Examples Of Duties

Conducts classroom and individualized training on all aspects of equipment and vehicle repair, testing and maintenance in the area of Rail Fleet
Prepares lesson plans, course outlines, schedules, and testing performance exams

Provides hands-on demonstration in the repair and maintenance of various components of the rail systems

Develops detailed technical training and testing materials
Coordinates specialized training needs with Rail Equipment Maintenance

Instructions Manager

Reports to various work locations to provide training and/or technical support to rail maintenance personnel

Keeps abreast with current technology by attending factory update training sessions

Establishes safety guidelines on maintenance procedures

Evaluates and tests trainees

Operates shop tools and equipment for demonstration purposes related to rail systems

Reviews, updates, and distributes new manuals and wiring schematics

Provides orientation to personnel on new equipment, systems, and vehicles

Analyzes vendor training materials for accuracy and system compatibility

Prepares reports and correspondence

Serves as technical expert for troubleshooting maintenance problems

Complies with California General Orders as required by CPUC and other applicable laws and regulations

Develops and assesses safety programs

Provides technical expertise to other department personnel

Supervises subordinate staff

Accounts for subordinate and personal compliance with all of Metro’s safety rules, polices, and procedures

Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Positions in this job classification are considered safety sensitive and subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing, under Federal

Transportation Administration(FTA) drug and alcohol regulations.

Requirements For Employment

Associate’s degree in Electronic or Mechanical Engineering Technology or other related field from a recognized college or trade school

3 years of full-time experience performing electro-mechanical repairs of rail vehicles OR 3 years full-time experience providing engineering support in rail engineering maintenance OR 2 years full-time experience conducting training in the repair and maintenance of rail vehicles and equipment

Valid California Class C driver’s license

Experience as outlined above may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis


Theories, principles, and practices of repair and maintenance of rail vehicle systems, components and related electrical systems

Safe and proper use of tools and other equipment

Applicable safety, environmental, local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing vehicle maintenance such as CPUC general orders

Development of curricula, learning objectives, and lesson plans


Plan, organize, and monitor training of personnel in maintenance and repair of equipment and related systems

Obtain a California Class “A” driver license

Communicate effectively orally and in writing

Operate computers, computer software and navigate computerized maintenace management system software

Assess training needs

Develop lesson plans

Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence

Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions

Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements

Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives

Travel to offsite locations within a reasonable timeframe

Read, write, speak, and understand English