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LRT Systems Maintenance Technician (Full Time)

Location: Norfolk Virginia Country: United States of America Rate: $24.94 per hour

Light Rail Train Systems Maintenance Technicians perform a variety of assignments related to the inspection and repair of electrical/electronic systems, high voltage power substations, signal & communications and electrical/mechanical and facility amenities. This includes installing, troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining and performing scheduled maintenance on traction power substations, Train Control Systems and signal systems while ensuring the safe and reliable operation of the LRT system. LRT Systems Maintenance Technicians use standard shop and lineman tools, power tools, diagnostic and test equipment, forklifts, company vehicles, special on rail work vehicles with cranes and buckets, etc.

Essential Job Functions:

(Duties listed are not intended to be all inclusive nor to limit duties that might reasonably be assigned.)

  • Inspect, install, maintain, repair and replace electrical/electronic systems, high voltage power lines, supporting structures, signal & communications, and facility electrical/mechanical systems along entire alignment, including but not limited to area lighting, rail switch machines, high/low voltage switch gear, HVAC, and fire detection/prevention systems.
  • Adheres to the highest quality standards while meeting original equipment manufacturer s requirement in the performance of all job responsibilities.
  • Follow all safety procedures and standard practices to ensure maintenance activities precede safely and efficiently.
  • Submits verbal and written reports of inspection findings to the LRT Systems Supervisor. Recommends and executes immediate maintenance remedial action in maintaining safe, efficient and reliable LRT service.
  • Monitors, identifies and corrects imminent safety hazards for Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) LRT rail system. Investigates, analyzes, and makes recommendations for correcting potential safety problems.
  • Coordinate with contracted personnel all aspects of the job and assisting the contractors and HRT personnel in such activities. Assist with review, and acceptance/rejection of work performance by contractors.
  • Assist in training other HRT employees in the safe and efficient performance of LRT system maintenance and proper operation of required rail system maintenance equipment/tooling.
  • Assist Rail Operations when needed through manually operating substation, signal communications and other LRT support equipment/systems when needed to facilitate safe, efficient and reliable LRT service for the riding public.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of work area, vehicles, substations, signals, communications and electro/mechanical facilities interior and the immediate surrounding areas.
  • Operate On Track Equipment and other maintenance equipment as required to perform maintenance activities.
  • Manage records created and received in compliance with the HRT Records Management Policy and Procedures.
  • Responsible for performing all job-related aspects in accordance with HRT s Environmental Policy, relevant Emergency Management System Standard Operating Procedures, and Emergency Management Plan
  • Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect one s self, fellow employees, and the public from injury or harm.
  • Promote safety awareness and follow safety procedures and policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Essential to Job Functions:

  • Written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Must be able to interpret and carry out verbal and written assignments.
  • Problem analysis and resolution skills.
  • Ability to perform maintenance repair, troubleshooting, and overhaul of LRT systems equipment and materials.
  • Ability to analyze malfunctions in electronic, microcomputer, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electric equipment and determines repair and performs system fabrication and assembly tasks.
  • Knowledge of technical math skills.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and correctly use test equipment (voltmeter, ammeter, ohmmeter, oscilloscope, computer based instruments, megger, wire tracer and other equipment as required).
  • Knowledge of hardware/software configuration/troubleshooting, and networking protocols and configuration is desired.
  • Work experience and knowledge in demonstrating the ability to diagnosis, repair, and perform preventive maintenance in one or more of the following systems, LRT traction power substations, Overhead Catenary System, Signals, and facilities power distribution/building maintenance components.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities/priorities simultaneously.
  • Must meet established HRT goals and work standards.
  • Knowledge of and experience with electric/mechanical maintenance safety practices as they pertain to rail transportation systems.
  • Keep updated with current laws, regulations, and developments in areas related to maintenance operations and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of methods and procedures used to repair and maintain high and low voltage electrical switch-gear equipment
  • Knowledge of theory and principles of traction power, substation, signal, facility power distribution electrical and electronic equipment and circuits.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of electrical installation.
  • Knowledge of laws, ordinances, and regulations covering electrical installation, maintenance safety and accident prevention.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans, specifications, electronic schematics, electrical and electromechanical schematics and diagrams.

Required Software Knowledge and Skills essential to Job Functions:

Proficiency in using computer systems and the listed software applications associated with performance of assigned work is essential. Basic problem-solving skills associated with software applications is expected. Software usage relevant to job duties will be evaluated.

Software applications:

Email, Internet, Microsoft Office Products, and ability to learn the SPEAR Maintenance Management System

Training/Education and/or Required Experience:

  • Associates Degree/Vocational Training certificate in the Electronic or Electrical technical field with a Journeymen electrician license and two (2) years of directly related experience.
  • High School Diploma or GED with six (6) years of directly related industry or trade experience.
  • Journeyman/Lineman electrical trade experience or three (3) years rail vehicle technician experience within the past four (4) years.
  • A combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the criterion listed above and satisfies the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities requirements will also be considered.


Must have CDL Class B license or a CDL permit and the ability to acquire within sixty (60) days of employment a valid Virginia CDL Class B license with air brake and passenger endorsements. HRT will provide training to obtain CDL.

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to pass DOT physical examination.
  • Pass HRT Skills assessment(s)
  • Ability to successfully complete HRT Rail Track Equipment Training/Certification Program and rail vehicle equipment training.
  • Must meet ongoing educational, training and DOT requirements and maintain On Track Equipment Certification.
  • This position is classified as essential personnel.

FLSA Status:


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor, frequently lifting up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds with the assistance of applicable equipment or other employees.
  • Ability to meet color and peripheral vision requirements.
  • Must be able to work from heights with the assistance of proper safety equipment
  • Ability to work in all outdoor weather conditions.
  • Aware of the risk of electrical shock

Unusual Demands:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work involves meeting multiple demands on a timely basis. Duties will require working weekends and Holidays.

Posted Date: 13 Jan 2021 Reference: CB Company: Hampton Roads Transit Contact: Human Resources