers on the process to diagnose events and the process for downloading event recorder and TMC logs.
Work with and provide oversight to maintainers on the process to troubleshoot mechanical components impacting PTC functionality including tachometer, antennas, and telecommunications.
Participate in rotating weekend and night “on-call” duty, in coordination with other PTC Onboard team members of the department.
Handle a variety of tasks related to Hours-of-Service requirements
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Associate degree in electronics, mechanical systems, computer science, management information systems.
Must have a minimum of two (2) years of work experience in electronics, navigation, and communication systems.
Subject to and must comply with all FRA regulations for drug and alcohol testing.
A combination of training, education and or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered when determining minimum qualifications. Advanced relevant coursework may also substitute for a portion of required experience.
Valid Class C Driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record of no more than three moving violations and no DUI’s within the last three years.
Registered and licensed Professional Engineer in California
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
PTC System Fundamentals
PTC System Maintenance
Service relationships (contractual service responsibilities) and maintaining positive interaction with service providers
Freight and passenger railroad operating and train control knowledge
Basic Unix/Linux experience
Ability to pass Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) and Maintenance of Way (MOW) General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) and become territory qualified within six months Work across departments
Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Develop required level of knowledge to interact with remote troubleshooters
Develop technical aptitude with a variety of industry specific knowledge including emerging troubleshooting and diagnostic software
Prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure dynamic environment
Transition between a stationary position at a desk or work location and move about Metrolink facilities or other work site locations
Operate tools to perform the duties of the position; such as computers, office equipment and work-related machinery
Transport equipment or boxes up to 25lbs
Exchange ideas by means of communication
Visual acuity to detect, identify and observe employees or train movement and any barriers to movement when working on or near railroad tracks
Hear and perceive the nature of sounds when working on or near railroad tracks
Balance, ascend/descend, climb, kneel, stoop, bend, crouch or crawl within assigned working conditions and or locations
Position requires work in a normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, or temperature. Work may also be conducted in outdoor environments, at construction sites, Railroad Track and Right-of-Way environments, and warehouse environments, with possible exposure to individuals who are hostile or irate, moving mechanical parts, and loud noises (85+ decibels, such as heavy trucks, construction, etc.)
Southern California Regional Rail Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Authority will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Hello and Welcome to the SCRRA Online Recruitment Process. First, some information about SCRRA! The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) is the joint powers authority that operates Metrolink. Metrolink was formed in 1991 and includes the 5 county agencies - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) and Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC). SCRRA is responsible for reducing highway congestion and improving mobility throughout Southern California. Metrolink has grown tremendously during our more than 20 years in service with a dedicated staff of approximately 275 full-time employees and over 800 contract staff. Metrolink has expanded to 7 service lines, 59 stations and 43,000 daily boardings, all over 534 route miles and is one of the fastest growing commuter rail systems in the country.