Occupational Field Testing Specialist

8 - 10 years experience  •  Transportation Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/16/17
Philadelphia, PA
8 - 10 years experience
Transportation Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/16/17

Your success is a train ride away.

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.

Are you ready to join our team?

SUMMARY OF DUTIES
The Occupational Field Testing Specialist  is responsible for the field management of drug and alcohol field testing consistent with Amtrak objectives and procedures and in accordance with all Federal laws and regulations. This includes, but is not limited to scheduling of random testing of Maintenance of Way employees, hours of service employees, management testing, Department ofTransportation Testing and follow up: Ensures engineering employees are tested in compliance with operating rules, federal regulations and safety by performing documented observations. Handle all deficiencies in a consistent and fair manner in accordance with the appropriate labor agreement, including removal from service. Provides field supervisor direction on Amtrak’s drug and alcohol policies and procedures at the direction of the Lead Occupational Field Testing Specialist.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•  Partners with manager to align testing assignments upon receiving testing assignment notifications.
•  Ensures  arrangements for a suitable test-site location and manages each testing assignment.
•  Assists the DER and Lead Engineering Coordinating Specialist in removing an employee with a non-negative test result from covered service. Manages confidentiality requirements associated with removing an employee with a non-negative test result.
•  Uses advanced knowledge of business unit and functional area for managing random MofW program and all other Drug and Alcohol testing.  Communicates with the testing service technician 48 hours before the testing event to confirm the date, time and location and provides the expected number of employees. Organizes self, staff and outside vendor to meet pre-established targets for quotas.
•  Guides managers, employees and testing service technician on Amtrak’s policy. Ensures that employees are focused on understanding the responsibilities involved with random testing.  Ensures that managers and supervisors have a clear understanding of the testing procedures that involve their employees.
 •  Provides a copy of Employee Information and Instruction sheet to each selected employee or member of those selected for the testing event per regulatory requirements.
•  Escorts employees to testing site location when applicable.
•  Examines the collector’s ATF and/or the CCF for full compliance with the FRA prior to the collection process.
•  Reports efficiency suggestions for improvements and solutions to the Engineering department for testing.
•  Uses advanced knowledge of federal regulation requirements and Amtrak policy to ensure compliance when collection process is taking place.


WORK EXPERIENCE:
•  Demonstrated knowledge and at least some of experience of CFR 49 requirements and labor contracts
(BMWED, BRS, IAM, IBEW)
•  Supervisory experience in Engineering
•  Ability to work effectively with multiple team members
•  Knowledge of DOT, FRA, and FMCSA regulations regarding drug and alcohol testing requirements
•  Qualified or have the ability to be qualified in MW1000, NORAC, RWP, AMT2, applicable FRA rules and regulations
•  Strong familiarity with railroad operations, maintenance and production practices and procedures
•  Demonstrated skills using PC-based spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel, Access); Microsoft Word, PowerPoint
•  Knowledge of Amtrak policies and procedures as they relate to the engineering department business function
•  Some general knowledge of engineering systems and work locations


PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE:
• Experience in working in the transportation industry
• Experience working directly with or in an Engineering Department


COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

 

 

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Requisition ID:29333
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Personnel Area:PA08
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:Up to 50% 
Employment Experience Requirements:8 - 10 years of experience

Your success is a train ride away.

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.

Are you ready to join our team?

SUMMARY OF DUTIES
The Senior Engineer Capital Construction will be responsible to support the Assistant Division Engineer Capital Construction in all ET Construction related activities including, but not limited to the management of design and implementation of Capital Construction work related to the various multi-discipline projects that fall under the portfolio of the Deputy Chief Engineer Capital Construction.  The Senior Engineer will assist in directing Engineering Department resources as required and has the overall responsibility to assist in the coordination, supervision and inspection of construction projects performed by Amtrak forces and by outside contractors. The Senior Engineer provides technical and administrative support to ensure the successful completion of construction projects within scope, schedule and budget and coordinates these components with all affected departments.  The Senior Engineer will be headquarter in Amtrak’s Philadelphia office, but will be required to travel within the Mid-Atlantic Division as necessary for the involvement of project work.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•  Gain an extensive knowledge in working in Mid-Atlantic Division electrified territory to safely coordinate ET Construction projects
•  Communicate and coordinate with our Amtrak Engineering Electric Traction Department for project coordination; participate in Catenary designs and review and material procurement
•  Participate in the development of design, construction, test and operation procedures
•  Review construction plans, construction specifications, scopes of work and constructability reports
•  Perform field visits, field coordination and site walks
•  Coordinate project activities to ensure that track outages, labor clearances and need for force account labor are identified and that labor is available to support planned work
•  Provide technical direction to other departments and make critical engineering decisions without supervision for the Assistant Division Engineer Capital Construction 
•  Build and develop relationships with Amtrak’s State Partners and Transit Agencies
•  Understand and apply the principles of scope, schedule and budget when coordinating and planning projects and perform and coordinate all project phases, including project closeout functions
•  Update project schedules and track overall project performance on a daily basis
•  Collaborate with internal Project Managers on project progress
•  Ensure construction work progresses in accordance with standard plans, specifications and established Amtrak and FRA requirements
•  Provide updates to monthly program status reports addressing status of projects and schedule and prepare program reports for internal and external entities as required
•  Coordinate work with internal Amtrak departments, outside agencies, municipalities and other railroads as required
•  Assist in Program monthly and quarterly reporting to internal and external stakeholders
•  Investigate site conditions and identify current or potential safety concerns
•  Review and analyze claims received from the contractors in accordance with terms and conditions of the contract to determine whether claims received are justified
•  Ability to work nights and weekends as required to support construction activities
•  Perform any other duties assigned by Assistant Division Engineer


WORK EXPERIENCE:
•  Experience in and knowledge of train operations, railroad maintenance and construction methods
•  Experience in project management
•  Experience in planning and scheduling, administration and contract oversight
•  Experience working with contractors
•  Experience in working with and supporting multiple team members
•  Must complete and pass required Amtrak and Engineering training, including RWP, AMT-II and NORAC
•  Familiarity with FRA rules and regulations
•  Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Project
•  Demonstrated ability to exercise considerable judgment and initiative


PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE:
•  Demonstrated experience and knowledge of electrified traction territory
•  Demonstrated experience in managing tasks within complex programs in a transportation company
•  Knowledge of applicable FRA rules and regulations, OSHA requirements and other federal, state and local regulations and standards sufficient to ensure compliance


COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:30964
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Personnel Area:PA08
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:None 
Employment Experience Requirements:3 - 5 years of experience

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