Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
Job Summary
Under moderate supervision, performs a combination of custodial and warehouse duties, including cleaning, maintaining, stocking, and transporting materials at the central warehouse.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Organizes, sweeps and scrubs floors, shelves, and shop areas; maintains clean work area
  • Sorts, bails, and properly disposes waste -materials
  • Ensures all equipment and tools utilized are clean and in proper operation
  • Restocks supplies as necessary
  • Operates Metro vehicle to pick up and deliver materials, supplies, furniture, and equipment
  • Operates a forklift to lift and move drums, parts, glass, and other materials, and load and unload supplies from all Metro vehicles
  • Completes reports pertaining to scrap material and waste oil
  • Distributes inter-office mail
  • 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)
  • Basic warehousing and delivery procedures
  • Vehicle operations and safety
  • Safety rules related to warehouse and custodial work

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)
  • Communicating effectively with others
  • Safely operating a forklift and Metro vehicles
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Identifying safety hazards and taking proper steps to address

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Lift, stock, and transport materials
  • 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:

  • None Required

  • Six months of relevant experience performing janitorial/custodial or warehouse duties, including operation of a forklift

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • Valid California Class C Driver License
  • Possession of a forklift certification/license or the ability to obtain a forklift certification/license within the first two weeks assigned to the Utility "A"/TCU job classification
  • 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
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
  • Stockroom or warehouse
  • High dust, dirt, and/or grease environment
  • High noise environment
  • Work with regular exposure to odors or fumes
  • Work on slippery or uneven surfaces
  • Exposure to explosives and/or highly flammable materials
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals, solvents, and/or gases
  • Exposure to moving machinery and/or vehicles
  • Exposure to outdoor weather including extreme heat, cold, dampness and/or humidity

Physical Effort Required
  • Standing
  • Walking (distance 5' to 100')
  • Pushing and/or pulling
  • Light lifting or carrying 25 lbs. or less
  • Moderate lifting or carrying 26-50 lbs.
  • Handling by seizing, holding, grasping, or turning hands, but without finger dexterity
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) and/or arm(s) in any direction
  • Safely use sharp objects and tools
  • Operating foot pedals
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required


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