Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




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Job Summary
Provides Metro mechanics and other maintenance personnel with maintenance, servicing, and repair training of automotive and heavy-duty non-revenue service vehicles.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develops curriculum and manages the learning process, including student advisement within the instruction area to ensure an effective learning experience
  • Prepares lesson plans, class outlines, and schedules
  • Provides instruction and leadership in the areas of safety, operations, and maintenance of shop tools and equipment
  • Develops, implements, and teaches courses using e-learning technology and other non-traditional delivery methods as required
  • Incorporates the most current teaching techniques, subject area developments, and technology into the learning experience
  • Provides classroom instruction in accordance with approved course outlines
  • Informs students of course requirements, evaluation procedures, attendance requirements, and academic progress
  • Provides for effective evaluation of the learning experience of each student
  • Prepares and grades assignments, projects, and examinations as required
  • Assists in vehicle specification writing and on-site inspections
  • Develops technical training and testing materials
  • Coordinates training needs with operating divisions and department heads
  • Attends onsite and offsite factory update training sessions
  • Establishes safety guidelines on maintenance procedures
  • Interviews and tests applicants
  • Updates and distributes new technical manuals and wiring schematics
  • Provides orientation to personnel on new equipment, systems, and vehicles
  • Analyzes vendor training materials for accuracy and system compatibility
  • Investigates equipment-related accidents
  • Interprets vehicle codes and other laws and regulations
  • Testifies as an expert witness at trials and hearings when required
  • Accounts for subordinates and personal compliance with all of Metro′s safety rules, polices, and procedures
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

May be required to perform other related job duties

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)
  • Theories, principals, and practices of repair and maintenance of engines, parts, components, and electrical systems of diesel, gasoline, and alternate fuel vehicles
  • Safe and proper use of tools and other equipment
  • Applicable federal, state, and local safety, environmental, and vehicle laws, rules, regulations, codes, and procedures
  • Development of curricula, learning objectives, and lesson plans
  • Applicable business software applications

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)
  • Planning, organizing, and monitoring training of skilled personnel in maintenance and repair of equipment and related systems
  • Assessing employee training needs and records
  • Reading and understanding diagrams
  • Preparing daily and comprehensive reports
  • Working well with both internal and external customers and co-workers in a group setting
  • Operating vehicle maintenance computers for maintenance, work orders, and asset tracking systems

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)
  • Plan work, set priorities, and distinguish between the important and the urgent
  • Work effectively in a team and without close supervision
  • Demonstrate and maintain a high level of competence and expertise in the teaching field or subject area
  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, and the academic, intellectual, and social development of all students
  • Work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
Minimum Qualifications
A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:

  • Associate's Degree in Automotive Technology or equivalent training from a recognized trade school

  • Two years of relevant full-time experience as an automotive journeyman technician working with vehicle software, systems, tools, and equipment and repairing, maintaining, and diagnosing hybrid vehicle propulsion systems; teaching experience at the Community College level preferred; teaching experience in hydraulic fluid applications, basic hydraulic, and system troubleshooting preferred

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • Valid California Class C Driver License
  • Vocational training or teaching credential preferred
  • Possession of ASE Certified Master Technician and/or ASE Master Mechanic (A1-A8) Certification preferred
  • Extensive out-of-town travel may be required
Special Conditions
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions
  • Typical office situation
  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen
  • Work with regular exposure to odors or fumes
  • Work with vibrating equipment

Physical Effort Required
  • Sitting at a desk or table
  • Operate a telephone or other telecommunications device and communicate through the medium
  • Type and use a keyboard and mouse to perform necessary computer-based functions
  • Standing
  • Walking (distance 5' to 100')
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required
  • Good distance vision and/or depth perception to judge distances
  • Color recognition (e.g., distinguishing wires, resistors, containers, light signals, etc.)


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This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.