Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in electro-mechanical or industrial engineering, automated information systems or related field. Minimum of seven (7) years of considerable progressive experience in electromechanical systems and automated information systems.
Or, an equivalent combination of post high school education and minimum eleven (11) years progressively responsible experience in electromechanical systems and automated information systems.
Possession of a valid District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia motor vehicle operator's license issued from jurisdiction of residence.
Medical Group :
Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.
This role is responsible for the effective and efficient design and implementation of rail and bus facilities supporting facilities supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, and the procurement of the associated hardware, software, and other technical efforts. Responsibilities also include the preparation of design criteria, specifications, programming, installation and maintenance procedures, operation, calibration, and troubleshooting, of automated controls and monitoring, of electric, pneumatic, and electro-mechanical, controlled industrial machinery. These include, building automation systems (BAS), heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), tunnel fans, vehicle lifts, pump stations, etc. The position has latitude for independent judgment and action in conceiving, planning, and designing controls systems.
Designs and conducts product evaluations, field tests, pilot tests and acceptance tests. Confers with engineers and technical or manufacturing personnel. Develops and implements appropriate technical approach for modification of equipment software programs to maximize system performance.
Creates HMI graphical interfaces and implements a system wide SCADA system which communicates operations and malfunctions to management and maintenance technicians. Observes physical plant general equipment and systems to analyze operations and recommend automation to reduce maintenance and improve reliability. Operates equipment and observes meters, gauges, and fluid levels to demonstrate proper use and to analyze malfunctions.
Tests and calibrates system controls and equipment to ensure proper system function. Uses test equipment and precision measuring instruments such as; multimeter, amprobe, oscilloscope, Doppler flow meter, manometer, anemometer, and infrared camera, as part of systems analysis.
Represents the Mechanical Engineering Manager in meetings related to assigned systems design, procurement, refurbishment and related matters with Plant Maintenance and the capital improvement program offices.
Maintains awareness and comprehensive knowledge of state-of-the-art developments in the fields of; industrial controls, BAS, HVAC, SCADA and operational analysis which have application to Authority operations.
Coordinates assigned systems development program efforts from other offices to ensure compliance with overall Authority plans and goals.
Develops automation strategies and plans to include personal computer hardware and software configurations and applications to meet user requirements.
Researches blueprints, schematics, and technical drawings to understand WMATA infrastructure. Uses automation technology to diagnose problems, enter information, download programs or to draw, modify, or store schematics, applying knowledge of software packages used. Advises management regarding product performance. Consults with engineers to plan upgrading of equipment and to resolve problems. Maintains the document configuration for automation software and hardware.
Analyzes technical data, designs, or preliminary specifications. Communicates technical information. Confers with engineering, technical or manufacturing personnel.
Attends on-the-job and formal training classes; assists technicians with their assignments or provides job specific training to technicians.
Operates Authority vehicles between work locations.
The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.
Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.
Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
- Personal Interview
- Skills Assessments
- Verification of education and experience
- Criminal Background Check
- Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
- Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
- Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.
This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.