Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Classification Specification

Pay Grade A20

Basic Function
Under close supervision, performs unskilled vehicle servicing duties and cleans maintenance shop areas

Classification Characteristics
Differs from Service Attendant Leader in that employees hired into this job prior to September 1979 were classified as Utility "A" Leader while employees hired into this job after August 1979 are classified as Service Attendant Leader. In addition to the regular Utility "A" duties, is responsible for assigning duties and directing employees in the performance of their work under the supervision of his/her immediate supervisor with whom he/she shall consult in all matters affecting such work. A Leader receives additional pay for each hour worked as stipulated by the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

Supervised by: Equipment Maintenance Supervisor


FLSA: Non-Exempt

Work Environment
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
  • Checks and dispenses diesel fuel, engine oil, and engine coolant, records quantities used on paper and enters it into the VMS
  • Checks tire pressure and adds air when needed
  • Aligns bus with vacuum system and air blows debris out of coaches
  • Drives coaches through bus wash station
  • Parks coaches in designated areas of maintenance facility
  • Removes and replaces fare box vaults of returning coaches
  • Services maintenance trucks and other Metro vehicles
  • Moves supplies and equipment with a forklift or manually
  • Steam cleans parts and equipment
  • Cleans, sweeps, and mops vehicle interiors and maintenance facilities
  • Leads employees by assigning work and providing training
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Essential Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Materials and methods used in janitorial work and basic automotive servicing
  • Vehicle operation and safety

Ability to:
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Maintain simple written records
  • Safely operate a coach and other Metro vehicles
  • Tolerate exposure to noise, unpleasant odors, and outdoor work at night and in all types of weather
  • Lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Travel to offsite locations within a reasonable timeframe
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Minimum Qualifications
Potential candidates interested in the UTILITY "A" LEADER position MUST meet the following requirements:

  • Valid California Class C driver’s license

Special Conditions
  • Must successfully complete a four-day vehicle operations training program
  • 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
  • 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: 2/5/2009
ATU: 0824A