Vehicle Systems Engineer (Non Represented)

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Nov 13, 2021
Full Time Engineering

Job Description


Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.

Conditions of Employment

All new or rehired San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. You will be required to show proof of your completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to receiving a final offer, unless you receive a COVID-19 Vaccination reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or a religious exemption due to an approved sincerely held religious belief that prohibits you from receiving a vaccine. BART will review requests for a reasonable accommodation or religious exemption on a case-by-case basis. Documentation may be required. For questions, please contact BART Human Resources, Leave Management at HRDP@bart.gov .

Department

Vehicle Engineering

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2021 current employee cost $153.85 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate

$98,442.00 to $149,140.00 annually (Non- Represented Pay Band 06)
The initial salary offer will be between $98,442.00 - $133,620.16 annually, commensurate with experience.


Posted Date

October 14, 2021

Closing Date

Open until filled, first review of application on November 4, 2021

Reports To

Manager of Vehicle Systems Engineering

Days Off

Saturday and Sunday

Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Current Assignment

The Vehicle Systems Engineer (VSE) will be responsible to perform professional engineering duties in support of the repair, overhaul, evaluation, reliability, and maintenance of BART transit vehicles. They will provide support for the engineering of the train control networks, automatic train control systems, door systems, HVAC systems, friction brakes and propulsion systems, software-driven control systems, auxiliary power supply systems, electrical/electronic systems, mechanical, electro-mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems and components.
The incumbent will be directed to complete assigned REIs and work on testing, analysis, and design change and procedures. This assignment work will support the development of improved processes and designs related to the Legacy and Fleet of the Future (FOTF) vehicles and trains.
The ideal candidate has technical skills in railcar engineering. They will have experience in diagnostics, equipment testing, and troubleshooting. They will have skills in investigating and determining the cause of major transit vehicle equipment failures by applying principles of root cause failure analysis. Demonstrate competency in writing reports and technical procedures. They will be comfortable working in a shop environment and working with component / electrical repairs. They will have a degree in Electrical or related engineering field.

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs a variety of vehicle systems engineering duties in support of the design repair, overhaul, evaluation, reliability and maintenance of District transit vehicles.
  • Designs and specifies special testing and servicing equipment to troubleshoot and maintain transit vehicle subsystems.
  • Investigates and determines cause of major transit vehicle equipment failures and provides required corrections or equipment design changes.
  • Provides a variety of technical information in support of transit vehicle repair, engineering and design.
  • Provides technical assistance in the location and disposition of transit vehicle parts and equipment.
  • Participates in the analysis of vehicle equipment failures; develops, implements and documents resulting maintenance procedures and equipment design changes.
  • Creates a variety of technical engineering drawings, specifications and documents; ensures contract compliance, the use of proper engineering methods and compatibility with other systems.
  • Provides technical assistance in developing new advanced transit vehicle systems for use on District transit vehicles.
  • Defines quality assurance criteria and inspection procedures for the maintenance and repair of transit vehicles; audits maintenance staff to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Operates a variety of mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner including electrical, mechanical and electro-mechanical test equipment.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of transit vehicle systems engineering.
  • Provides expert testimony in personal injury lawsuits against the District, as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Education :
Possession of a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Experience :
The equivalent of three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable electrical or mechanical transit vehicle systems engineering experience, or related experience.
Other Requirements :
Must possess sufficient mobility to perform field inspections and investigations.
Substitution :
Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-foryear basis. A college degree is preferred.


Selection Process

Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview.

The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations).

Application Process

External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.   

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688. 

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs.


Other Information

Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time.

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.

Note

When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance.

To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.



Essential Job Functions

The Vehicle Systems Engineer (VSE) will be responsible to perform professional engineering duties in support of the repair, overhaul, evaluation, reliability, and maintenance of BART transit vehicles. They will provide support for the engineering of the train control networks, automatic train control systems, door systems, HVAC systems, friction brakes and propulsion systems, software-driven control systems, auxiliary power supply systems, electrical/electronic systems, mechanical, electro-mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems and components.
The incumbent will be directed to complete assigned REIs and work on testing, analysis, and design change and procedures. This assignment work will support the development of improved processes and designs related to the Legacy and Fleet of the Future (FOTF) vehicles and trains.
The ideal candidate has technical skills in railcar engineering. They will have experience in diagnostics, equipment testing, and troubleshooting. They will have skills in investigating and determining the cause of major transit vehicle equipment failures by applying principles of root cause failure analysis. Demonstrate competency in writing reports and technical procedures. They will be comfortable working in a shop environment and working with component / electrical repairs. They will have a degree in Electrical or related engineering field.

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs a variety of vehicle systems engineering duties in support of the design repair, overhaul, evaluation, reliability and maintenance of District transit vehicles.
  • Designs and specifies special testing and servicing equipment to troubleshoot and maintain transit vehicle subsystems.
  • Investigates and determines cause of major transit vehicle equipment failures and provides required corrections or equipment design changes.
  • Provides a variety of technical information in support of transit vehicle repair, engineering and design.
  • Provides technical assistance in the location and disposition of transit vehicle parts and equipment.
  • Participates in the analysis of vehicle equipment failures; develops, implements and documents resulting maintenance procedures and equipment design changes.
  • Creates a variety of technical engineering drawings, specifications and documents; ensures contract compliance, the use of proper engineering methods and compatibility with other systems.
  • Provides technical assistance in developing new advanced transit vehicle systems for use on District transit vehicles.
  • Defines quality assurance criteria and inspection procedures for the maintenance and repair of transit vehicles; audits maintenance staff to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Operates a variety of mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner including electrical, mechanical and electro-mechanical test equipment.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of transit vehicle systems engineering.
  • Provides expert testimony in personal injury lawsuits against the District, as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Education :
Possession of a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Experience :
The equivalent of three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable electrical or mechanical transit vehicle systems engineering experience, or related experience.
Other Requirements :
Must possess sufficient mobility to perform field inspections and investigations.
Substitution :
Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-foryear basis. A college degree is preferred.


Selection Process

Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview.

The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations).

Application Process

External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.   

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688. 

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs.


Other Information

Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time.

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.

Note

When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance.

To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.

Job Address

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