Technical Trainer (Maintenance of Way)
Compensation: $61,014.00 - $91,521.00 Annually
The Technical Trainer (Maintenance of Way) is a
stand-alone position. This position is responsible for development and
implementation of technical training instructions for the Light Rail Transit
System that includes Track, Traction Power Signals and Communications, Fare
collection equipment, related service equipment and wayside equipment. Typical
duties include conducting and/or facilitating employee training, coordinating
or developing training manuals, preparing and conducting competency
evaluations, assessments, maintaining documentation and database of employee
training, and preparing statistical reports.
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.
Presents training sessions by planning, coordinating and/or facilitating LRT
systems employee training and development programs for new and existing staff;
and administers and monitors the Maintenance Certification and Re-Certification
Assesses employee skill levels, counsels, recommends and coordinates
appropriate training with employee and respective supervisors/managers; records
and maintains database of employee training records and monitors and evaluates
competency and performance.
Develops and maintains training manuals, including curriculum, lesson plans,
and all training materials and testing.
Develops, implements, and revises technical training programs for all LRT
systems and equipment; instructing staff in repairing, troubleshooting, and
maintenance of electromechanical devices, microprocessor components, and
Designs and implements effective/innovative training programs to develop skills
of LRT Systems Division employees; serves as a technical resource to assist and
guide employees in resolving technical equipment problems.
Develops standards and procedures that integrate LRT Systems training and
quality assurance; monitors the ongoing maintenance and repair of division and
facility LRT Systems to identify training needs.
Enters and retrieves information from the Maintenance Management Information
System, (MMIS); and prepares and presents training reports to management
including observations, analysis of training results; and trends and solutions.
Works closely with Division LRT Systems Managers to determine, develop and
implement training programs to improve daily operations.
Assists in the development and creation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
for maintenance in relation to LRT systems operations.
Develops, reviews, updates and maintains training programs to ensure compliance
with legal and regulatory requirements and divisional performance expectations.
Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.
• Training techniques and practices;
• Methods and techniques of evaluating training programs and making
on new programs to be offered;
• Training resources and equipment;
• Principles and practices of employee training and development;
• Theory of the operation, troubleshooting, and repair of complex electronic
• Light Rail Transit System equipment functionality and maintenance;
• Pertinent hand tools, special tools, and test equipment used in Light Rail
• Interpreting schematic diagrams and the technical manual;
• Effective communication, presentation, and facilitation methods and
• Methods and techniques of determining failure trends;
• Advanced word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software;
• Specialized software related to functional area;
• Conducting research;
• Solving problems;
• Training others in policies and procedures related to the work;
• Delivering presentations and presenting ideas both verbally and in writing;
• Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, plans, policies,
other written materials;
• Participating in the evaluation, analysis, and resolution of complex
• Using computers and related software applications.
Physical Demands: Positions in this class
typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching,
crawling, reaching, standing, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and seeing.
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20
pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move
Work Environment: Work in shop area, classroom setting or outdoors in all
weather conditions. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts,
electrical currents, vibrations, chemicals, inadequate lighting, workspace
restrictions and/or intense noise levels.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Electronics or a closely related field and
five (5) years of progressively responsible professional-level experience
related to training in a Light Rail Transit System, some understanding of train
control systems, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), traction
power and signals or an equivalent combination of education and experience
sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties such as those listed
This position is safety sensitive. Employment for safety-sensitive positions is
contingent on passing a physical examination performed by our examining
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 is contingent upon the results of a background check.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Valid Arizona Driver’s License