Electro-Mechanical Technician (Rail Vehicle)

Compensation: $24.14 - $38.62 Hourly

General Description/Information


Candidates may be hired above the minimum depending upon

This position is safety sensitive and subject to Valley Metro RPTA’s Drug and
Alcohol Program. The Electro-Mechanical Technician performs a variety of
skilled mechanical and electrical duties involved in performing inspections,
preventive and corrective maintenance, and troubleshooting on all mechanical
and electrical systems for rail vehicles and related equipment. Operates
equipment necessary for the repair and maintenance of rail vehicles; documents
and records work performed and follows specified safety policies and

The Electro-Mechanical Technician shall contribute to team efforts and
represents Agency core values in the performance of duties.



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.

This position supports a 24 hour/7 day week rail operation; works rotating
shifts, on continuous seven-day work cycle; may work overtime or be called back
into work due to an emergency.

Repairs electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and
components for rail vehicles.

Operates diagnostic test equipment solving complex equipment malfunctions and
other problems associated with rail vehicles.

Performs safety and preventive maintenance inspections on rail vehicles and
related equipment.

Repairs HVAC, propulsion, brake, door, auxiliary power, and communication

Performs rebuild for electrical/electronic, and hydraulic and pneumatic systems

Reads and interprets electrical and pneumatic schematics to troubleshoot
issues; electrical/electronic chart recording interpretation.

Responds to off-site emergencies.

Uses and operates variety of shop equipment and other tools for the maintenance
and repair of rail vehicles.

Complies with all safety policies and procedures, attends safety training and
participates in on-going training, practices safe work processes and
contributes to the creation and maintenance of a safe working environment for
self and others.

Documents and records work performed and parts and materials used.

Assists in cross-training others.

May perform other duties assigned to the shop.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.


Knowledge of:

Operations, services, and activities of a rail vehicle maintenance and repair

AC/DC electrical systems, principles of analog and digital electronics,
electronic control circuitry, associated mechanic, HVAC, pneumatic, and
hydraulic systems.

Current methods, equipment, tools and materials used in the inspection,
diagnosis, repair and maintenance of rail vehicles and equipment.

Methods and techniques of performing preventive maintenance including
diagnostic troubleshooting, repairing rail vehicles and systems.

Principles of electrical, electronic and mechanical theory.

Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Basic computers and principles of computer operation, to include basic

Skills in:

Performs maintenance repair, troubleshooting, rebuild and overhaul of rail
transit vehicles and sub-systems.

Analyzes malfunctions in the electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic
systems of the equipment and determining the repair required.

Performing a variety of mechanic work in diagnosing, troubleshooting, and
repairing rail vehicles and systems.

Reading and interpreting blue prints, maintenance manuals, schematics, and

Use and care of testing equipment, power tools and hand tools of the trade.

Understanding and following oral and written direction.

Accurately diagnosing electrical, electronic and mechanical repair needs.

Performing safety inspections and identifying safety hazards.

Preparing repair and maintenance records.

Interpreting and using all types of operating and repair manuals.



High School Diploma, or G.E.D. equivalent, supplemented by course work in
electronic technology, or closely related study, AND three (3) years’
experience in electrical troubleshooting of multi-component systems, basic
networking, maintenance and repair of electro-mechanical systems or other
heavy-duty transportation maintenance and equipment OR, an equivalent
combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the
essential duties as those listed below.


Associate’s Degree in electrical/electronic engineering technology from a two
(2) year Technical College or institute.

Experience working with electrical and mechanical systems in rail vehicles,
aircraft, or semiconductor manufacturing.

Interpret electrical/electronic schematics.

HVAC Certification.

Must be available to work weekends, holidays, overtime and odd and unusual
hours; may be called in on day-off or respond to emergencies.

Shift Differential Pay (2nd, 3rd, and Swing Shifts)

Position requires the incumbent to successfully qualify to operate Rail

Ability to successfully pass Rail Vehicle Operator Safety Training.

Medical Examination:

Employment for safety sensitive positions is contingent on passing a physical

Background Investigation:

Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid Arizona Driver’s License

Additional Information


Physical Demands:

Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping,

kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling,
lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions;

Heavy Work: Incumbent may be required to perform heavy manual labor, occasionally
lifting and maneuvering materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and
occasionally up to 100 pounds with assistance.

Work Environment:

Work is performed both in a shop environment and outside in various weather
conditions including exposure to extreme heat and cold. Incumbents work is
performed around equipment and machinery with moving parts and under wet and
slippery conditions. Incumbents are exposed daily to electrical hazards,
vibrations, chemicals, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, grease,
oil, dust, fumes, smoke and gases and are intermittently exposed to intense
noise levels.