NFTA Metro Bus and RailNFTA Metro Bus and RailBuffalo Niagara International AirportNiagara Falls International Airport


Date Posted: 8/4/2020
Job Number: 100-20-N
Branch: Metro Rail
Hours: M-F 8AM-4PM


Coordinates all maintenance projects within the Metro Rail systems assets. This is responsible technical and administrative work with supervisory responsibilities for a multi-disciplined staff within multiple departments. Duties include the scheduling of work, prioritization of work assignments, quality control and executing and maintaining a comprehensive preventative maintenance program. Additional duties include the utilization and accurate maintenance of data assuring that all assigned rail cars, equipment and storeroom inventory are properly maintained and accounted. Work requires the exercise of a considerable amount of independent judgment and initiative under the general supervision of the Manager, Operations.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. • Plans, directs, coordinates and supervises the activities of personnel engaged in the various functions of the Rail Maintenance programs which includes rail car maintenance, component replacement/remanufacturing, body shop functions, purchasing and inventory management of company assets. • Develops and Implements program practices and procedures for inventory of Rail Assets, while developing a Uniform Asset management program within NFTA Rail. • Implement and develop storeroom and capital asset management practices and policies. • Participates in the selection, placement, promotion, training, development, safety, discipline, and appraisal of personnel. • Directs the preparation of the budget of the Rail Car Maintenance Department and makes procedural and operational recommendations to the Manager, Operations. • Coordinates work activities and programs of the Rail Car Maintenance Department with other programs and projects, i.e., engineering capital projects, safety department initiatives. • Supervises and participates in safety and training programs related to rail car and storeroom activities. • Prepares specifications for new equipment and for major modifications of existing equipment. • Prepares reports on efficient and proper use of equipment and makes other reports as required. • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with subordinates, superiors and other departments. • Assists in preparing union labor agreements and participates in union labor contract negotiations. • Implement and develop storeroom and capital asset management practices and policies. • Perform additional duties and tasks as assigned.


Knowledge of modern techniques, methods, procedures, principles, and practices of all phases of efficient rail vehicle maintenance. Knowledge of specification writing. Knowledge of recent developments and sources of information in the field of rail asset planning. Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment. Knowledge of cost and billing procedures used in vehicle control. Knowledge of all phases of driving and safe working practices. Knowledge of the capabilities, care, and limitations of all types of rail car vehicles and other equipment. Knowledge and interpretation of labor contracts. Ability to plan, direct, assign, instruct, review and evaluate personnel. Ability to present programs and ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, superiors, and the public. Ability to operate a computer including word processing spreadsheet and database software applications. Ability to implement and maintain inventory procedures.


Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds).


Work is performed in usual office conditions with rare exposure to disagreeable environmental factors.


A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration or a related field and five (5) years’ experience in the operation of a large vehicle maintenance facility, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


TO APPLY: Interested persons should visit to view complete job description and employment application. Send NFTA employment application, resume and cover letter specifying the job number to Job #100-20-N: NFTA Human Resources 181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Or email to


The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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