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9 Aug 2022

Full-Time Tacoma Link Rail Service Specialist – $16.83-$36.06/hour – TACOM002172

Sound Transit – Posted by Sound Transit Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

Salary range is $16.82/hour to $36.05/hour, with a midpoint of $26.44/hour.  New hires typically receive between minimum and midpoint, however, we may go slightly higher based on experience, internal equity and market.


Under general direction, maintains the cleanliness of the interior and exterior of the Light Rail Vehicle (LRV), Non-Revenue Vehicles (NRV), various rail stations platforms, Right of Way (ROW) and related service areas. Operates LRVs for servicing and maintenance purposes. Practices safe work processes and contributes to the creation and maintenance of a safe working environment for self and others. Performs related work as assigned.


The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

• Clean the interior & exterior of LRVs by hand washing, mopping, sweeping, and steam cleaning, using cleaning chemicals and solutions.

• Report any defects to systems maintenance supervisor or lead, such as defective lights, body damage, interior damage, and operating defects.

• Check and fill LRV sand boxes to appropriate levels when necessary.

• Operates, moves LRV’s within yard limits and maintenance facility.

• Performs LRV yard staging under the direction of the systems maintenance supervisor or lead at the OMF for daily revenue service operation.

• Assist maintenance department as necessary in the completion of preventive maintenance and servicing.

• Cleans maintenance facility shop floors, parking areas, LRV storage yard, station platforms, and general ROW areas.

• Secure office and shop areas as directed.

• Safely operate and maintain a variety of equipment such as steamers, ground/floor scrubbers, pressure washers, and upholstery equipment.

• Prioritize emergency tasks in the absence of supervisor; respond to emergency calls as necessary.

• Graffiti removal.

• Lifts, moves, and dumps trash containers.

• Pickup or deliver parts or materials from other locations.

• Operate company assigned vehicles and light rail vehicles.

• Assist in training other fellow employees.

• Champions and models Sound Transit’s core values and demonstrates values-based behaviors in everyday interactions across the agency.

• Contributes to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion in alignment with Sound Transit’s Equity & Inclusion Policy.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.

• Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

High School Diploma/GED and successful completion of training and post-training qualification period; two year of experience in the maintenance and cleaning of facilities is highly desirable; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

• Valid state driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record (with no more than 1 violation in the past 12 months, exclusive of DUI and reckless driving).

• Must be able to pass Sound Transit LRV operation certification course.

• Obtain forklift certification. (Provided by Sound Transit)

• Must be able to get medically qualified to wear a half-mask respirator.

• Must obtain a DOT certification.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

• Pertinent traffic laws, ordinances, and safety rules in the operation of light rail vehicles.

• Knowledge of basic janitorial techniques.

• Knowledge in the use and care of cleaning equipment.

• Knowledge of basic safety rules and applicable OSHA laws.

• Standard safety precautions.

• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

• Knowledge in the proper use and disposal of cleaning chemicals.

• Knowledge in the use and care of tools and equipment.

• English language usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing and spreadsheets.

• Communicate in a clear, understandable and concise manner in English both orally and in writing.

• Use supplies and equipment in a safe and effective manner.

• Learn and apply Sound Transit policies and procedures.

• Work independently for long periods of time and as a positive team member.

• Operate LRVs and other vehicles according to rules and procedures in a safe manner.

• Learn and follow established safety practices.

• Understand and follow guidelines including the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for handling of toxic and/or caustic chemicals and other hazardous materials including blood borne pathogens.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of work duties.

• Comply with Sound Transits drug and alcohol policy for safety sensitive employees.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:  

• The essential functions of this job are performed in both a shop environment and outside in various weather conditions, including exposure to extreme heat and cold. Work is performed around equipment and machinery with moving parts and under wet and slippery conditions.

• Workers are exposed daily to electrical hazards, toxic and/or caustic chemicals, grease, oil, dust, fumes, smoke, and gases and are intermittently exposed to loud noise and vibrations.

• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 50 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to physical harm, hazardous chemicals, infectious disease, and extreme noise when working in and around trains.

• Sound Transit promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required. It is the responsibility of all employees to follow Sound Transit safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.

• Subject to working weekends, holidays and graveyard shifts.

Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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How to Apply

To apply, please visit the link below or visit soundtransit.org/get-to-know-us/jobs and click on "current job listings". https://recruiting.ultipro.com/SOU1036SOUND/JobBoard/dcc5dbea-875e-4cd1-bfd2-8e046cecc54f/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=20b82379-5a51-4479-a768-214c6783eb97

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Facilities, Maintenance, operations, and Tacoma link rail service specialist. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.


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