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The Maintenance of Way (MOW) Traction Power Training
Supervisor supervises, and coordinates
training activities related to the installation, maintenance, supply and repair
of high-voltage/low voltage electric power to systems of traction sub-stations,
overhead catenary and related rail infrastructure. Performs duties in a safe,
efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct classroom and field instruction of MOW
Training Programs to include traction sub-stations and overhead catenary systems.
- Train employees on MOW traction sub-station and overhead
catenary system standards, and the safe operation, interaction, and understanding
of all equipment utilized on and off the Right of Way (ROW).
- Assist in the development of training modules,
competency matrices, certifications, PowerPoint presentations, videos,
handouts and written/practical examinations for the professional development.
- Re-instruct employees on their duties when needed or
directed by the Training Maintenance Manager.
current knowledge of maintenance processes, safety principles and regulations,
standard operating procedures, signals, tracks, substation, and catenary
- Assist in developing
refresher training programs, writing training materials, monitor trainees
performance, and make recommendations regarding employee training.
- Confer with Training Maintenance Manager to
gain knowledge of work situations requiring training for employees to better
understand changes in policies, procedures, regulations and/or technologies.
- Consult with other supervisors and
departments to coordinate all high-voltage activities as required for traction sub-stations
and overhead catenary systems.
classroom and equipment availability, right of way access, training equipment
and other equipment as necessary to provide both vendor and in-house training
- Instruct on planned maintenance as
outlined by the OEM, IEEE, APTA, NCDOT, and CATS management.
- Ensure Maintenance of Way training complies
with and enforces all regulations set forth by CATS, OSHA, IEEE, FTA, APTA, and
NCDOT to meet recommended practices.
- Provide organizational and technical guidance as well
as review documents, e.g. reports,
procedures and as-built documentation.
- Instruct and train on techniques and
procedures to ensure all maintenance functions are conducted safely, reliably,
- Assists in the development of a
comprehensive "hands on approach" training program for all Rail
Maintenance of Way disciplines.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Must have the ability to read, analyze, and
interpret general technical manuals, procedures, diagrams, schedules, and
- Ability to solve
practical problems and deal with a variety of situations where only limited
- Must possess a class A
Commercial Vehicle Driver's License (CDL)
- Training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, knowledge of applicable state and/or Federal policies, laws, and regulations affecting a full-service High Voltage Department activity
- Inspect and report on
the quality of maintenance work
- Work independently
with limited supervision
- Work odd and unusual
hours as assigned
Master Electrician License
- High school diploma
- Two (2) years of experience with increasing
responsibility in high voltage system operation and maintenance
- Class A commercial driver's license (CDL) (or can obtain within 1 year)
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.
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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