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Assistant superintendent of rolling stock maintenance

Bay Area Rapid Transit
SF Bay Area

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The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is pleased to announce the recruitment of an Assistant Superintendent of Rolling Stock Maintenance. Under the direction of the Rolling Stock Maintenance Superintendent, the Assistant Rolling Stock Maintenance Superintendent (Assistant) selected for this role will be responsible for, through subordinate professionals, planning and coordinating preventive maintenance, repair, modification, and inspection of fixed rail transit vehicles.

In this role, the selected candidate will plan and coordinate shop activities including staffing and scheduling in a union environment; provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Rolling Stock Maintenance Superintendent, and perform other duties as assigned. The Assistant will manage and support the staff and shop to continuously improve the department’s quality and reliability. Rolling Stock Maintenance Shops are open 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and the Assistant candidate must be willing to work any shift assigned and occasional weekends as needed.

Rolling Stock & Shops (RS&S), an ISO 9001:2015 certified department of $138M+ operating budget and 852 FTE, is responsible for all engineering, maintenance and operations support functions for BART rail car fleet. Over the next several years, RS&S will grow as it continues to receive and test new, next generation rail cars, grows the state-of-the-art Hayward Maintenance Complex, and matures its reliability-centered maintenance processes as part of its innovative Strategic Maintenance Program, all while meeting demanding car availability goals for the existing service plan to increase commuter convenience.



A Bachelors degree in Engineering, Mechanical Maintenance or a related field from an accredited college or university.


Five (5) years of (full-time) professional verifiable experience in fixed rail vehicle maintenance or related experience which must include at least two (2) years of management experience.


Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.


The incumbent will have 24 hours, 7 day per week on-call responsibility for revenue vehicle and shop problems.


The ideal candidate has demonstrated leadership skills where they successfully supervised or managed reliability and quality initiatives in a rail transit vehicle repair shop. The candidate will have experience effectively working with collective bargaining agreements (CBA’s), and maintaining working relationships with union represented personnel. In addition, the candidate has conducted thorough investigations relating to accidents, unusual occurrences, and root cause analysis.

The ideal candidate has demonstrated strong skills in Microsoft Office and other software products including Excel, Power Point, and asset management software such as MAXIMO, Citrux WMS, SAP and other maintenance management systems.

The ideal candidate will also have a high level of leadership, communication skills, and ability to motivate front line supervisors and maintenance employees. They will have experience in a maintenance environment driving performance to goals and objectives and be focused on metrics and continuous improvement and has experience successfully developing and implementing corrective action plans.

The ideal candidate also has a bachelor’s degree in engineering or business and have experience successfully demonstrating principles of Six Sigma or other “Lean” methodologies. Experience achieving compliance of ISO standards is highly desirable.


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Annual Salary: $130,085.00 (Annual Minimum) - $197,080.00 (Annual Maximum)

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