The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) department is seeking applications for a PRT Technician III. This position is responsible for supervising the daily work effort of PRT Tech II's & PRT Tech l's and serves as lead technician. This position will diagnose problems with the PRT fleet of vehicles. This position must provide expertise in the maintenance of PRT vehicles, control systems, structures, power rails, pneumatic, electrical, electronic and hydraulic components. This PRT Technician III will lead the efforts to repair or replace defective parts to ensure the vehicles are in safe working order. This position will supervise the unit operations during the absence of the shift supervisor this task averages 1.75 hours daily. This position works shifts and weekend days on a rotational basis and overtime as assigned.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities in the hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, electrical, and electronic fields as related to fully automated transit equipment.
Repair and maintain the four-wheeled mirror imagine steering linkage with reversible bias modes.
Repair and maintain the electronic, hydraulic & mechanical redundant feedback braking system.
Repair and maintain the pneumatic suspension system with electrical mechanical overload protection.
Repair and maintain the electrical mechanical door control mechanisms with pneumatic pulse wave closure device safeguards.
Repair electronic control and communications system.
Repair support equipment and facilities in support of system mission.
Repair body panels on vehicles.
Function as a MOCU (Manual Override Control Unit) operator and makes on the spot evaluation of anomalous vehicle and guideway conditions. Recover broken down vehicles.
Recover stranded passengers and provides safe departure from vehicles and guideway.
Coordinate maintenance activities with the system operators.
Train new employees during their first six months and provide ongoing training for all subordinate maintenance personnel.
Interpret maintenance manuals, blueprints, schematics and drawings and prepares drawings and schematics to communicate with others in performance of work to be performed.
Perform safety and functional tests of PRT vehicles and other PRT subsystems.
Make estimates of manpower and materials required to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance functions.
Account for all man hours and materials used in performance of maintenance efforts.
Routinely communicate with other PRT employees via handheld radio to provide vital information.
Assist the shift supervisor, as assigned, by monitoring radio communications and filling in during the absence of the supervisor.
Implement response plans and actions for unplanned or emergency events and as directed by the shift supervisor, lead emergency teams of maintenance personnel of all skill types. Emergency teams may evacuate the PRT system, remove injured persons, perform first aid, CPR, put out fires and perform extensive repairs to structure, electrical power distribution system, electronic control and communication systems and the guideway heating system.
Function as a power breaker operator.
As directed, assist in the operation and maintenance of the guideway heating system.
Perform in depth troubleshooting into problem mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems.
Make recommendations for hardware and procedural changes which become evident during performance of the PRT maintenance effort.
Provide instructional programs to upgrade lesser skilled maintenance personnel in mechanics, electrical, hydraulics or pneumatic maintenance.
Assist in establishing equal or equivalent replacement mechanical components through direct communication with vendors.
Operate a motor vehicle (four-wheel drive) standard transmission with a valid driver's license.
Operate special purpose motor equipment within the maintenance facility and on the guideway structure (recovery vehicle, forklift, etc.).
Accept other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the PRT Maintenance Supervisor.
Attend technical and safety in house training programs to continually upgrade the state of the PRT.
Keep work area clean and organized.
Maintain assigned tools and toolbox and is responsible for tool inventory.
Perform general maintenance type repairs to PRT structures and buildings (painting, plumbing, masonry, etc.).
Perform any or all the duties described in the principle description for the PRT Tech I or II as dictated by the situation or events.
Perform PRT vehicle, power rail, guideway and station deicing as required. This task requires the use of specialized equipment and procedures.
Responsible for assigned keys and the access they provide.
Pay Grade : 15
Associates degree of over 18 months, up to 3 years of vocational, technical or military training beyond high school or equivalent on the job experience.
Two (2) years of experience in mechanical, electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic.
Experience within the PRT system and completion of the Job Proficiency Training programs for PRT Tech I and II.
Demonstrated knowledge of PRT vehicle design concepts, theory, operation and electro-mechanical-electronic system interfaces such as door operator system, propulsion system, bias switching system, braking systems, and Manual Override Control Unit.
Proficiency in the use of the PRT mechanical alignment system and the ability to understand the geometric principles on which it is based.
Ability to gain an in-depth knowledge of the complex PRT electro-hydraulic mechanical redundant feedback breaking system.
Ability to gain an in-depth knowledge of the PRT electro-mechanical door control mechanisms with pulse wave closure device safeguards.
Ability to gain an in-depth knowledge of the PRT pneumatic suspension system with electro-mechanical overload protection.
Ability to gain knowledge of the operation of the PRT boiler plants and guideway heating system.
Demonstrated knowledge and use of electronic devices such as digital volt meters.
Knowledge of the theory and operation of the PRT vehicle air conditioning system.
Ability to read and interpret complex hydraulic and pneumatic schematic diagrams.
Knowledge of and the ability to* use PRT equipment including power tools and basic machine shop tools.
Knowledge and experience in the techniques and operation for electrical and gas welding equipment.
Possess sufficient knowledge of auto body repair and refinishing techniques to support minor repairs to PRT vehicle modules, support vehicles and equipment.
Possess general knowledge of painting, plumbing and masonry techniques.
Possess sufficient knowledge to ensure quality and adequacy of all mechanical work assigned and can direct and/or train lesser skilled persons.
Knowledge of first aid and CPR.
Qualified as a MOCU (Manual Override Control Unit) operator.
Ability to qualify as a PRT System Power Breaker Operator.
Valid Driver's License.
Completion of PRT Job Proficiency Training Program requirements for PRT Tech II.
Requires mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
Standing and walking on concrete, bending over objects, and standing under heavy objects.
Lifting heavy objects over 75 lbs.
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Job Posting: Oct 12, 2020
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 201422
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