Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency



 
FRA is committed to fostering a diverse, highly skilled workforce capable of meeting or exceeding our strategic goals with efficiency, innovation, and a constant focus on better serving our customers.

You will serve as a Railroad Safety Inspector (Motive Power & Equipment). As an Motive Power & Equipment (MP&E) inspector you will be assigned territory covering potentially several states. The inspector has the responsibility for the improvement and advancement of railroad safety in areas related to design, construction, inspection, testing, maintenance and use of railroad rolling stock and other related appurtenances. The demands of the position require skills in the evaluation, fact-finding, report writing; requires comprehension and application of technical and regulatory standards, as well as the ability to gain cooperation of individuals and organizations.

This position is perfect for a mid-level professional with strong technical background in applying current Federal railroad safety standards pertaining to Motive Power and Equipment, as well as strong analytical and communication skills; and experience to conduct inspections pertaining to power brake systems, locomotives, railroad cars, and their related mechanical and electrical components and their capabilities and limitations; mission focused, and is looking for great health benefits and a stable work-life environment.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is eligible for full-time telework, and the selectee must reside (or be willing to move at his/her own expense)within the geographic area of the duty location stated above. The duty location for a full-time teleworker is usually the residence or other approved telework site. The actual duty location is subject to approval by the Regional Administrator. Salary will be adjusted based on the duty location.

Duties

As a Railroad Safety Inspector (Motive Power & Equipment) you will:


  • Plan and carry out periodic inspections and observe test pertaining to railroad cars, locomotives, railroad rolling stock, and other motive power and equipment are operational and in compliance with Federal safety standards.

  • Review existing and proposed motive power and equipment designs, construction, operations, maintenance, repair, and test methods to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, standards, orders and procedures.

  • Conduct investigations to determine probable cause of collisions, reportable derailments, or other accidents resulting in serious injury to person(s) or to the property of a railroad, and investigates complaints alleging unsafe conditions or non-compliance with motive power and equipment, safety appliance and power brake regulations.

Travel Required

  • 75% or Greater
  • This position requires extensive travel.