Streetcar Engineer

Company: RDMT is a subsidiary of RATP Dev View more listings
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: $80,000 - $100,000
Job ID: 87522

Work Environment:

RDMT is a subsidiary of RATP Dev, a global transport operator which operates and maintains all modes of transport (buses, metros, streetcars and rail systems) worldwide. RATP Dev has more than 80 subsidiary companies globally, operating in 15 countries, on four continents with 16,000 employees. RDMT operates DC Streetcar, a new streetcar line located in Washington, DC, that started revenue service on February 27th 2016. The Streetcar Engineer will join the RDMT DC Streetcar team.

Basic Function:

The Streetcar Engineer specializes in troubleshooting complex failures of rail transit streetcars. With advanced knowledge in electronics and maintenance practices, the Streetcar Engineer is a key resource, providing the maintenance team with technical advice and training.

Supervised by: Maintenance Director


• Salaried position. • Work assignment will require flexible hours including: early morning, late night, holidays & weekends.

Examples of Duties:

• Solves complex streetcar failures and trains technicians on the job in advanced troubleshooting.

• Monitors recurrent streetcar failures and proposes action plans to reduce occurrences.

• Writes technical procedures for streetcar maintenance. • Identifies obsolete and non-reliable components; manages technical upgrades.

• Carries out quality control of preventive and corrective maintenance tasks performed by technicians.

• Identifies training requirements and conducts training classes for technicians.

• Assists maintenance supervisor with preventive maintenance scheduling.

• Responds to evening or weekend critical streetcar failures.

• Ensures technicians follow safety practices in work methods and procedures; educates technicians in rules, regulations, codes, safe work habits and potential hazards presented by their work environment.

Knowledge of:

• Methods, materials, equipment and safety procedures utilized in the maintenance and repair of AC/DC equipment, motor controls, relay logic, semiconductor devices, transducers, digital electronics, microprocessors and subsystems

• Auxiliary power supply unit (DC/AC converter)

• Traction inverter and traction control unit

• Brake control unit

• HVAC • Passenger information systems

• CAN bus

Ability to:

• Perform troubleshooting and repair of rail vehicles

• Read electrical schematics

• Write technical reports

• Use diagnosis software

• Use volt/ohm meter, oscilloscope and other measurement tools

• Safely operate a variety of hand tools and power equipment

• Safely operate rail vehicles, emergency trucks and other equipment and vehicles

Minimum Qualifications:

Potential candidates interested in the Streetcar Engineer position must meet the following requirements:

• Experience: Minimum 10 years’ experience in repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting of rail vehicles utilizing digital electronics and microprocessors. A former experience with a rail vehicle manufacturer as a field service engineer or testing/commissioning engineer would be preferred.

• Education: Certificate of completion in Electronics from an accredited trade or vocation school in addition to 2 years’ journey?level electromechanical experience – or higher degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering.

• Valid Class C driver’s license

Special Conditions:

• Must be able to work from elevated structures • Must successfully complete Rail Equipment Systems initial training class • Positions in this classification are considered safety sensitive under Federal Transit Administration (FTA) during and alcohol regulations and are subject to pre?employment and random testing.

Salary Level:

Annual salary range between $80,000 and $95,000 depending on candidate’s qualifications.


This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform any other job?related instructions as requested by their supervisor.


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