This position is safety sensitive and subject to Valley Metro RPTA's Drug & Alcohol Program. 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.
The Signal & Communications Systems Maintainer is responsible for maintaining, testing, replacing and repairing electrical, electronic, and mechanical components of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) transit signaling and communications systems equipment and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisitions (SCADA) hardware and network devices.
The Signal and Communications Systems Maintainer shall contribute to team efforts and represents Agency core values in the performance of duties.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Associates degree in Electronic Communications or Electro/Mechanical Technology and transit rail experience required. Or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties such as those listed above.
Medical Examination: Employment for safety-sensitive positions is contingent on passing a physical examination performed by our examining physician.
Drug Testing: 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.
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check which will include a credit check.
Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a current valid Arizona Commercial Driver's License (CDL Class B) with Air Brakes endorsement. Position requires the ability to maintain insurability under METRO's Vehicle Insurance Policy.
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 preventative maintenance on all signaling, communications and fare collection apparatus.
Investigates and locates problems or failures and take the proper corrective action.
Performs heavy manual labor in the performance of assigned duties.
Installs wiring, control cables and related hardware.
Operates various vehicles and equipment associated with maintenance and repair of LRT wayside signaling and communications system equipment.
Loads and unloads equipment and supplies from trucks or flat cars.
Uses specialized tools and equipment to perform maintenance and inspection tasks.
Paints signals and communications equipment.
Ensures that proper safety precautions are followed, particularly around energized circuits.
Attends safety and training meetings; participates in emergency preparedness systems.
This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Safety practices as they pertain to electronic systems;
AC/DC electrical systems, principles of analog and digital electronics, electronic control circuitry and associated mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic systems, testing and inspection methods/tools;
Analog and digital electronics, and electronic control circuits;
Laws, ordinances and regulations governing electrical construction;
Communications network standards, protocols and wiring schemes;
Standard test devices and electronic tools.
Reading and interpreting plans, specifications, blue prints, schematics, and manuals;
Safely using and maintaining hand and power tools and test equipment related to the work;
Maintaining accurate records of work performed;
Ability to read schematics and blueprints for electrical and electronic control;
Prepare accurate and complete reports and records of work performed;
Ability to perform maintenance repair, troubleshooting, rebuild and overhaul of rail transit subsystems; Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines;
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work;
Operating telephone communications system.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Valley Metro complies with ADA/EEOC requirements with respect to reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.
Incumbent must perform heavy manual labor, frequently lifting up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds with the assistance of applicable equipment or other employees.
Must be available to work weekends, holidays, odd and unusual hours.
Work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations.
May work from lift trucks, ladders, and other elevating devices.
Work outdoors in all weather conditions. Incumbents may be subjected to risk of electrical shock, toxic or caustic chemicals, moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and 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.)