Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
Job Summary

Supervises maintenance staff in the maintenance and repair of public transit vehicles to help ensure smooth day-to-day operations and safety.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plans, organizes, schedules, and assigns preventive and remedial maintenance work for buses and automobiles or equipment production lines
  • Develops and maintains computer and manual files for payroll, attendance, project budgets, and vehicle service; prepares daily reports
  • Implements and maintains safety programs
  • Ensures compliance and promotes aspects of the Environmental Management System to employees and coworkers
  • Conducts meetings on safety, tool uses, equipment upgrade projects, and other related topics
  • Investigates and reports accidents and injuries
  • Follows up on ordered parts, equipment, and supplies, and administers warranty claims
  • Counsels subordinates on compliance with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Conducts first-level disciplinary and grievance hearings
  • Analyzes component failures, identifies problems, plans repair and replacement schedules, and provides assistance to staff to remedy problems
  • Reviews Operator defect cards and sets priority for repairs
  • Conducts meetings to determine user needs
  • Approves completed work/repairs
  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates service preparation activities of new buses
  • Prepares various reports, develops presentations, and manages special development projects
  • Supervises and trains subordinates
  • Accounts for subordinate and personal compliance with all of Metro′s safety rules, polices, and procedures
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

May be required to perform other related job duties

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)

  • Theories and practices of repair and maintenance of transit vehicles, including engines, parts, components, and electrical systems of diesel, gasoline, and alternate fuel vehicles
  • Safe and proper use of tools and equipment
  • Accident investigation procedures and practices
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing maintenance, repair, and procurement of public transit vehicles
  • Project planning and budgeting techniques
  • Principles of supervision
  • Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)

  • Planning, organizing, and monitoring work of an equipment maintenance work unit
  • Reading and understanding schematics
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)

  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making conclusions and recommendations
  • Develop and maintain files for payroll, attendance, and budgets
  • Operate computers, Maintenance and Material Management (M3) program terminals, and diagnostic equipment
  • Meet productivity demands
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Supervise subordinates
  • Travel to offsite locations
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:


  • Associate′s Degree in a related field preferred


  • Three years of relevant experience performing work in the repair and maintenance or procurement of vehicles and equipment, including a minimum of two years of relevant experience at or above the leader level

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • Must comply with all California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) regulations and utilize approved safety equipment and personal protective gear including, but not limited to, respirators, eye and hearing protective devices (HPD), if and when required

  • Valid California Class C Driver License

Special Conditions

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions

  • Typical office situation
  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen
  • High noise environment
  • Exposure to moving machinery and/or vehicles
  • Extensive safety training and/or use of protective devices and personal protective gear
  • Exposure to weather, physical, electrical, mechanical, and chemical hazards

Physical Effort Required

  • Sitting at a desk or table

  • Operate a telephone or other telecommunications device and communicate through the medium

  • Type and use a keyboard and mouse to perform necessary computer-based functions

  • Standing

  • Walking (distance 5' to 100')
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required
  • Good distance vision and/or depth perception to judge distances
  • Color recognition (e.g., distinguishing wires, resistors, containers, light signals, etc.)


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This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.