Transit Systems 2024-04-24 2024-05-29

Machinist 000779-016

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro)
Los Angeles, California

Job ID: 155528
Job Status: Full-time


Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Grade: A33

Salary Range: Start Rate: $40.42/hr - Top Rate: $50.42/hr

External/Internal: EXTERNAL

Other Info: This bulletin is posted to establish an Eligibility List

Basic Function
Under moderate supervision, sets up and operates machines and precision hand tools to cut, shape, and finish ferrous & non-ferrous metals, plastics and other exotic materials for the manufacture, remanufacture, assembly, installation, and repair of vehicle and equipment parts and components. Assignments are in the form of oral or written instructions and may be accompanied by sketches, plans, blueprints and worn, broken or sample parts.

Example Of Duties

  • Sets up and operates machine and precision hand tools to fit, manufacture, or repair vehicle parts or mechanisms or other related vehicle components, such as transmissions, pumps, differentials, compressors, blowers
  • Disassembles, repairs, and reassembles components and equipment to ensure adherence to precision alignment and close tolerance requirements
  • Operates lathe for turning, shaping, and finishing shafts, axles, pins, pulleys, and gear for forming flat end surfaces, collars, shoulders, and cylindrical surfaces; cutting screw threads; and drilling, reaming, tapping, and bruling a variety of work pieces
  • Operates milling machines to produce, flat, curved, and irregular surfaces for slots, grooves, keyways, dovetails, spines, flutes, cams, and gears
  • Cleans parts, before and after machining, to remove grease, rust stains, and other foreign matters
  • Works from blueprints, sketches, engineering drawings, damaged parts, or description of parts to be replaced to determine dimensions and tolerances of parts to be manufactured, sequence of operations, and tools, materials, and machines required
  • Verifies dimensions of finished products, using Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and dial indicators, to ensure adherence to specifications
  • Utilizes Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software to operate Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out
Positions in this job classification are considered safety sensitive and subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing, under Federal Transit Administration (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations.

Requirements For Employment
  • Four years’ journey-level experience performing machinist work in the following areas: manufacture, assembly, installation, and repair of vehicle and equipment parts, special tooling, jigs, and fixtures; operation of vertical mill, horizontal mill and lathe; drilling, milling, turning and grinding ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics and other exotic materials for manufacturing and remanufacturing; and operation of a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) mill and lathe OR
  • Completion of a 4 year machinist apprenticeship program from a recognized union which includes training in all of the abovementioned areas
  • Valid California Class C driver's license

  • Theories, principles, and practices in the machining of metals for the repair or production of various vehicle and equipment parts
  • Properties of various types of metals as they relate to manufacturing and repair activities
  • Operations of various precision hand and machine tools, including Computer Numerical Control (CNC) lathes and mills, bridge port mills, manual lathes, sharpeners, and radial drills
  • Machine operations and safety
  • Shop mathematics
  • Vehicle operations and safety

  • Operate a variety of precision hand and machine tools to cut, shape, and finish metals and products used for the manufacture, assembly, installation, and repair of vehicle and equipment parts
  • Use micrometers and precision measuring instruments
  • Utilize (CAD/CAM) software
  • Read, understand, and apply blueprints, diagrams and specifications
  • Assess and resolve technical equipment problems and breakdowns
  • Safely operate Metro vehicles
  • Safely operate a variety of hand and power tools
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Follow verbal and written instructions
  • Lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Travel to offsite locations within a reasonable timeframe
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Special Conditions
  • Must possess required standard tools of specified trade
  • Must wear required safety equipment whenever on duty
  • Must comply with all California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) regulations and utilize approved safety equipment and personal protective gear including, but not limited to, respirators, eye and hearing protective devices (HPD), if and when required
  • Positions in this classification are considered safety sensitive under Federal Transit Administration (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations

Selection Procedure
Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure
To apply, visit Metro's website at and complete an online Employment Application.

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

METRO Headquarters, Employment Office
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Telephone:(213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision plans
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Holidays
  • Sick time
  • Vacation time
  • Pension plan
  • Social Security coverage
  • Transportation passes
  • Credit union
  • Tuition assistance
  • Deferred Compensation 401 (k)
  • Thrift plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Jury duty
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

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