Sign and Shelter Technician

Washington D.C.
Jan 10, 2019
Jan 23, 2019
Full Time
Job Description


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 sheet metal,woodworki ng or carpentry or satisfactory completion of acceptable three (3) or four (4) certified apprenticeship program is required. Must satisfactorily pass all WMATA required tests.

The following can be substituted for one ( 1) year full-time work experience at ALL levels; three (3) years high school mechanical training; two (2) years technical school mechanical training or four (4) years college mechanical training. Shorter periods of training require two (2) months additional experience for each month short on the training requirement.

Some knowledge of and have performed satisfactorily the duties of a tradesman or related field for a period not less than two (2) years. Proven experience as a carpenter, sheet metal worker or related acceptable trade.


Possession of or the ability to rapidly obtain and maintain a valid Commercial Driver's License (COL) with appropriate  endorsement from jurisdiction of residence for passenger bus, and air brakes.

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this job and have a current WMATA medical examination card. The 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 up to 75 pounds.

Job Summary/Duties:

This is semi-skilled bus stop sign and shelter installation,repair and relocation work of a moderately difficult nature. Employee installs and repairs bus stop signs, constructs and repairs shelters, including the replacement of glass, benches, and anchors, and the relocation of stops and shelters. Employee has limited latitude for independent judgement and action within established guidelines. Employee reports to the Lead Mechanic or Shift Supervisor. Lead Mechanic or Shift Supervisor reviews work through spot checks and occasional checking of results.

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

Performs routine installations, relocations, repairs and maintenance of bus stop signs, schedule information directories and shelters.Inspects shelters to be repaired, ascertains extent of deterioration or damage and reports to supervisor when additional help appears to be needed for the replacement of any worn or broken pavement, asphalt and for general landscaping repairs.

Erects bus stop signs and installs bus schedule information directories at designated locations .

Removes damaged signs and replaces obsolete route information with updated material.

May perform flame cutting, basic arc or gas welding operat ions, brazing and solder ing when required.

Utilizes ladders, scaffolding, platforms and related equipment in completing assignments.

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

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

Completes required documentat ion and reports for the operation and maintenance of WMATA bus stops, signs, and shelters and related components by using the proper forms and tags.

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.

Responds to and provides assistance in emergencies such as securing or safeguarding WMATA vehicles and equipment, fire/life/safety, snow emergencies, etc .

Operate Authority vehicles as required.

Works  various  hours,  locations,  and  days  as  required and  as  provided for  under existing  Union contract.

Performs tasks which may include heavy physical labor, maintains cleanliness of work area and performs all other 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.

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