Qualified maintenance person
Qualified maintenance person means a qualified person who has received, as a part of the training, qualification, and designation program required under 238.109, instruction and training that includes hands-on experience (under appropriate supervision or apprenticeship) in one or more of the following functions: troubleshooting, inspection, testing, maintenance, or repair of the specific train brake and other components and systems for which the person is assigned responsibility. This person shall also possess a current understanding of what is required to properly repair and maintain the safety-critical brake or mechanical components for which the person is assigned responsibility. Further, the qualified maintenance person shall be a person whose primary responsibility includes work generally consistent with the above-referenced functions and is designated to:
(1) Conduct Class I brake tests under this part;
(2) Conduct exterior calendar day mechanical inspections on MU locomotives or other passenger cars and unpowered vehicles under this part; or
(3) Determine whether equipment not in compliance with this part may be moved as required by § 238.17.