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Apparatus Solutions General Manager — M-1 Rail/QLINE Detroit in Detroit, Michigan

The M-1 Rail, a non-profit organization formed in 2007 to lead the design, construction, and operation of the QLINE Detroit, is looking for a General Manager to coordinate the organization, staffing, and operational activities for the streetcar.


  • Direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for streetcar operations and activities; assign work activities and projects; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures;

  • Oversee streetcar operations, including all transit safety programs; ensure compliance with applicable Federal and State laws and regulations;

  • Oversee compliance with State of Michigan motor vehicle licensing and testing requirements and ensure that testing complies with applicable rules, regulations, and mandates;

  • Supervise and assist in the preparation of technical specifications for equipment procurement;

  • Review and evaluate proposed construction projects and plans; identify impact to streetcar operations; recommend and implement solutions;

  • Select, train, coach, motivate and evaluate streetcar personnel;

  • Assist in managing employee and labor relations with the Labor Relations and Training Director.


  • Bachelor?s degree or equivalent in public administration, business administration, transportation, or related field preferred;

  • Five years of increasingly responsible experience managing and coordinating service-related operations, preferably in a transportation agency;

  • Three years of supervisory/management experience;

  • Experience working with labor agreements and managing a unionized workforce;

  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of fixed rail transit operations and associated FTA and State SSO safety and security requirements preferred;

  • Knowledge of rail mechanical and electrical functions preferred.

M-1 Rail is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.