TRACTION POWER INSPECTOR

  • Los Angeles Metro
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections

Job Description

Basic Function
Under moderate supervision, performs preventive and corrective maintenance to high, medium, and low voltage electrical equipment and traction power substations, overhead catenary, and contact rail systems in support of a major rail rapid transit system.
Example Of Duties
  • Performs inspection, testing, installation, maintenance and repair of a wide range of electrical power apparatus, including but not limited to, distribution systems, overhead catenary system, contact rail, transformers, rectifiers, power conversion equipment, high voltage AC and DC switch gear, high and low tension circuit breakers, and auxiliary equipment
  • Inspects overhead contact wire for gauge and integrity
  • Maintains, repairs, and replaces overhead contact wire and all related parts and devices
  • Responds to equipment failure, determines the cause, and restores equipment to service
  • Performs complex wiring and utilization of conduits
  • Participates in electrolysis testing
  • Assists in emergency by-pass procedures and/or actuates alternative power routes during emergencies
  • Reads, interprets, and makes corrections to electrical blueprints
  • Drives maintenance vehicles and transports tools and testing equipment to various locations along the rail line
  • 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 Transportation Administration(FTA) drug and alcohol regulations.
Requirements For Employment
  • 4 years of experience as an electrical technician, electrician, electrical line worker, or electro-mechanic, performing repair, maintenance, installation, and troubleshooting of electrical wiring, power distribution systems, equipment, electronics, and relay control logic, including 2 years of experience performing maintenance of high voltage systems
  • Full-time related training in a recognized apprenticeship program may be substituted for equivalent experience
  • Must possess or be able to acquire a valid California Class A Commercial driver's license
Special Conditions:

  • 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.

  • Must have normal color vision

  • Must be able to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in any and all types of weather conditions.

  • Work may be required in tunnels or on bridges

  • Positions in this classification are considered safety sensitive under Federal Transit Administration (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations

Knowledge:
  • Methods, materials, equipment, and safety procedures used in the maintenance of traction power equipment and high
  • Voltage electrical systems, including 750 VDC and up to 34
  • 5 KVAC
  • Safe operating procedures for entering and working on the mainline and wayside equipment
  • Desktop operating system and application software including MS DOS, Windows, Windows NT, MS Office, Outlook and other business application software

Abilities:
  • Inspect, install, repair, and maintain traction power equipment
  • Troubleshoot and repair various electrical components
  • Operate a variety of hand tools and power equipment
  • Safely operate Metro vehicles
  • Repair or overhaul high voltage circuit breakers and switches
  • Drive heavy-duty maintenance-support high-rail vehicles (up to and including 10,000 lbs) to any of Metro's rail stations
  • Use standard electrical and electronic test equipment
  • Learn, understand, and increase knowledge in other phases of power distribution systems and teach others
  • Interpret electrical blueprints and schematic diagrams
  • Apply safety procedures in a hazardous environment
  • Perform strenuous tasks on occasion
  • Work at heights up to 125 feet and in tunnels and enclosed areas
  • Move objects weighing up to 90 pounds
  • Tolerate outdoor work at night and in all types of weather
  • Understand and follow detailed oral and written instructions
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Travel to offsite locations within a reasonable timeframe
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

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 www.metro.net 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. (EB)
*Open to the public and all Metro employeesThis 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.

Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)

No

Job Address

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