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Maintenance Manager (2010)

Category:  Manager/Supervisor/Administrator
Facility:  SEPTA Headquarters
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Mar 13, 2023
Req ID:  4083

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is the sixth largest transportation system in the United States, with a vast network of fixed route services including bus, subway/elevated, trackless trolley, light rail, and commuter rail serving a 2,200 square mile service region.     

We are currently seeking a Maintenance Manager (2010) in the MOW/Track Department. 

SEPTA currently requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination at their pre-employment medical appointment.


Opening Date: XX/XX/XXXX

Closing Date: XX/XX/XXXX

Job Grade: SAM 38

Salary Range: Min: $67,964.00 - Mid: $84,942.00 - Max: $101,920.00 




Responsible for effective supervision of maintenance personnel and oversees location operations.



I. General  Maintenance Manager Disciplines

  1. Manages a group of employees with minimum direction, schedules the work to maximize economic, efficient, and safe work standards and to promote continuous improvement in safety, reliability and customer satisfaction.
  2. Responsible for major rail vehicle overhaul and minor refurbishment programs including preventative maintenance, inspection and failure diagnosis/analysis.
  3. Responsible for controlling labor and material expenditures to comply with budgetary limitations. Also, issues material requisitions.
  4. Communicates with Union personnel and other supervisors to coordinate work activities, etc.
  5. Maintaint accurate records on requisitions, work/employee schedules and reports to reduce waste and loss of manpower.
  6. Responsible for providing technical assistance and support in the repair and/or maintenance of rail vehicles and equipment.
  7. Monitor and evaluates the performance and skill levels of various types of technical and service personnel.
  8. Implement Authority practices and policies consistent with "good industrial practice".
  9. Develop cost effective maintenance practices for implementation throughout operations.
  10. Plan and forecast material and labor needs consistent with operating requirements within depots.
  11. Responsible for collecting data on units/repairs to tract reliability, and perform trend analysis.
  12. Assists Engineering in various design changes in an effort to improve rail vehicles and customer service issues.
  13. Responsible for maintaining a safe, clean and productive environment.
  14. Responsible for instructing, training, and testing newly transferred and hired employees.
  15. Ensure fair treatment and equal opportunity for all employees in the section/department.
  16. Complies with all Authority and departmental safety and security policies and procedures, as well as all applicable job safety responsibilities. Reports any safety concerns, compromises, or hazards in the hazards affecting self and other employees is responsible for the individual’s own safety and is encouraged to promote the safety of others.
  17. Perform other duties as assigned.



A. Track Utility Discipline

  1. Supervises the inspection, maintenance and reconstruction of railway track systems.
  2. Maintain condition of SEPTA’s right-of-way through management of programmed third party vegetation control and timely response to public complaints.
  3. Direct coordination of protection for SEPTA and third party work done in SEPTA’s track area. Deploy and supervise flagmen to provide protection.
  4. Directs and schedules drivers, mechanics, and operators for the operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment, track road beds, and construction projects.
  5. Directs the operation and/or repair of tampers, ballast regulators, rail handling equipment and other construction related equipment.
  6. Supervises Track Fabrication and Track Machine Shops, including scheduling, managing, and inspecting the bending, layout, welding, fabrication, repair, and reconstruction of track materials, components and assemblies. 
  7. Schedules track outages with Transportation Department for UT Rail Testing and Geometry Car and high-rail inspections.



EMC "All Areas"

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and plus two (2) years advanced technical training in field of specialization required. Three years relevant Operating/Maintenance/Inspection experience required.
  • In lieu of two (2) years technical training, four years additional years of relevant Operating/Maintenance/Inspection experience may be considered; however, advanced technical training may be required for positions in Power, Communications & Signals.
  • Appropriate Technical/Safety Certifications/Qualifications/Licenses as required by SEPTA, State, Federal regulations.
  • Valid Driver’s License required (CDL may be required also).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Proficiency in personal computer and/or mainframe systems required. Preferred PC skills to include Word Processing and Spreadsheet applications.
  • Must be able and willing to work variable hours and schedules as assigned, including weekends, holidays, and emergency situations as required.
  • Must possess acceptable attendance, performance and safety records.

SEPTA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.             

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia