Transit Systems 2024-05-11 2024-06-15

Communications Equipment Technician

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Washington, District of Columbia

Job ID: 156007
Job Status: Full-time

Location: Fort Totten Station

WMATA Reference: 240182

Job Summary/Duties:
The Mechanic Communications-Field Equipment Technician performs maintenance, installation and repair on the Authority's communications system equipment. The communications system consists of, but not limited to, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), Public Address, Fire Alarm, Intrusion and Access Control, Intercom, and associated cabling. The employee performs duties using designated schematic diagrams, manufacturer's specifications and manuals, and test equipment.

Job Levels: At each successive grade level of this job (i.e. Grades D, C, B, A and AA), the incumbent is expected to demonstrate increased, distinguishing levels of proficiency and efficiency in knowledge, skills and abilities when performing the assigned duties and essential functions described in this job description

“AA Lead” Level: In addition to independently performing the most complex aspects of the duties and essential functions described, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring work responsibilities of a group or team are properly completed in a timely manner and acts in the absence of the supervisor as required

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Performs periodic preventive and corrective maintenance of communications equipment. Reads prints, diagrams and schematics of equipment to perform routine maintenance and/or repair of assigned equipment.
  • Uses test equipment in the performance of work. Replaces minor parts or components as directed and assists in the installation/relocation of assigned equipment according to authorized work orders.
  • Assists higher level technicians in the preventive and corrective maintenance of communications equipment.
  • Completes maintenance records on assigned equipment.
OTHER FUNCTIONS
    Operates Authority vehicle between work areas as necessary.
  • Attends assigned on-the-job and formal training classes.
  • Works various assigned shifts, based on a seven-day, 24-hour coverage schedule.
  • Complies with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) safety rules and regulations.
The functions 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education
High school diploma or possession of a general equivalency diploma (GED) and two (2) years of Vocational or technical training in Electronics

Twelve (12) months after an employee achieves a particular grade level (i.e. Grades D, C, B, A and AA), he/she shall advance to the next grade level provided he/she has taken and passed the required written and practical test(s), acquired the applicable certifications and has met the other requirements, including fitness for duty, work record, and job performance requirements

Experience

Mechanic Communications Field Equipment Technician ”Helper"
One (1) year of experience working in electronic equipment repair of communications systems equipment

Mechanic Communications Field Equipment Technician “C”
Two (2) years of experience working in electronic equipment repair of communications systems equipment; or one (1) year satisfactorily performing the duties of a Mechanic Communications Field Equipment Technician Helper

Mechanic Communications Field Equipment Technician “B”
Three (3) years of experience working in electronic equipment repair of communications systems equipment; or one (1) year satisfactorily performing the duties of a Mechanic Communications Field Equipment Technician C

Mechanic Communications Field Equipment Technician “A”
Four (4) years of experience working in electronic equipment repair of communications systems equipment; or one (1) year satisfactorily performing the duties of a Mechanic Communications Field Equipment Technician B

Mechanic Communications Field Equipment Technician “AA”
Five (5) years of experience working in electronic equipment repair of communications systems equipment; or one (1) year satisfactorily performing the duties of a Mechanic Communications Field Equipment Technician A

Certification/Licensure
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia motor vehicle operator’s license issued from state of residence

Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) Training, Level 2; within the first ninety (90) days of starting job and maintained for the duration of time in job

Preferred

Education
Associate Degree, or vocational or technical school degree in Electronics Technology

Medical Group:
Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this job. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Ability to distinguish basic colors for wire and safety identification.

Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks, i.e., frequent lifting of objects weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally to 75 pounds.
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

Closing:
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.

Please apply before 11/5/2024

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