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Manager, Signal Systems

Location: Dallas, TX
Job # 11326574
Date Posted: 09-04-2018
Manages the resources and activities of personnel engaged in inspection, maintenance, and repair of the Signal Systems for Dallas Area Rapid Transit's (DART's) Ways, Structures, & Amenities Division, Signal Systems Section. Management Responsibilities include both salaried and hourly employees, Operating/Capital and Contract expenditures.
  1. Manages personnel engaged in Signal Systems functions to include assisting in developing programs, procedures, and standards for the Signal Section.
  2. Manages and directs the performance of detailed maintenance, repairs, modifications, etc. to DART Signal Systems.
  3. Interviews, selects, develops, trains, evaluates, counsels, and if necessary, disciplines subordinate personnel per established policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  4. Enforces safety policies and reviews/analyzes problem areas to determine need for improved procedures.
  5. Develops work schedules, as well as preventative maintenance, repair, upgrade, and equipment installation schedules.
  6. Assist with development of the section budget, monitors budget to determine variances, and participates in periodic budget reviews.
  7. Develops, submits for approval, and implements procedures and methods used to ensure compliance with established guidelines, quality control and measures standards for effectiveness; prepares a variety of management reports.
  8. Ensures appropriate records are maintained according to work performed and completes required forms, reports, and other documentation related to labor and material cost estimates, procedures, accidents, inspections, and maintenance.
  9. Oversees the Signal Systems Section databases/work order system; schedule, oversee, and monitor assignments to optimize utilization of signal workforce; monitor the performance of detailed maintenance assignments
  10. Authorizes requisitions for materials, parts, and supplies to be added to stock and maintains requisitions for materials and supplies. Monitors usage of equipment for recommendations on replacement and coordinates section needs with Material Management Division.
  11. Acts as liaison between Maintenance Department, Government Agencies, and internal/external contacts involved in signal system maintenance or signal operations, DART Projects and Build-out Expansions.
  12. Promotes and enforces established training, safety practices and procedures, and takes precautions as needed.
  13. Reviews plans and drawings to make recommendations for future projects.
  14. Performs various duties to include responding to emergency conditions, coordinating with outside contractors, and assisting with the development and promotion of capital projects.
  15. Comply with AREMA, FRA, APTA, and FTA rules and regulations.
  16. Performs other duties as assigned.
Note: An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the below stated minimums excluding High School Diploma, GED, Licenses, or Certifications.
  1. Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Electrical Technology, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field.
  2. Eight (8) years progressively responsible experience in the maintenance of rail transit or Class I signal systems. Including a minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience in a similar environment. Subject to 24-hour call-in for emergency or unusual conditions.
  3. Valid Texas A, B, or C drivers license, with no Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) conviction within the last sixty (60) consecutive months, not more than one (1) DWI on driving record, and not more than three (3) convictions of moving violations within the last thirty-six (36) consecutive months in order to operate DART non-revenue vehicles.
  4. Pass a physical (medical) examination that includes a drug screen in order to operate DART non-revenue vehicles.
  5. Operates mobile and hand-held radio.
  6. Operates DART non-revenue vehicles as required.
  7. Strong PC word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software skills. Ability to use typical office equipment such as copiers, calculators, facsimiles, etc.
  8. Ability to demonstrate a fiduciary obligation to section, division, department, and DART in handling materials and information of a confidential nature.
  9. Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with supervisory and non-supervisory employees, government entities, consultants, vendors, contractors, and a culturally diverse community in one-on-one, small groups and large groups.
  10. Strong team building skills with the ability to motivate others to achieve the strategic vision and goals developed by the division, department and agency.
  11. A strong applicable business acumen, providing analytical and creative skills to find solutions to highly complex interpersonal, professional, technical, and administrative problems resulting in timely and accurate decisions both as an individual and at a team level.
  12. Ability to change direction, handle multiple responsibilities and tasks on a regular basis.
  13. Has the ability and knowledge to interpret circuit configurations and integrated circuit flow diagrams to develop and implement effective solutions for operational faults of Signal subsystems and components.
  14. Has the ability and knowledge to perform necessary programming of microprocessor based Signal System components, and perform complex tests on Signal Systems.
  15. Has the ability and knowledge to Install, repair, maintain, and remove/replace components of the signal system, which include all associated signal equipment, such as highway grade crossing equipment, interlocking devices, cab signaling equipment (ATP), train to wayside (TWC), vital/non-vital processors, fiber optic network, power distribution centers, UPS (uninterruptible power supplies), and other signal apparatus related to rail service.
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