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The Rail MOW Maintainer (Signals), under minimal
supervision will perform complex and specialized troubleshooting (both
electrical and mechanical), preventative 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, signals. The
Rail MOW Maintainer (Signals) will be responsible for inspecting and assuring
that all equipment is working as designed.
This position requires the ability to perform testing and
troubleshooting of specialized electrical and electro-mechanical equipment down
to the lowest replaceable unit. The Rail MOW Maintainer (Signals) 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. Must be available to work irregular hours and shifts
depending upon the needs of CATS. Must be available to respond to emergencies
on a 24 hour, 7 days a week basis.
Must be available to work various shifts; holidays, nights and weekends.
This position is eligible for a shift differential. Employees regularly assigned to 2nd or 3rd shifts will be eligible to receive a 2.5% premium added to their base weekly pay.
This position is a CDL eligible position. Employees working in a CDL eligible position with a valid Commercial Driver's License are eligible to receive a 2.5% premium added to their base weekly pay.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide safe and reliable signaling
equipment for daily revenue service
- Responds to rail system incidents and works
to mitigate service delays and/or recover from any equipment failures
- Take action needed to restore revenue
- Follows and adheres to all Maintenance of
Way standards, policies and procedures applicable to the day-to-day operations
of revenue service
- Complies with and enforces all safety
regulations set forth by CATS, FRA, OSHA, IEEE, FTA, and NCDOT
- Prepares reports and correspondence as it
relates to various maintenance and inspections. Assist in generating
comprehensive operational and maintenance procedures that ensure safety to
employees and equipment
- Utilizes computer-based maintenance and
material management system
- Work cohesively with CATS and other City
departments, as well as external contractors and utility companies
- Directly support continuous implementation
and compliance of the North Carolina
- Department of Transportation (NCDOT) State
Safety Oversight Program Standards (SSOPS) and
- Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
regulations 49 CFR Part 673 and 672 related to the Safety Management System
(SMS) and the CATS Agency Safety Plan (ASP). Support Safety performance goals
- As part of your responsibility to support
the CATS Safety Culture, report safety concerns and issues through the various
methods established by CATS as outlined in the ASP
- Advocate and promote a strong safety
culture within CATS with regard to transportation services, capital programs,
facility operations and maintenance, worksite procedures, employees, and
customers following SMS and ASP. Participate in internal and external ASP
- Encourage employees to proactively support
and report safety concerns following the CATS Safety Reporting options as described in
your training and in the ASP
- All other job-related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Ability to repair and maintain complex
digital, electrical, electronic, and electro-mechanical systems and their
- Must have the ability to communicate
effectively and orally and in writing.
- Must have the ability to document work on
logs, spreadsheets, documents and forms as well as utilizing computerized
maintenance terminals, personal, laptop and handheld computers. Must be computer literate and have the ability
to adapt to the use and understanding of existing software and future upgrades.
- Must be able to troubleshoot to the lowest
- Must have the ability to
capably use all tools of the trade as well as standard shop equipment. Must successfully complete all training
assignments and maintain qualifications where required.
- Ability to lift and carry at least 50
- Ability to sit, bend, twist, reach, kneel,
and crouch for an extended period of
- Ability to work at and above shoulder
level with or without the use of a ladder
- Must be able to work in all required Personal
Protective Equipment and Safety gear
- Must be able to pass a written test to
demonstrate knowledge in regards to areas related to the Signals position
- Associates degree or certification in electrical engineering or electrical technology. 5 years of relevant experience in light rail, transit, or class 1 rail signaling systems
- High school diploma or GED
- 3 years of relevant work experience in electrical and/or electronics, light rail, transit, or class 1 rail signaling
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a City
Conditions of Employment
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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How To Apply
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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.
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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.
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