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


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Closing Date:
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Start Rate: $40.64/hr - Top Rate: $54.18/hr

At Will**

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


Basic Function

To supervise rail maintenance personnel in the inspection, maintenance, repair, and operation of rail transit vehicles.

Example Of Duties

  • Plans, organizes, and assigns preventive and corrective maintenance work to technical personnel on the designated shift
  • Develops rail vehicle equipment inspection, testing, and acceptance procedures and prepares detailed reports and correspondence related to equipment acquisition, warranty programs, specifications, modifications, reconstruction, emergency response, and overall results
  • Monitors compliance of both vehicles and staff with safety codes, regulations, and policies
  • Oversees and assists in the development and maintenance of computerized and manual operational records
  • Diagnoses persistent equipment problems and develops maintenance solutions
  • Develops new procedures for maintenance of equipment and improvement of equipment reliability
  • Prepares comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • 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

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

  • Associate's degree - Electrical Engineering, Electronics, or other related field, or equivalent training from a recognized trade school
  • 3 years of journey-level experience performing rail equipment maintenance and repair
  • Experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis
  • Valid California Class C driver license
Special Conditions:

  • May be required to work irregular hours, nights, weekends when necessary, and respond to emergencies on a 24-hour, 7 days-a-week basis

  • 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 job classification are considered safety-sensitive and subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing, under Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations

  • Some positions may require a valid Class A driver license

  • Some positions may require travel to out-of-state manufacturing sites


  • Theories, principles, and practices of repair and maintenance of transit rail vehicles and electronic/electrical subsystems
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transportation policies, OSHA and other safety and environmental issues related to vehicle maintenance
  • Sources of supply and manufacturing techniques
  • Quality control standards
  • Shop mathematics
  • Principles of supervision


  • Plan, organize, and monitor the work of a rail equipment maintenance work unit
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
  • Construct equipment testing processes and equipment
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Supervise subordinate staff
  • 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. (JD)

*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.