LRV Inspector

Compensation: $18.99 Hourly

General Description/Information

Under general supervision, the LRV Inspector performs various inspections of Light Rail Vehicles (LRV), its components, systems and parts; performs a variety of routine maintenance duties; prepares reports of LRV inspections performed, provides assistance in cleaning activities.

Responsibilities/Duties

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.

  • Supports a 24 hour/7 day a week operation by performing inspections on LRV’s; works overtime when required; may be called back to work due to emergency situations;
  • Prepares a variety of documentation, including reports and checklists of inspections performed, results and follow-up required;
  • Reviews operator defects report; logs hours and mileage of vehicles; inspects vehicles for visible damage; checks fire extinguishers; ensures sand boxes are filled to proper level;
  • Inspects lubricants, fluids and operating pressures to ensure all are at proper levels; checks brake systems to ensure brakes apply and vehicle stops;
  • Examines all lighting, sensors, switches, fans, batteries to ensure all are operating properly; performs auxiliary power system checks;
  • Ensures all covers and boxes are locked and secure including exterior skirts;
  • Installs and removes advertisements, schedules cards, fliers and brochures in vehicles and replaces with updated material;
  • Assists in cleaning vehicles and shop areas as needed;
  • Performs special monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual inspections including pantograph, roof equipment, couplers, brake system, power supply, HVAC, electrical system, suspension attachments, bumper and truck assembly, video /communication systems; etc;
  • Performs minor mechanical and electrical repairs, replaces vandal shields on windows as needed;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrates continuous efforts to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively;
  • Assists in cross training others;
  • Cleans shop and equipment as assigned;
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge of:

  • Vehicle inspection practices, procedures and techniques;
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical and electrical principals;
  • Basic knowledge of computers and principals of computer operations;
  • Safe work practices;

Skill in:

  • Using sound independent judgment within established guidelines
  • Use of common hand tools, pneumatic tools, electrical and electronic test equipment, measuring equipment, shop equipment; power tools;
  • Interpreting, reading and comprehending manuals and diagrams;
  • Gathering and compiling information to prepare accurate reports;

Qualifications/Requirements

High School Diploma or G.E.D. and one year of work related experience responsible for inspections, maintenance and/or servicing of vehicles, or any combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work.

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

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.

Employment for safety-sensitive positions is contingent on passing a physical examination performed by our examining physician.

Background Investigation:

Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid Arizona Driver’s License and the ability to maintain insurability under Valley Metro’s Vehicle Insurance Policy. Position requires the incumbent to successfully qualify to operate light rail vehicles.