Transit Systems 2017-10-12 2017-11-16

DMU Engineer, eBART

Company: Bay Area Rapid Transit View more listings
Location: Antioch , California
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 97209

Marketing Statement

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 over 400,000 daily 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.

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension (2% at 55 for classic members); excellent medical (effective January 1, 2017 current employee cost $140.82 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

$36.53 (Step 1) - $42.98 (Step 4) / Hourly Rate

Posted Date

September 11, 2017

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Reports To

Superintendent of Operations, eBART

Days Off


Who May Apply

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

Current Assignment

The Diesel Train Engineer, eBART is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) trains, including acceleration, braking, door control, communications, inspections, performance and troubleshooting diagnostics. Follows both written and verbal “train orders” communicated from the Central Train Control (CTC) dispatcher, visually identifies, acknowledges and responds to common railroad control signage and signal systems to safely operate the trains. And as necessary will assist in the cleaning, servicing, switching, train makeup and passenger assistance at stations and on board. Performs related duties as required and assigned.

Essential Job Functions

• Operates eBART diesel multiple unit DMU train according to all eBART rules, regulations, policies and procedures. • Transports passengers in a safe manner according to the train schedule and other service requirements. • Responsible for reviewing and understanding all wayside and cab signals, track warrants and bulletins. • Responsible for operating the train in a safe manner by applying knowledge of territory, including terrain, grades, and curves in order to promote ride quality. • Responsible of inspecting DMUs before and after run for operational readiness. • Diagnoses malfunctions and performs minor maintenance and servicing activities. • Responsible for troubleshooting mechanical issues as necessary. • Communicates with train dispatchers, supervisors, and other personnel by radio to exchange information and receive instructions including stops, delays, oncoming trains, or other unusual conditions. • Responsible for all onboard customer communication. • Corresponds with management and customers in the event of emergencies and functions as the initial on-scene incident coordinator in the event of emergencies, and coordinates with security and emergency personnel, including BART. • Observes radio and hand signals in yard or in cab and operates train in accordance with railroad rules and regulations. • Performs train cleaning activities and other platform cleaning duties as necessary. • Responsible for yard duties such as fueling, washing and sanding. • Responsible for moving revenue and non-revenue vehicles through the yard and maintenance facility as directed by dispatch or other eBART personnel. • May be required to throw switches or perform other activities involving switch operations. • Notifies proper authorities and prepares reports to explain unusual occurrences, accidents, or delays. • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Possession of a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent.

Experience: Five (5) years verifiable railroad or rail transit operations or maintenance experience. Experience as a Railroad or Rail Transit Dispatcher, Train Controller, Road Foreman or Train Master.

Knowledge of: • Methods and techniques of dealing effectively with varied groups and individuals under both routine and emergency circumstances. • Operating and safety rules governing the movement of trains. • The use of basic office equipment, such as a phone, computer, keyboard and printer. • Driving a DMU. • Federal Railway Administration (FRA) certified locomotive engineer. • Experience in a GCOR (General Code of Operating Rules) operating environment.

Skill in: • Interpreting and applying oral and written instructions in a consistent manner. • Dealing with individuals from various socio-economic groups, including the disabled in a tactful, calm and confident manner. • Completing forms and reports clearly and accurately. • Observing and detecting unusual, hazardous, or emergency situations and taking appropriate action within prescribed guidelines. • Communicating effectively using a two-way radio, telephone and public address system. • Troubleshooting mechanical conditions. • Performing train servicing functions including washing, fueling, sanding and cleaning. • Maintaining a constant state of alertness and work in a safer manner. • Communicate orally in a clear, concise, articulate manner with customers, supervisors and Central Train Control (CTC).

Other Requirements: • Must be able to obtain and maintain eBART certification as a DMU Engineer. • Retain a valid class “C” California Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record. • Must be able to obtain eBART DMU Engineer certification within certification period. • Must know and follow all general railway safety rules and procedures in the performance of duties, in, on and around an active railroad environment including stations, shops, layover tracks, bus bays and parking lots including Roadway Worker Protection (CPUC-GO175) (Title 49 CFR 213.7.). • Must be able to constantly visually distinguish colors and symbols, hear, sit for prolonged periods of time, drive a motorized vehicle and utilize manual dexterity to grasp objects. • Must have manual dexterity and good eye-hand coordination. • Must be able to regularly stand, walk, climb and reach overhead. • Demonstrates clear, effective oral, written and verbal communication skills in English to communicate verbal instructions over radios and read written instructions. • Must meet vision and color recognition requirements for signal recognition and repair. • Must be willing to work off-hour shifts, holidays and weekends beyond your regular scheduled hours. • Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for bending, crouching, crawling, balancing and climbing, walking long distances over uneven terrain, lifting 50 lbs.

Selection Process

This position is represented by Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU). 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/or an individual or panel 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 includes 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)

The selection process for this position will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement, including consideration of seniority as appropriate.

Application Process Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply on line, either at, or on WebBART. Applicants needing assistance with the on line application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112. 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 calling (510) 464-6112.

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, veteran's 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

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.


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 call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112 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 call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112, between the hours of 8 :15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.

Transit Job Listing - DMU Engineer, eBART