Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the Application Deadline.
MTA Metro-North Railroad is a dynamic organization, operating out of the jewel of New York City, Grand Central Terminal. We provide service to over 82 million customers annually, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut. A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation. MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe commute, great service to its customers and rewarding opportunities to its employees.
This position is responsible for assisting Fleet Management Office’s Assistant Directors by providing centralized control, coordination, communication and direction to Transportation Department and Mechanical Department Employees to maximize use of Metro North’s fleet of rolling stock to meet daily service and maintenance requirements. Constantly make decisions on use of rolling stock to support Transportation and Maintenance of Equipment objectives. Assist with analyzing and participating in initiatives to reduce equipment assets and operational costs.
Communicate and distribute all special equipment manipulations to Yardmasters and field employees. Special equipment manipulations include but are not limited to: Normal Schedules, Pre-Holidays, Holidays, Special Events, Group Moves, Special Projects, HVAC group needs, Charter Trains, Fumigation needs, E-Cleans, ICCs, and wash Cycles.
Provide direction to TCU Staff and Yardmasters to solicit rolling stock availability from Mechanical Department, maintain updated information and communication, ensure accurate information within critical systems, guide decision making process in regard to consist compliance and customer satisfaction, prepare equipment to operate as unscheduled of extra train to support service or FRA mandated inspection and maintenance.
Monitor and report on fleet status throughout a service day, which includes: Consist location and availability analysis, diesel fuel reporting, fuel cycle projections, and recommend consist cycle manipulations for fuel, servicing and consist compliance. Maintain status of fleet’s availability, out-of- service records and equipment defect information.
Assist FMO Assistant Director in providing fleet manipulations to support service to Yardmasters, transportation and mechanical employees to ensure the most efficient use of Metro-North’s fleet.
Communicate and Collect real-time Fleet status information from Yardmasters, OCC, Transportation and Mechanical employees. Ensure accurate information within critical systems such as: Equipment Management Information System (EMIS), Train Management Information System (TMIS), Asset Management Information System (AMS), and Incident Management System (IMS) and PC application and files to produce reports, office records and assist in the execution and maintenance of system programs.
Plan and coordinate the movement of scheduled and non-scheduled equipment maintenance and repairs.
Coordinate and communicate the field evaluation, disposition and repair of defective equipment compliant with FRA Regulations and Metro-North Rules with Metro-North railroad personnel. Promote a safe work environment and ensure safe practices within the office and throughout MNR.
Basic knowledge of rail transit operations and rolling stock (equipment) including familiarity with Operation Manuals, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Regulations and timetables.
Knowledge of TCU and ACRE collective bargaining agreements or the ability to become familiar within six months of hire.
Strong written and verbal communications.
Strong management and coordination skills.
Ability to make decisions in a time sensitive work environment with competing demands while performing multiple tasks.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or comparable application.
Ability to implement and participate in Metro-North Railroad's safety programs.
Must be available to be on call 24 hours/7 days a week as required.
Familiarity with Metro-North Railroad Train Management Systems or similar fleet tracking system.
Familiarity with MNR Equipment Tracking Systems (TMIS, AMS, IMS).
Familiarity with train and crew scheduling.
Associate Degree in Business, Transportation, Engineering and/or related field. Demonstrated equivalent experience, education and/or technical credentials to include two (2) additional years of related experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
Minimum of two (2) years of experience within one of the following positions (including training periods): Conductor, Locomotive Engineer, Rail Traffic Controller, Yard Conductor, or Yardmaster.
Experience in a supervisory position.
Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, not all qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position are guaranteed an interview. To be selected for a position, one must meet the following criteria: (1) satisfy the minimum requirements listed in the job posting, (2) if applicable, successfully pass a written and practical exam, (3) satisfy a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), and (4) pass a verbal interview. Metro-North may also require the applicant to undergo a physical ability test, and, if the Company extends a conditional offer, may require him or her to undergo a medical examination, which may include toxicological testing. Failure to pass any step within the hiring process will result in the disqualification of your application.
Additional Criteria for Current Employees: Current Metro-North employees must be in active service to be eligible for consideration. Agreement Employees applying for a position outside of their present craft are required to have worked in your current union for at least one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline to be eligible to apply for a posted position, and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, including on-the-job training or lock-in requirement, if applicable (for example: Signal Trainee, Foreman-In-Training, etc.). If you are transferring to another craft, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present union. Non-agreement employees must have worked in your current position for a minimum of one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline. Along with a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), employees are also subject to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation not limited to discipline records and performance assessments.
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.