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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority - WMATA

Alexandria, VA

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Job Description THIS JOB OPENING IS BEING USED TO FILL CURRENT AND FUTURE VACANT POSITIONS IN THIS CLASSIFICATION AT VARIOUS SHIFTS, LOCATIONS AND ASSIGNED DAYS OFF Posting/Position Details: All WMATA posted job openings are available through 11:59 pm the night before the noted Close Date. To ensure successful submission of application applicants are encouraged to apply well before this cut-off.  The noted Close Date is the date on which the posting is automatically removed from the website as of 12:00am at which time submission of an application is no longer possible. (WMATA reserves the right to remove postings at any time without notice as business needs demand.) Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate, and satisfactory completion of an accredited post-secondary school certification program in basic heating, air conditioning and refrigeration is required. Must satisfactorily pass both a written and practical examination with a minimum score of 70 to advance to the next level. Some knowledge of an have performed satisfactorily the duties of a HVAC or refrigeration repair mechanic for a minimum of two (2) years. An equivalent combination of post-high school education such as graduation from college with an Associates Degree with some knowledge of HVAC or refrigeration repair and no experience can be substituted for the minimum requirement of 2 years work experience. License: Possession of a valid District of Columbia, Maryland  or Virginia motor vehicle operator's license issued from jurisdiction of residence.  Safe driving record with no more than four (4) points accumulated over the past three (3) years. Medical Group: Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this job. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodations.  Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks including frequent lifting of objects weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally to 75 pounds. Ability to distinguish basic colors for component, wiring and safety identification. Job Summary/Duties: This is rapid transit vehicle maintenance work.  An employee in this job is responsible for the inspection, repair, removal, installation, troubleshooting, testing and calibration of rapid transit vehicle electrical, electronic, and electro-mechanical systems and its related equipment. The work requires an understanding of maintenance procedures and practices, basic HVAC and refrigeration theory, the materials, parts, tools, test equipment and operating systems associated with WMATA rail cars and repair facilities. Employees are assigned elementary HVAC and refrigeration maintenance work in a repair facility to gain familiarity with and acquire skills in repair and inspection of transit vehicles.  All important aspects of the work are subject to detailed and specific procedures which the employee follows closely.  Employees receive instruction and close supervision on new assignments, while regular assignments are performed independently.  Work is normally reviewed and verified upon completion.  Employee is supervised by a Rail Car Inspection or Shop Supervisor. Performs repairs, inspections, required adjustments, testing, troubleshooting, cleaning, lubrication, and scheduled maintenance on assigned rail car equipment in accordance with wiring diagrams, schematics, refrigeration flow diagrams, operation manuals and manufacturer's maintenance instructions. Performs preventive, scheduled, unscheduled or corrective maintenance, troubleshoots and tests all vehicle systems, subsystems and components using precision measuring equipment such as multimeters to test defective electrical equipment; flow meters, pressure gauges, leak detectors, vacuum pumps, pneumatic control testers and air velocity indicators for HVAC testing; brazing torches and soldering irons to repair leaks in tubing and piping; and other instruments and tools as required.  Operates special shop equipment (cranes, hoists, lifts) and uses various hand tools. Observes HVAC and regrigeration systems and components in operation to detect potential failures or locate causes of malfunctions. Dismantles devices and removes defective parts. Inspects used parts and equipment for changes in calibration, dimensional requirements and manufacturer's specification. Tests and calibrates systems and equipment to ensure proper system operation using test equipment or precision measuring instruments. Maintains rail car vehcile heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems by performing scheduled maintenance inspections and tests, removing, replacing or repairing defective or worn parts, and lubricating and cleaning bearings and bushings. Maintains HVAC and refrigeration systems by performing scheduled maintenance inspections and tests, removing, replacing, or repairing defective and worn parts. Maintains HVAC and refrigeration service controls (temperature, pressue, solid state and pneumatic) by performing scheduled maintenance inspections and tests; removing, replacing or repairing defective components and calibrating to manufacturer's specifications using approved procedures and test equipment. Maintains HVAC electrical components (circuits, wiring, starters, relays and motors) and mechanical components (compressor valves, piston rings, condensers, evaporators and air handling units) by performing scheduled maintenance inspections and tests; removing, replacing and repairing defective or worn parts; cleaning and lubricating components as needed. Implements Engineering Modification Instructions (EMI's) and Maintenance Service Instructions (MSI's) to rail car heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Performs new component acceptance testing. Completes required documentation and reports for the repair and maintenance of transit car equipment and related components by using the proper forms, tags or entering data into the Maintenance and Reliability System (MARS); requisitions parts from the supply room. Attends on¿the¿job and formal training jobes; assists mechanics in higher jobifications in their assignments or provides job specific training to mechanics in lower jobifications. Responds to and provides assistance in emergencies which require movement of trains involved in incidents, accidents or derailments using rerail equipment. Performs all tasks and assignments within the established safety practices and maintenance guidelines. May operate Authority vehicles between work locations. Works variable shifts, days and hours as required and as provided for under existing Union contract. Performs all other related duties as required. Evaluation Criteria: Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience. Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following: Personal Interview Skills Assessments Verification of education and experience Criminal Background Check Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report Order of Preference:  The order of preference for the Mechanic-HVAC is defined by the respective collective bargaining agreement. Closing:                                   Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists.  Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination. This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment.  It is not intended to replace the official job description.  Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview. Help

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The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) was created by an interstate compact in 1967 to plan, develop, build, finance, and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the national capital area. Metro began building its rail system in 1969, acquired four regional bus systems in 1973, and began operating the first phase of Metrorail in 1976. Today, Metrorail serves 86 stations and has 106 miles of track. Metrobus serves the nation's capital 24 hours a day, seven days a week with 1,500 buses. Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of 5 million within a 1,500-square mile jurisdiction. Metro began its paratransit service, MetroAccess, in 1994; it provides about 2.3 million trips per year.

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