Structural Repairer D

Oct 12, 2021
Oct 26, 2021
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate, and satisfactory completion of an acceptable school and/or training program in bridge and tunnel structural repair or a related field is required.

Structural Repairer (D)

Considerable knowledge of and have performed satisfactorily the duties of structural repairer or related field for a period of not less than two (2) years.


Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) from jurisdiction of residence is required. Must be able to obtain their CDL within 60 days after being promoted to the "C" level and above.

Medical Group:

Ability to complete satisfactorily the medical examination for this job and 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 up to 50 pounds and occasionally to 100 pounds.

Ability to distinguish basic colors for safety identification.

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 highly skilled technical structures repair and maintenance work. An employee in this job is responsible for highly skilled maintenance, repair, troubleshooting and testing of bridges, aerials, tunnels and other Authority structures. The work requires an understanding of maintenance and repair procedures and practices, structural maintenance and repair theory and the materials, parts, tools, test equipment and operating system associated with WMATA structures.

Structural Repairer (D)

Employees are assigned elementary repair and maintenance work on bridges, aerials, tunnels and other structures. Employees are expected to gain familiarity with and develop skills for structure maintenance and repair. Employees receive instruction and close supervision on new assignments, while routine assignments are performed independently. Employee refers technical or procedural matters to a higher graded employee or supervisor for decision or clarification. Work is reviewed and verified upon completion to check progress and conformance to established policies and requirements by a TRST Supervisor and Leadman.


Performs lifting, loading, unloading, removing, repairing, installing and scheduled maintenance on Authority's bridges, aerials, tunnels and other structures in accordance with WMATA Track and Structure standards, specific layout design plans and standard AREA specifications.

Performs preventive, scheduled, unscheduled or corrective maintenance and repair work to bridges, aerials, tunnels and other structures using proper tools and equipment to refinish surfaces, resurface concrete, weld, strengthen weakened sections, paint structures, fix leaks and other structural related work.

Completes required documentation and reports for the repair and maintenance of bridges, aerials, tunnels and other Authority structures by using the proper forms and methods.

Sets up, operates and works from scaffolding, ladders and various other high reach equipment as required to perform assigned work. May perform work at heights exceeding 70 feet and in confined spaces.

Attends on the job and formal training classes; assists individuals in higher graded jobs with their assignments or provides job specific assistance to lower graded individuals.

Responds to and provides assistance during snow removal emergencies and in emergencies which require repairs to bridges, aerials, tunnels or other structures involved in incidents, accidents or derailments.

Performs all tasks and assignments within the established safety practices and maintenance guidelines.

May operate Authority vehicles between work locations.

Works variable shifts, days and hours as required and as provided for under existing Union contract.

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:
  • 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.

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