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Maintenance Trainer – Light Rail

Sacramento, California 95816
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The purpose of this position is to provide classroom instruction in the theory and operation of the various systems that make up the Light Rail Vehicle. This is accomplished by reviewing schematic diagrams and the technical manual, providing a detailed syllabus and technical documentation in support of lectures, overseeing applied training in the repair of system components, shop equipment, emergency response, and radio procedures, scheduling classes and training employees in technical and non-technical aspects of vehicle and equipment maintenance, developing training manuals, lesson plans, schedules, procedures, certification programs, and vehicle maintenance technical libraries, preparing and conducting competency evaluations, assessments, and remedial training programs, and instructing employees in the repair, troubleshooting, and maintenance of electromechanical devices, microprocessor components, and mechanical systems.


The Sacramento Region is undergoing great transformations changes. As with any Metropolitan City, transportation is the backbone of a city. Good physical connectivity in the urban and rural communities are essential for economic growth. SacRT provides over 20 million rides annually to students, seniors, commuters, etc. As the largest transportation provider in the Sacramento region, SacRT employs close to 1,000 individuals and has over 700 retirees. As an employee of SacRT, you will receive great medical, insurance, pension and other benefits that many private agencies simply cannot provide. As a large employer in the Sacramento area, we take pride in our employees by providing training and opportunities for personal growth and advancement. If you are interested in joining this wonderful agency, please see the filing instructions below.


  • Presents training sessions by planning, coordinating and/or facilitating employee training, orientation, and development programs in electrical and mechanical systems theory and design.
  • Cost estimating and technical writing for maintenance operations, electrical and mechanical testing, troubleshooting, and repair,
  • Preparing training curricula and materials, overseeing employee participation, behavior, and attendance during sessions, directing the physical set up of activities for the training facility, scheduling employees for training, interpreting and explaining district, state, and federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Provides staff oversight by planning, prioritizing, assigning, supervising, and reviewing the work of vehicle maintenance personnel,
  • Overseeing the activities of subordinate workers engaged in the diagnosis, maintenance, repair, and overhaul of vehicles, equipment, and light rail systems.
  • Participating in and providing direction for complex repairs, hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining personnel, and developing work schedules in support of maintenance operations.



Education: Two (2) year associate's degree, diploma or equivalent from an accredited college, technical, business, vocational, or correspondence school in Electronic or Electrical Technology or a related field. Additional directly related experience beyond the minimum requirement may substitute for the required education based on the ratio of one and a half (1.5) years of experience for each (1) year of education.

Experience: Five (5) years of experience in teaching the diagnosis, maintenance and/or repair of light rail or other large and complex electrical vehicles, machinery or related equipment.

Special Requirements, Licenses and/or Certifications:Must possess a valid Driver’s License at time of application and have the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Class A driver’s license with Passenger and Airbrake endorsements. Must comply with drug and alcohol testing provisions for safety-sensitive employees as required by the FTA, Department of Transportation (49 CFR, Parts 40 and 655). Must have the ability to obtain and maintain the following certifications: DMV Certificate to conduct Employer Program Skills Testing and Drivers’ Tests; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 608 Certificate; Fork Lift Certificate and Alternative Fuel Technician Certificate.


Candidates must submit a current and official 10-Year (H6) DMV printout, dated August 9, 2018, or thereafter, at time of application, in order to be considered. Only official 10-year (H6) DMV printouts issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles are acceptable. Online DMV printout will not be accepted.


Proof of required education beyond high school, such as college transcripts, diplomas, and/or certificates must be submitted at the time of application, if not substituting experience for the education requirement.


The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process. Final candidates must pass a pre-employment DOT drug test, physical examination and reference check. An employment application, supplemental questionnaire, official DMV printout and proof of education, as outlined above, are required for this position. Applications, job announcements, supplemental questionnaires and a copy of the complete job description are available at the Human Resources Department, 2810 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95816, or through our website at www.sacrt.com.


Completed employment application, supplemental questionnaire, official 10-year (H6) DMV printout and proof of education, as outlined above, must be submitted to the Human Resources Department not later than Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. RT does not accept e-mail applications or late applications regardless of postmark. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application, but may be included with the application. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (916) 556-0298.


RT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.

This position falls under the AFSCME, Local 146 Collective Bargaining Unit.

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