13 October 2021
Electrical Commissioning and Warranty Supervisor – Los Angeles CA

Electrical Commissioning and Warranty Supervisor – Los Angeles, CA
Our client is an international industrial manufacturer and maintenance provider who, for over 60 years, has been recognized worldwide for their commitment to innovation, technological development, quality service, and reliability in the transit industry. ttg has been engaged to find an Electrical Commissioning and Warranty Supervisor for its client.
As a Warranty Supervisor, the position is responsible for all the warranty issues brought forth by the company’s client, be the focal point with the client, coordinate all warranty activities on-site at client place of business and provide reports on warranty to the company’s corporate headquarters, manage the warranty on-site team, follow-up on the progress and reliability project plan and control all field modifications.
The role requires familiarity with transit vehicles, performing commissioning and validation duties. Additionally, the role will support commissioning and validate staff work. As a Commissioning and Validation Engineer, the role  will organize, perform and supervise train functional and validation tests. These tests will be mostly performed on married-pairs before and after the overhaul.
LOCATION:  Mainly - in Los Angeles (CA). 1-month training in Spain may be required.  Additionally, prior to joining the LA office, working in the Company’s facility in Milwaukee (WI) for approx. 6 months will be required.  
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following, but not limited to): 
  • Validate/Review test documents
  • Diagnose faults and repair the systems in order to pass the functional tests.
  • Analyze documentation: technical specifications, final/type tests, schematics (electrical, mechanical, pneumatic), and supplier documentation.
  • Prepare documentation for train functional tests.
  • Perform serial functional tests (both dynamic and static) of the different train systems (as for example, Propulsion, ATC, Public announcement system, Friction brake electronics and electrical vehicle coupling).
  • Work closely with customers, suppliers, management and other company departments.
  • Tooling design and use.
  • Comply with company procedures, especially regarding risk management.
  • Business travel.
  • Other duties may be assigned, as an example – the candidate will support the Facility Preventative Maintenance Program.
  • Be thoroughly familiar with the operation of the vehicles.
  • Provide support during the warranty period by isolating failures.
  • Provide replacement parts and respond to any warranty claims, including initiation and follow-up of remedial actions.
  • Be fluent in the English language and fully familiar with all vehicle systems.
  • Control of field modifications.
  • Address and close out Warranty issues.
  • Daily meeting with Client to review any outstanding issues on the Vehicles
  • Weekly open item meetings with Client to discuss/resolve any technical or design issues
  • Reliability and Failure Analyses, including Reliability Program & Reliability Demonstration
  • Maintainability Requirement demonstration
  • Warranty Period Exit Joint Inspection with Client
  • Additional training to Client for all Vehicle modifications integrated during the warranty period.
  • Spare parts inventory management
  • Strong knowledge of the contractual requirements about warranty with the main suppliers.
  • Focal point with main suppliers supported by headquarters.
  • Root-cause fault analysis.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES  The role will supervise the Electrical Commissioning Specialists work (1-2 persons) and monitor the main suppliers’ service dealer warranty activities of client.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferably industrial electrician.
  • Minimum 5 years related experience or similar.
  • Skilled in the use of operating portable test equipment, bench type workstations, tools, parts and supply manuals.
  • Skilled in reading and interpreting electrical and pneumatic schematics, maintenance and repair manuals, detail drawings and specifications.
  • Skilled in preparing written reports, documenting defects and repairs on inspection forms and work orders.
  • Skilled in applying industrial safety procedures and standards including cleaning and maintaining work area.
  • Skilled in problem solving, analyzing and diagnosing equipment problems.
  • Skilled in oral and written communications, to include development of ad-hoc reports, presentation and explanation of data to the team and/or customers.
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.
  • Skilled in working under established deadlines and timeframes.
  • Must be able to work with little, to no-supervision
  • Must have a positive attitude and be a good team player
  • Must have a proven record of meeting stringent deadlines and be able to acclimate to an industrial work environment
  • Must be able to use computer programs such as: Word, Excel and Outlook, and others
  • Must be able to take and pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background check including MVR
  • Must possess or acquire a valid U.S. passport within 30 days of employment
  • Must be able and willing to travel domestically and internationally per operational needs
  • Experience working in an ISO certified environment is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of SAP is desirable.
  • Experience in commissioning or maintenance desirable.  
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
The terms “occasionally”, “regularly”, and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions:  “Occasionally” means up to 1/3 of working time, “Regularly” means between 1/3 and 2/3 of working time, and “frequently” means at least 2/3 of working time.  
To performance the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to make full use of his hands, voice and hearing.  The employee is frequently required to stand, sit and reach for object.  Work is frequently performed indoors and occasionally outdoors. Physical ability to be mobile, perform manual labor, exert physical effort while standing, walking, or lifting materials, tools and objects weighting up to 60 pounds.
Specific visual abilities required by this position include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment is characteristic of an industrial assembly/manufacturing facility.  Safety is critical and proper protective equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
Work is generally performed on shift designated based on operational needs, but may include nights, weekends and holidays per operational needs. 
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