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Vehicle Performance Analyst

Bay Area Rapid Tranit
Oakland, CA

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Current Assignment

The Vehicle Performance Analyst (VPA) will be responsible for supporting the Department’s strategic operational goals.

The candidate will conduct analysis and support for the Department by developing models and informational display tools for determining resource needs for a department of over 800 FTE and 1,000 railcars and growing. The models and informational tools will align and display Rolling Stock and Shops (RS&S) material levels with operational needs, service level agreements, railcar availability, efficiency and reliability factors, and other variables to ensure that RS&S is using materials and maintenance shop resources efficiently and effectively. The candidate will analyze, monitor, document and report on system and equipment performance and service delays; ensure work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the group manager of Rolling Stock and Shops.

The VPA performs specialized technical analysis related to rail vehicle system and equipment (including vehicle subcomponents) performance and reliability. This includes tracking of vehicle failures, evaluation of incidents causing service delays, analysis of data, and development of recommendations and alternatives. The VPA also reviews maintenance records and evaluates effectiveness of preventative maintenance programs and cycles and performs trend analysis. This position assists higher level managerial staff in planning and evaluating programs which ensure and increase vehicle performance and reliability.

The Ideal Candidate

The VPA will assist the Manager of Maintenance Planning and Logistics with resource forecasting, analytics, and developing and tracking key performance benchmarks for operations within the Department. The incumbent will communicate effectively with District staff at various levels. The ideal candidate is creative, has a thirst for learning new information, and is comfortable spending some time in an industrial shop environment.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills/experience beyond the minimum qualifications:

- Experience developing information display tools such as Excel models or modifications to enterprise data display tools such as OAC (Oracle Analytics Cloud) that may then be used by others;

- Experience extracting, manipulating, analyzing and joining complex data sets that may include various systems (wheel press, Maris, Maximo, CMS, EGIS, etc) and types besides technical information such as weather, inventory and procurement information;

- Embraces continuous improvement and development of professional and technical skills.


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