EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Valley Metro RPTA LRV Inspector
Valley Metro is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
FLSA: Non-exempt position, eligible for overtime compensation.
OPENING DATE: 03/27/19
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
Under general supervision, the LRV Inspector performs various inspections of Light Rail Vehicles (LRV), its components, systems and parts; performs a variety of routine maintenance duties; prepares reports of LRV inspections performed, provides assistance in cleaning activities.
The LRV Inspector shall contribute to team efforts and represents Agency core values in the performance of duties.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
High School Diploma or G.E.D. and one year of work related experience responsible for inspections, maintenance and/or servicing of vehicles, or any combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work.
Must be available to work weekends, holidays, overtime and odd and unusual hours; may be called in on day-off or respond to emergencies.
This position is safety sensitive and subject to Valley Metro RPTA's Drug & Alcohol Program. Applicants for positions defined as safety sensitive are required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and, subsequent to commencement of employment, will be subject to random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return to duty, and follow up testing.
Employment for safety-sensitive positions is contingent on passing a physical examination performed by our examining physician.
Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Arizona Driver's License and the ability to maintain insurability under Valley Metro's Vehicle Insurance Policy. Position requires the incumbent to successfully qualify to operate light rail vehicles.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES / KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Supports a 24 hour/7 day a week operation by performing inspections on LRV's; works overtime when required; may be called back to work due to emergency situations;
Prepares a variety of documentation, including reports and checklists of inspections performed, results and follow-up required;
Reviews operator defects report; logs hours and mileage of vehicles; inspects vehicles for visible damage; checks fire extinguishers; ensures sand boxes are filled to proper level;
Inspects lubricants, fluids and operating pressures to ensure all are at proper levels; checks brake systems to ensure brakes apply and vehicle stops;
Examines all lighting, sensors, switches, fans, batteries to ensure all are operating properly; performs auxiliary power system checks;
Ensures all covers and boxes are locked and secure including exterior skirts;
Installs and removes advertisements, schedules cards, fliers and brochures in vehicles and replaces with updated material;
Assists in cleaning vehicles and shop areas as needed;
Performs special monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual inspections including pantograph, roof equipment, couplers, brake system, power supply, HVAC, electrical system, suspension attachments, bumper and truck assembly, and video /communication systems.
Performs minor mechanical and electrical repairs, replaces vandal shields on windows as needed;
Complies with all safety policies and procedures; attends safety training and participates in on-going training; practices safe work processes and contributes to the creation and maintenance of a safe working environment for self and others;
Demonstrates continuous efforts to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively;
Assists in cross training others;
Cleans shop and equipment as assigned;
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Vehicle inspection practices, procedures and techniques; Basic knowledge of mechanical and electrical principals; Basic knowledge of computers and principals of computer operations; Safe work practices;
Using sound independent judgment within established guidelines Use of common hand tools, pneumatic tools, electrical and electronic test equipment, measuring equipment, shop equipment; power tools; Interpreting, reading and comprehending manuals and diagrams; Gathering and compiling information to prepare accurate reports.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Physical Demands: Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Valley Metro complies with ADA/EEOC requirements with respect to reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.
Heavy Work: Incumbent may be required to perform heavy manual labor, occasionally lifting and maneuvering materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds with assistance.
Work is performed both in a shop environment and outside in various weather conditions including exposure to extreme heat and cold. Incumbents work is performed around equipment and machinery with moving parts and under wet and slippery conditions. Incumbents are exposed daily to electrical hazards, vibrations, chemicals, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, grease, oil, dust, fumes, smoke and gases and are intermittently exposed to intense noise levels.
Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority RPTA) provides both Bus and Light Rail transportation services for the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Highlights of Valley Metro services include:
*First ever light rail system in Phoenix, Arizona. Began service in 2008.
*Local, Express and RAPID commuter bus service
*Online carpool matching system
*Assistance to local businesses to help them meet the Maricopa County trip reduction goals through alternative modes of transportation (bus, carpool, vanpool, bike, telework, etc.)