Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




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Job Summary
Supervises, plans, and manages the Screen Process Shop and related services.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervises the activities of the Screen Process Shop, including planning, assigning, and prioritizing work for bus and rail projects
  • Supervises the Camera Operators in photographic and darkroom laboratory work in the preparation of silk-screen signs, decals, posters, viewgraphs, charts, and slides
  • Works with customers to develop graphic designs, signage, and decals that meet their needs at a reasonable cost
  • Coordinates with other Metro staff on design changes and resolves problems that may impact the progress of various projects
  • Develops workplans, safety guidelines, and standards to conform to current industry practices
  • Updates Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Employee Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) as necessary; ensures personnel achieve competencies by evaluating their ability to complete PQS
  • Keeps up to date on new technology and requests capital funds for equipment that will increase productivity of the shop; participates in the development of new equipment specifications
  • Ensures that personnel are trained on new equipment
  • Prepares capital and operating budget requests for the Screen Process Shop, and performs administrative tasks related to day-to-day operations
  • Administers section′s Safety Awareness Program by conducting monthly safety training sessions
  • Coordinates Screen Process Shop with other related units in Facilities Maintenance and Non-Revenue Equipment Maintenance regarding workflow
  • Accounts for subordinates 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)
  • Design, construction, installation, and production of signage
  • All facets of silk-screen process printing, including screen process ink and substrate compatibility
  • Basic and current principles of photographic and darkroom laboratory work in the preparation of silk-screen graphics, signs, decals posters, viewgraphs, charts, slides dials, and printed circuits
  • Safety practices and procedures for graphics equipment operation
  • Basic understanding of math as it relates to one- and two-point proportion, perspective, and type specification
  • Qualities and properties of print media and inks, and appropriate color applications of computer color designations
  • Principles of image resolution, color mixing, and matching
  • Advanced applications of graphic hardware and software

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)
  • Planning, organizing, and monitoring the work of a Screen Process Shop
  • Determining strategies to achieve goals
  • Designing and producing signage
  • Solving printing and equipment problems
  • Maintaining organized and accurate graphic job files on computer database
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and vendors

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)
  • Supervise staff with varying degrees of expertise
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and ATU agreement
  • Develop operating and capital requests
  • 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:

  • Bachelor′s Degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, or a related field; Master′s Degree in a related field preferred

  • Five years of relevant experience supervising screen process shop

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • Valid California Class C Driver License
  • Exposure to the use of graphics equipment such as process camera, screen process press, sheet metal equipment, graphic computer equipment, photographic computer, densitometer, knives, paper cutters, T-squares, triangles, compass, graphics equipment, ink, chemicals, and other solvents
  • 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
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
  • Work with regular exposure to odors or fumes

Physical Effort Required
  • Sitting at a desk or table
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required


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