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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:
Start Rate: $39.07 p/hr - Top Rate: $52.10 p/hr
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 supervise technical personnel in the fabrication and re-manufacturing of public transit vehicle parts, assemblies, and equipment.

Example Of Duties

  • Plans, organizes, and assigns work for fabrication shops
  • Develops and maintains computer and manual files for payroll, attendance, project budgets, and production activities; prepares daily reports
  • Implements and maintains safety programs
  • Ensures compliance and promotes aspects of the Environmental Management System to employees and coworkers
  • Conducts meetings to inform employees about safety, tool uses, equipment upgrade projects, and other related topics
  • Investigates and reports accidents and injuries
  • Follows up on ordered parts, equipment, and supplies; administers warranty claims
  • Counsels subordinates on compliance with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Conducts first-level disciplinary and grievance hearings
  • Analyzes structural failures, identifies problems, and plans and provides assistance to staff to remedy problems
  • Conducts meetings to determine users' needs
  • Approves completed work/repairs
  • Prepares various reports, develops presentations, and oversees special development projects
  • Supervises subordinate staff , accounts for subordinate and personal compliance with all of Metro’s safety rules, polices, and procedures
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Associate's degree - related field or equivalent training from a recognized trade school
  • 4 years’ journey-level experience performing machinist work in the manufacture, assembly, installation, and/or repair of parts and equipment, special tooling, jigs, and fixtures with a minimum of 2 years’ experience operating a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) mill and lathe
  • Experience welding, fabricating sheet metal, and/or reverse engineering materials is highly desirable
Special Conditions:
  • Will require supervising staff from mechanic classifications when assigned

  • Frequent exposure to weather, physical, electrical, mechanical, and chemical hazards

  • Shift work

  • 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


  • Theories, principles, and practices of safe and proper use of tools and other equipment
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing maintenance, repair, and procurement of public transit vehicles
  • Project planning and budgeting techniques
  • Principles of supervision
  • Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Business computer software applications, including proficiency in Computer Automated Manufacturing (CAM) software and G & M Codes required to work with multiple axis mills and lathes
  • Industrial mathematics
  • Basic properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • Welding and sheet metal fabrication techniques


  • Plan, organize, and monitor the work of technical personnel engaged in the fabrication and re-manufacturing of parts, assemblies and equipment for public transit vehicles
  • Operate a vertical mill, horizontal mill and lathe
  • Drill, mill, turn and grind ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics, and other exotic materials for fabrication and remanufacturing
  • Read simple and complex prints and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) drawings
  • Interpret CAD drawings and convert desired results into final finished production products with an understanding of geometric dimension and tolerances (GDT)
  • Read analog and digital gauges; interpret damaged and failed items to conclude results of tensile and shear testing
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making recommendations
  • Operate computers and Maintenance & Material Management (M3) program terminals and diagnostic equipment
  • Meet productivity demands
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Supervise subordinate staff
  • Travel to various Metro 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. kf

*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.