Ride BART Sr. Maintenance Planner, Track/Structures (SEIU)

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Job Title

Sr. Maintenance Planner, Track/Structures (SEIU)

Marketing Statement

Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast-paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.


Maintenance and Engineering

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2019 current employee cost $147.14 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate

Step 1: $40.14 per hour (Minimum) – Step 5: $52.47 per hour (Maximum)

This is a SEIU Union Represented position under Pay Grade 11

External candidates: Compensation will start at (minimum) hourly rate

Posted Date

August 26, 2019

Closing Date

Open until filled

Reports To

Manager of Maintenance Administration

Days Off

Saturday and Sunday, however may vary based on department needs.

See Current Assignment section for additional details.

Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Current Assignment

This announcement will be used to fill a vacant Sr. Maintenance Planner in the Track/Structures Division.

The successful candidate will possess a strong technical background in Track and Structures maintenance practices and procedures and perform the following duties and tasks:

– Ensure CPUC mandated Track Inspection PMs are updated in Maximo

– Structures Inspector PMs are updated in Maximo

– Plan and allocate work for Track that includes rail replacement, tie replacement, and switch replacement

– Plan and allocate work for Structures that includes platform tile replacement, installation of slab grabbers, and station trackway cleaning.

– Be onsite for internal group department meetings one evening a week from 11:30 pm to 1 am to coordinate upcoming Track and Structures activities. Selected candidate will work a 5 pm – 1 am shift for the day.

Essential Job Functions

Analyzes workload in the shops, oversees the coordination of maintenance for the shops, and schedules revenue vehicles for preventive maintenance based on projected hours, monthly plan and current status;

Determines hold requirements and prepares lists of affected vehicles;

Distributes preventive maintenance schedules and hold list to shop schedulers and supervisors;

Prepares and issues complex in-depth monthly work plans showing vehicle status changes;

Identifies and resolves conflicts in weekly track schedules;

Informs maintenance controllers, maintenance supervisors and others of vehicle preventive maintenance status and problems, repeater cars, failure trends and related information;

Updates maintenance planning and control display boards;

Analyzes vehicle reliability engineering reports to identify repeater cars;

Researches data, operates computer, and analyzes information to prepare a variety of complex reports regarding scheduling and completion of preventive maintenance and modification, labor hours, and related information;

Reviews, verifies and/or corrects a variety of data regarding replacement or maintenance of components based on time in service;

Establishes and maintains a variety of records and files related to preventive maintenance and modification processes and activities;

Develops and prepares work packages for maintenance directives, project controls, and component evaluation for transit vehicle, component, automatic fare collection and destination sign maintenance;

Assists other divisions and departments with set-up and operation of dedicated maintenance planning and scheduling systems;

Prepares and distributes blanket work area calendars for use in scheduling maintenance of wayside equipment facilities outside of revenue hours.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of college and experience equivalent to graduation from a four year college with major course work in business or public administration, accounting, economics or a closely related field in addition to three years of professional level experience in administrative, management, systems, operations, budgetary, or similar analyses; additional analytical experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis; graduation from a four-year college is preferred.

Knowledge Of:

– Principles and techniques of maintenance scheduling

– Manual and computerized maintenance scheduling, tracking and reporting systems and their operation.

– Record keeping and file maintenance systems and procedures.

Skill In:

– Analyzing and scheduling assigned assets.

– Reading and interpreting complex written maintenance and modification procedures, directives and bulletins.

– Gathering and analyzing vehicle and equipment maintenance and failure data. Operating computerized maintenance scheduling, tracking and reporting systems.

– Calculating projected maintenance dates, workload, percentages and related data.

– Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

– Proficient at a personal computer, with skills in software programs.

– Preparing effective written reports and memos.

Selection Process

Office will screen Bid form applications and resumes against the minimum qualifications. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the hiring department for further consideration.

The selection process may involve a skills/performance test, written exam, and/or a panel interview.

Outside applicants will not be considered until all SEIU Local 1021 employees who have applied have been considered first. As actual vacancies occur, District employees on the internal eligibility list will be considered before outside candidates.

Application Process

This is a SEIU Local 1021 Bargaining unit position. However, all full-time SEIU District employees must follow the “Bid Form” process and deposit their bids in the bid box. Failure to comply may invalidate the employee’s bid. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information but should not consider the resume a substitute for the bid application form itself.

External applicants may only apply on line, at www.bart.gov/jobs. Applicants needing assistance with the on-line application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at [email protected]

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.


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