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Garage Fleet Servicer D

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Closing date
Oct 3, 2023

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Job Opening Statement


ORDER OF PREFERENCE: The selection for Maintenance and Construction is made on the basis of fitness and ability with preference given to: Maintenance and Construction District, System-Wide (L689), Authority-Wide and external candidates, respectively.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and satisfactory completion of an acceptable vocational school/training program in auto/diesel maintenance or a minimum of 2 (two) years vehicle maintenance experience.

May be required to satisfactorily pass a written and or practical examination to advance to each level.

Some knowledge of and have performed satisfactorily the duties of a Garage Fleet Servicer or related field for a period not less than two (2) years.

Any Garage Fleet Servicer must maintain CDL with appropriate endorsements. WMATA reserves its sole and exclusive right to substitute any of the above test/certification requirements including but not limited to changes to other providers. WMATA In-House Certification Training will continue to be provided and conducted on-duty.


Possession of or ability to rapidly obtain and maintain a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with appropriate endorsements from jurisdiction of residence for passenger bus and air brakes.


The military occupational skills (MOS) or service occupational codes (SOC) that are most applicable for this position are below.

MOS/SOC and/or Military Function US Army 91D, 91H, 91L, 91M, 91P, 91S US Marines 1341, 1342, 2141, 2146 US Navy 4306, 4310, 4324, 4333, 4334, 4340, 4342, 4343, 4344, 4345, 4346, 4366, 5899 US Coast Guard ABE Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Launching and Recovery Equipment All Branches Air Craft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this job and have a current WMATA medical examination card. Employee must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodation(s).

Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks including frequent lifting of objects weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally to 75 pounds.

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/Duties:

This is responsible physical work of a routine nature. Employee performs such duties as but not limited to tire changing, steam cleaning, battery servicing and changing, operating vehicles as required, light bulb and wiper inspection and replacement, vehicle fluid sample collection, lubrication of vehicles, fluid and filter changes, vehicle seat repairs, starting vehicles, service lane operation, obtaining and distribution of parts, and housekeeping duties including trash removal. Employee performs duties within the different specialty sections of the Shop, such as but not limited to, Graphics/Paint, Machine, Body, Small Units, Chassis Line, Arlington, Farebox, Sign/Shelter and Service Vehicle.

Employee performs basic to complex routine maintenance work on WMATA vehicles. Employee gains familiarity with and develops skills in the operation, routine maintenance and repair of WMATA vehicles and equipment. Employee receives instruction and close supervision on new assignments, while regular assignments are performed independently. Lead Mechanic or Shop Supervisor reviews and verifies work to check progress and conformance to established policies and requirements.

Performs tasks in any of several maintenance areas of the bus activity.

Assists in identification of faulty equipment revealed by abnormal wear patterns.

Steam cleans and pressure washes parts, units, and transit vehicle engines and components.

Performs daily battery maintenance functions.

Repairs lights, wipers, and seats.

Performs vehicle lubrication tasks including fluid and filter changes.

Starts vehicles and performs service lane functions.

Obtains and distributes parts and other materials.

Attends on-the-job and formal training classes. Assists higher classified co-workers with assignments, or provides job specific training to lower classified co-workers.

Performs all tasks in conformance with safety and maintenance practices and procedures.

Uses various types of equipment and related specialized tools associated with job assignment.

Prepares maintenance activity and related reports as required.

Performs duties within the different specialty sections of the Shop.

Maintains cleanliness of work area, housekeeping duties and trash removal.

Works various hours, locations, and days as required.

Performs tasks which may include heavy physical labor.

Operates Authority vehicles as required.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of 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.


The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority operates the second largest rail transit system and the fifth largest bus network in the United States. Safe, clean and reliable, "America's Transit System" transports more than a third of the federal government to work and millions of tourists to the landmarks in the Nation's Capital.

Metro has earned a worldwide reputation for security and architectural beauty. WMATA is clearly the employer of choice for over 10,000 area residents. The Authority was created in 1967 by an interstate compact to plan, develop, build, finance and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the National Capital area. Construction of the Metrorail system began in 1969. Four area bus systems were acquired in 1973. The first phase of Metrorail began operation in 1976. The final leg of the original 103-mile rail network was completed in early 2001. Metrorail now operates 83 stations. One line extension and three new stations are now under construction.

Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of 3.4 million within a 1,500-square-mile area. The transit zone consists of the District of Columbia, the suburban Maryland counties of Montgomery and Prince George's and the Northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. Overall, about 40 percent of the region's residents commute to work on Metro.

Metro and the federal government are partners in transportation. Half of the 83 Metrorail stations serve federal facilities and 36 percent of the local federal workforce uses Metro. We are committed to being an integral part of the Washington metropolitan area by ensuring the best in safe, reliable, cost-effective and responsive transit services, by promoting regional mobility and by contributing toward the social, economic and environmental well-being of our community. Employees are Metro.; We are committed to providing a working environment that fosters a high standard of performance, recognition for contributions and innovations, mutual respect and a healthy quality of life.

We are committed to developing ourselves through technology, training and education. We recognize our diversity as a source of strength that enables us to attain individual and Authority goals. In addition to competitive salaries, Metro employees enjoy a number of attractive benefits. These benefits include paid time off in the form of vacations, holidays and sick leave; medical, dental, life insurances as well as long term disability. Retirement is planned for through a defined contribution plan and a deferred compensation plan. Alternative work schedules, teleworking and free transportation on Metrorail and Metrobus make for an great benefits package for WMATA employees.Jump to our website to apply online for current openings and save the link for future vacancies as they occur.



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