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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)
MTA is an equal employment opportunity employer


Bulletin No:
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Closing Date:
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Start Rate: $31.34 p/hr - Top Rate: $39.18 p/hr

At Will**

Other Info:
Applicants must have a good driving record.

This bulletin is posted to establish an Eligibility List


Basic Function

Performs complex troubleshooting and preventive and remedial maintenance of revenue and non-revenue vehicles and equipment; performs other related duties.

Example Of Duties

  • Performs coach vehicle malfunctions, determines the probable cause, and recommends necessary remedial action to Leader or Supervisor for prioritization and assignment
  • Repairs or removes and replaces dysfunctional components of major coach systems including, but not limited to, wheelchair lifts and air-conditioning units
  • Removes and replaces entire engine packages
  • Overhauls and tunes diesel and gasoline engines
  • Performs acceptance testing and pre-service preparations to newly acquired coaches
  • Operates brake lathe machine and performs brake reline overhauls
  • Repairs minor damage to interior or exterior of coach including, but not limited to, torn seats, broken windows and windshields, minor dents, and cosmetic paint damage
  • Responds to road failure situations and renders remedial action to return bus to the operating division
  • Disassembles, cleans, inspects, and rebuilds engine systems and their mechanical and electrical components
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Positions in this job classification are considered safety sensitive and subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing, under Federal Transportation Administration(FTA) drug and alcohol regulations.

Requirements For Employment

  • 4 years of experience as a heavy equipment or automotive mechanic with at least 2 years as a bus mechanic
  • Successful completion of a 6 month full-time training program from an accredited school in automotive/truck maintenance and repair may be substituted for up to 2 years non-bus experience performing repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting of rail rapid transit vehicles utilizing digital electronics and microprocessors
  • Current and verifiable full ASE (H) Series Transit Certifications in H1-CNG, H3-Drive Train, H4-Brakes, H5-Suspension/Steering, H6-Electrical/Electronics is desirable
  • Valid California Class A driver's license
Special Conditions
  • Must be able to work on any one of the shifts, including weekends
  • Must provide own tools of the trade
  • Must comply with all California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) regulations and utilize approved safety equipment and personal protective gear including, but not limited to, respirators, eye and hearing protective devices (HPD), if and when required
  • Positions in this classification are considered safety sensitive under Federal Transit Administration (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations


  • Advanced methods, materials, equipment and safety procedures utilized in the maintenance and repair of transit vehicles, automobiles, other non-revenue equipment and all their major systems
  • Vehicle operations and safety
  • Shop math


  • Perform advanced troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of transit vehicles
  • Read electrical schematics
  • Safely operate a variety of hand tools and power equipment
  • Safely operate buses, tow trucks and other Metro vehicles
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Lift and move objects weighing up to 80 pounds with assistance
  • Travel to offsite locations within a reasonable timeframe
  • Read, write, speak and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro's website at and complete an online Employment Application.

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

METRO Headquarters, Employment Office
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (EJ)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.