Kelly Services Maintenance Engineering Manager in Seattle, Washington

Maintenance Engineer Manager – 3rd Shift


Plans, directs, and coordinates activities concerned with design and modification of equipment and machinery by performing the following duties. Recommends and implements improvements to modification of trainsets processes, methods and controls. Coordinates launch for new or revised products. Priorities include process improvement, problem resolution, project management and employee training.


  • Working with the Maintenance team, focus on improving reliability of bot the Series 6 and Series 8 train sets.

  • Establish processes, standards, policies and procedures for installation, modification, quality control, testing, inspection, and maintenance of manufactured equipment.

  • Implements world class continuous improvement processes, such as lean, autonomous maintenance, cellular manufacturing, statistical techniques, pull production, ISO and 5S.

  • Researches and implements potential design improvements in manufactured equipment and coordinates with our design engineering organization in Spain to implement these improvements.

  • Ensures equipment matches the desired engineering configuration.

  • Implements local design and liaison engineering process.

  • Investigates equipment failures and produces reports.

  • Manages failure analysis and reporting.

  • Proposes modifications for equipment improvement.

  • Finds replacement parts for obsolete material.

  • Develops; maintenance registers, technical documents, Department reports and Customer reports.

  • Acts as technical expert and manages projects.

  • Represents technical interests at industry associations and regulatory agencies.

  • Participates in development of local, regional and national safety standards.

  • Collaborates with Maintenance Manager to ensure consistent compliance with all safety and regulations.

  • Designs, develops, tests or sources and cost-justify various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended maintenance methods.

  • Apprises supervisor of all recent railroad technological advances and industry standards.

  • Informs Maintenance department of all technical information regarding trainsets.

  • Provides applicable reports, quotes and technical information to our customers, as required.

  • Assists in development of Quality Assurance program.


  • This job has some supervisory responsibilities, it also requires technical project management skills.


  • Technical capacity

  • Strategic thinking

  • Presentation skills

  • Problem solving/analysis

  • Communication proficiency

  • Teamwork orientation


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor's of Science degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university

  • 3 years’ experience solving complex mechanical/electrical systems problems in a maintenance / manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals.

  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.

  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred.


  • Ability to apply all engineering mathematical operations to such tasks as statistical process control, dynamic analysis, vibration analysis, learning curves, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.


  • Must have a positive attitude and be a good team player.

  • Must be able to meet difficult schedules and reporting deadlines

  • Must enjoy working in a maintenance environment.

  • Must be able to take and pass a pre-employment drug test

  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background check

  • Must possess or acquire a valid U.S. passport within 30 days of employment

  • Must be able to travel frequently domestically and internationally per operational needs


  • Work is generally performed from 10:30 pm to 7 am, but will include some nights, weekends and holidays.

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