Elevator / Escalator Training Instructor

Washington D.C.
Apr 04, 2018
Apr 18, 2018
Full Time
Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited vocational training institute and possession of an instructor's certification. A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the development of training programs and courses related to elevator/escalator maintenance required.

Or, post-high school education and more than five (5) years of experience in the development of training programs and courses related to elevator/escalator maintenance. Must possess an elevator/escalator mechanic instructor's certification.


Possession of, or the ability to rapidly obtain a District of Columbia, Virginia, or Maryland Motor Vehicle Operator's permit issued from jurisdiction of residence.

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.

Job Summary/Duties:

This is technical, vocational training work of a difficult nature involving the research, analysis, development, and implementation of training courses for Plant (PLNT) Elevator/ Escalator Maintenance (ELES). Employee is responsible for instruction in operation, practical application, and associated equipment training, both in the classroom and in the field, and evaluation of the student's progress throughout the course of study. Employee is also responsible for developing and administering promotion examinations. Employee is supervised by the Manager, Operations Training through periodic conferences, review of completed assignments and day-to-day interaction.

Develops and conducts a comprehensive instructional programs to meet the full range of PLNT Elevator/Escalator training objectives.

Conducts theoretical and practical hands-on training, both in the classroom and in the field for represented and supervisory level employees.

Instructs and demonstrates utilizing applicable technical data, tools, precision measuring/specialized equipment, and correct inspection/ maintenance procedures.

Evaluates student employee performance and confirms that all outlined tasks can successfully be performed by means of written and/or practical testing.

Develops and administers employee promotion examinations, conducts examination review and examines, and provides training/education counseling to ELES employees.

Maintains current knowledge of the modifications and changes of ELES systems and equipment, and integrates these into lesson plans and vocational training curriculum in a timely manner.

Uses up-to-date training techniques (e.g., lecture, demonstration, student participation, question and answer, student evaluation, etc.).

Maintains state-of-the-art knowledge of elevator and escalator technologies.

Assists in the preparation of specifications for contractor provided training and reviews contract proposals for accuracy and completeness. Assists in the approval of preliminary course material for newly procured system/equipment and development of required course outlines and lesson plans.

Prepares and maintains current training aids, video tapes, view-graphs, equipment simulators, and mock-ups. Confirms the availability of classroom space, mock-up, and visual aid equipment at time and place of specified training.

Supervises employee trainees while they are under control of the Training Branch. This includes ensuring compliance with WMATA directives, standard operating procedures, safety and operating rules, time accountability, and complaint resolution. May recommend trainees for commendations or disciplinary action as deemed appropriate.

Researches and prepares technical and administrative reports and briefings in support of ELES training programs.

Identifies and recommends technical publications and reference materials relating to ELES training for inclusion in the technical library.

Performs 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


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.