Whatcom Transportation Authority
  • 12-Jan-2020 to 27-Jan-2020
  • - Fleet & Facilities
  • Bellingham, WA, USA
  • 28.37
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
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Closes: Monday, January 27, 2020

JOB SUMMARY: Under direction of the Fleet Manager or Lead Electronic Systems Technician, performs installation, configuration, repair and maintenance of electronic equipment in or on WTA vehicles and facilities. This includes revenue collection equipment, ticketing/change machines, video surveillance systems, mobile data systems, communication equipment, subsystems, components and other similar equipment. Also may perform installation, configuration, repair and maintenance of electronic equipment in or on WTA facilities. This includes video surveillance systems, communication systems, ticketing/change machines and other similar equipment.
Assists with developing specifications, documentation, maintenance procedures and training material regarding electronic technology systems. Conducts training regarding electronic technology systems to appropriate WTA staff.

1. Performs installation, configuration, repair and maintenance of electronic equipment in or on WTA vehicles and facilities using the principles of the WTA's Preventive Maintenance Program. This includes revenue collection equipment, ticketing/change machines, video surveillance systems, communication equipment, subsystems, components and other similar transit electronic systems and equipment. Follows established standards and equipment or component manufacturer's maintenance-check recommendations and procedures.
2. Assists with developing specifications, documentation, maintenance procedures and training material regarding electronic technology systems.
3. Conducts training, orientation and guidance to appropriate WTA staff regarding software, computer equipment and electronic technology systems.
4. Participates in the capital replacement program by performing acceptance inspections, make-ready/sale, and warranty administration.
5. Performs advanced troubleshooting of components using common and specialized tools, measuring instruments and testing equipment.
6. Maintains accurate records on equipment repairs, accurately completes work orders, on preventive maintenance, repairs and modifications of equipment.
7. Coordinates with warehouse staff to document and track warranty returns for electronic system components.
8. In the absence of the Lead Electronic Systems Technician or on-duty Storekeeper, uses the computerized inventory system to locate required repair parts and makes the appropriate entries to the inventory system.
9. Performs service calls and bus swaps, as necessary.
10. Maintains strong relationships with other departments and external business partners.
11. Maintains a safe, clean and orderly work area.
12. Maintains 100% accountability and serviceability of assigned tools and equipment.

1. Reads and understands SDS and related Hazardous Communication guidelines.
2. Works as a team member with other WTA departments and members of the fleet maintenance staff.
3. Assists in maintaining the functional publication library of repair, parts and service manuals for all vehicles, and subsystems in the WTA inventory.
4. Performs other functions as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, each essential function must be performed satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, experience, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Electronics theory and the use of related diagnostic test equipment, hand tools and calibration equipment in production conditions.
• Vehicle-based electronic technology systems such as radio, GPS, video surveillance and revenue collection systems, or similar electronic systems of moderate complexity.
• Advanced troubleshooting techniques.
• Intelligent vehicle control systems such as DINEX, VANSCO, or other control systems of moderate complexity.
• Commonly used vehicle system communication protocols such as multiplexing and equipment integration techniques.
• Knowledge of tools, materials and electronic test equipment and other specialized devices used in the installation, repair and maintenance of vehicle-based electronic systems.
• Knowledge of computer related software and computer peripherals.
• Knowledge of occupational hazards, PPE, safety precautions and regulations.
• Knowledge of computerized vehicle maintenance management systems.
• Network based facility video surveillance systems.
• Understanding in Networks (LAN/WAN networks, TCP/IP protocols) Networking hardware (routers, servers, modems, cables)
• Knowledge of Telematics/mobile communications standard are a plus.

Ability to:
• Distinguish all colors used to identify conductors in multiple pair communications cables.
• Read, interpret and understand electrical schematics, wiring and digital diagrams to include multiplex ladder charts.
• Diagnose and resolve technical problems using a structured analytical approach.
• Apply independent judgment in determining proper action to ensure work is completed to the appropriate quality and standards.
• Ability to create documentation within common industry formats as required. Experience with Microsoft tools such as Outlook, Word, and Excel are required.
• Ability to accomplish assigned tasks within established timelines, under limited supervision is required.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Work effectively in a team environment with other employees at all levels of the organization in order to achieve WTA goals.
• Utilize computer equipment in order to input work time, update computerized fleet management systems, and carry out other computer-related tasks.
• Work effectively with co-workers at all levels of the organization, as well as people affiliated with other organizations.
• Ability to understand and apply WTA and Departmental policies and procedures.

Work hours vary depending upon shift bidding and assignments. Work assignments involve day or swing shifts, weekends, and five 8-hour shifts.
Duties are performed primarily inside the maintenance facility in and around heavy-duty transit buses; however, some outside work is required with exposure to all weather types and conditions. The worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, dust, fumes, hazardous materials and vibration.
Basic to intermediate-level tools and test equipment are typically used to perform the tasks required in this position, including hand tools, and computerized test equipment.

• A minimum of two (2) years technical training in electronic technology, or;
• A combination of three (3) years technical training and progressive on-the-job training in electronic maintenance with any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Possession of a high school diploma or equivalency (GED) certificate is required.
• Must possess intermediate computer skills. Microsoft experience is required.

• Valid Washington State driver's license at time of hire and ability to obtain a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with appropriate endorsements within 90 days of hire and maintain licensing during length of employment.
• Applicants must have an acceptable driving record (in accordance with WTA personnel policy Establishing General Drivers' License Requirements) and must submit a five year driving abstract.
• Obtain and maintain a valid and current first aid card within 3 months of hire.

The physical activity of the position requires the ability to sit, stand, walk, squat, stoop, waist bend, kneel, balance, twist, talk, and grasp with fingers. The sensory requirements of the position include visual acuity to determine color, depth and field of vision; and the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make discriminations in sound. The physical requirements of the position require the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Full and complete use of all limbs to operate coach controls.

Comply with CDL Core Exam and comply with the minimum requirements of Section 391.41 of the CDL Physical Standards.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a physical exam to obtain CDL licensing and the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. Participation in the WTA's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program, including random drug and alcohol testing, is a condition of hire and a requirement of continued employment. This position is classified as safety sensitive and is subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
A background check will be conducted to include criminal records and driver's record.

Compensation: 2020 Schedule

$28.37 to start. Full range $28.37 - $35.47

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Whatcom Transportation Authority


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