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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification

ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE

 

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Pay Grade
H1I ($62,316.80 - $77,875.20 - $93,454.40)
Job Summary

Provides intermediate-level engineering support to Operations and support department projects in order to deliver service that is reliable, safe, and efficient for Metro customers and employees.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Compiles and analyzes data for engineering projects; recommends materials and equipment
  • Provides engineering support for various departments
  • Reads and interprets system drawings for all lines
  • Assists in preparing feasibility studies/engineering reports and in managing smaller projects
  • Develops scopes of work for projects
  • Prepares plans, sketches, specifications, and estimates for design, construction, and modification of Metro facilities
  • Reviews consultants' plans, sketches, certifications, and related documents for compliance with Metro standards and requirements
  • Troubleshoots, modifies, and repairs engineering systems, software, and equipment issues
  • Develops and researches permanent and sustainable solutions for issues; plans and implements preventive maintenance programs
  • Prepares project reports and correspondence
  • Performs project control activities, such as budget and schedule reviews
  • Develops procedures for maintaining remote terminal units and computer systems for various applications
  • Provides guidance and assistance to new or entry-level employees in operating engineering systems, software, and equipment
  • Updates databases and maintains records of changes
  • Represents Metro with construction/engineering/supplier community
  • May respond to site emergencies
  • 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)

  • Design, construction, installation, and maintenance of electrical equipment
  • Theories, principles, and practices of engineering
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations
  • Engineering hardware and software
  • Local building and zoning codes
  • Industry standard drawings
  • Microsoft Office Suite applications


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

  • Performing engineering work and calculations
  • Performing diagnostic tests and repairs on engineering systems
  • Reading, interpreting, and applying plans and specifications
  • Comprehending electrical wiring diagrams and drawings
  • Compiling and analyzing complex data
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing


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

  • 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
  • Provide guidance and assistance to new or entry-level staff
  • Adapt to a flexible work schedule
  • Learn in a fast-paced environment and with on-the-job training and experience
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Travel to project sites
  • 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:

Education

  • Bachelor′s Degree in Engineering, Electronics, Computer Science, or a related field; Master's Degree in a related field preferred


Experience

  • One year of relevant experience performing engineering work in appropriate discipline; some positions in this class may require specialized experience in area of assignment


Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • Professional Engineer License preferred
  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions
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 


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 
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required 
 

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Job GroupJob Class CodeFLSA StatusDate OriginatedDate Revised
Non-Contract3810Exempt15-JUL-9420-AUG-19

Disclaimer
This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority when classified as an Intermittent, Emergency, or Temporary employee and/or is assigned to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) or Board Clerk's Office.

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

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