Under direction of the Signal and Way Superintendent, the Signal Maintenance Supervisor position is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the SMART signal systems within a rail transit environment. This is done by coordinating, supervising and evaluating the activities of the Signal staff responsible for comprehensive inspection, repair, and maintenance of grade crossing warning devices, wayside signal systems, railway safety communication systems, and car borne signal components.This Supervisory-level position will be responsible for the assignment of work including scheduled, non-scheduled, regulated, and emergency repairs. This position will provide hands on supervision of car borne and wayside components of SMART’s Positive Train Control (PTC) system, as well as SMART’s grade crossing warning devices. This position will be responsible for work activities on multiple shifts, as well as weekends and holidays, to ensure safe and efficient transportation to the public. This position is a working supervisor position with supervisory and limited budgetary responsibility.


Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by, and minimum requirements required of, employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. SMART reserves the right to determine and amend job responsibilities.

• Assigns and directs the work and activities of subordinate staff. Manages, monitors, coordinates and controls all aspects of signal maintenance programs, processes, resources and activities relating to regular and extra work projects.• Manages the inspection, testing, maintenance and repair of wayside signal systems, railway safety communication systems, and car borne signal components.• Assesses Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) signals, equipment and wayside as part of a daily routine.• Reviews work requests and track access schedules.• Assists in accident investigation and unusual occurrences; assists in determining cause; develops and implements corrective actions• Ensures the safety of maintenance personnel working on track by implementing work area protections per SMART and FRA standards.• Operates and monitors maintenance radio and telephone systems.• May be required to provide flagging assistance to control train movement.• Continuously monitors wayside operations through voice communications and visual displays including central control system and alarm loggers.• Prioritizes, schedules or cancels work orders due to scheduling conflicts or unsafe conditions.• Independently performs varied and complex inspection and diagnostic work.• Reads, understands and interprets schematics, service and safety manuals, electrical drawings and circuit operations.• Reports on failures of components.• Assures quality control by utilizing the SMART Maintenance Management Information System (MMIS) to generate reports and maintain records of signal maintenance activities.• Actively review and analyze maintenance activity reports for trends in repairs, equipment failures and parts usage to determine if corrective action is needed.• Assigns specific tasks to subordinate staff using the SMART work order system, including withdrawl of parts and materials from SMARTinventory; Checks tasks upon completion for accuracy of work and closure of work order.• Works closely with vehicle maintenance staff to ensure completeness and accuracy in inspection and maintenance of PTC system.• May cover Signal Technician duties as necessary.• Actively supports ongoing skill building for Signal Technicians by providing periodic classroom training for certification and skills enhancement.• Prepares, issues and collects daily operational documents.• Monitors performance of subordinate staff and ensures adherence to SMART, FRA and CPUC standards and regulations.• Reports back on wayside issues such as access, homeless, safety, vegetation and graffiti removal.• Reviews and evaluates work and makes effective suggestions and recommendations.• References parts catalogues and other sources to determine correct parts for specific applications.• References manufacturer schematics (manual and online) to resolve maintenance issues.• Maintains work area in a clean and orderly fashion.• Safely operates equipment.• Performs other related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Must possess a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent• Minimum five years’ experience, with two years in a supervisory capacity, as a signal maintenance technician in a rail transit system environment.• Experience in supervision, signal maintenance, warranty administration, and Federal Railroad Administration inspection compliance.• Possession of a valid California’s drivers’ license (or ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment).Other Qualifications:• An Associates degree in Electronics/Electrical field from an accredited Technical or Community College desirable.• Successful completion of SMART Training program and post-training qualification period.• Computerized maintenance management experience is highly desirable.• Satisfactory driving record as defined below:o No more than two moving violations and/or “at fault” accidents within the last 3 years;o No “at fault” in a fatal accident within the past 5 years;o No leaving the scene of an accident within the past 3 years;o No DUI’s or Reckless Driving codes within the last 7 years on the current DMV printout• Possession of a Forklift Operator Certification (or ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment).• Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment medical exam that uses the standards of the California Commercial Driver’s License.• Experience with a computerized maintenance and management information system (MMIS)• Must participate in the Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing program per 49 CFR Part 219 in it’s entirety.• Must be available for on-call responsibility 24 hours, 7 days per week for Signals and Way related problems.

Additional Information

Position Details:• Base hourly wage: $52.04 – $63.25 per hour.• Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 required prior to employment. Exemptions may be requested for medical or religious reasons.• There is a 12-month probationary period following appointment to this position.• FLSA Status: Non-Exempt.• A thorough background check will be required including, but not limited to: current and past employers, personal contacts, education verification. A credit report will be required for positions covered under Labor Code 1024.5.o (A complete list of background checks documents will be provided upon request).• Position subject to Hours of Service DOT and FRA Regulations.• A pre-employment physical, including a urinalysis drug screen, will be required.• A pre-employment psychological screening, administered by a licensed/certified psychologist, will be required.• This position is classified under the United State’s Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) as Safety Sensitive and/or regulated under Hours of Service. Under the DOT and FRA, employees in this classification are subject to pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, reasonable cause, post-accident, return-to-duty and follow-up drug testing and/or alcohol breath testing.The Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District is an Equal Opportunity Employer