Transit Systems 2023-03-16 2023-04-20

Senior Manager of Equipment

San Jose, California

Job ID: 148424
Job Status: Full-time

Founded in 1969, Herzog is headquartered in St. Joseph, Missouri, with a satellite office in Fort Worth, Texas.

Over the course of our 50+ year history, Herzog has become a national leader in the construction, operations and maintenance of commuter rail, light rail, streetcar, and freight rail projects.

We believe our culture is at the heart of our existence. It is that belief which empowers every member of our professional family to act with purpose and passion as they advance their career throughout their personal pursuit of excellence.

Backed by over five decades of experience, Herzog delivers exceptional customer service and elite results.

Our success is the outcome of our relentless pursuit of excellence, our passion for our customers, safety without compromise, and a deep-rooted belief in the power of team.

We invite you to join us on our journey to excellence as we work to be better today than yesterday and better tomorrow than today.

TransitAmerica Services, Inc. is currently seeking Senior Manager of Equipment in San Jose, CA to join our team. The position includes but is not limited to administrative and management duties as is described below. The Senior Manager of Equipment must provide overall analytical and managerial administration of all aspects of the mechanical department, including but not limited to, implement, and administer personnel policies, safety and training, customer contract deliverables and compliance, budget development and act as a liaison between local, state and federal agencies. Manage the activities associated with forecasting, planning, and managing locomotive and passenger equipment fleet. Employee is responsible for the planning, operation, supplies and maintenance of rail service provided by the Authority as well as the safety, efficiency, and responsiveness of the system.

Duties and Responsibilities:
*This is a non-exhaustive overview of the job duties for this position.

  • The Senior Manager of Equipment, key responsibility is the safe efficient administration of the mechanical department. Safety is the number one priority!
  • Compliance with all applicable regulations of the FRA, CPUC, APTA and Association of American Railroads (AAR).
  • Escort and provide professional assistance to the FRA, PUC during their visits. This includes compiling the reports & conducting follow up on the defects found to ensure repairs re complete.
  • Assist in the formulation and implementation of safety, training, and compliance programs
  • Continued development of our people – This includes a development plan, development meetings, evaluations, communication, training, and field interaction.
  • Assist in the implementation of a work order program
  • Assist with the investigation of accidents, rules violation and drug and alcohol testing
  • Monitor and evaluate the record of repairs, Daily inspection reports and blue cards
  • Oversee the Maintenance of Equipment Managers in all tasks required for the efficient and effective operation and maintenance of passenger equipment and their associated systems
  • Supports all state of good repairs efforts necessary to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the agencies service equipment or support equipment systems.
  • Works with all maintenance and support disciplines to ensure standards and configurations are maintained and kept updated.
  • Provides oversight in the planning, coordination and implementation of policies, procedures, and programs pertinent to the timely design and implementation of all of the authority’s vehicle service program capital projects.
  • Directs and supervises subordinate staff to include recommending, disciplinary actions, and resolutions of grievances, assigning duties, and directing work, approving leave requests and time sheets, and ensuring appropriate staff developmental training.
  • Serves as a point of contact for service equipment involved in accident and incident investigations. This would include final reports and corrective action plans if needed to address proven cause of findings and determinations.
  • Regular and consistent engagement, participation and promotion of Herzog’s Culture and its essential behaviors are a requirement for this position.
  • Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality are a requirement for this position.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in progressively responsible supervisory capacities including the direction of mid-level staff. Broad knowledge of the major engineering fields (e.g., mechanical and systems engineering) encountered in locomotive passenger equipment fleet engineering.
  • Extensive ability to develop and prepare cost effective maintenance and/or rehabilitation programs for complex vehicles
  • Knowledge of the laws, ordinances, regulations, etc., as they pertain to railcar vehicle engineering, performance, and operations.
  • Maintain current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of railroad administration.
  • The ability to manage significant volume of information, to multitask, prioritizes and troubleshoots problems.
  • Thorough knowledge in applicable compliance requirements related to railroad operations and procedures, financial interest, etc.,
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • The Senior Manager of Equipment requires independent judgment, initiative, strong organization, communication skills and customer focus across broad and diverse areas to realize goals of the company independently.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Subject to pre-employment background check and motor vehicle report review.
  • Subject to pre-employment physical, medical evaluation, and drug screen.
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described below must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of this role. This is a non-exhaustive overview of the physical requirements of this job.
  • Work primarily in an office environment.
  • Frequently sits for extended periods of time.
  • Frequently use a computer keyboard and office related equipment.
  • Requires occasional standing, walking, lifting, stooping, or bending.

Herzog is nationally recognized for its excellent corporate safety record which results from all employees at all levels, in all positions adhering to established policies and procedures. Reporting any and all safety violations to your immediate supervisor is a prerequisite for continued employment. Safety diligence by all results in a safe work environment for all.

Herzog offers a robust benefits package including medical and dental coverage. The plans are specific to projects and locations.

Why Herzog:
Led by our beliefs and executed through our behaviors, at Herzog we build upon each other’s contributions by collaborating to make great things possible.

When you join Herzog, we give you the ability and authority to do the same. We will help you take charge of your 20 square feet in a manner that you will facilitate your growth and advancement as a person, as a member of our professional family and in your career.

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It is the policy of TransitAmerica Services, Inc. to provide equal opportunity in employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, age, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military status, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.

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