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Substation Maintainer- $2,500 Hiring Bonus!

Company: TriMet Public Transportation
Location: Gresham
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionThe Traction Power Substation Maintainer performs skilled work in connection with the inspection, testing, troubleshooting, maintenance, operation, alteration and repair of the TriMet Traction Power substations.They effectively use and operate the tools, computerized diagnostic equipment and field equipment required for the repair and maintenance of Traction Power Substation Equipment. All work performed will be reported electronically by the technician including all aspects of the work performed, travel time and any special conditions encountered and repaired.Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work. Perform related duties as required.Serve as a good steward of TriMet by regularly utilizing our transit system to maintain a strong and current understanding of customers' experiences and of TriMet's product and service offerings.Essential Functions1. Inspect, trouble shoot, adjust, repair and maintain traction power substation equipment.2. Maintain maintenance log electronically and record work performed as required by TriMet rules and procedures.3. Conduct or assist in special traction electrification system testing as necessary.4. Operate various maintenance equipment and tools as necessary.5. Support rail system track, signal and overhead wire maintenance in accordance with established procedures and/or as directed by qualified personnel.6. Assist in rerailing operations and other emergency situations.7. Assist in spare parts inventory set-up and control.8. Assist in the development and update of a maintenance reporting system.9. Perform on the job training for Substation Maintainer Trainees.Position RequirementsA minimum of a High School Diploma/GED or equivalent is required.Two (2) years of experience working as an Electrician with experience working in a high voltage (up to 15000-volt) environment are required.andTwo (2) years of training in an accredited trade school electrical program are requiredOrCompletion of TriMet's Traction Power Substation Maintainer apprentice program is required.Or any equivalent combination of training or experience.Possession of, or the ability to acquire, a valid Oregon Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with air brake endorsement or Washington State equivalent is required.Applicant must pass a qualifying examination related to the selection criteria.Selection Criteria1. Ability to operate District revenue and service vehicles.2. Knowledge of electrical maintenance and repair practices and procedures.3. Knowledge of and ability to interpret electrical distribution plans and related drawings.4. Knowledge of and ability to use test equipment to diagnose and correct problems in traction power substations.5. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.6. Ability to communicate and document effectively, maintain test records, and to assist in developing operating procedures.7. Ability to work with circuits rated up to 15,000 volts.8. Demonstrated ability to operate the District's radio and telephone communication system in accordance with established regulations and procedures.9. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, management, and the general public.10. Demonstrated ability to maintain a satisfactory level of dependability and reliability for technical work performance, both individually and as a member of a team of technicians.11. Physical ability to perform duties and responsibilities.12. Ability to work weekend, graveyard, swing, or day shifts and attend work on a regular basis.13. Ability to successfully complete certification and recertification training as appropriate.14. Must pass required physical examination with drug screen, and meet the physical activity requirements of the job, including the ability to safely lift up to 75 pounds.15. Ability to perform all essential functions, with or without reasonable accommodation.Type of Position/Grade/FLSAUnion, Non-Exempt, Regular full-time. Starting wage: $44.17 per hour. Wage will be in accordance with the current Working and Wage Agreement.Selection ProcessCandidates will be selected based at a minimum on the result of:1. Application Review/Work Record Review2. Driving Record Review - Upon submitting your application, you are required to submit a DMV report from every state (except Oregon) where you have held a driver's license in the pastten (10) years. Refer to online instructions to download and attach documents to your application or fax documents to (503) 962- 3477 or (503) 503-962-7440.3. Verification of High School diploma or GED4. Supplemental Tests5. Panel Interview6. Criminal Background Check / Reference Check7. Drug Screening8. Medical ExaminationSupplemental InformationMake sure you describe in detail how your education, training and work experience fit with this role. You are encouraged to attach a resume, cover letter, training certificates and/or letters of recommendation with your application. You are permitted five attachments of less than 5MB each.Internal applicants: Information in your personnel file will not be used in lieu of information requested on your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.If you are a qualified veteran and would like to apply for veterans' preference points, you will need to reflect your status on the application and attach supporting documentation at the time of application submission.If you need accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process, contact our Human Resources staff at 503-962-7505, or the TTY line at 7-1-1. Note that we require a minimum of two workdays' notice prior to the need for accommodation.TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including veterans, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.ADA StatementAs applied to the workplace, applicants and employees must be qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.Essential functionsmay include required job functions performed infrequently as well as production standards related to the quality and quantity of work.If a person with a disability could meet job qualifications with a reasonable accommodation, TriMet will work with the employee to accommodate the need. If TriMet's accommodation is effective in allowing the employee to perform the essential functions of the job, it need not be the employee's preferred accommodation.Hiring Bonusa. For eligible employees hired into eligible non-trainee positions after the date that this MOA is fully executed:i. $500.00 to be paid with the first paycheck after hire in an eligible position.ii. $1,000.00 to be paid with the eligible employee's first paycheck following the 6 month anniversary of hire in an eligible position.iii. $1,000.00 to be paid with the eligible employee's first paycheck following the 1 year anniversary of hire in an eligible position.b. For eligible employees hired into eligible non-trainee positions who were employed with TriMet as of the date that this MOA is fully executed:i. $500.00 to be paid with the first paycheck that occurs 20 or more days after this MOA is fully executed.ii. $1,000.00 to be paid with the eligible employee's first paycheck following the 6 month anniversary of the date that this MOA was fully executed.iii. $1,000.00 to be paid with the eligible employee's first paycheck following the 1 year anniversary of the date that this MOA was fully executed.

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