Senior Production Engineer (Non-Represented)

Published
May 11, 2022
Location
Oakland, CA
Job Type
 

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

Rolling Stock & Shops (RS&S), a department primarily responsible for maintaining rail cars for the entire BART system.

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

$105,333.00/Minimum Annual Salary to $159,580.00/Maximum Annual Salary (Non-Rep Pay Band 07)
The initial salary offer will be between $131,667,00 - $142,466.90 annually, commensurate with experience.

Posted Date

October 8, 2021

Closing Date

October 29, 2021
*Updated on October 26, 2021. This job posting is change to open until filled with first review of application on November 1, 2021.

Reports To

RS&S Management

Days Off

Variable

Who May Apply

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

Current Assignment

The Sr. Production Engineer will be responsible for developing, modifying and streamlining work processes and procedures in repair, overhaul and modification of rail vehicles and their components and support activities. They will facilitate value stream mapping exercises employed across department stakeholders and develop action plans. Managing the implementation is a major duty too. They will monitor the effectiveness of the processes and any changes implemented.
The incumbent will work with Operations, Engineering, Quality Assurance, and other staff to improve design of existing products and their processes to increase throughput, decrease operational costs and time, or improve quality. They participate in and provide technical support for root cause failure analysis investigations.
The ideal candidate will have advanced skills in Microsoft Office products including MS Excel and Visio (or other process mapping software). Knowledge of MS SQL Server, Power BI, R, and Python programming languages is prized. Creditable skills in data collection, predictive analytics, database development, and experience in querying analysis and tools are essential to move the organization to the next level in its long-term plans. Experience in maintenance management systems are preferred but not mandatory. The ideal candidate demonstrates project management expertise and experience in Project Management software.
A high-level of execution capability for this position requires engagement from team members and refined interpersonal skills including influencing without authority. As an essential collaborator, the candidate must be able to communicate clearly verbally and in writing to the team and stakeholders at different levels.
The ideal candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering or a closely related field. Experience demonstrating principles of Six Sigma Greenbelt or other "Lean" methodologies in production processes are essential.
The candidate selected for the position, after the conditional requirements (DOJ/background/medical) are completed, is expected to start within 28 days of the job offer.

Essential Job Functions

  • Facilitate value stream mapping exercises employing cross departmental stakeholders
  • Perform problem solving, diagnosing, root cause analysis, and generate corrective action plans for issues
  • Assist in monitoring production transaction volume, functionality, capacity, and performance
  • Assist in responding to alerts, data, and trends that have customer impact
  • Coordinate and execute internal projects to better improve processes
  • Proactive in monitoring, optimizing issuer resolution, and implementing corrective action planning
  • Maintain accurate and timely reports and records
  • Takes ownership of responding to inquiries, issues and escalations

Minimum Qualifications

Education : A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Industrial engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Experience : Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable Production Engineering/Process Development experience in a lean production environment. At least (2) years of technical experience related to fleet maintenance is desired.
Substitution : Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A Bachelor's degree is preferred.
Knowledge of :

  • Principles and practices of concepts related to production engineering
  • Operational characteristics, services and activities of a maintenance operation
  • Principles and practices of maintenance planning, lean processing, continuous improvement, standard maintenance procedures, etc.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration
  • Principles of supervision, execution and performance evaluation
  • Shop operations for maintenance in a public transit environment
  • Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations

Skill in :

  • Advanced computer skills including use of computerized maintenance management systems
  • Facilitating value stream mapping and kaizen activities, including project management of action items
  • Supervising, directing and coordinating the work of lower level staff including evaluation and performance review
  • Interpreting and explaining District's maintenance policies and procedures
  • Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals
  • Researching, analyzing and evaluating new maintenance planning/scheduling methods and techniques
  • Interpreting and applying Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations
  • Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work
  • Use of business software, particularly a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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 Sr. Production Engineer will be responsible for developing, modifying and streamlining work processes and procedures in repair, overhaul and modification of rail vehicles and their components and support activities. They will facilitate value stream mapping exercises employed across department stakeholders and develop action plans. Managing the implementation is a major duty too. They will monitor the effectiveness of the processes and any changes implemented.
The incumbent will work with Operations, Engineering, Quality Assurance, and other staff to improve design of existing products and their processes to increase throughput, decrease operational costs and time, or improve quality. They participate in and provide technical support for root cause failure analysis investigations.
The ideal candidate will have advanced skills in Microsoft Office products including MS Excel and Visio (or other process mapping software). Knowledge of MS SQL Server, Power BI, R, and Python programming languages is prized. Creditable skills in data collection, predictive analytics, database development, and experience in querying analysis and tools are essential to move the organization to the next level in its long-term plans. Experience in maintenance management systems are preferred but not mandatory. The ideal candidate demonstrates project management expertise and experience in Project Management software.
A high-level of execution capability for this position requires engagement from team members and refined interpersonal skills including influencing without authority. As an essential collaborator, the candidate must be able to communicate clearly verbally and in writing to the team and stakeholders at different levels.
The ideal candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering or a closely related field. Experience demonstrating principles of Six Sigma Greenbelt or other "Lean" methodologies in production processes are essential.
The candidate selected for the position, after the conditional requirements (DOJ/background/medical) are completed, is expected to start within 28 days of the job offer.

Essential Job Functions

  • Facilitate value stream mapping exercises employing cross departmental stakeholders
  • Perform problem solving, diagnosing, root cause analysis, and generate corrective action plans for issues
  • Assist in monitoring production transaction volume, functionality, capacity, and performance
  • Assist in responding to alerts, data, and trends that have customer impact
  • Coordinate and execute internal projects to better improve processes
  • Proactive in monitoring, optimizing issuer resolution, and implementing corrective action planning
  • Maintain accurate and timely reports and records
  • Takes ownership of responding to inquiries, issues and escalations

Minimum Qualifications

Education : A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Industrial engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Experience : Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable Production Engineering/Process Development experience in a lean production environment. At least (2) years of technical experience related to fleet maintenance is desired.
Substitution : Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A Bachelor's degree is preferred.
Knowledge of :

  • Principles and practices of concepts related to production engineering
  • Operational characteristics, services and activities of a maintenance operation
  • Principles and practices of maintenance planning, lean processing, continuous improvement, standard maintenance procedures, etc.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration
  • Principles of supervision, execution and performance evaluation
  • Shop operations for maintenance in a public transit environment
  • Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations

Skill in :

  • Advanced computer skills including use of computerized maintenance management systems
  • Facilitating value stream mapping and kaizen activities, including project management of action items
  • Supervising, directing and coordinating the work of lower level staff including evaluation and performance review
  • Interpreting and explaining District's maintenance policies and procedures
  • Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals
  • Researching, analyzing and evaluating new maintenance planning/scheduling methods and techniques
  • Interpreting and applying Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations
  • Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work
  • Use of business software, particularly a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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.

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