Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits, and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast-paced environment, and have a passion for connecting riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.

Pay Rate

Non-Rep Payband N11

Starting Annual Salary: $148,935.00 (Minimum) – $225,638.00 (Maximum)

*Starting negotiable annual salary will be between $148,935.00 – $196,259.44 to commensurate with education and experience.

Reports To

Assistant Chief Mechanical Officer

Current Assignment

Under the direction of the Assistant Chief Mechanical Officer of Rolling Stock and Shops, the Superintendent of Rolling Stock & Shops will be primarily responsible for managing and directing operations of an assigned rolling stock maintenance primary shop, Component Repair Shop, or the Vehicle Trouble Desk at Operation Control Center. The primary shops are in Richmond, Daly City, Concord, and Hayward. The Vehicle Trouble Desk offices are in Oakland. Component Repair Shops are at the new Hayward Maintenance Complex (HMC).

BART Rolling Stock and Shops has an ISO 9001:2015 quality certification and current maintains a fleet of 820+ rail car vehicles and expects to increase the count to 1,200 within the next three years.

Primary shops

Primary Shops conduct rail car maintenance and modifications, rolling stock inspections, cleaning, preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, electrical and mechanical repair of revenue service vehicles in a specified shop. The Superintendent works closely with vehicle maintenance engineering and Production Support staff to coordinate and complete activities to maximize vehicle reliability and provide the necessary number of vehicles available for revenue service.

The Superintendent works closely with Vehicle Maintenance Engineering and Production Support staff to develop effective solutions to transit vehicle maintenance and reliability problems.

Component Repair Shops (CRS)

CRS is divided into two shops: Electrical Mechanical Repair Shop (EMRS), Electronic Repair Shop (ERS). Rather than outsource the repair and overhaul of the revenue vehicle components and parts, CRS staff, repairs / overhauls the revenue vehicle components in house, i.e. trucks, axles, gearboxes, traction motors, brake calipers, HVAC, air compressors, door operators, hydraulic components, electrical equipment, electronic equipment related to the revenue vehicle as well as other components by taking pride of ownership, supporting all primary shops/other departments with their needs by producing quality and reliable components with great results at the car level, ultimately providing a safe and reliable product to our patrons. As a certified by the Association of American Railroads Quality 5000 Compliance program, BART maintains a standard in Overhaul, Repair, and Assembly of bogies and all is components, i.e., wheels, gearboxes, traction motors, axles, wheel press, to include wheel lathe, etc.

Vehicle Trouble Desk

The Vehicle Trouble Desk mitigates rail car malfunctions and service delays while the rail cars are on mainline. The Superintendent of the VTD directs daily mainline technical activities in support of the district’s revenue operation including strategic location of technicians and advising train operators, train controller and wayside personnel to limit vehicle-caused delays.

The Superintendent also serves as the principal liaison to the Transportation Department for service delivery and integrates Rolling Stock and Shops efforts with Transportation service delivery requirements including coordination and management of fleet-wide modification campaigns, car, and fleet balancing, and maintains vehicle operating hours budget (hours per vehicle, per fleet.

The Superintendent of Rolling Stock and Shops, in each location, will also be responsible for coordinating assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies, etc., providing highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Assistant Chief Mechanical Officer and performs related duties as assigned.

Selection Process

Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview.

The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of

certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations).

Examples of Duties


  1. Manages and oversees the activities and operations of the Rolling Stock Maintenance Division including the preventive maintenance, repair, modification, and inspection of fixed rail transit vehicles.
  1. Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
  1. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.
  1. Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work plan for assigned staff; assigns work activities, projects, and programs; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve
  1. Works closely with maintenance engineering and technical support staff to develop effective solutions to transit vehicle maintenance and reliability problems.
  1. Investigates accidents and unusual occurrences; determines cause, develops, and implements resolutions or corrective actions.
  1. Ensures compliance with applicable EPA, OSHA, water district, sanitary district, fire department, and other regulatory agency rules and regulations.
  1. Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates maintenance personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.
  1. Participates in the development of and manages the shop’s annual budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements
  1. Serves as the liaison for the assigned maintenance shop with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues.
  1. Serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  1. Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies; recommends modifications to maintenance programs, policies and procedures as appropriate.
  1. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of fixed rail transit vehicle maintenance.
  1. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and

Minimum Qualifications


Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.


The equivalent of six (6) years of full-time verifiable professional experience in rail transit vehicle maintenance or related experience, which must have included at least two (2) years of management experience.

Other Requirements:

Responsibility for revenue vehicle and shop problems 24 hours, 7 days per week on-call. Ensures coordination of emergency response team during unforseen circumstances. Manager weekend duty rotation.


Additional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.

Knowledge and Skills


Knowledge of:

Principles, practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the preventive maintenance of fixed rail transit vehicles

Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a fixed rail transit vehicle maintenance program including preventive maintenance, warranty administration, and quality control

Principles and practices of transit vehicle maintenance program development and administration Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration

Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation

Occupational hazards and standard safety practices including OSHA and environmental rules and regulations related Federal, State and local laws, codes, and regulations

Skill/Ability in:

Overseeing and participating in the management of a comprehensive fixed rail transit vehicle maintenance program, including preventive maintenance, warranty administration, and quality control

Selecting, supervising, training, and evaluating staff

Planning and scheduling rail transit vehicle maintenance inspection and repair operation  Investigating and resolving rail transit vehicle incidents, accidents, and malfunctions

Participating in the development and administration of division goals, objectives, and procedures Preparing and administering large program budgets

Preparing clear and concise administrative and financial reports

Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and implementing recommendations in support of goals

Researching, analyzing, and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques

Ensuring compliance with applicable EPA, OSHA and other mandated rules and regulations  Interpreting and applying Federal, State and local policies, laws, and regulations

Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work


The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) prides itself in offering best in class benefits packages to employees of the District. Currently, the following benefits may be available to employees in this job classification.


Medical Coverage (or $350/month if opted out)  Dental Coverage

Vision Insurance (Basic and Enhanced Plans Available)

Retirement Plan through the CA Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)

2% @ 55 (Classic Members)

2% @ 62 (PEPRA Members)

3% at 50 (Safety Members – Classic)  2.7% @ 57 (Safety Members – PEPRA)

Reciprocity available for existing members of many other public retirement systems (see BART website and/or CalPERS website for details)

Money Purchase Pension Plan (in-lieu of participating in Social Security tax)  6.65% employer contribution up to annual maximum of $1,868.65

Deferred Compensation & Roth 457

Sick Leave Accruals (12 days per year)

Vacation Accruals (3-6 weeks based on time worked w/ the District)  Holidays: 9 observed holidays and 5 floating holidays

Life Insurance w/ ability to obtain additional coverage

Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance  Survivor Benefits through BART

Short-Term Disability Insurance  Long-Term Disability Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts: Health and Dependent Care  Commuter Benefits

Free BART Passes for BART employees and eligible family members.

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The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov.

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran’s credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran’s Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran’s Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs