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Rail Quality Improvement Technician

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Skokie
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionPOSITION SUMMARYUnder supervision, monitors the quality of repairs and maintenance work performed on Rail Vehicles at the Authority's Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Terminal Facilities.QualificationsPRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Inspects repair, servicing and maintenance work performed on Authority Rail Equipment. This is done by on site physical inspection, and determines the quality and reliability of workmanship and compliance with predetermined standards.
  • Inspects new and reconstructed rail vehicle components, units and parts from shops and outside workers. This is done by on site physical inspection and is done to ensure compliance with Authority specifications.
  • Instructs and counsels terminal personnel in proper repair procedures and techniques and, if necessary, refers employees to the Maintenance Training Center for additional Training. This is done by one on one, on the job instruction to ensure that the repairer or servicer understands his or her job function.
  • Compiles and evaluates data pertaining to inspection activities and prepares reports which convey inspection findings and recommendations. After all physical inspections the results are compiled and given to management personnel so they have a record of Quality Improvements findings.
  • Assists in the development of Quality Improvement Programs and in the evaluation of existing repair procedures and techniques. By actually performing the repair procedures they are more effectively evaluated.
  • Assists in determining causative factors contributing to equipment or component failure and notifies appropriate Technical Services or shop personnel or outside contractor or vendor. This is done by physical inspection of failed components or parts and is done to ensure that either procedures or specifications are followed.
  • Responds to the scene of all rail incidents, accidents and unusual occurrences. Investigates and resolves technical problems related to the situation. Develops corrective action to prevent recurrence and monitors implementation.
  • When Emergency Fleet Retrofits are needed, will assist with the investigation to find the cause of the part failure.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESReporting to this position may include the following jobs:Job TitleCHALLENGES
    • Must be able to read and interpret wiring diagrams, technical drawings, and instructions
    • Will be working in Rail Vehicle Maintenance Facilities and must have a knowledge of the types of work, work methods, procedures and duties performed by terminal Rail Vehicle Maintenance personnel, e.g., repairers, servicers, electricians, carpenters, mechanics, etc.
    • Will be giving on the job training to employees and must be familiar with Authority training programs for terminal and shop employees.
    • Will be working in all shops, terminals, yards and on the right of way. Must be familiar with all shop and terminal locations, and must have knowledge of Authority and departmental safety rules and regulations dealing with these areas.
    • Will be obtaining current and historical car data from terminals and must be familiar with CTA MMIS systems.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
      • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or a combination of education and experience relating to this position, or equivalent military experience.
      • Five (5) years of experience in rail vehicle maintenance and repair work.
      • Required to submit to and pass drug and alcohol testing mandated by the Federal Transit Administration.
      • Must obtain Rail Safety Training certification.
      • Valid Illinois driver's license and be authorized to use personal vehicle for CTA business.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
        • Must be able to ascend and descend stairs and normal obstacles in a Rail Vehicle Maintenance Facility
        • Must be able to traverse on the right of way when responding to Rail Vehicle emergencies.
        • Chicago Transit Authority requires all employees to be COVID-19 vaccinated. If you are offered employment, you must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof that you are in the process of becoming fully vaccinated as part of the hiring process and as a condition of employment. Visit
        • Ability to read and interpret wiring diagrams, technical drawings, and instructions.
        • Ability to write and express oneself in a clear, logical and concise manner.
        • Ability to work with all levels of Authority personnel and outside contractors, and must have suitable temperament and disposition to maintain amiable relations with these people.WORKING CONDITIONS
          • Subject to all types of weather and Right of Way conditions.
          • Subject to the usual Rail Shop and terminal hazards and conditions.
          • May be required to travel to manufacturing and assembly plants to assist with new vehicle inspections and off site contract vehicle rehabs.
          • May be required to carry a CTA phone.
          • Must be available to respond to calls or email inquires outside of regular work hours.
          • Travels to various vendor and CTA's field locations.
          • Required use of personal auto and required to be able to list CTA as co-insured for company mileage.EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED
            • Standard office equipment.
            • Desktop and laptop computers, hand and power tools, electrical and mechanical test equipment such as multimeters and RT gauges.
            • Rail Vehicle Computerized Diagnostic Equipment such as Portable Test Unit (PTU) and associated software.Additional DetailsPlease note, employees and/or union members will be given priority consideration in the hiring process, per the applicable labor contracts.Rate to be determined by applicant's entered service date and service date in union jurisdiction of this classification.CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERNo employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, unfavorable military discharge, disability or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws; except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our workforce and supporting the communities we serve. CTA will make reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants for employment as well as its employees, unless undue hardship would result. If you require an accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact prior to the submission of your application or upon notification of your actual test date. CTA will work with you to determine if an accommodation can be provided.TO BE CONSIDERED APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED IN THEIR ENTIRETY INCLUDING:
              • QUALIFICATIONS

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Skokie , Rail Quality Improvement Technician, Professions , Skokie, Illinois

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