Facility Maintenance Supervisor

Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit   Petaluma, CA   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on April 14, 2021


Under direction of the Superintendent of Maintenance of Way, the Facility Maintenance Supervisor position is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of a facility maintenance operation in a rail transit environment. This is done by coordinating, supervising and evaluating the activities of the facility maintenance staff.


This position will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of district facilities including the Operations Maintenance Facility, passenger stations and other SMART district property and facilities. This position will be responsible for the assignment of work including scheduled, non-scheduled, regulated, and emergency repairs. This position will provide hands-on supervision of the subordinate staff. This position will be responsible for work activities on various shifts, weekends, and holidays to ensure safe and efficient transportation to the public. This position will have supervisory and limited budgetary responsibility.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by, and minimum requirements required of, employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. SMART reserves the right to determine and amend job responsibilities.

§ Assigns and directs the work and activities of subordinate staff.

§ Establishes schedules and methods for providing assigned maintenance services

§ Manages, monitors, coordinates and controls all aspects of the facility maintenance programs, processes, resources and activities relating to regular and extra work projects.

§ Oversees maintenance of buildings, grounds, stations and may assist with railroad right-of-ways.

§ Oversees district property maintenance including plumbing, lighting and equipment repair.

§ Requests, requisitions and purchases supplies following SMART policies and procedures to carry out facility maintenance responsibilities.

§ Works with city/county/state/federal representatives to maintain district facility permit certifications and licenses.

§ Identifies resource needs and schedules accordingly.

§ Solicits contractors and vendors for bid estimates.

§ Monitors contract and service agreements.

§ Develops new and revises existing contract specifications.

§ Analyzes bids and recommends awards.

§ Ensures vendor compliance and completion.

§ Authorizes, coordinates, and schedules work with vendors and contractors. Coordinates maintenance and repair activities with other department staff to ensure efficiency

§ Coordinates activities with outside agencies and the general public.

§ Performs inspections and provides recommendations for preventative maintenance and modification.

§ Monitors quality of work.

§ Independently performs varied and complex inspection and diagnostic work.

§ Oversees and participates in facilities maintenance.

· Responds to calls for maintenance assistance after regular work hours, on holidays and weekends.

· Reports on failures of components.

§ Assures quality control using SMART’s Maintenance Information System (MIS) to maintain proper records and generate reports.

§ May cover Facility Maintainer duties as necessary.

§ Actively supports Facility Maintainers’ ongoing skill building.

§ Prepares, issues and collects daily operational documents.

§ Monitors Facility Maintainers performance and ensures adherence to SMART, FRA, CPUC standards and regulations.

§ Reviews and evaluates work and makes effective suggestions and recommendations.

§ Safely operates SMART vehicles in the course of performing assigned duties.

§ References parts catalogues and other sources to determine correct parts for specific applications.

§ Maintains work area in a clean and orderly fashion.

§ Safely operates equipment.

§ Performs other related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

§ Must possess a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent.

§ Minimum five years’ facility maintenance experience, with two years in a supervisory capacity.

Other Qualifications:

§ Experience in warranty and vendor contract administration.

§ Experience in a railroad or rail transit environment preferred.

§ Computerized maintenance management experience is highly desirable.

§ Possession of a valid California’s drivers’ license (or ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment).

§ Satisfactory driving record:

o No more than two moving violations and/or “at fault” accidents within the last 3 years;

o No “at fault” in a fatal accident within the past 5 years;

o No leaving the scene of an accident within the past 3 years;

o No DUI’s or Reckless Driving codes within the last 7 years on the current DMV printout.

§ Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment medical exam that uses the standards of the California Commercial Driver’s License.

Skill in:

§ Interpreting and applying oral and written instructions in a consistent manner.

§ Computer usage including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Email).

§ Utilizing a maintenance management system.

Knowledge of:

§ Operational characteristics, services and activities of a comprehensive facilities and grounds maintenance program;

§ Basic supervisory principles and practices;

§ Construction methods used in passenger facility construction;

§ Journey level trades, (electrical, HVAC, concrete, carpentry, etc);

§ Basic timber, concrete and steel bridge maintenance;

§ Principles and practices of materials and equipment purchasing;

§ Principles and terminology of maintenance contracts and service agreements;

§ Safe working practices, including techniques for safely lifting and moving heavy objects;

§ Current building and fire codes and industry standards, including ADA;

§ OSHA and DOT Safety regulations;

§ General first aid and shop safety practices.

Ability to:

§ Demonstrate leadership;

§ Carry out oral and written directions;

§ Maintain accurate records and files;

§ Identify and resolve problems ;

§ Operate equipment and vehicles safely;

§ Make logical decisions and sound judgments using common sense;

§ Perform the physical requirements of the job;

§ Plan, organize and establish reasonable priorities;

§ Repair and maintain SMART rail stations, related structures and grounds and passenger transit facilities including installation and maintenance of signage, minor electrical and plumbing repair, carpentry work and painting;

§ Troubleshoot, repair and install low voltage and communication wiring;

§ Program basic computer interfaces (light and irrigation timers, alarms, locks, etc);

§ Read and understand blueprints and schematic drawings;

§ Estimate costs for time and materials;

§ Evaluate cost effective methods for budgetary needs and monitor expenditures;

§ Manage workload effectively including multiple tasks and projects

§ Work in a team environment fully supporting the goals and objectives of the maintenance and rail operations.

§ Create and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of work duties and responsibilities;

§ Demonstrate a high level of adaptability in a fast paced work environment requiring concentration, teamwork and attention to safety and detail;

§ Make quick decisions within a framework of rules;

§ Work irregular work hours, early and late shifts, holidays and weekends;

§ Understand, read and communicate (both orally and in writing) in Standard English.


Position Details:

· Base hourly wage: $46.91 - $57.02 per hour.

· There is a 12-month probationary period following appointment to this position.

· FLSA Status: Non-Exempt.

· A thorough background check will be required including, but not limited to: current and past employers, personal contacts, and education verification. A credit report will be required for positions covered under Labor Code 1024.5.

o (A complete list of background checks documents will be provided upon request).

· A pre-employment physical, including a urinalysis drug screen, will be required.

· A pre-employment psychological screening, administered by a licensed/certified psychologist, will be required.

· SMART’s Drug Free Workplace policy covers all positions within the District. This position is covered by the Company Authority policy which states that positions in the Operations Division and some positions in the Public Safety Department are also covered by random testing, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, and return-to-duty and follow-up drug and/or alcohol testing.

The Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District is an Equal Opportunity Employer