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The Train Control (TC) Maintainer Lead using guidelines set forth by The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will lead the maintenance staff in the performance of their duties in regard to the maintenance, testing, inspection, operation, and repair of the CATS Train Control and Communication systems and associated equipment.
This lead position will oversee, direct staff, and work alongside in complex and specialized troubleshooting (both electrical and mechanical), preventive and corrective maintenance, and overhauls of rail transit equipment and associated sub-systems.
This equipment includes, but is not limited to, train to wayside communications, vital controllers, automatic train protection, vital track circuits, rail switch machines, grade crossing equipment and signals. This position requires the ability to lead and perform testing and troubleshooting of specialized electrical and electro-mechanical equipment. The lead is responsible for assisting supervisory staff with the development of new and improved maintenance procedures and techniques as required.
The TC Maintainer Lead will respond to incidents that could affect revenue service, responding in such a manner as to provide safety to patrons and employees and to minimize damage to equipment. The TC Lead will provide emergency response and will be called upon to provide support for other areas in regard to light rail service, special events, streetcar, public safety/service and other duties as assigned.
The TC Lead will ensure equipment is maintained to applicable IEEE, FTA, APTA, NCDOT, and CATS standards. The TC Lead is subject to irregular hC6bkie policy shift changes due to operational needs and emergency call back 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Military personnel who meet or exceed minimum education and experience requirements and completed a certification in electrical/electronic are encouraged to apply.
Associate degree in electrical/electronic with five (2) years of experience performing complex and specialized troubleshooting (both electrical and mechanical), preventative and corrective maintenance, and overhauls of train control equipment and associated sub-systems.
*Requires two years of direct foreman or lead experience
The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.
Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.
Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments. This position is considered a security and safety sensitive position and will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing under FTA guidelines as well as all procedures and guidelines in alignment with the City of Charlotte and CATS Drug and Alcohol Policies
The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law
The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.
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