Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
Job Summary

Supervises and provides training in the maintenance and repair of revenue and non-revenue service vehicles and other related equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conducts classroom and individualized training on all aspects of equipment and vehicle repair, testing, and maintenance
  • Prepares promotional testing performance exams, which may include operation of revenue bus driving in yard/shop only
  • Provides hands-on demonstration in the repair and maintenance of various components of bus systems
  • Prepares lesson plans, outlines, and schedules
  • Develops detailed technical training and testing materials
  • Coordinates specialized training needs with division and department heads
  • Reports to various work locations to provide training and/or technical support to maintenance personnel
  • Keeps up to date with current technology by attending factory update training sessions
  • Establishes safety guidelines on maintenance procedures
  • Interviews and tests applicants
  • Operates shop tools and equipment for classroom demonstration purposes
  • Assists in reviews, updates, and distributions of new service manuals and wiring schematics
  • Provides orientation to personnel on new equipment, systems, and vehicles
  • Analyzes vendor training materials for accuracy and system compatibility
  • Prepares reports and correspondence
  • Investigates equipment-related accidents
  • Serves as technical expert for troubleshooting maintenance problems
  • Interprets vehicle codes and other laws and regulations
  • Develops and assesses safety programs
  • Provides technical expertise to other department personnel
  • Testifies as an expert witness at trials and hearings, as required
  • Accounts for subordinates and personal compliance with all of Metro′s safety rules, polices, and procedures
  • May operate commercial heavy-duty equipment to conduct specialized training programs for maintenance personnel restricted to in-yard operation only
  • 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 maintenance of engines, parts, components, and electrical systems of diesel, gasoline, electric, hybrid and alternate fuel vehicles
  • Safe and proper use of tools and other equipment
  • Applicable safety, environmental, and vehicle laws, rules, and regulations
  • Accident investigation theories 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 the training of skilled personnel in the maintenance and repair of equipment and related systems
  • Assessing division training needs
  • Developing lesson plans
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)

  • Operate computers and M3 (Materials and Maintenance Management) information kiosks
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • 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 trade school; Bachelor's degree in related field preferred


  • Two years of relevant experience performing work or conducting training in the repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • Vocational Training or Teaching Credential

  • Valid California Class C Driver License

  • 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

  • High noise environment

  • Exposure to electrical, mechanical, chemical, and physical hazards

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

  • Communicating through speech in the English language required

  • Good distance vision and/or depth perception to judge distances

  • Standing

  • Walking (distance 5' to 100')

  • Crawling, crouching, squatting, stooping and/or kneeling

  • Bending or twisting at the neck, waist and/or knees

  • Pushing and/or pulling

  • Light lifting or carrying 25 lbs. or less

  • Moderate lifting or carrying 26-50 lbs.

  • Heavy lifting or carrying 51 lbs. or more with assistance

  • 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.