Transit Systems 2023-01-23 2023-02-27

Maintenance Trainee - Rail Car C

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Landover, Maryland

Job ID: 147256
Job Status: Full-time

Location: Carmen Turner Facility

WMATA Reference: 230040


Marketing Statement
Does operating a wheel lathe, wheel boring machines, and wheel press specialty equipment excite you? How about using dial indicators, dial calipers, and vernier precision measuring tools? How about performing diagnostic tests on our Rail Car doors, propulsion, and network data bus systems? Our current recruitment for Maintenance Rail Car Trainees will include positions in our Inspection, Maintenance, and Machine shop areas.

WMATA operates twenty-four (24) hours, seven (7) days a week, three hundred & sixty- five (365) days a year. WMATA offers a rich benefit package to include health, dental, group life insurance, paid holidays, annual and sick leave, retirement plan as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, and free transportation on Metrobus and rail.

The Maintenance Trainee, Rail Car is a student level position leading to graduation from WMATA Technical Skills Program (TSP) and assignment as a C Level Rail Car Mechanic. The incumbent is responsible for satisfactorily completing all formal (i.e. classroom) and On the Job Training (OJT) assigned over the two (2) year-long TSP program. At all times, the employee will be under the close supervision of Rail Car Mechanics while on OJT.

Essential Functions

  • Attends formal training classes related to basic, intermediate and advanced rapid transit rail car vehicle maintenance. Gains familiarity with and develops skills in the maintenance, inspection, repair, removal, installation, troubleshooting, testing and calibration of WMATA rail cars vehicles and equipment.

  • Under the direct oversight of assigned journey level mechanics, uses hand tools, power tools and test equipment to inspect, diagnose and repair WMATA rail car vehicle vehicles and equipment malfunctions in accordance with safety and maintenance procedures and practices.

  • Completes all documentation and reports associated with the operation and maintenance of WMATA rail car vehicles and any required training documentation.

  • Provides assistance to supervisors and mechanical staff in emergencies by securing or safeguarding WMATA equipment, fire/life/safety, snow emergencies, etc. according to established safety practices and maintenance guidelines.
The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma with two (2) years of Vocational Training in Electrical, Mechanical or Electronics 

In lieu of Vocational Training one (1) year of related work experience in the electrical, mechanical or electronics field may be considered

With Vocational Training in Electrical, Mechanical or Electronics no prior work experience is required

Associate’s degree, or vocational or technical school degree in in Electrical, Mechanical or Electronics

Medical Group:
Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Evaluation Criteria:
Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal background check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety-sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report

WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

Please apply before 2/27/2023

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