MBTA General Foreperson (MassDOT)

The MBTA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Ten Park Plaza, Suite 4810, Boston, MA 02116
Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence

NOTICE OF POSITION VACANCY Open: 07/29/2013 | Close: 08/12/2013
NO. 13-13876
JOB SUMMARY: The General Foreperson will supervise and conduct all repair, maintenance and
construction activities for the Physical Infrastructure Maintenance Department including the supervision
of all forepersons within their assigned area.
– Assign, oversee and direct the activities of work crews under his/her jurisdiction.
– Inspect work crew maintenance/repair activities to ensure that assignments are completed safely and
according to established schedules and operating standards.
– Ensure the safety of workers and customers; and ensuring that all inventory levels, equipment and
facilities under their control are protected in a safe operating condition.
– Assume the responsibilities of their supervisor as needed.
– Document, maintain, and prepare required maintenance and personnel records on manual and
computerized tracking systems.
– Ensure budgetary goals are met and that all work is performed in a timely and cost effective manner.
– Provide technical instruction when necessary.
– Drive a company or personal vehicle to visit work sites and/or transport crews or equipment as needed
– Respond, either directly or through others, to emergencies twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days
per week.
– Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional
– Uphold the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship
with employees
– Assist in the management of a workforce by ensuring the fair and consistent application and strict
adherence to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the
Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
– Perform related duties and projects as assigned.
– A high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) from an accredited institution with the ability to
comprehend, communicate and respond to instructions, orders, signs, notices, inquiries, etc. in English.
– Four (4) years of experience in the repair, maintenance and construction of facilities, buildings and other
– Related experience in a supervisory capacity.FOREPERSON, GENERAL RTL ROAD POSTING #13-13876
– Effective organizational and analytical skills.
– Ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
– Ability to use Word, Excel or Database applications.
– Pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check; background screenings; and the MBTA’s
medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
– Have excellent customer service skills.
– Ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
– Have the ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed.
– Be available to work twenty four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
– Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting,
including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records (infractions and/or offenses
occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate
from consideration for selection).
– Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional
– Have the ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.
PREFERENCES INCLUDE: a technical degree; maintenance training from a technical institute or
related technical certificates; Massachusetts Builders License; and/or additional experience in a
supervisory capacity.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS: Possession of a valid Driver’s License
NOTE(S): 1) This a Safety Sensitive Position. Incumbents will be subject to periodic random drug &
alcohol testing.
2) During declared “states of emergency”, this classification is deemed essential, and
employees working in this classification are required to report to work for their assigned
work hours or as directed by supervisory personnel.
All interested applicants should apply online at www.MBTA.com or forward their resume and application to
the Human Resources Directorate, Attention: M. Dunderdale, 10 Park Plaza, Room 4810, Boston, MA.
02116 or fax to (617) 222-4767 or (617) 222-4219, no later than 11:59 P.M., Monday, August 12, 2013.
The Authority is advertising the above vacancy notice as a matter of policy without waiving any rights under
the law or establishing a precedent. Further, the Authority reaffirms its right to select candidates from any