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Senior Director Mechanical Operations - 90227065 - Oakland

Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: Oakland, CA, US, 94607

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The Senior Director Mechanical Operations has overall responsibility and oversight, within a transportation region, for the activities, processes and results emanating from various inspection, servicing and repair functions designed to enhance equipment reliability that will positively and continuously impact customer satisfaction. This role will also collaborate with the transportation leaders of the region in the achievement of joint business objectives and priorities.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•Oversees and directs from conceptual design to project implementation and close-out, the planning, development, integration, estimating, scheduling, and management of resources required to accomplish all aspects of short and long-range inspection and mechanical service activities within scope, schedule, and budget.
•Directs inspection and mechanical service activities with internal constituencies such as Transportation Operations and Rolling Stock Engineering and local commuter, regional, and state organizations as appropriate.
•Maintains strict oversight of maintenance alerts, FRA and FDA regulatory requirements, supplier maintenance instructions, and SMPs.
•Oversees the development and implementation of inspection and mechanical service related safety plans and programs designed to reduce injuries and change behaviors.
•Develops and implements inspection and mechanical service best practices and procedures. 
•Develops and implements inspection and mechanical servicing quality assurance and control procedures. 
•Oversees planning, integration, inter-departmental and agency coordination, and implementation of inspection and mechanical service programs and practices across disciplines to determine performance levels, marketplace competitiveness, and annual maintenance and capital and reimbursable budget utilization.
•Provides leadership, guidance, and direction to cross-functional teams to ensure proper management and control of inspection and mechanical service project schedules, financials, and resources.
•Oversees the development and implementation of goals and objectives required to safely and efficiently complete inspection and mechanical service programs and projects within scope, schedule, and budget.
•Responsible for assigned business process (es) within the Mechanical Department and develops the applicable plan, establishes KPI’s while ensuring adequate resources are assigned. Position is accountable for consistent work activities relating to the process and sharing of best practices.
•Oversees and directs from conceptual design to project implementation and close-out, the planning, development, integration, estimating, scheduling, and management of resources required to accomplish all aspects of short and long-range inspection and mechanical service activities within scope, schedule, and budget.


WORK EXPERIENCE:
•Extensive years of experience with railway and rail transit rolling stock to include extensive servicing, repair and maintenance program experience.
•Extensive leadership experience.
•Demonstrated experience in project and inventory management; technical supervision; quality control; planning, organizing, and scheduling for procedural and operational methods.
•Demonstrated experience in budget and financial control; contract management.
•Demonstrated experience communicating orally and in writing within the corporation and externally.
•Demonstrated process management experience.
•Demonstrated knowledge and experience related to safety program methodology and its application


OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
•Strong leadership and decision-making skills.
•Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
•Excellent oral and written communication skills in combination to administer effective presentations.
•Ability to effectively facilitate change including development of innovative approaches designed to address chronic issues and concerns while garnering support and acceptance of the change effort.
•Demonstrated knowledge of hospitality or travel industry operations
•Demonstrated knowledge of railway engineering regulatory requirements (i.e. AAR, AREMA, FTA, FDA, and FRA).
•PC skills including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software.
•Ability to travel 10-40% (based on location).


PREFERRED EDUCATION:
•Masters Degree in Engineering or a related field.


PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE:
•Significant knowledge of railway and rail transit rolling stock.
•Significant knowledge of hospitality or travel industry operations.
•Significant knowledge of domestic and international railway engineering regulatory requirements.


COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:33741
Posting Location(s):California
Personnel Area:CA29
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 
Employment Experience Requirements:10 plus years of experience

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We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status. 

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