Supervisor Facilities Maintenance - 90000663 - Wilmington

Date: Apr 20, 2021

Location: Wilmington, DE, US, 19802

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 General Foreman Maintenance is responsible for facility maintenance including heating/cooling systems, overhead doors, plumbing, etc., and ensures compliance with Amtrak, EPA, and FDA standards. Position is also responsible for the safe, cost-effective, and productive supervision of the repair, upgrade, and maintenance of facility support equipment assigned to the facility.

•    Manages facility maintenance and availability and reliability of resources to meet organizational goals.
•    Functions in a primary leadership role for facility maintenance issues and coordinate efforts with management while maintaining oversight responsibility to ensure proper communication of issues, safety issues, material issues, etc.
•    Executes complex maintenance plans in accordance with all Amtrak and regulatory requirements as well as safety requirements.
•    Oversees the scheduling and execution of all maintenance activities; prepares staffing schedules to assure the required craft mix and skill levels are equal to the scope of work.
•    Prepares material delivery schedules to assure that production schedules can be maintained and identifies/resolves problems that arise with deliveries in an expeditious manner.
•    Plans and effectively control costs through economical utilization of personnel, material, and equipment.
•    Reviews and analyzes production, man-hour, material, and variance reports on a timely basis to assure completion of projects within goal and on time.
•    Ensures employees are properly trained.
•    Takes initiative for solving problems in a timely, effective manner, even under conditions of uncertainty, and exhibits a sense of urgency relating to the need for action and change


•    Associates degree in Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
•    Demonstrated manufacturing experience in transit, railway, or utility service, repair, and maintenance.  
•    Demonstrated leadership/management experience including experience in managing a multi-shift operation, in material management, and in quality control.
•    Knowledge and experience related to safety program methodology and its application.
•    Solid leadership and decision-making skills.
•    Solid organizational and problem-solving skills.
•    Proficient oral and written communication skills in combination to administer effective presentations.
•    Knowledge of accepted industry quality standards and the ISO quality procedure.
•    Understanding and working knowledge of various mechanical crafts and labor contracts.
•    Ability to recognize opportunities for change designed to address chronic issues and concerns.
•    Some analytical skills
•    PC skills including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software.


•    B.S. Degree in Engineering or related field.
•    Knowledge of FRA, FDA, AAR, APTA, EPA, FTA, and OSHA Standards and Regulations
•    Some supervisory experience in an operating environment.

Requisition ID:54741
Posting Location(s):Delaware
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:No 
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; Laborer / Skilled Trades