Transit Systems 2018-02-08 2018-03-15

HIgh Voltage Technician

Company: Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation dba IndyGo View more listings
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 100910

Position Title: High Voltage Technician

Safety Sensitive: Yes

Supervisor’s Title: Electrical & Special Projects Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt/CBA

Department: Fleet Services

Division: Operations


The High Voltage Technician is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all high voltage electrical components and their operation on all IPTC fleet vehicles. The primary maintenance/repair function of the High Voltage Technician focuses on electrical components and systems, with a secondary focus being HVAC components and systems on IPTC High Voltage Electric Vehicles.


To be successful in this role, an individual must be able to perform in a satisfactory manner the functions listed below. The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.


  • Performs repairs, inspections, required adjustments, testing, troubleshooting, cleaning, lubrication, and scheduled maintenance on all High Voltage (HV) electrical, air conditioning and heat related components in accordance with wiring diagrams, schematics, refrigeration flow diagrams, operation manuals and manufacturers maintenance recommendations and instructions.
  • Ensure the vehicle is safe (by removing any high voltage safety devices and isolating high voltage wiring) to allow the vehicle to be serviced.
  • Perform maintenance and repair procedures (including replacing high voltage components, such as a “3 phase Inverter”. Possess the skills, knowledge and techniques required to service, maintain and repair vehicles fitted with high voltage batteries/components such as ‘hybrid’ or pure electric vehicles.
  • Performs all preventive, scheduled and unscheduled or corrective maintenance. Troubleshoots and tests all HV vehicle systems, subsystems and components (including HVAC systems) using precision measuring equipment such as: Multimeters (to test defective electrical equipment); and Flow meters, pressure gauges, leak detectors, vacuum pumps, pneumatic control testers and air velocity indicators (for HVAC testing); Using brazing torches and soldering irons to repair leaks in tubing and piping; and other instruments and tools as required. Regularly operates and uses special shop equipment and various tools (e.g. drills, grinders, fork trucks, hoists, cranes) in the course of performing tasks.
  • Observes HVAC and refrigeration systems and components in operation to detect potential failures or locate causes of malfunctions on HV Vehicles. Dismantles devices and removes defective parts. Inspects used parts and equipment for changes in calibration, dimensional requirements and manufacturers specifications. Tests and calibrates systems and equipment to ensure proper system operations using test equipment or precision measuring instruments.
  • Repairs and maintains all HV Vehicle HVAC and Electrical components (e.g. circuits, wiring, starters, relays and motors) and mechanical components (e.g. compressor valves, piston rings, condensers, evaporators and air handling units) by performing scheduled maintenance inspections and tests. Removing, replacing and repairing defective or worn parts; cleaning and lubricating components as needed.
  • Responds to and provides assistance in emergencies (e.g. required movement of buses involved in incidents and accidents).


  • Completes relevant paperwork and reports.
  • Performs all tasks and assignments within the established safety practices and maintenance guidelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • None.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.

  • High school diploma or its equivalent required; Formal trade school or an Associate’s degree in automotive, diesel or engineering program or a related field preferred.
  • EPA Refrigerant Technician, ASE L3 and ASE H6 certifications required; or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire.
  • Minimum five (5) years of automotive/diesel electrical repair required.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in the light or heavy vehicle sector utilizing skills, knowledge and techniques required to service, maintain and repair vehicles such as “hybrid” or battery fully electric vehicles fitted with high voltage batteries and components (including various types of Lithium-Ion batteries) preferred.
  • Valid Indiana commercial driver’s license with passenger and air brake endorsements required; or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire. *INDYGO WILL PAY FOR CDL TRAINING*


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Advanced knowledge of high voltage vehicle maintenance, this includes: how to install/maintain/repair relevant equipment; and knowledge related to preventative maintenance, related safety guidelines/parameters, mechanics, electrical systems, HVAC systems, and the vehicle structure/body.
  • Operational knowledge of mandated safety principles related to personal protective equipment, chemical hazards, lockout/tag out and general shop safety and cleanliness practices.
  • Knowledge of safety precaution related to the work; including methods of lifting and moving heavy objects with proper equipment.
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations.
  • Proficiency using a computer and related technology, including proficiency with Microsoft Office, the internet, software applications, and complex spreadsheets and databases.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and manage tasks and time effectively; flexibility and adaptability are required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively in a team environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong listening skills.
  • Basic mathematical abilities (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).


The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented office and multi-project environment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and rely on other team members.
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time, to kneel/bend, and to move throughout the workday, occasionally between departments and/or facilities.
  • Strong sensory skills, such as good hearing and good eyesight, including the use of color perception and peripheral vision.
  • Ability to speak clearly.
  • Requires exposure to heavy machinery/equipment, excessive noise, extreme temperatures, fumes/odors, some hazardous materials, and dirt/dust.
  • Ability to lift and/or carry 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to pass all post-offer physical testing and be able to complete all physical job functions as defined in the Functional Job Description.
  • Ability to work night and weekend work shifts and overtime on a regular basis due to assignments being picked in accordance to the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

IndyGo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Transit Job Listing - HIgh Voltage Technician