Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Aug 30, 2018
Closes
Sep 28, 2018
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

THIS JOB OPENING IS BEING USED TO FILL CURRENT AND FUTURE VACANT POSITIONS IN THIS CLASSIFICATION AT VARIOUS SHIFTS, LOCATIONS AND ASSIGNED DAYS OFF.

MARKET STATEMENT- THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY IS SEEKING HIGHLY EXPERIENCED CONSTRUCTION OR RAIL HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANICS

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate, and satisfactory completion of an acceptable vocational school and/or training program in maintenance of heavy, construction-type  equipment and light metalworking and welding skills, and a minimum four (4) years of hands-on experience performing troubleshooting, repair,  inspection and light metalworking and welding tasks on heavy construction-type equipment employing mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and heating and air conditioning systems and subsystems. 

Possession of a valid  District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia motor vehicle operator's license issued from jurisdiction of residence.  Safe driving record with no more than four (4)  points accumulated over the past three (3) years.

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.

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.

Ability to perform occasional lifting of material and equipment ranging from fifty (50) pounds to a maximum of seventy (70) pounds.

Ability to distinguish basic colors for component, wiring and safety identification.

Job Summary/Duties:

Performs inspections, repairs, troubleshooting, installation, and calibration of internal combustion engine type power trains; telescoping cranes, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical systems; and heating and air conditioning systems. Performs light metalworking, welding, and fabrication, and tasks on other related equipment associated with and installed on heavy rapid transit track maintenance equipment.

Performs major and minor repairs, inspections, necessary adjustments, testing, troubleshooting, cleaning, lubrication, and scheduled maintenance on all assigned heavy equipment used to maintain the rail system.  All actions are performed in accordance with engineering technical documentation, diagrams, schematics, operation manuals, manufacturers maintenance instructions, and equipment-specific WMATA instructions.

Performs preventive, scheduled, unscheduled, or corrective maintenance; troubleshoots and tests all equipment systems, subsystems, and components using precision measuring equipment, torque wrenches, electrical test equipment, and other instruments as required.  Operates shop equipment and various special tools.

Maintains heavy track equipment trucks, wheels, axles, gear boxes, and  friction brake systems. Maintains heavy track equipment hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components.  Maintains heavy track equipment mechanical systems.  Maintains heavy track equipment interior/exterior weldments and associated equipment.

Implements Engineering Modification Instructions (EMI's) and Maintenance Service Instructions (MSI's) to heavy track maintenance equipment structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems. Performs new equipment and component acceptance testing.

Completes required documentation and reports for the repair and maintenance of heavy track maintenance equipment and related components.  Responds to and provides assistance in emergencies which require movement of trains and heavy equipment involved in incidents, accidents or derailments using re-rail equipment.

Employee is assigned elementary mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic maintenance tasks in a repair facility, and in the field to gain familiarity with and acquire skills needed to repair and inspect heavy track maintenance equipment.  All important aspects of the work are subject to detailed and specific procedures which the employee closely follows.  

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:

  • 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

Order of Preference:  The order of preference for the Mechanic-CTEM is deined by the respective collective bargaining agreement. 

Closing:

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.

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