SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Responsible for the installation, operation, calibration, and maintenance of the data collection and video systems associated with Amtrak track inspection vehicles. Responsible for the basic maintenance of Amtrak track inspection vehicles.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Ensure the proper movement of the test vehicle and the integrity of the data produced. • Assist the Field Manager Inspection & Tests to conduct regularly scheduled track geometry inspections of the N.E.C. • Assist the Field Manager Inspection & Tests to conduct Intercity track geometry inspections, as required. • Assist the Field Manager Inspection & Tests to conduct other track and vehicle qualification tests as required. • Operate self-propelled test vehicle with qualified pilot. • Evaluate the data generated by the various collection and processing systems to determine validity of exceptions. • Perform systems calibration, maintain, and troubleshoot the track and catenary data collection and processing hardware, and their associated video systems. • Maintain interior and exterior of test vehicles, with assistance of M/E or M/W forces as required. • Operate computer and video systems during testing and data reduction functions. • Perform real time and off line systems backups, and archive all track geometry, catenary, and GRMS data collected during inspections. • Ensure tools, test equipment, manuals, and maintenance logs are up to date, properly stored and available for immediate use, and that a predetermined inventory of working spare parts and output media is maintained in a systematic and orderly fashion. • Maintain knowledge of Amtrak physical characteristics and operating conditions, and keep abreast of changes in such.
WORK EXPERIENCE: • Electronic troubleshooting and calibration. • Repair of electro-mechanical equipment. • Proficiency in computer use and digital file manipulation. • Proficiency in Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software. • Must obtain qualification in RWP, AMT2, MW1000, and NORAC/GCOR, and maintain these qualfications.
Internal Relationships: o Track Engineering for coordination of data and remedial action on track caused issues o Mechanical facilities for maintenance of inspection vehicles
External Relationships: o Technical contractors and consultants for data collection, analyses and characterization, and development of work solutions
PREFERRED: • Railroad track maintenance and inspection • Railroad operations and procedures • Railroad passenger car maintenance and inspection • Roadway Worker Protection • MW 1000 • NORAC/General Code Operating Rules • AMT II
COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Must excellent oral and written communication skills
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