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


Date Posted: 10/20/2021
Deadline: 11/3/2021
Job Number: 155-21-N


Coordinates all maintenance projects within the Metro Rail system’s fleet and rail assets. This is responsible for technical and administrative work with supervisory responsibilities for a multi-disciplined staff as well as related managerial duties. Duties include the development of work schedules for prioritization of work program, quality control and executing and maintaining a comprehensive preventative maintenance program in accordance with state of good repair (SOGR) industry practices and standards. Additional duties include the utilization and maintenance of data to monitor and report that all assigned rail cars, equipment, linear assets, and store-room inventory are properly serviced, maintained and accounted. Work requires the exercise of a considerable amount of independent judgment and initiative under the general supervision of the Manager, Rail 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, and coordinates the maintenance program for the various functions of the Rail Department which includes rail car maintenance, purchasing and inventory of assets. • Responsible for Rail Department enterprise resource planning (ERP) activities related to maintenance and capital projects and investment, including maintenance and operation of input, data management and reporting associated with ERP systems and software. • Performs short and long-range planning activities, including regular analysis of corrective maintenance and preventive maintenance backlogs to balance and sustain a proactive preventive/predictive maintenance program. • Responsible for communicating NFTA’s asset management and maintenance strategy for delivery of maintenance execution activities. • Develops and implements program practices and procedures for inventory of Rail Assets. • Develop Uniform Asset management programs within NFTA Rail to include rail condition analytics for predictive maintenance. • Identify maintenance procedure modifications necessary to address the effectiveness and efficiency of established maintenance job plans based on the review of equipment work order history and failure analysis. • Provide oversight and recommendation in the selection, placement, promotion, training, development, safety, discipline, and appraisal of supervisory and general personnel. • Assists with the preparation of the capital and maintenance budgets of the Rail Department and makes procedural and operational recommendations to the Manager, Operations and Manager of Maintenance, using updated SOGR and condition assessment reports. • Coordinates work activities and programs of the Rail Department with other groups, programs and projects, (i.e., engineering, capital projects & safety department initiatives). • Responsible for input and reconciliation of Rail Recordable Documents. • Participates in safety and training programs. • Prepares reports on efficient and proper use of equipment and creates other reports as required. • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with subordinates, superiors and other departments. • Knowledge of union labor agreements and participates in union labor contract negotiations including providing assistance with the preparation of bargaining proposals for the Company and/or with preparing responses to proposals submitted by union representatives. • 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 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 of and demonstrated ability to interpret and apply union 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.


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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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