Metropolitan Council Supervisor, Rail Maintenance in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Supervisor, Rail Maintenance
Supervisor, Rail Maintenance
$78,582.40 - $127,545.60 Annually
12/8/2023 11:59 PM Central
WHO WE ARE
We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services.More information about us on our website. (https://metrocouncil.org/About-Us/The-Council-Who-We-Are.aspx)
We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
Metro Transitis one of the country's largest transit systems, employs more than 3,000 people, and provides rides through an integrated network of buses, light rail and commuter trains, as well as resources for those who carpool, vanpool, walk or bike in the Twin Cities.
How your work would contribute to our organization and the Twin Cities region:
We are hiring a Supervisor, Rail Vehicle Maintenance, who will provide leadership, direction and coordination in the Maintenance department. This position will also provide support for the Transportation department by maintaining the LRV fleet to Metro Transit Standards.
Starting Salary Range: $78,582 - $89,190
Full Salary Range: $78,582 - $127,546
This position will establish an eligibility pool for current and future openings.
What you would do in this job
Coordinate mechanical work force for shift assignments to ensure availability of equipment for service.
Maintain records of attendance
Act as the first level of response for performance and discipline issues
Provide leadership and direction to the department through planning, implementation, and evaluation of work priorities.
Evaluates work performed by staff.
Assist with the direction of activities for availability and assignment of proper maintenance resources to ensure that service objectives are achieved.
Inspect work of Foreperson to ensure problems that were mechanical, electrical/electronic, pneumatic, and/or hydraulic were accurately resolved to prevent damage to vehicle and/or passengers.
Maintain close working relationships with other departments.
Participate in the development and administration of the annual budget.
Assist in writing and enforcing standard operating procedures.
Identify problem areas, make timely corrections where possible, or recommendations to upper management for solutions.
Ensure compliance with Council policies.
Prepare written and oral reports for management.
Performs other duties directly related to this position as assigned.
Responsible for work of others; Foreperson Electro-Mechanic Technicians, Electronic Shop Technicians, Electro-Mechanic Technicians and LRT Helpers
What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications)
Any of the following combinations of experience in mechanical operation, mechanical maintenance or other heavy-duty transportation maintenance and completed education mechanical operation, mechanical maintenance, transportation, engineering, administration, management or a related field :
A high school diploma/GED with e ight (8) years of experience, including o ne (1) year of supervisory, project management, or lead experience*.
An associate degree with s ix (6) years of experience , including o ne (1) year of supervisory, project management, or lead experience*.
A bachelor’s degree or higher with four (4) years of experience, including one (1) year of supervisory, project management, or lead experience* .
*Metropolitan Council Employees Only:Successful completion of any one of the following four Metropolitan Council Leadership/Supervisory training programs will substitute for lead/supervisory experience. You must attach your certificate(s) as proof of completion of the program to your application. Only completion of one of the four programs listed below will substitute credit (6 months or 1 year) for lead/supervisory experience.
Metro Transit Leadership Academy = 1 year
Project Management Development Program (12-month session) = 1 year
Project Management Development Program (6-month session) = 6 months
Four Learning Institute Certificates - You must obtain all four certificates listed below to receive credit for 6 months supervisory experience.
Leading Self-Personal Effectiveness Certificate
Leading Self-Communication Certificate
Leading Self-Business Skills Certificate
Leading Others-Preparing for Supervisor Certificate
What additional skills and experiences would be helpful in this job (desired qualifications):
Light rail maintenance experience, including knowledge of original equipment manufacturer warranties, contracts, technical specifications and administrative procedures.
Supervisory/lead work experience in a union environment.
Onsite plant inspection and/or Quality Assurance inspection experience dealing with manufacture build of Light Rail Vehicles.
Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record (Class A CDL preferred).
Ability to obtain a Class A CDL Driver's License during the 6-month probationary period.
Ability to pass physical examinations, Rail Operations Rule Book and physical agility examinations and successfully complete Rail Operator Training Program for Maintenance Personnel.
What knowledge, skills and abilities you should have within the first six months on the job:
Skilled in problem analysis and resolution skills.
Skilled in oral and written communication.
Skilled in using personal computers and working with databases.
Ability to structure and deliver training in-shop and classroom settings.
Ability to manage multiple responsibilities/priorities simultaneously.
Ability to understand and interpret union contracts at Metro Transit.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Ability to manage various projects including scope of work, budget, procurement, and execution.
What you can expect from us:
We offer the opportunity to make a difference and positively influence the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
We encourage our employees to develop their skills through on-site training and tuition reimbursement.
We provide a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a good work/life balance.
More about why you should join us! (http://metrocouncil.org/Employment/Making-A-Difference.aspx)
Union/Grade:Transit Managers and Supervisors Association (TMSA) /Grade H
Safety Sensitive:Yes, subject to random DOT drug tests
What your work environment would be:
Work is regularly performed in a normal office environment but may require occasional outdoor work with exposure to outdoor weather conditions. Work requires occasional local in-state travel by car to visit different facilities. May occasionally travel by air out of state for training and conferences. Work is occasionally performed near moving parts or equipment, in high, precarious places and wet, humid conditions. Position is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and occasionally toxic or caustic chemicals. There is occasional exposure to vibrations and the risk of electrical shock. Position is regularly exposed to moderate noise.
What steps the recruitment process involves:
You must qualify at each of the numbered steps below to be considered a final candidate for the job.
We review your minimum qualifications.
We request a work record evaluation (ATU employees only).
We rate your education and experience.
We conduct a structured panel interview.
We conduct a selection interview.
Once you have successfully completed the steps above, then:
If you are new to the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a drug test (safety sensitive positions only), and a background check which verifies education, employment, and criminal history. A driving record check and/or physical may be conducted if applicable to the job. If you have a criminal conviction, you do not automatically fail. The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis, based on whether they are related to the job and whether the candidate has demonstrated adequate rehabilitation.
If you are already an employee of the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a drug test (if moving from a non-safety sensitive position to a safety sensitive position) and criminal background check if the job you're applying for is safety sensitive, is a supervisory or management job, is in the Finance, Information Services, Audit, or Human Resources departments, or has access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards. A driving record check and/or physical may be conducted if applicable to the position.
IMPORTANT: If you make a false statement or withhold information, you may be barred from job consideration.
The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and veteran-friendly employer. The Council is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the region and strongly encourages persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. If you have a disability that requires an accommodation during the selection process, please emailHR-OCCHealth@metc.state.mn.us.
We believe our employees are a key to our agency's success! In order to attract and retain high quality employees, the Council provides a highly competitive benefits package both in choice and coverage levels. Some highlights about our benefits are listed below:
Guaranteed monthly retirement income through Minnesota State Retirement System pension fund
Opportunity to save additional funds for retirement on a tax-deferred basis through a voluntary deferred compensation (457) plan
Two or more medical plans from which to choose, with employer contribution towards premiums over 80%
Dental insurance, life insurance and vision insurance
The following benefits are provided to all employees as part of working for the Council. You will have access to free:
bus/rail pass valued at over $1200 per year
parking at many job locations
fitness centers at many job locations
Employee Assistance Program
extensive health and wellness programs and resources
Applicant Instructions: The supplemental questions listed below are to further evaluate your education and experience and to determine your eligibility for this position. Answer each question completely and please do not type "see resume" otherwise, your application will be considered incomplete, and you will not receive further consideration for this position. The experience you indicate in your responses should also be consistent with the Work History section of this application. If you attach a resume and/or cover letter to your application, it will be reviewed at the education and experience review step. I have read and understand the above instructions regarding supplemental questions.
Which best describes your education and work experience (answer must be verifiable through your application materials)?
High School Diploma or GED and eight (8) years of work experience in mechanical operation, mechanical maintenance or other heavy-duty transportation maintenance.
Associate's degree in mechanical operation, mechanical maintenance, transportation, engineering, administration, management or related field and six (6) years of work experience in mechanical operation, mechanical maintenance or other heavy-duty transportation maintenance.
Bachelor's degree in mechanical operation, mechanical maintenance, transportation, engineering, administration, management or a related field and four (4) years of work experience in mechanical operation, mechanical maintenance or other heavy-duty transportation maintenance.
None of the above.
How many years of supervisory, project management, or lead experience do you have?
One (1) year or more.
Less than one (1) year.
I have completed one of the Metro Transit Leadership/Development programs and have attached my certificate(s).
Please describe your supervisory, project management, or lead experience.
Do you have experience in mechanical operation, mechanical maintenance, or other heavy-duty transportation maintenance?
If you answered 'yes' to the previous question, please describe your experience. If no, type none.
Do you have experience supervising, leading a small group or team, and/or participating in project work?
If you answered 'yes' to the previous question, please describe your experience. Include your project role(s) and a brief description of the type of project. Include any specialized project training you may have completed too. If no, type none.
Do you have experience supervising or working in a union environment?
Do you have onsite plant inspection and/or Quality Assurance inspection experience dealing with manufacture build of Light Rail Vehicles?
If you have done on site vehicle or Quality Assurance inspection before, please describe your experience(s). Please specify if you have experience with Light Rail vehicles. If no, type none.
Do you have experience working in Light Rail Maintenance including knowledge of original equipment manufacturer warranties, contracts, technical specifications and administrative procedures?
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