Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Job Classification Specification
WARRANTY AND EQUIPMENT MECHANIC
Pay Grade A33
|Under moderate supervision, assists in identifying defects and processing warranty claims, and providing input for technical specifications of new buses and equipment.
|Warranty and Equipment Mechanic is an Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) journey-level position. It differs from the Warranty and Equipment Mechanic Leader (ATU) in that a Warranty and Equipment Mechanic assists in identifying defects and processing warranty claims, and providing input for technical specifications of new buses and equipment while a Warranty and Equipment Mechanic Leader oversees and coordinates the daily activities of a group of Warranty and Equipment Mechanics and assigns tasks within a work crew. The Warranty and Equipment Mechanic Leader communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures and maintains accountability for the safety of assigned employees. A Leader receives additional pay for each hour worked as stipulated by the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
Differs from Mechanic "A" in that Warranty and Equipment Mechanic tests and measures equipment performance and suitability for Metro needs, while Mechanic "A" performs complex diagnosis of malfunctions and performs more complex preventive and remedial maintenance tasks.
Supervised by: Equipment Maintenance Supervisor; Equipment Engineering Supervisor
In order to achieve Metro’s goals in support of its mission, potential candidates are
required to commit and continuously practice and demonstrate the following work values:
Examples of Duties
- Safety – To ensure that our employees, passengers
and the general public’s safety is always our first consideration.
- Service Excellence – To provide safe, clean, reliable,
on-time, courteous service for our clients and customers.
- Workforce Development – To make Metro a learning organization
that attracts, develops, motivates and retains a world-class workforce.
- Accountability for Performance and Fiscal Responsibility – To manage every taxpayer and customer-generated dollar as if it were coming from our own pocket and ensure the highest possible return on investment.
- Innovation and Technology – To actively participate in identifying
best practices for continuous improvement.
- Sustainability – To reduce, reuse and recycle all internal resources
and reduce green-house gas emissions.
- Integrity – To rely on the professional ethics and honesty of every
- Teamwork – To actively blend our individual talents to achieve world-class
performance and service.
- Civil Rights – To actively promote compliance with all civil rights statutes,
regulations and policies.
- Community – To actively engage with the Community as it relates to Metro interest/services.
- Investigates and tests new bus malfunctions and parts failures
Instructs Division mechanics during campaign modifications
Assists in the development of design modifications for new buses and vehicular equipment
Assists in the inspection of buses and related equipment at manufacturing sites and Metro property
Assists in developing technical specifications for equipment purchases
Prepares written correspondence and reports in support of warranty claims and relating to other work performed
Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out
Essential Knowledge and Abilities
- Advanced methods, materials, equipment and safety procedures utilized in the inspection and testing of new transit vehicle components and their major electrical systems
Vehicle operations and safety
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions and procedures
Communicate effectively with others
Perform advanced troubleshooting of vehicular equipment functioning
Read manufacturers parts and maintenance manuals
Safely operate a variety of hand tools and power equipment
Safely operate buses, tow trucks, and other Metro vehicles
Lift and move objects weighing up to 80 pounds
Travel to offsite locations within a reasonable timeframe
Read, write, speak, and understand English
Potential candidates interested in the WARRANTY AND EQUIPMENT MECHANIC position MUST meet
the following requirements:
- 4 years' experience as a heavy equipment or automotive mechanic with at least 2 years as a bus mechanic
Successful completion of a six month full-time training program from an accredited school in automotive/truck maintenance and repair may be substituted for up to 2 years non-bus experience
Current and verifiable full ASE (H) Series Transit Certifications in H1-CNG, H3-Drive Train, H4-Brakes, H5-Suspension/Steering, H6-Electrical/Electronics is desirable
Valid California Class A driver's license
- Must comply with all California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) regulations and utilize approved safety equipment and personal protective gear including, but not limited to, respirators, eye and hearing protective devices (HPD), if and when required
Must provide own tools of the trade
- Positions in this classification are considered safety sensitive under Federal Transit Administration (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations
|Positions in this classification are considered safety sensitive under Federal Transit Administration (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations.
This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.
Date Originally Created: 4/24/1995
Date Last Revised: 12/11/2009