The Train Control and Communications (TC&C) Supervisor using guidelines set forth by The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will direct the maintenance staff in the performance of their duties in regard to the maintenance, testing, inspection, operation, and repair of the CATS Train Control and Communication systems and associated equipment.
This “working” supervisory position will work alongside, oversee, and direct the staff in complex and specialized troubleshooting (both electrical and mechanical), preventive and corrective maintenance, and overhauls of rail transit equipment and associated sub-systems.
This equipment includes, but is not limited to, train to wayside communications, vital controllers, automatic train protection, vital track circuits, rail switch machines, grade crossing equipment, signals, public address systems, telephones, and passenger information systems. This position requires the ability to lead and perform testing and troubleshooting of specialized electrical and electro-mechanical equipment. The supervisor is responsible for the development of new and improved maintenance procedures and techniques as required.
The TC&C Supervisor will respond to incidents that could affect revenue service, responding in such a manner as to provide safety to patrons and employees and to minimize damage to equipment. The TC&C supervisor will provide emergency response and will be called upon to provide support for other areas in regard to light rail service, special events, streetcar, public safety/service and other duties as assigned.
The TC&C supervisor will ensure equipment is maintained to applicable IEEE, FTA, APTA, NCDOT, and CATS standards. The TC&C Supervisor is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
· Works with other members of the Maintenance of Way workforce and all related vocations to provide safe and reliable equipment for daily revenue service
· May be required to work outside vocation in accordance with the needs of CATS
· Responsible for determining and prioritizing required Train Control repair and maintenance activities, determining/scheduling work crew assignments as appropriate, and holding staff accountable for their performance in all assigned duties
· Responsible for evaluating staff performance on an ongoing basis and recommending any corrective actions as appropriate in accordance with CATS guidelines
· Responds to rail system incidents and works to mitigate service delays and/or recover from any equipment failures. Renders whatever actions are needed to restore revenue service
· Follows and adheres to all Maintenance of Way standards, policies and procedures applicable to the day-to-day operations of the rail system and revenue service
· Oversees and works with the staff in the inspection, maintenance, and repair of all equipment related to systems including but not limited to: automatic train protection, train to wayside communication, grade crossings, interlocking, supervisory control and data acquisition, carrier transmission systems, CCTV, control center software and hardware and all maintenance and emergency support equipment
· Oversees and performs acceptance testing and pre-service testing of newly acquired rail systems components and equipment as well as needed multi-system tests as required once service begins
· Acquires information during these processes for future use in training and maintenance
· Oversees planned maintenance as outlined by the OEM, FTA, APTA, NCDOT and CATS management and evaluates needed changes or upgrades and submits them to management for review
· Complies with and enforces all safety regulations set forth by CATS, OSHA, FTA, FRA, and NCDOT
· Prepares comprehensive reports and correspondence
· Utilizes computer based maintenance and material management system to track and plan maintenance and repairs as well as track materials needed to perform maintenance
· Utilizes computer based employee time management system to keep track of staff hours and attendance
· Trains other rail personnel as needed
· Works cohesively with other CATS and City departments, as well as contractors and utility companies
· All other job-related duties as assigned
Associate’s degree in electrical/electronic with five (5) years of experience performing complex and specialized troubleshooting (both electrical and mechanical), preventative and corrective maintenance, and overhauls of train control equipment and associated sub-systems.
Requires two years of direct supervisory experience. Military personnel who meet or exceed minimum education and experience requirements and completed a certification in electrical/electronic are encouraged to apply.
Requires a valid driver’s license. Must be able to obtain and maintain a City Driving Permit throughout employment. Candidates must be able to pass a DMV check.
This position is considered “Safety Sensitive” under FTA guidelines and will be subject to random drug and alcohol test.
How to Apply: Apply online
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The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit
history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check. Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports. Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments. Some positions may require the ability to obtain a City Driving Permit. Candidates may also be required to pass a physical examination, polygraph exam, other skill evaluations and background check screens. The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.