Dir Fleet Management - 90291442 - Oakland/Los Angeles

Date: May 3, 2021

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90012

Company: Amtrak

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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The Director Fleet Equipment oversees and directs areas of maintenance and engineering support to ensure the performance of the fleet to Amtrak and State Partner Needs. This includes responsibility for equipment Reliability, Availability, Customer Experience, and life cycle costs.  This position is responsible for leading team efforts for train equipment fleet services, engineering and field technical support, and supplies to ensure service performance expectations are achieved, including maintenance and material recommendations. Responsible for maintenance program design and standardization management, vendor support for Contract milestones, performance targets and technical authority. This role will ensure, Regulatory compliance, Mechanical department policy and procedure compliance, as well as policies and process for Corporate, safety, and procurement departments are followed. This role will also manage the rail industry and state specific rail standards for new equipment technical requirements as outlined by organizational programs. 


• Establishes safety as an integral and continuous part of work, motivating personnel and vendors to be proactive, improving safe methods in all activities and reducing risk through mitigation.
• Directs and coordinates Fleet activities, as related to the project, managing site logistics with Amtrak and state agencies. 
• Directs and collaborates across teams to review equipment design, services contract requirements, and compliance with Amtrak and regulatory requirements.
• Investigates contract and service (new or existing) incidents using data analytics and performance trends.
• Produce maintenance bulletins and procedures to maintain fleet efficiently and safely.
• Develop fleet requirements and specifications based on contract agreements outlined by Amtrak and other parties involved.
• Maintain and improve knowledge through research and experience.
• Direct the coordination of vendor qualifications and contract management.
• Oversee inspections and generate failure analysis reporting.


• Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline or the equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
• 11+ years of relevant experience preferred; 9 years of relevant experience required.
• Demonstrated experience in transportation, aeronautical, or major equipment engineering.
• Demonstrated practical experience modifying and maintaining existing vehicles or long-lived capital equipment.
• Working knowledge of and experience in accepted railway industry quality standards and the ISO quality procedure.
• Knowledgeable in areas of North American railway safety and regulatory practices including, but not limited to the AAR and FRA rules.
• Basic knowledge of environmental regulations, signal rules, electric traction, passenger equipment operations.
• Excellent written and good oral communication skills.
• Excellent computer skills and a basic understanding of engineering economics.


• BS degree in an engineering discipline.
• Registered Professional Engineer.
• Member of AAR, IEEE, ASME, SAE, ASHRAE, or similar technical committees.
• Experience demonstrating knowledge of QA standards including ISO 9000, AAR M-1003, MIL STD 9858A. 


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:57181
Posting Location(s):California
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing.  Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Mechanical || Engineering & Mechanical