Assistant Manager Elevator/Escalator Inspections

Dec 01, 2022
Dec 09, 2022
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or possession of a General Equivalent Diploma (GED)

  • Seven (7) years of experience inspecting, maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting vertical transportation equipment of which a three (3) years must be in a supervisory role

  • Technical Certification/License in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics or software engineering, or related technical field; and any additional jurisdictional required
  • National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities (NAESA) QEI-1 certification or equivalent QEI-1 certification recognized in District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia jurisdictions
  • A valid driver's license issued from the jurisdiction of residence

  • Education
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Mechanical, Electrical or related field

Medical Group

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Mission Essential Designation:

In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.

Job Summary

The Assistant Manager Elevator Escalator Inspection supports the Office of Elevator and Escalator with the inspection of elevator and escalator systems. The incumbent resolves field issues, design and procurement specifications, technical drawing and document control to improve the inspection process and plan. Also, the Assistant Manager Escalator Inspection serves as a liaison with the external authorities in the jurisdiction of Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia.

Essential Functions
  • Reports activities to the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), all daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports about accidents, re-inspections and third-party inspections. Ensures compliance with all jurisdiction rules and regulations.
  • Documents all the Authority's inspections related to elevator and escalators in compliance with jurisdiction rules and regulations and states the condition of each asset. Reports to management all assets requiring urgent action on a daily and weekly basis.
  • Responds to field issues and coordinates with engineering and maintenance groups to resolve issues, ensure compliance and increase quality assurance.
  • Coordinates inspection team and implements daily emergency substitutions to optimize the utilization of elevator and escalator systems. Addresses emergency situations.
  • Coordinates monthly inspection of elevators and escalators to ensure compliance with and to satisfy all jurisdictional requirements, increase quality assurance.
  • Coordinates yearly inspections with the Authority's third-party inspection company to ensure compliance with jurisdiction rules and regulations. Reports the condition of each asset and specific asset changes to each jurisdiction.
  • Verifies the completion of all deficiencies required for elevator and escalator certificate renewal. Ensures that Washington Authority Area Transit Authority (WMATA)'s quality and safety standards are met.
  • Coordinates inspector work schedules, shift changes, vacations, sick leave and optimizes staff resources to ensure the day-to-day operations are not affected and the 100% Inspection goal is met.
  • Coordinates with AHJ changes to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the Authority's special events. Ensures interruption-free, smooth work operations.

  • Plans and tracks Continuing Education Unit (CEU) classes and yearly Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) recertification requirements for all Elevator and Escalator Services (ELES) inspectors.
  • Operates WMATA vehicle as necessary

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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