Transit Systems 2022-06-10 2022-07-15

Operations Fleet Maintenance Manager

South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
Pompano Beach, Florida

Job ID: 143530
Job Status: Full-time

Posting #: 2023-05

Closing Date: June 24, 2022*

Position Title: Operations Fleet Maintenance Manager

Department: Operations

Reports to: Director of Operations          

Supervisory: Yes

Starting Salary Range: $92,271 - $106,354**         

Position Salary Range: $92,271 - $148,605

Pay Grade: 81  

EEO Category: Officials and Administrators

FLSA Status: Exempt

FLSA Exemption: Administrative

Telework Eligible: Yes          

Essential Role: Yes

Location: Pompano Beach, FL          

Work Schedule: 40 Hours Mon - Fri; 8 am - 5 pm

*Applications will be reviewed as received.  Closing date may change without notice.

**Applications with a minimum salary requirement exceeding this range may be considered based on experience.



All Aboard!

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority ("SFRTA") is currently seeking to fill the Operations Fleet Maintenance Manager position.  This position is responsible for ensuring the status of SFRTA's commuter rail rolling stock remains in a state of good repair through contract management and oversight in compliance with Federal, State and applicable rules and regulations, including, but not limited to the Federal Transportation Authority (FTA), Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) applicable policies and regulations.


South Florida

South Florida, comprised of Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties, is the fifth largest urbanized area in the United States with more than five million residents.  Key to the region’s economic vitality is a transportation system that provides mobility for existing and future residents and visitors, alike.  Providing greater mobility in South Florida, thereby improving the economic viability and the quality of the community, region and state is our vision.  


100 Million Riders

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority ("SFRTA") operates Tri-Rail, a commuter rail line operating over a 72-mile corridor linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.  We are proud to celebrate the milestone of serving over 100 million riders.


The Benefits of Working for SFRTA

SFRTA’s total compensation package includes a highly competitive set of employee benefits offered through the State of Florida Department of Management Services and SFRTA sponsored plans.  Benefits include:

  • State of Florida Retirement Package
  • State of Florida Insurance Benefits
    • Health insurance (over 90% employer paid)
    • includes prescription drug coverage
    • Dental, vision and supplemental insurances
    • $25k Life Insurance (100% Employer Paid)
    • Employer Assistance Program (100% Employer Paid)
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Participation in the State of Florida 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.
  • Paid Vacation, Personal, Sick & Compensatory Leave
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 2x Salary Life Insurance (100%Employer Paid)
  • Long-term Disability Coverage (100% Employer Paid)
  • Employee access to free transportation on Tri-Rail to/from work; a savings of up to $1,860/yr. 
  • On-site Parking & Free EV Charging Station.
  • Flexible Schedule & Telework eligible positions.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer under the U.S. Department of Education’s PSLF program.
  • and more!



  • Provides oversight of the Commuter Railcar Fleet Maintenance contractor and Locomotive Fueling Services to ensure contract compliance with SFRTA’s maintenance provider. 
  • Manages and coordinates the activities of contractors and consultants engaged in rail rolling stock activities and projects.  These include repair, service, renewal, overhaul, inspection, cleaning and maintenance (preventative/FRA mandated/scheduled) of rolling stock, systems and components, and communicating status/updates/needs to contractor. 
  • Monitors the work of personnel to ensure Preventative Maintenance Inspections (PMIs) are properly completed and repair work is properly documented; 
  • Oversees periodic inspection program on railcars and locomotives to prescribed procedures.
  • Monitors contractor adherence to FTA, FDOT, FRA and NTSB applicable policies and regulations.  
  • Manages warranty and reliability programs for new and existing rail equipment and components, to include taking part in the analysis of failures with appropriate mechanical representatives and/or vendor representatives. 
  • Prepares State of Good Repair report for the Executive leadership team with recommendations on rolling stock equipment.
  • Develops and manages budgets for Fleet Maintenance.
  • Conducts a variety of day-to-day analytical and operational reports regarding rail rolling stock maintenance program activities; evaluates alternatives; makes recommendations; implements procedural, administrative and/or operational changes; identifies and resolves problems, as well as potential problems, taking appropriate action to remedy situations.
  • Approves submittals, proposals and other documents from contractors and vendors and advises on changes to ensure that any government or industry regulations/standards, as well as  the SFRTA’s operational and maintenance requirements, are satisfied.
  • Develops “Scope of Work” and contract documents pertaining to rolling stock equipment to ensure that SFRTA’s planned operational and maintenance requirements and goals are satisfied.
  • Manages the internal requisition process for the purchase of supplies, equipment and services (tied to projects overseeing); oversees periodic billings and maintenance of files and records. Maintains records, correspondence and special reports on work performed.
  • Processes, records and approves expenditures in the SFRTA financial management system. Coordinates closely with the appropriate departments related to assigned projects.
  • Plans, budgets and provides project management of capital rehabilitation projects, force account work and other special projects relative to Hialeah yard, West Palm Beach Layover Facility and rolling stock equipment.



Knowledge of: 

  • contract management and compliance;
  • Code of Federal Regulation relating to commuter rail service.

Skills in: 

  • interpersonal management and leadership;
  • analysis and detail orientation;
  • budget development and management;
  • verbal and written communication.

Ability to:

  • manage multiple projects simultaneously with staff delegation as necessary;
  • develop project implementation plans for successful deployment;
  • work independently, effectively interact in project teams, and complete assignments and deliverables accurately and on time;
  • analyze and interpret data to prepare reports and action plans;
  • understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions;
  • manage multiple projects while meeting the deadline for each;
  • work long and unusual hours when necessary;
  • work efficiently in a stressful environment;
  • work under minimal supervision;
  • deal with changing priorities and shortened time frames;
  • interact professionally and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, coworkers, government officials, and the public.




  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in transportation, engineering, business or a related field.



  • Six (6) years of  verifiable progressively responsible experience in railcar and locomotive maintenance and repair and contract management which should include three (3) years of verifiable staff supervisory, budgetary and management responsibilities.

Any equivalent combination of verifiable related education, training and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential job functions may be substituted.


Driver's License

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license for State of Florida residents.  New residents with an out-of-state license must obtain a Florida driver's license within 30 days of their hire date.  An employee in a position requiring a valid Florida driver's license must maintain a valid Florida driver's license in good standing as condition of employment.



  • Knowledge of various railcar types.



This position requires the ability to work with a personal computer in a Windows environment.  Must be proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.



This position will serve an essential role in the Agency’s disaster preparation and/or disaster recovery efforts, as may be designated by the Director of Safety and Security and Executive Director.  During occasions of local emergencies, this position may be required to report to perform emergency tasks, which may result in extended work hours as well as extended periods of time away from family members.



This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.  


This position description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of essential job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (“SFRTA”) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer.  It is the policy of SFRTA to provide a professional working environment that provides equal opportunities for all employees.  To accomplish this, we will comply with all applicable laws, prohibiting discrimination and harassment on the grounds of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disabilities, marital status, medical condition, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran or military status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. 


The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority shall not discriminate against an individual on the basis of disability.  SFRTA shall make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or employee.  If selected for an interview, candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency Human Resources department at 954-788-7930 at least 72 hours prior to the date of the interview.  


The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority is a Drug-Free Workplace, authorized by FS 440.101 and Chapter 59A-24 of the Florida Administrative Code. An applicant receiving an offer of employment must submit to a drug screening. A refusal to submit, or a positive confirmed test result, may be used as a basis to rescind the offer for employment. The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority conducts reasonable suspicion testing.  An employee may be required to submit for testing when the employer has a reasonable suspicion, as defined in the act that an employee is using or has used drugs in violation of the employer’s policy. It is a condition of employment for an employee to refrain from reporting to work or working with the presence of drugs or alcohol in his/her body. 


The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority conducts a background check on all applicants who accept an offer of employment.  Background checks will include social security number verification, prior employment verification, personal and professional references, educational verification and criminal history. In addition, a motor vehicle records background search will be required if applicable to the position. Applicants who receive an offer of employment must complete a background check authorization form and return it to the Human Resources department signed and dated. Offers of employment are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check.   

It is the policy of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority that all new employees and all present employees transferred or promoted to a new job should be evaluated for an initial Introductory Period.  The Introductory Period is a minimum of six (6) months.  After satisfactory completion of the Introductory Period, employees are evaluated as provided for in the Performance Appraisal Policy and become regular status employees. 


Employees in a position that requires certification after the hire date must fulfill that requirement within the allowed timeframe.  Employees unable to meet certification requirements may be terminated.  


The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority reports hired employees to the Florida Department of Revenue Child Support Services. 


The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority participates in E-Verify, which allows employers to verify eligibility to work in the United States.  View E-Verify Notice and Right to Work Notice for details.  


Nearest Major Market: Miami/Fort Lauderdale


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