Track & Structures Training Instructor

Jun 02, 2021
Jun 12, 2021
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in track and structures maintenance, or track and structures maintenance training or experience as an instructor in a closely related field

  • N/A

  • Associate's degree, or vocational or technical school degree in track and structures maintenance, track and structures maintenance training, or related field

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.


The Track and Structures Training Instructor (TRSTI) is responsible for developing, implementing, presenting and recording required track and structures (TRST) maintenance courses. The training also includes courses related to the tasks of track equipment operation, track repair, track inspection and structural repair. The incumbent instructs in both classroom and field on-site locations, using both theoretical and practical training methods, evaluates and reports on the students' progress throughout the course of instruction.

Essential Functions
  • Develops, implements and revises as necessary, a comprehensive training program for the Authority's Track and Structures Maintenance Department to ensure employees receive a quality training curriculum.
  • Conducts classroom and practical maintenance training for all equipment operators, inspectors, repairers and supervisory personnel. Demonstrates with applicable test instrumentation correct maintenance test procedures and evaluates students' performance to ensure quality work is performed.
  • Certifies that employees have successfully completed required training programs and are qualified to operate specific equipment and/or complete tasks required for the performance of their assigned duties.
  • Consults with department personnel to determine the effectiveness of the training and its compliance with required maintenance procedures. Makes and implements appropriate additions or deletions to the training program using required Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)'s practices and processes to ensure compliance and increase quality service.
  • Maintains current knowledge of modifications to the department's equipment and implements these changes into the training program in a timely manner.
  • Supervises trainees to ensure compliance with WMATA's directives, standard operating procedures (SOP), safety and operating rules, time accountability, and complaint resolution.
  • Prepares and maintains training aids, charts, view-graphs, equipment simulators and mock-ups. Coordinates the availability of classroom space, mock-ups and visual aid equipment at the time and place of specific training programs to keep employees fully engaged.

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.