Supervisor, Car Inspection (For Future Vacancies)

Washington D.C.
Jul 06, 2017
Aug 18, 2017
Full Time
Job Description
Job Title: Supervisor, Car Inspection (For Future Vacancies)
Job ID: 170349 Location: MD - Branch Ave Rail Facility
Posting Open-Close 07/05/2017
- 08/19/2017
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Union NRP
Regular/Temporary: Regular Job Description


Posting/Position Details:

All WMATA posted job openings are available through 11:59 pm the night before the noted Close Date. To ensure successful submission of application applicants are encouraged to apply well before this cut-off.  The noted Close Date is the date on which the posting is automatically removed from the website as of 12:00am at which time submission of an application is no longer possible. (WMATA reserves the right to remove postings at any time without notice as business needs demand.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate supplemented by vocational courses in mechanical, electrical, hydraulic systems, air conditioning or related fields and considerable experience in rail car maintenance repair and inspection work at the journeyman level including experience at the supervisory level.

Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable.

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily  complete the medical examination for this class.

Job Summary/Duties:

This is supervisory rail car maintenance work.  Employee in this class is responsible for inspecting and servicing activities and "road and running" repair services during a single shift.  Work is performed in accordance with established inspection and car servicing programs, but requires the use of independent technical judgment in evaluating the condition of equipment and identifying causes of equipment failures.  Employee has latitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines.  Employee is supervised by the Superintendent, Car Inspection.

Supervises the inspection of equipment in service to determine the operating condition of rail vehicles, equipment and components.  Ensures that safety tests and visual checks of equipment are properly completed and that appropriate reports are prepared by inspection personnel.

Supervises "running and road" repairs at terminals, yards and other locations.  Determines that personnel accurately identify causes of malfunctions or equipment failures, and make appropriate adjustments or repairs to keep trains in service and on schedule.

Supervises periodic detailed pit inspections of rail vehicles to evaluate their operating condition, and determines if shop repairs are required.

Makes work assignments to car inspection and car cleaning personnel at various locations in the transit system.  Instructs personnel in work methods and techniques and monitors the progress and quality of work.  Trains new employees in rail car inspection, testing and servicing activities.  Monitors the progress of apprentices and prepares periodic progress reports.

Oversees the cleaning and washing of rail cars in accordance with established programs and schedules.  Determines that acceptable levels of appearance and cleanliness are achieved.

Estimates work volumes and the need for tools and equipment.  Reviews Maintenance Planning System reports and evaluates the performance of inspection activities for which responsible.

Identifies causes of excessive equipment failures and recommends inspection and servicing procedures to prevent recurrence.  Investigates improved inspection methods and techniques, making recommendations for implementation.

Discusses complaints and grievances with employees and their representatives and attempts to resolve them in accordance with existing employee relations policies.  Recommends disciplinary and other personnel actions as necessary.

Responds in the event of serious equipment failures.  Determines if road repairs are feasible or if equipment must be removed from service.  Notifies superiors of important occurrences and needs for assistance.

Requisitions parts, tools and materials to test, service and make minor repairs to rail vehicles.  Signs inspection reports and issues work orders for equipment in need of major repair work or overhaul.

May be assigned to variable shift work.

Performs other related duties as required.

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:

  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists.  Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

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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