The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is pleased to announce the recruitment of a Transit Vehicle Electronic Technician (TVET) for the Rolling Stock & Shops (RS&S) Department.  Under general supervision, TVETs perform journey-level skilled preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, primary and some secondary repair, and modification to a variety of electronic and electro-mechanical equipment and components found in revenue vehicles; and perform related work as assigned.


Join BART and get on the fast track to a satisfying career! BART remains dedicated to its employees:

  • Enjoy our excellent compensation package–competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits:
    1. Step pay-scale and annual contract negotiated increases;
    2. CalPERS pension (2% at age 55 for classic members and 2% at age 62 for non-classic members) and two other investment programs;
    3. Excellent medical, vision, and dental benefits;
    4. Supplemental insurances;
    5. Paid holidays and vacation for a favorable work-life balance;
    6. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.
  • Participate in our team-oriented and collaborative work environment.
  • Take advantage of our opportunities for individual advancement and job stability.
  • Help achieve our mission: Do your part in helping well over 430,000 daily riders connect to work, school, and any other place they need to go, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to your community!
  • Share in our vision to help build the next generation of our Bay Area’s transit system!
  • Take pride as you work on the fleet of the future!


Rolling Stock & Shops (RS&S), a department of $138M+ operating budget and 826 FTE, is primarily responsible for maintaining rail cars for the entire BART system. In the next two years, RS&S will grow as it continues to receive and test new, next generation rail cars, opens the state-of-the-art Hayward Maintenance Complex, and matures its first-in-the-nation Reliability-centered Maintenance process as part of its innovative Strategic Maintenance Program, all while meeting demanding car availability goals for the existing service plan to increase commuter convenience.


For the full job description, please follow this link:  http://www.bart.gov/about/jobs/descriptions

Then, scroll down to “Transit Vehicle Electronic Technician” in the Job Title column.


Associate in Science degree in electronics from an accredited community college or an Electronics
Credential from an accredited electronics certificate program, or its equivalent (i.e., completion of a military electronics training program).

Please Note: Applicants with transcripts from outside the United States or its territories must have the transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service.


Three (3) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable technical system and equipment performance and reliability analysis and statistical reporting experience, which preferably includes at least one (1) year of administrative or supervisory experience. Transit system experience preferred.


Four (4) years of verifiable electronic maintenance (troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of electronic and/or electro-mechanical equipment) can be substituted for the education.


  • Must possess adequate color vision;
  • Must be physically capable of working in confining work spaces and lifting equipment weighing up to 70 pounds;
  • Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, off hours shifts and occasional emergency overtime.

The successful candidate will have the following education/skills/experience beyond the minimum qualifications:


  • Basic operating principles of analog and digital electronics, electrical and electronic circuitry, and associated mechanical mechanisms, methods, equipment and materials used in the primary maintenance and repair of a variety of electronic and electro-mechanical systems, components and equipment;
  • Use and care of testing and power and hand tools of the trade;
  • Troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques;
  • Shop arithmetic as required for the trade;
  • Safety practices pertaining to the work.


  • Diagnosing and repairing operational problems in a variety of electronic and electro-mechanical systems, components and equipment;
  • Performing preventive maintenance on and modifications to electronic systems and components;
  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings, diagrams, manuals and work orders;
  • Using and maintaining hand and power tools and testing equipment of the trade;
  • Understanding and following oral and written directions;
  • Maintaining accurate records of work performed and materials used;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted during work.



NOTE:  To be considered, please apply on the BART.gov website ONLY. Please be sure to list where you learned about this position in your application.