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SENIOR ENGINEER (RELIABILITY)

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 by Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)

Los Angeles, CA 90001
Public Sector & Government
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Basic Function

Performs complex engineering work coordinating with agency departments to ensure continuous improvement of rail fleet reliability & availability.

Example Of Duties

  • Coordinates with agency departments to ensure continuous improvement of rail fleet reliability & availability
  • Performs continuous assessment of rail vehicle's reliability & availability for all fleets
  • Coordinates with agency departments to ensure failures and events are properly logged and tracked and work orders are being issued and completed properly
  • Coordinates with Rail Quality Assurance and Capital Project Teams to receive and review reports on fleet/vehicle failure trends
  • Coordinates with agency departments to ensure failure reports from contractors and vendors are expedited and timely
  • Ensures failure reports clearly identify the root cause of the failure
  • Ensures failure mitigations address the root cause without compromise to vehicle performance, safety, reliability, or maintainability
  • Coordinates with agency departments to ensure approved mitigations are applied in a priority order to effected fleets/vehicles
  • Performs follow-up assessment to confirm application of mitigation addressed issue and improved fleet/vehicle reliability and availability
  • Prepares monthly reports for Office of Chief Operations Officer regarding activities, major issues, and reliability and availability trends
  • Plans, organizes, assigns, implements and manages engineering projects in accordance with budget and schedule requirements
  • Assures project compliance with design criteria and standards, workplans, safety guidelines, maintenance requirements and operational needs
  • Participates in the engineering configuration management process to maintain current engineering records for rail vehicles
  • Reviews contract documents for compliance with design codes and standards, design criteria and policies and procedures; and substantiates contractor invoices
  • Supports development of safety, security systems, facilities, and quality assurance certification standards
  • Reviews designs for quality, constructability and cost effectiveness; recommends design changes
  • Works with in-house engineering and construction disciplines, consultants and/or contractors to identify and resolve problems which may impact the progress of the project or users existing or planned operational performance
  • Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor's degree - Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • 5 years of professional experience in reliability engineering
  • Valid California Class C driver license
Preferred Qualifications

Due to the competitiveness of the recruitment, consideration may be given to those candidates who demonstrate the following additional qualifications:
  • Experience with Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance Techniques in an asset maintenance or manufacturing environment

  • Experience with computerized maintenance systems and processes, and Continuous Improvement Programs

  • Professional certificates/licenses: State of California registration as a Professional Engineer in the appropriate discipline
Special Conditions:
  • Occasional exposure to weather, physical, mechanical, electrical, and chemical hazards during site visits

  • Travel to construction sites and access areas under construction

Knowledge:

  • Theories, principles, and current practices of engineering
  • Fundamentals of mechanical, electrical, vehicle, systems and environmental engineering as they relate to assigned reliability projects
  • Engineering mathematics and computer applications
  • Contract administration and budgeting
  • Project management and control practices
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing engineering design, construction, and safety practices

Abilities:

  • Perform complex reliability analysis in assigned discipline
  • Communicate clearly to interface with Rail Fleet Services, Rail Vehicle Engineering, and Capital Project Teams (CPT) for vehicle overhauls & procurements
  • Serve as lead for in-house specialized engineering activities for rail transit engineering projects from reliability perspective
  • Monitor and evaluate work by consultants and construction contractors
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Compile, analyze and interpret complex data in order to prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Use computer-aided tools and products
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, and budgets
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro's website at and complete an online Employment Application.

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

METRO Headquarters, Employment Office
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Telephone:
or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. kf

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

Reference: 559142084