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Electrical Engineer/Senior Electrical Engineer

Job ID: 3668
Business Unit: Long Island Rail Road
Location: , United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: DGM Electronics Engineering
Date Posted: Sep 29, 2023

Description

Title:                                           Electrical Engineer/Senior Electrical Engineer                                                  
Department:                                Maintenance of Equipment                                      
Repost Date:                               09/15/2023
Close Date:                                 09/28/2023       
Hay Point Evaluation:                571/682                    
Salary Range:                             Eng - $80,797 - $106,046
                                                    Sr. Eng- $90,848 - $119,239
Position Classification:               Safety Sensitive                
Location:                                    Queens                                          
Reports To:                                 Senior Electrical Engineer/Managing Engineer                                    
 
This is a Non-Represented Position.

If you have previously applied to this posting, there is no need to reapply.  Your application may still be under consideration.
 
Please note that this position has been designated as a “Policy Maker” pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics.  As such, you will be required to complete a Financial Disclosure Statement that will be provided to you by the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics.
 
Electrical Engineer
This position provides Engineering support on any operating or capital rolling stock projects and efforts within the Maintenance of Equipment department. This includes design, specification and material review; interacting with staff engineers, vendors and consultants related to the development, design, manufacture, modification, testing, analysis, documentation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and configuration control of equipment, systems and material on new and existing LIRR rolling stock; ensure understanding of and adherence to appropriate federal, state and industry regulations and guidelines;  direct select activities of consultants and 3rd party contractors when applicable.  Engineers will participate in the reviews and acceptance of the defined project deliverables to ensure that all objectives of scope, quality, budget, and schedule are met. Participate in various industry standards development meetings, such as APTA, and FRA regulation development meetings. Participate in group  meetings within MofE and external entities concerning new and ongoing initiatives.
 
Senior Electrical Engineer
This position provides advanced engineering support on any operating or capital rolling stock projects and efforts within the Maintenance of Equipment department. This includes design, specification, material and process review; interacting with staff engineers, vendors and consultants related to the development, design, manufacture, modification, testing, analysis, documentation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and configuration control of equipment, systems and material on new and existing LIRR rolling stock; assists in project planning, oversight, direction, and administration of project activities; ensure understanding of and adherence to appropriate federal, state and industry regulations and guidelines;  manage select activities of consultants and 3rd party contractors when applicable.  Senior Engineers will participate in the reviews, approvals, and the delivery of the defined project deliverables to ensure that all objectives of scope, quality, budget, and schedule are met. Participate in various industry standards development meetings, such as APTA, and FRA regulation development meetings. Represent the Fleet Engineering group at meetings within MofE concerning new initiatives.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
 
Electrical Engineer
 
  • Participate in engineering analysis, design review and documentation (including development of engineering drawings, letters, notices and instructions) for rebuilding, repairing, maintaining and modifying, existing EMUs, coaches or locomotive systems and components in support of all shop maintenance activities.  These changes, modifications and repairs must be in accordance with accepted engineering practices recognized by industry standards and must conform to FRA/AAR/APTA/DOT requirements for passenger rail service and maintainability.
  • Provide engineering support in railcar component redesign and retrofit.  This includes reviewing design; participating in acceptance testing, First Article Inspection (FAI) and Failure Modes, Effects and Critical Analysis (FMECA) when appropriate.
  • Provide technical support on task activities with craft, supervisory and professional personnel in shop, laboratory, off-site and meeting environments.  Participate in conduct of “test trains” for testing and proving of modifications and proposed replacement components.
  • Development of engineering documents including Maintenance Instructions, Equipment Change Letters and Maintenance Reminders in accordance with principles of Configuration Management.  
  • Respond, as assigned to Requests to Engineering (RTEs) from Procurement Dept. to ensure procurement of proper material and replacement parts; propose ordering descriptions that ensure purchase of adequate and appropriate replacements and test and qualify material and parts offered for substitution.  
  • Development of Technical Statements of Work (TSOW) and material specifications in support of procurement bid and proposal solicitations.
  • Use of precision measuring equipment such as meters, bridges, oscilloscopes, signature analyzers, frequency generators and counters etc. to inspect internal components of various rolling stock assemblies and components.   This inspection can be in support of new and alternate component sourcing, creation or modification to Qualified Parts Lists (QPL) in coordination with Procurement group, acceptance testing in coordination with Incoming Inspection and Quality Assurance group and investigation and troubleshooting of failed components and systems. 
  • Participate in field and tear-down testing and trouble- shooting activities for new components or equipment as well as repetitive failure components using test equipment such as chart recorders, pressure transducers, pressure gages, thermocouples, speed sensors, and accelerometer to test various rolling stock systems and analyze data to form conclusions about the equipment operation and generate reports on findings.
  • Identify obsolescence issues with existing and new mechanical train systems and research options for timely component redesign and replacement.
  • Use Auto-CAD or similar design, testing, simulation software to create and manipulate drawings and schematics for use internally and externally in support of procurements, design and maintenance.
  • Review material as assigned from APTA (American Public Transportation Authority) working groups to interpret, assess and plan for FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) proposed regulations and impact to LIRR on technical front. 
  • Ensure a safe working environment and adherence to guidelines of company safety policies and procedures. Lead by example.
  • Select, develop, motivate and supervise subordinate engineering personnel within Fleet Engineering group. Provide career development for subordinates. Provide prompt and effective coaching and counseling. Responsible for discipline/termination of employees when necessary. Conduct Performance Evaluations for those under direct supervision.  Promote safe work practices and provide safe working conditions. Create a professional environment that respects individual differences and enables all employees to develop and contribute to their full potential.
  • Develop RCM work scope, maintenance intervals and bills of material for rolling stock systems.
  • Develop test, inspection and procedure documents in support of maintenance.
 
Senior Electrical Engineer
  • Conduct engineering analysis, design, review and documentation (including development of engineering drawings, letters, notices and instructions) for rebuilding, repairing, maintaining and modifying, existing EMUs, coaches or locomotive systems and components in support of all shop maintenance activities.  These changes, modifications and repairs must be in accordance with accepted engineering practices recognized by industry standards and must conform to FRA/AAR/APTA/DOT requirements for passenger rail service and maintainability.
  • Provide advanced technical support in railcar component redesign and retrofit.  This includes conceiving, specifying and approving design; conduct acceptance testing, First Article Inspection (FAI) and Failure Modes, Effects and Critical Analysis (FMECA) when appropriate.
  • Provide engineering direction on task activities with craft, supervisory and professional personnel in shop, laboratory, off-site and meeting environments.  Conduct “test trains” for testing and proving of modifications and proposed replacement components.
  • Development and review of engineering documents including Maintenance Instructions, Equipment Change Letters and Maintenance Reminders in accordance with principles of Configuration Management.  
  • Respond, as assigned to Requests to Engineering (RTEs) from Procurement Dept. to ensure procurement of proper material and replacement parts; create carefully worded ordering descriptions that preclude purchase of inadequate or inappropriate replacements and test and qualify material and parts offered for substitution.  
  • Development and review of Technical Statements of Work (TSOW) and material specifications in support of procurement bid and proposal solicitations.
  •  Supervise use of precision measuring equipment such as meters, bridges, oscilloscopes, signature analyzers, frequency generators and counters etc. to inspect internal components of various rolling stock assemblies and components.   This inspection can be in support of new and alternate component sourcing, creation or modification to Qualified Parts Lists (QPL) in coordination with Procurement group, acceptance testing in coordination with Incoming Inspection and Quality Assurance group and investigation and troubleshooting of failed components and systems. 
  • Supervise field, tear-down testing and trouble- shooting activities for new components or equipment as well as repetitive failure components using test equipment such as chart recorders, pressure transducers, pressure gages, thermocouples, speed sensors, and accelerometer to test various rolling stock systems and analyze data to form conclusions about the equipment operation and generate reports on findings.
  • Identify obsolescence issues with existing and new mechanical train systems and research options for timely component redesign and replacement.
  • Use Auto-CAD or similar design, testing, simulation software to create and manipulate drawings and schematics for use internally and externally in support of procurements, design and maintenance.
  • Review material as assigned from APTA (American Public Transportation Authority) working groups to interpret, assess and plan for FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) proposed regulations and impact to LIRR on technical front. 
  • Ensure a safe working environment and adherence to guidelines of company safety policies and procedures. Lead by example.
  • Select, develop, motivate and supervise subordinate engineering personnel within Fleet Engineering group. Provide career development for subordinates. Provide prompt and effective coaching and counseling. Responsible for discipline/termination of employees when necessary. Conduct Performance Evaluations for those under direct supervision.  Promote safe work practices and provide safe working conditions. Create a professional environment that respects individual differences and enables all employees to develop and contribute to their full potential.
  • Develop RCM work scope, maintenance intervals and bills of material for rolling stock systems.
  • Develop and review test, inspection and procedure documents in support of maintenance.

Electrical Engineer
  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS or BE preferred, Electrical Engineering preferred). Progressively responsible project related management experience in related areas such as design, engineering administration, project engineering, and engineering management can be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • 4 or more years experience demonstrating application of project management principles in the practical solution of engineering problems in a maintenance or production environment with an understanding and application of strict design control requirements.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of sound management techniques, logic, budgeting, contracts, procedures, laws and the fundamental principles of project management.
  • Sound Technical Writing and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Ability to work under pressure in analyzing engineering and technical issues that will impact our operation.
  • Personal computer skills in applications such as but not limited to word processing, spreadsheets, database programs.
  • Must have demonstrated spreadsheet and database experience.
 
Preferred/Desirable Skills/Qualifications:
  • Additional or advanced degree in an engineering or management discipline. (Equivalent of two years additional experience).
  • Experience with other Engineering or Contract applications, such as Mathcad, NUCARS, Contract Manager SharePoint.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with project management procedures and procurement practices.
  • Experience with existing LIRR rolling stock systems (Communications, Door Systems, ASC, WMDS, Propulsion, etc.)
  
 
Senior Electrical Engineer
  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS or BE preferred, Electrical Engineering preferred). Progressively responsible project related management experience in related areas such as design, engineering administration, project engineering, and engineering management can be considered in lieu of a degree.

Other Information
In addition to meeting the minimum requirements of the position, the selection process may include, but is not limited to, a pre-screening assessment (i.e., physical, written and/ or practical evaluation) and interview. Candidates forfeit further consideration in the process if they fail to participate in any step of the process when scheduled. Make up dates/times will not be given. In addition, LIRR employee applicants must be in their current position for the 12 months immediately preceding the close date of this posting and must possess a satisfactory work history, including attendance and discipline record. Absence control violation(s) or more than ten sick days without medical documentation in two of last three years is considered unsatisfactory attendance.  Not all qualified applicants are guaranteed an interview due to the competitive selection process. A medical examination and safety sensitive drug/alcohol test may also be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.

The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.


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