CAREER OPPORTUNITY Manager-Track Maintenance GCT MO
Location: Manhattan-Midtown Reference #:90627
Grade: F $72,082- $84,435 Close Date: 11/21/2017 Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the Application Deadline. OPENING MTA Metro-North Railroad is a dynamic organization, operating out of the jewel of New York City, Grand Central Terminal. We provide service to over 82 million customers annually, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut. A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation. MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe commute, great service to its customers and rewarding opportunities to its employees.
POSITION OBJECTIVE This position assists in managing Metro-North's track infrastructure between Grand Central Terminal and the Mott Haven Subdivision in support of operation and maintenance needs and requirements. This includes being responsible for the tracks, interlocking, drainage systems, embankments, grade crossings and brush control, the critical components of the right-of-way structures needed to maintain safe and reliable train operations.
RESPONSIBILITIES Assists in managing the resources (labor, material and equipment) in association with the design, inspection and maintenance of Metro-North's track and right-of-way infrastructure.
Provide a lead in supporting Metro-North's safety program through the execution of required activities and policies associated with personnel working along or on the railroad's right-of-way.
Develop staff and support of work group in expanding system knowledge, reducing operational costs and supporting new requirements for improvement and expansion of Metro-North's track and right-of-way systems.
Provide day-to-day management of the inspection and maintenance for track and right-of-way, main line switches, drainage structures, yards and and switches.
Coordinate, manage and execute upgrades and repairs to track, interlocking, drainage and right-of-way systems.
Provide support for ensuring compliance with mandated Federal Railroad Administration regulations, inspections as well as Metro-North's requirements for cyclical maintenance of tracks and interlockings.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Demonstrated knowledge of the critical components of track structure.
Demonstrated knowledge of interlocking, including both main line and yard switches.
Demonstrated knowledge of installation and inspection requirements along Metro-North Railroad's right-of-way.
Knowledge of engineering services required for railroad and corporate operations.
Knowledge of Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations and American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) practices.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and/or comparable PC applications.
Strong analytical skills in order to analyze new and existing products and/or procedures.
Ability to recommend improvements to better support the track engineering systems.
Must be able to work in a high profile / high pressure environment.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with internal departments and outside agencies.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to implement and participate in Metro-North Railroad's Priority One Safety Program.
Twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week availability required as needed to support maintenance and construction projects.
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Preferred Qualifications Familiarity with Metro-North Railroad's policies and procedures.
Familiarity with Metro-North Railroad's collective bargaining agreements (CBAs).
Required Education/Experience Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical/Civil Engineering and/or related technical curriculum or two (2) years experience in supervising installation and maintenance of track and right-of-way infrastructure.
Supervisory experience encompassing track inspections, turnout installations and track maintenance and mechanized tie and surfacing operations.
Other Information This is a safety sensitive position and subject to toxicological testing.
SELECTION CRITERIA To be selected for a position, an applicant must: (1) meet the minimum requirements in the job posting, (2) pass a written examination (if applicable), (3) satisfy a background investigation (which includes credit, if applicable), and (4) pass an oral interview, during which the interviewers will further evaluate the applicant's qualifications for the position. Because the selection process is competitive, not all qualified applicants are granted an interview. Metro-North may also require the applicant to undergo a physical ability test, and, if the Company extends a conditional offer, may require him or her to undergo a medical examination, which may include toxicological testing.
For applicants who are current employees, you must be in active service and have worked in your present position for at least one (1) year to be eligible to apply for a posted position, and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, plus on-the-job training, if applicable (for example: Signal Trainee, Foreman-In-Training, etc.) in order to be eligible to transfer. If you are transferred, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present occupation. In addition, Metro-North employees are subjected to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation of their safety and discipline records and their performance assessments.
As an employee of Metro-North Railroad you may be required to complete a New York State financial disclosure statement, if you earn more than $91,821.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please apply online at:
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MTA Metro-North Railroad is an Equal Opportunity Employer