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Repair Foreperson

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

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MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
invites applications for the position of:

Repair Foreperson

JOB #: 16-15857

SALARY: $43.44 /Hour

UNION AFFILIATION: Alliance

DEPT: Rail Maintenance

SAFETY SENSITIVE: This is a Safety Sensitive Position. Incumbents will be subject to periodic random drug & alcohol testing.

ESSENTIAL CLASSIFICATION: During declared States of Emergencies, employees working in this classification are required to report to work for their assigned work hours or as directed by supervisory personnel.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Repair Foreperson is responsible for the repair, maintenance and inspection of Subway fleet vehicles.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assign, and direct the activities of work crews under his/her jurisdiction.
  • Inspect work crews maintenance/repair activities to ensure that assignments are completed safely and according to established schedules and operating standards.
  • Enforcement of Authority safety standards to ensure the safety of workers and customers.
  • Ensure that all inventory levels, equipment and facilities under their control are protected in safe operating condition.
  • Assume the responsibilities of the supervisor as needed.
  • Document, maintain, and prepare required maintenance and personnel records on manual and computerized tracking systems.
  • Ensure budgetary goals are met and that all work is performed in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Provide technical instruction when necessary.
  • Drive a company or personal vehicle to visit work sites and/or transport crews or equipment as needed.
  • Respond, either directly or through others, to emergencies twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • Respond to each inquiry whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Uphold the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.
  • Assist in the management of a workforce by ensuring the fair and consistent application and strict adherence to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two (2) years of experience in rail/vehicle maintenance.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) from an accredited institution with the ability to comprehend, communicate and respond to instructions, orders, signs, notices, inquiries, etc. in English.
  • Demonstrated experience applying established workplace rules and safety standards to daily operations.
  • Effective organizational and analytical skills.
  • The ability to use Word, Excel or database applications.
  • The ability to pass: the Rail (Car) Repairer or similar exam.
  • The ability to pass: background screenings; a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check; and the MBTA’s medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Have excellent customer service skills.
  • The ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
  • Have the ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations assigned or directed.
  • Be available to work twenty four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records. For internal candidates, the aforementioned applies to the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting. Infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration.
  • Have the ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.

SUBSTITUTIONS INCLUDE:

None

PREFERENCES INCLUDE:

  • A technical degree.
  • Maintenance training from a technical institute or related technical certificates.
  • Experience in a supervisory capacity.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License.

NOTE: Must pass Rail (Car) Repairer or similar exam.

Please visit www.mbta.com to apply