Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Aut FACILITIES SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN in Los Angeles, California

Basic Function

Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled repairs, installation and maintenance procedures relating to mechanical and electrical components and systems of Metro’s Bus & Rail facilities and Gateway Headquarters building.

Example Of Duties


  • Performs preventive and restorative maintenance of shop and bus servicing equipment and electrical systems, including bus washer systems, fueling stations, and roll-up garage doors using basic tools of mechanical trade
  • Troubleshoots and maintains systems with programmable logic and solid state controllers, including automated storage and retrieval systems, robotic paintings equipment, and heavy equipment hoists
  • Drives Metro maintenance vehicles, including utility trucks and cargo vans, to various locations to repair and maintain Metro facilities and equipment Rail
  • Performs preventive and restorative maintenance of rail station, rail division, and maintenance-of-way servicing equipment and electrical systems, including sump pumps, sewage ejectors, emergency egress and platform hatches, fire suppression systems, and fire rated doors using basic tools of mechanical trade
  • Checks and maintains fire pumps, fire sprinklers, and wet and dry standpipes
  • Performs complex wiring, installation, and utilization of conduits
  • Drives Metro maintenance vehicles, including utility trucks, cargo vans, stake bed trucks, dump trucks, and hi-rail trucks, to various locations and along the rail and orange lines to repair and maintain Metro facilities
  • Provides safety watch support by directing train movement and performing flagging while supporting maintenance and contractor personnel Gateway Headquarters Building
  • Performs preventive and demand maintenance of high rise headquarters building equipment and electrical systems, including fire pumps and fire alarm system
  • Troubleshoots and maintains systems with programmable logic and solid state controllers Generic
  • Installs and maintains a wide range of electrical apparatus, including electrical circuits, switches, solenoids, control boards, motors, generators, yard lighting, and three-phase industrial systems up to 480 volts
  • Tests and measures voltage, current and resistance using electrical test instruments
  • Performs design, fabrication, and welding of a variety of parts and equipment
  • Repairs and maintains structural framing of walls, roofs, and stairs; repairs jambs, drop ceilings, drywall and partitions using basic tools of construction trades
  • Troubleshoots mechanical and electrical problems using blueprints, specifications, and schematic diagrams
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • 4 years’ experience performing mechanical and electrical facilities maintenance work on mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment in a large facility environment; and installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of AC and DC equipment, electric motors, and controls, including voltages up to 480 volts, programmable logic and solid state controllers
  • Completion of 2 years or more full-time training or education in Industrial Technology, Electrical Maintenance, or similar program at a recognized trade school or apprenticeship program may be substituted for 1 year’s experience
  • Valid California Class C driver's license Special Conditions

  • Positions assigned to Rail must be able to obtain a Class A drivers license

  • Must be able to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in any and all types of weather conditions
  • 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
  • Must have normal color vision
  • Must provide own tools of the trade
  • Positions assigned to Rail are considered safety-sensitive and subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing, under Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations
  • Work may be required in tunnels or on bridges


  • Mechanical and electrical design, construction, installation, and maintenance practices, procedures, methods, and equipment as found in a manufacturing or maintenance facility environment
  • Basic electrical/ electronic theory
  • Federal, state, and local electrical codes


  • Install, maintain, and repair mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Troubleshoot and correct equipment problems
  • Safely operate Metro vehicles
  • Safely operate a variety of hand and power tools
  • Read and understand blueprints, wiring diagrams, and schematics
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Follow instructions
  • Move objects weighing up to 75 pounds
  • Work at heights up to 75 feet
  • Travel to off-site locations within a reasonable timeframe
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro's website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application.

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

**METRO Headquarters, Employment Office One Gateway Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90012

Telephone:**(213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (BMN)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

Bulletin No: 000789-027


Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Grade: A31

Salary Range: Top Rate: $36.88 p/hr

External/Internal: EXTERNAL