Shift Supervisor System Maintenance Shop

Washington D.C.
Aug 14, 2018
Aug 20, 2018
Full Time
Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate supplemented by formal training in electro/electro-mechanical systems maintenance or related fields. Extensive experience in an electronics or electro-mechanical shop environment, with experience in maintaining and installing state-of-the-art digital and analog circuitry. Experience as a supervisor desired. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable.

Knowledge of electronic theory as applied to electronic/electro-mechanical equipment, operating principles of calibration and work standards, and schematic diagrams.

Knowledge of maintenance systems, programs and policies.

Ability to effectively supervise, evaluate and train assigned personnel.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to deal courteously and effectively with others.

Demonstrated ability to diagnose maintenance problems and render problem solving assistance.

Candidate's continued employment as a Shift Supervisor, Systems Maintenance Shop will be contingent upon a successful official police background investigation.


Possession of a valid District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia motor operator's permit issued from jurisdiction of residence.

Possession of a valid Second Class Radio Telephone License required.

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this class.

Job Summary/Duties:

This is technical and first line supervisory electronic and electro-mechanical maintenance work. Employee in this class is responsible for supervising the inspection, repair, calibration, overhaul, and modification of a variety of electronic and electro-mechanical equipment in a shop environment on the shift to which assigned. Employee has latitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines. Employee reports to the Supervisor, SYstems Maintenance Shop.

Plans, schedules and supervises, on a shift basis, assigned maintenance personnel in the inspection, troubleshooting, repair and replacement of Systems Maintenance electronic and electro-mechanical equipment in accordance with Authority and manufacturer's specifications and guidelines.

Makes assignments according to workload priority, gives instructions in proper work methods and techniques and follows up on all assignments to ensure timely completion.

Provides technical assistance to shop personnel as required to resolve repair and maintenance problems.

Supervises the modification of equipment and oversees peronnel during the performance of component renovation/installation work, to include the calibration, modification, repair and overhaul of precision measuring equipment.

Maintains records and statistical reports for workload scheduling and supply management.

Discusses complaints with employees, attempting to resolve them in accordance with established collective bargaining agreements and acceptable employee relations practices, recommends/initiates personnel action, i.e., promotions, transfers, terminations and related actions. Trains, evaluates and certifies assigned personnel in accordance with established Job Educational Training Standards.

May attend formal or informal training programs to maintain or enhance proficiency.

May work variable hours.

Prepares periodic and other reports as required.

Performs other duties related to the shift supervisors responsibilities.

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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