System Engineer, AFC

Mar 14, 2023
Mar 23, 2023
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors Degree in Engineering or a related field. A minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of AFC systems, including experience in organizing and managing AFC system projects/programs.

Experience in lieu of education will be considered if candidate can demonstrate progressively responsible experience in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of AFC systems, including experience in organizing and managing AFC system projects/programs.

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this class. Must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodation(s).

Job Summary/Duties:

The incumbent is responsible for implementing broadly stated policies and performance objectives into procedures, instructions, programs, projects, systems, equipment and software to ensure design integrity, safety, configuration control, reliability and maintenance of AFC systems. The incumbent performs a full range of engineering tasks including direction of maintenance, construction and test personnel, contractors and consultants. This is an engineering and project management position in the highly specialized field of mass transit Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) systems with extensive latitude for independent judgment and approval authority for AFC systems activities.

Reviews and evaluates the performance and maintenance of AFC systems.

Identifies opportunities to improve safety, reliability and cost efficiency of systems through hazard and failure trend analysis. Develops, approves and implements test plans, corrective actions, engineering modifications, new procedures or capital programs.

Produces effective preventive maintenance procedures. Annually reviews preventive maintenance procedures and modifies procedures or frequencies when necessary.

Investigates safety-related incidents. Develops analyses, reports and recommendations to prevent recurrence. Implements safe working practices and technical modifications to prevent or reduce hazards.

Manages programs, oversees project execution, approves contractor transmittals, verifies work completion, reviews invoices and authorizes payment.

Participates in Substantial Completion Inspections, and accepts work on behalf of the Department of Operations.

Provides technical and engineering direction for AFC activities.

Performs design engineering for replacement and rehabilitation of AFC systems. Develops standards for training and skill levels required of maintenance personnel.

Maintains systems configuration and provides technical documents to maintenance personnel, consultants and contractors.

Inspects manufacturing facilities, witnesses AFC equipment design and production tests. Analyzes and approves equipment inspection and test reports prior to shipment.

Reviews, tests, evaluates and implements software used in AFC equipment. Directs contractors in the development of new software. Develops software for automating maintenance tasks.

Remains abreast of industry standards and improved technologies through workshops, professional contacts/organizations and advanced educational course work.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of this position. They are not intended to limit in any way the right of 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.