Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
Job Summary
Provides training in the maintenance and repair of facilities and other related equipment.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conducts classroom and individualized training on multi-craft Facilities Maintenance, including electrical and electronic systems, mechanical systems, equipment, signage, bus and rail service support, and building and grounds property maintenance
  • Prepares lesson plans, schedules, training materials, and testing performance exams
  • Provides hands-on demonstration in the repair and maintenance of facilities and equipment
  • Operates shop and field tools and equipment related to facilities maintenance for demonstration purposes
  • Conducts High Rail certification and recertification training
  • Conducts NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) training relative to Los Angeles City Regulation Number 4 (Reg4) requirements
  • Provides or coordinates specialized training on equipment, such as forklifts, cranes, and washers
  • Communicates to all levels of staff the safety and operational rules, procedures, and code requirements for electrical, mechanical, masonry, aerial lift use, and tool and equipment use
  • Coordinates specialized and developmental training needs with division heads and other management
  • Travels to various work locations to provide training and/or technical support to facilities maintenance personnel
  • Interviews and tests applicants
  • Keeps abreast with current electrical and mechanical technology by attending vendor training session Provides orientation to personnel on lighting maintenance
  • Keeps abreast of Federal, state, and local electrical codes
  • Coordinates with General Services on custodial requirements and procedures
  • Reviews, updates, and distributes new manuals and training materials
  • Trains experienced staff on new rules and procedures, and code requirement updates
  • Provides orientation to personnel on new equipment and systems
  • Analyzes vendor training materials
  • Prepares reports and correspondence
  • Reviews and participates in facilities and equipment-related accident investigations
  • Serves as technical expert for troubleshooting electrical and mechanical maintenance problems
  • Provides advice on technical issues to other department personnel
  • Analyzes situations, identifies problems, and recommends solutions
  • Establishes safety guidelines on maintenance procedures
  • Develops and assesses safety programs
  • 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, principles, and practices of repair and electrical and mechanical components and systems related to facilities maintenance
  • Mechanical and electrical design, construction, installation, maintenance practices, procedures, methods, and equipment found in a manufacturing or maintenance facility environment
  • Federal, state, and local electrical codes
  • Safe electrical procedures
  • Safe and proper use of tools and other equipment
  • Read and understand blueprints, wiring diagrams, and schematics
  • Applicable safety, environmental, and vehicle laws, rules, regulations and procedures, including NFPA 70E, NFPA 70 and OSHA
  • Development of curricula, learning objectives, lesson plans, and assessment techniques
  • Methods, materials, equipment, and safety procedures utilized in custodial work
  • Applicable business software applications
  • Forklift and other heavy machinery safe operation and usage

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)
  • Planning, organizing, and monitoring the training of skilled personnel in maintenance and repair of equipment and related systems
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Developing lesson plans, schedules, and testing performance exams
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Technical problem solving and technical research
  • Industrial and commercial low and high voltage work practices
  • Forklift, aerial lift, and confined space work and safety procedures

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)
  • Work independently in a highly structured environment
  • Provide hands-on demonstration in the repair and maintenance of facilities and equipment
  • Assess training needs
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Safely operate Metro vehicles
  • Control risks to self, staff, and the public
  • Deal tactfully with staff and management as required
  • Operate computers and computer software
  • Travel to offsite locations
  • 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 a related field or equivalent training from a recognized college or trade school

  • Three years of relevant experience performing work or training in the repair or maintenance of facilities operations

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • Exposure to electrical, mechanical, chemical, and physical hazards
  • Must obtain Rail Safety and Wayside Worker Protection Safety Certificate
  • Valid California Class C Driver License
  • Obtain a California Class "A" driver license during probationary period
  • Must be able to obtain a valid California Class A Commercial Driver License in order to operate emergency response (Hi-Rail) equipment
  • Must be able to work different shifts to respond to facilities training needs and emergencies
  • Must comply with all California Occupational Safety & Health Act (Cal/OSHA) regulations and utilize approved safety equipment and protective gear "including but not limited" to respirators and/or hearing protective devices (HPD), if and when required
  • Must have normal color vision
  • 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
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
  • Exposure to moving machinery and/or vehicles
  • Extensive safety training and/or use of protective devices and personal protective gear

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
  • Walking (distance 5' to 100')
  • Intermittently sitting, standing, stooping
  • Climbing (e.g., ladders, scaffolds, stairs, poles, into vehicles, etc.)
  • Balancing to prevent falling or erratic movement
  • Driving and/or operating heavy equipment
  • 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.