Traction Power Systems Technician

  • Valley Metro RPTA
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Nov 02, 2022
Full Time Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: 32.00 - 42.50 USD
  • Apply By: Jan 23, 2023


Valley Metro is offering a hiring bonus of $2,000.00

 Shift differential offered for 2nd and 3rd shifts

 Candidates may be hired above the minimum depending on skills and qualifications.

The Traction Power Systems Technician performs journey level maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of overhead power and substation maintenance on the light rail system. This position is safety sensitive and subject to Valley Metro's Drug & Alcohol Program.

Job Description


The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Inspects, tests and repairs overhead lines (catenary), power distribution cables, and electrical substation equipment.

Performs inspections and repairs traction power voltage, monitor systems, charging systems, circuit breakers and other electrical substation systems.

Troubleshoots, analyzes, and isolates malfunctions, conducting inspections, testing, modifying, maintaining and repairing traction power voltage, monitoring systems, charging systems, circuit breakers and other electrical substation systems.

Performs complex repair and troubleshooting; safely using and maintaining hand and power tools and test equipment related to work.

Performs preventive maintenance on overhead power and substations.

Maintains parts inventory and computer inventory records.

Ensures proper safety precautions are followed, particularly around energized circuits.

Attends safety and training meetings; participates in emergency preparedness systems.

Prepares written reports, documents defects and repairs on inspection forms and work orders.

Operates boom, bucket and tower trucks, and other equipment and tools.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


High School Diploma or GED, and two (2) years of experience in electrical inspections, maintenance and repair. A successful completion of a recognized apprenticeship program for electricians or a related field OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties as those listed below.

Experience in overhead lines and cables and/or high voltage substations
Experience with electrified systems (AC and DC systems)

Must be available to work weekends, holidays, overtime and odd and unusual hours; may be called in on day-off or respond to emergencies.

Shift Differential Pay (evening and night)

Position requires the incumbent to successfully pass and maintain ongoing education and training requirements of the position.

Medical Examination:
Employment for safety sensitive positions is contingent on passing a physical examination.

Background Investigation:
Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.

Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Arizona Driver's License

Incumbent is required to have a CDL permit (CDL Class B) permit upon hire and license within 90 days of hire, and maintain a current valid Arizona Commercial Driver's License (CDL Class B) with Air Brakes endorsement. Position requires the ability to maintain insurability under Valley Metro's Vehicle Insurance Policy.

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Job Address

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