This position is safety sensitive and subject to Valley Metro RPTA's Drug & Alcohol Program. The LRV Maintenance Technician I is the first level in a three level series. Performs a variety of skilled mechanical and minor electrical duties involved in performing inspections, preventive and corrective maintenance, and troubleshooting on all mechanical and electrical systems for light rail vehicles (LRV) and related equipment. Operates equipment necessary for the repair and maintenance of rail cars; documents and records work performed and follows specified safety policies and procedures.
The LRV Maintenance Technician I shall contribute to team efforts and represents Agency core values in the performance of duties.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
High School Diploma or G.E.D., and two years of experience performing skilled mechanical work including inspection, diagnoses, maintenance and repair of light/heavy equipment OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties as those listed above.
Employment for safety sensitive positions is contingent on passing a physical examination performed by our examining physician.
Applicants for positions defined as safety sensitive are required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and subsequent to commencement of employment, will be subject to random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return to duty and follow-up testing.
Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Arizona Driver's License and the ability to maintain insurability under Valley Metro's Vehicle Insurance Policy.
Position requires the incumbent to successfully qualify to operate Light Rail Vehicles.
Ability to successfully pass LRV Operator Safety Training.
This position supports a 24/7/365 light rail operation and works rotating shifts. Must be available to work weekends, holidays, overtime, odd and unusual hours, and may be called in on day-off or respond to emergencies.
Experience working with light rail vehicles and equipment. HVAC Certification.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES / KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Performs safety and preventive maintenance inspections on LRV's and related equipment.
Inspects, diagnoses and repairs a variety of systems and subsystems associated with LRV.
Reads and interprets basic electrical and pneumatic schematics to troubleshoot issues relating to the LRV.
Performs basic repairs to electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic components.
Inspects, repairs and tests malfunctions to restore LRV's to service condition.
Responds to off-site emergencies.
Uses and operates variety of shop equipment and other tools for the maintenance and repair of LRV's.
Complies with all safety policies and procedures, attends safety training and participates in on-going training, practices safe work processes and contributes to the creation and maintenance of a safe working environment for self and others.
Documents and records work performed, parts, and materials used.
Demonstrates continuous efforts to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively.
Assists in cross training others.
Cleans shop and equipment as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Operations, services, and activities of a light rail vehicle maintenance and repair program.
Current methods, equipment, tools and materials used in the inspection, diagnosis, repair and maintenance of LRV's and equipment.
Methods and techniques of performing preventive maintenance including diagnostic troubleshooting, repairing light rail vehicles and systems.
Principles of mechanical and electrical theory.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Basic knowledge of computers and principles of computer operation.
Performing a variety of mechanic work in diagnosing, troubleshooting, and repairing light rail vehicles and systems.
Reading and interpreting blue prints, maintenance manuals, schematics, and specifications.
Use and care of testing equipment, power tools and hand tools of the trade.
Understanding and following oral and written direction.
Accurately diagnosing mechanical and electrical repair needs.
Performing safety inspections and identifying safety hazards.
Preparing repair and maintenance records.
Interpreting and using all types of operating and repair manuals.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Physical Demands: Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Valley Metro complies with ADA/EEOC requirements with respect to reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.
Heavy Work: Incumbent may be required to perform heavy manual labor, occasionally lifting and maneuvering materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds with assistance.
Work is performed both in a shop environment and outside in various weather conditions including exposure to extreme heat and cold. Incumbents work is performed around equipment and machinery with moving parts and under wet and slippery conditions. Incumbents are exposed daily to electrical hazards, vibrations, chemicals, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, grease, oil, dust, fumes, smoke and gases and are intermittently exposed to intense noise levels.
Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority RPTA) provides both Bus and Light Rail transportation services for the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Highlights of Valley Metro services include:
*First ever light rail system in Phoenix, Arizona. Began service in 2008.
*Local, Express and RAPID commuter bus service
*Online carpool matching system
*Assistance to local businesses to help them meet the Maricopa County trip reduction goals through alternative modes of transportation (bus, carpool, vanpool, bike, telework, etc.)