Superintendent of Streetcar Maintenance
City of Atlanta, GA - Atlanta, GA

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This posting will close on September 17, 2014.

The salary range for this position is $47,300- $63,100.

This rewarding position will suit a well experienced and motivated rail professional that is looking for the challenge of coordinating and at times performing the day to day maintenance functions for the new City of Atlanta Streetcar System.

The role will typically suit a maintenance specialist with high level electronic and computer skills and verifiable electric streetcar/light rail transit agency experience who can build "from the ground up" a responsive team to provide maintenance support of a premium streetcar service to residents and visitors of the City of Atlanta

"Hands on" streetcar/light rail system experience must include maintenance of vehicles (rolling stock), track, overhead contact system, substation, facility and station/stops (due to the nature of the rolling stock a background including hydraulic systems is an advantage). This must include experience in a fixed rail street running overhead contact system (OCS) rail operation and should include rolling stock maintenance, OCS maintenance and adjustment, switch maintenance and adjustments, substation operation and lock outs. Experience in the leadership and supervision of staff is required.

As a City of Atlanta employee the Superintendent of Maintenance reports directly to the Manager of Streetcar Services. The position directs and manages Streetcar Supervisors, Technicians (Electrical Mechanics), Cleaners and Maintenance Contractors to ensure all rolling stock and infrastructure is maintained in a state of good repair and cleanliness and all processes are in line with regulatory compliance - especially in relation to the Federal Transit Administration and Georgia Department of Transportation requirements.

The purpose of this position is to direct (and at times perform) all activities of the streetcar maintenance section in the repair and maintenance of the streetcar vehicles (rolling stock) and infrastructure. This is accomplished by establishing goals and performance objectives for equipment availability and reliability, monitoring trends, establishing benchmarks, implementing modifications and improvements, ensuring compliance with all federal, state, local and agency requirements, allocating resources, establishing policies and procedures, directing actions for all personnel, managing budgets. Other duties include participating in new equipment design, coordinating activities internally with outside vendors and contractors, and managing and participating in configuration control programs.


(These duties are not be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive, and do not include marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of the essential job functions)

1. Ensures streetcar vehicles (rolling stock) and infrastructure is maintained in a state of good repair to meet operation service requirements.

2. Directs and coordinates all maintenance personnel including Streetcar Supervisors, Technicians and Cleaners. Also manages all maintenance and security contractors. This is achieved by establishing and monitoring program and project objectives, developing and implementing processes and procedures, reviewing performance, completing required status change and timekeeping documents, implementing and monitoring training, coordinating efforts with internal departments, administering required programs, managing budgets, compiling and reporting data, supervising the hiring process, developing goals and objectives, and implementing team building processes.

3. Maintains streetcar vehicles and infrastructure including (but not restricted to) rolling stock, trackway, OCS, substations, Opticom and facilities by scheduling personnel, facilities and training, ensuring completing of all maintenance, monitoring trends, analyzing data, ensuring compliance with all regulations and manufacturers’ processes, evaluating equipment performance, recommending and completing upgrades and modifications, monitoring work flow, monitoring expenditures, coordinating maintenance with departments, monitoring equipment failures, establishing and monitoring service standards, and developing short and long range plans.

4. Managing warranties and interaction with vendors. Also coordination with engineering support

5. Completes related administrative tasks by reviewing and analyzing data and statistics, addressing labor relations issues, coordinating and managing the budget process, addressing and resolving labor relations issues, monitoring training and safety, participating in the collective bargaining process, developing and presenting information, writing papers, memos and other correspondence, and investigating accidents and promoting safety.

6. Performs other duties as assigned.


The Superintendent of Streetcar Maintenance will be expected to take every reasonable precaution given the circumstances to ensure the protection of employees, contractors, volunteers, patrons and members of the public. Identifies and informs personnel of hazards in the workplace.

In conjunction with the Manager of Streetcar Services and Superintendent of Operations determine safe work methods and ensure that personnel are notified of new and modified methods. Ensures that personnel are trained on safety policies and procedures. Ensures that personnel follow procedures. Responds to health and safety concerns of personnel in a timely manner.


The ideal candidate must be able to successfully perform each essential task. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be: made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's Degree in a mechanical, electrical, electronic, or related field is required.

Computer skills and business writing is required.

A minimum of (5) five years of experience in electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and shop equipment maintenance is required.

An additional minimum of two (2) years of experience is required in a rail maintenance environment.

Five (5) years of full-time verifiable supervisory experience in a maintenance or workshop environment is required.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints. Ability to write technical reports to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to the Manager of Streetcar Services and other streetcar positions.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Valid State of Georgia driver’s license and CDL Class B with P endorsement or the ability to obtain one within 3 months.

Current Department of Transportation (DOT) medical card is required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, sit, bend, use hands, to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and see, talk or hear.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is ordinarily performed in a streetcar vehicle, a streetcar maintenance facility, a streetcar right of way, a streetcar substation and standard office environment


If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you have a right to request that COA make reasonable accommodations in order to help you accomplish your work, which must still be in all its essential functions.

COA is a Drug Free Workplace. Participation in COA Drug & Alcohol Program is a condition of employment. Failure to adhere to COA Drug & Alcohol Program will result in termination. Every COA employee is responsible for reading and observing the requirements of the Drug & Alcohol policy. This position has been identified as SAFETY SENSITIVE.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.