Maintenance Manager Office of Track and Structures

Oct 27, 2021
Oct 30, 2021
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate with vocational training in construction, welding or related fields. A minimum of seven (7) years experience that has included experience in all phases of track installation, repair and maintenance with demonstrated track inspection and maintenance analysis experience or structures repair and maintenance with demonstrated structures inspection and analysis and three (3) years supervisory experience is required.


Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license from jurisdiction of residence.

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this job. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of this job, 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/Duties:

This is a technical supervisory and administrative track and structures maintenance and inspection work of a difficult nature. an employee in this class will be selected for and assigned to either track and way or structures work. Employee in this job is responsible of the effective supervision of assigned personnel in the performance of prompt and efficient maintenance of the track and way and support structure, mainline and yard, and other maintenance activities such as station leak repair, to support the General Superintendent in the overall review, inspection, investigation, identification and instruction of the work process to correct and ensure proper track and structures maintenance activities. Employee has latitude for independent judgment and action.

Supervises subordinate staff to include recommending applicant selection, disciplinary actions, resolution of grievance, assigning duties, directing work, conducting performance evaluations, approving leave requests and time sheets/cards, and ensuring appropriate subordinate training is provided using sound employee relations practices in accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements or the WMATA Personnel Policies and Procedures manual.

Observes and enforces established safety rules and regulations when performing and directing assignments, especially during revenue operating hours. Prepares regional track rights request based on priority work requests, and submits such in a timely manner. Prepare back-up track rights requests in the event of track right bumping or cancellation. Prepares necessary documentation for support from other branches and/or contractors.

Provides assistance to other track and structures supervisors, as necessary; and promptly, efficiently and effectively responds to track and structures emergencies, as required.

Inspects track and way or track structure facilities, to ensure trains are riding properly on aerials, bridges and track structures, and they are in the proper condition to ensure the safe operation of trains, within established WMATA specifications.

Responds to problems on assigned track and structures, appropriately investigates and accurately determines if the track or structure is safe for continued operations and what repairs are necessary either for immediate action or to be accomplished by a scheduled work crew. Forwards all necessary documentation required to order work completion by other personnel to the appropriate Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent.

Outlines, via sketches or drawings, the specific problem and location, relative to established markers, analyzes the problem and determines what steps and materials will be required for repairing the track or structure as well as appropriately evaluating and recommending the level of priority to be given a specific project by accurately completing all necessary documentation required to order work completion.

Ensures work crews are properly staffed and equipped before giving the order for the work crews to proceed with the assigned task.

Communicates with both Central and Maintenance Control Personnel to ensure movements along track to work sites are within proper operating procedures.

Inspects work completed by subordinate personnel or other work crews as to progress made and to ensure proper accomplishment of tasks, which includes, but is not limited to, taking correct measurements of rail for proper curves or drilling, or bridge repairs, stations structural repair or leak work.

Prepares, submits and maintains required status reports on shift activities to provide the next shift with the accurate information necessary to ensure materials and equipment required for the continuation or completion of track and structures repair are obtained in a timely manner to ensure prompt, efficient and effective completion of required maintenance tasks during the next shift.

Prepares, submits and maintains data on performance of track or structures equipment and facilities, to include rail wear, special track work, structural retrofit work, track girder corrosion, and inventories on hand to include, but not limited to, the initiation of necessary replacement requisitions.

Participates in the inspection of track and structures facilities, to include, but not limited to, track, stations, tunnels, aerials, and right-of-ways, to be accepted from contractors and effectively ensure all necessary documentation is prepared, submitted and maintained to record the activities of the inspections.

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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