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Maintenance Manager - Rail Maintenance (#2010)

Category:  Manager/Supervisor/Administrator
Facility:  Fern Rock
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Nov 16, 2021
Req ID:  1991

Compensation Data

Salary Range - $77,000 - 79,000



Responsible for effective supervision of Maintenance Personnel and oversees location operations.



VEM Rail 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.



VEM Rail Operations "All Areas"


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, plus two (2) years advanced technical training in field of specialization. Three (3) years relevant rail vehicle maintenance experience required.
  • In lieu of two (2) years technical training, four (4) additional years of relevant rail vehicle maintenance experience may be considered; however, advanced technical training may be required for some positions. 
  • Familiar working in a unionized environment.
  • Must possess acceptable attendance, performance and safety records.
  • Valid Driver’s License required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required.


VEM Bus and Rail

  • Mainframe or PC experience preferred.
  • Supervisor experience preferred.


EM&C Areas

  • Familiarity with labor agreements and SEPTA policies and procedures preferred.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia