Bus Training Maintenance Instructor

Feb 07, 2023
Feb 12, 2023
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or possession of a general equivalency diploma (GED), supplemented by advanced formal training in the principles and operation of diesel and gasoline engines, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical systems or related field

  • A minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible bus maintenance experience in presenting an automotive/diesel maintenance program or experience in mentoring and guiding team members in an automotive/diesel maintenance program or related field.

  • Possesion of a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with proper endorsement from jurisdiction of residence.

  • N/A

Medical Group

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Mission Essential Designation:
  • In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.

Job Summary

The Bus Training Maintenance Instructor is responsible for technical bus maintenance equipment training. The incumbent oversees the development, implementation and presentation of required bus maintenance courses. The instruction includes both classroom and "hands-on" situations. The incumbent is responsible for evaluating the students' progress throughout the training program.

  • Consults with the Human Resource Management and Planning staff to identify resources needed for the training program.
  • Assists in the selection of personnel for positions in similar areas of expertise. Collaborates with other team members to help prepare for classes. Prepares training class materials.
  • Conducts classroom and practical maintenance training for all bus maintenance personnel. Conducts divisional training. Lectures students using power points and other teaching aids to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Schedules training sessions based on availability of classrooms, equipment, or instructors. Supervises trainees while they are under the control of the Training Branch. Ensures entry level and reoccurring training is delivered to provide employees the skills required for technical excellence.
  • Evaluates student performance in a training program. Grades all trainees' tests. Certifies that employees have successfully completed the required training program(s).
  • Maintains all paperwork for class activities and delivers it to the supervisor at the end of the course. Provides supervisor with all employee grades and attendance records.
  • Assists in operational training programs as required. Participates in budget preparation for training programs to ensure budgetary targets are maintained and to better support the Authority's strategies, programs, and initiatives.
  • Communicates with supervisors to determine effectiveness of training and compliance with policies and procedures. Makes recommendations on improvements to the training program.
  • Reviews how to do all hands-on activities to accurately demonstrate to students. Reviews materials to make sure information is presented correctly and accurately.
  • Demonstrates correct bus equipment maintenance procedures. Develops maintenance policies and procedures.
  • Inspects all completed work to verify conformance to standards or repair requirements. Inspects trainees' work areas, tools and equipment.
  • Investigates accidents or injuries and prepares reports of findings. Counsels employees about work-related issues and helps correct job-skill deficiencies.
  • Recommends or initiates personnel actions such as promotions, discharges, or disciplinary measures.

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

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:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

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.

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