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Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)
PTSC is an equal employment opportunity employer


Bulletin No:
Job Title:
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Salary Grade:
Salary Range:
$100,048 - $125,070 - $150,072
Open Until Filled openings may be closed at any time without notice.

At Will**

Other Info:

This bulletin is posted to establish or add to a Qualified Candidate Pool(QCP)


Basic Function

To manage oversee, and administer the activities of technical and contracted services personnel responsible for maintaining and inspecting all elevators and escalators throughout the Metro system to ensure safe, reliable, and efficient operations.

Example Of Duties

  • Manages and oversees the activities of internal and external personnel engaged in the performance of required maintenance and inspections on elevators, escalators, and ancillary devices
  • Inspects maintenance and repair work to assess workmanship, completeness, and compliance with applicable federal, state, and local codes; engineering orders and drawing specifications; and procedures and standards maintenance practices utilizing trend analysis information to improve or redirect maintenance efforts
  • Reviews and analyzes elevator and escalator malfunctions for development of new or modified parts, equipment, maintenance procedures to maintain operating efficiency
  • Reviews, inspects, and evaluates elevators and escalators and recommends maintenance and rehabilitation projects
  • Oversees work projects to ensure appropriate progress, work methods, and quality; assists other departments with projects related to elevators and escalators
  • Partners with contractors regarding design review of systems specifications and documentation, contract review and development, design requirements and conformance, design problem and resolution, and other contractor interface to ensure standardization of system designs
  • Inspects equipment modifications and upgrades prior to and during acceptance to ensure compliance with contract requirements and safety codes
  • Performs independent audits of elevators and escalators to verify all scheduled and required inspections and preventative maintenance work is performed to ensure proper operating conditions are maintained and in accordance with established codes
  • Establishes technical and maintenance policies, procedures, and guidelines related to design and specification changes for system enhancements, replacements, or modifications
  • Oversees contract administration, inspection, and oversight of the work performed by outside contractors, and ensure that all elevator and escalator equipment complies with all federal, state, city, and local government requirements and regulations
  • Prepares, tracks, and reviews schedules and expenditure reports; monitors contracts for adherence to budget and schedule
  • Maintains complete and accurate safety records, engineering documents, and other technical reports to aid in establishing acceptable safety requirements
  • Prepares and maintains appropriate documentation of various reports relative to elevators and escalators such as step indexing and witnessing elevators’ pressure and load tests
  • Investigates and documents injuries, accidents, and equipment damage; represents the Authority in court cases involving the agency’s elevators and escalators, supplying expert testimonies as to the operating condition of elevators and escalators
  • Partners with Risk Management in the investigation and inspection of accidents
  • Develops and reviews technical reports, request for proposals (RFP), and participates in contractor selection process
  • Maintains effective communications with state, federal, and local code enforcement agencies
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out Attends meetings and training seminars

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor’s Degree - Engineering or related field
  • 5 years’ project management experience overseeing elevator and escalator maintenance/repair activities, conducting technical design review, and/or technical inspection of elevators/escalators
  • National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities (NAESA) Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) certification is desirable
  • Valid California Class C driver license
  • Experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis
Special Conditions:

  • Occasional exposure to weather, physical, mechanical, electrical, and chemical hazards during site visits

  • On call 24 hours

  • 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


  • Elevator and escalator codes, building codes, fire safety codes, OSHA safety regulations, and application to the installation operation and maintenance of the elevators and escalators system-wide
  • Safety Codes for Elevators and Escalators American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) A17-1 and A17-3
  • Theories, principles, and practices of safety, mechanical, electrical, communications, and control engineering design and construction
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing engineering design, construction, and safety practices for public agency
  • Contract administration and budgeting
  • Project management and control practices
  • Principles of supervision


  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Read and interpret blue prints, drawings, and specifications
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
  • Utilize various testing equipment such as multi-meters and rope gauges
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, and budgets
  • 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. (JM)

*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.