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19 Oct 2022

Full-Time Transit Systems Electronics Technician I – TRANS002421

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

Job Description

Salary range is $19.23/hour to $33.65/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.


This positing may be used to fill multiple positions.

Under supervision, assists with preventative and corrective maintenance along with other required tasks on electronic devices associated with systems such as Security (Camera, Emergency Phones), Fare Collection (Ticket Vending Machines, Smart Card Readers), Heavy Rail Train (Security Systems, Wi-Fi, Automated Passenger Counters), Passenger Information (Variable Message Signs, Public Address), and others. The equipment is located at heavy rail and light rail stations and transit centers throughout the region. Frequent driving and local travel is required.


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.

• Assists with preventive and basic corrective maintenance on Transit Systems electronic and electro-mechanical devices such as cameras, SIP devices, infrared counters, digital signage, smart card readers, coin and bill validators, credit card readers, PIN pads, networking devices, data processors, thermal printers, touch screens, and power supplies.

• Assists Electronics Technicians to ensure fare media stock is available for passenger use.

• Assists with basic systems troubleshooting and escalation of required repair work.

• Assists Electronics Technicians to correct minor vandalism, replace decals and other cleaning needs to ensure visual quality assurance standards are met on equipment.

• Utilizes software and other tools to assist with problem analysis for maintenance and configuration of equipment.

• Uses hand tools, power tools, and specialized system specific diagnostic equipment.

• Utilizes test instruments to ensure compliance with manufacturer requirements.

• Learns to identify necessary tools and supplies to carry out duties and ensure operational needs are met.

• Assists with maintaining records associated with tracking the preventative maintenance of systems. Creates and updates records of system’s performance, daily work activities, asset movement, and related information.

• Enters data into asset management system and ensures accuracy of data in accordance with Sound Transit requirements. Conducts regular auditing within asset management program as required.

• Learns to maintain quality assurance and control standards on systems.

• Demonstrates continuous awareness to improve day to day operations, decrease response times, streamline work processes, improve systems performance, and work collaboratively with a sense of urgency to provide quality customer service to internal and external entities.

• May escort vendors and provides access assistance for others performing work at Sound Transit properties.

• May assist engineering and installation teams with installing new equipment.

• Consistently demonstrates Agency core values in all interactions.

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

• Adheres to team operational performance standards and complies with policies and procedures in the performance of assigned work.

• Provides support to the department on matters as directed.

• Attends and participates in meetings and complies with assigned training. Learns about new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment.

• Ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.

• 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 graduation from technical/trade school in electronics or electronic communication systems, or closely related field and two years of experience performing installation, maintenance and repair work of electronic or electro-mechanical devices; Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

Valid state driver’s license.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

• Electronic theory, practice, and electrical safety.

• Digital, analog, and electro-mechanical equipment.

• Basic troubleshooting methods.

• Cable distribution, cable termination, and basic principles of electricity.

• English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

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

• Basic networking principals.

• Safe use of hand and power tools.

• Learn and apply pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

• Safely use electronic test equipment.

• Employ principles of business letter writing and report preparation.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups, and the public.

• Diagnose problems or malfunctions and accomplish tasks efficiently and effectively.

• Comprehend and make inferences from material written in the English language and understand and follow complex schematics, circuit diagrams, service requests, worksheets, floor plans, electrical wiring plans, construction blueprints and related documents.

• Make skillful controlled manipulations of small objects such as wiring, tools and equipment components.

• Learn job related material through oral instruction, observation, structured lecture, and reading.

• Work under pressure, handle significant problems or tasks, which come up simultaneously or unexpectedly.

• Effectively engage in difficult conversations when working collaboratively with other departments, Agency officials, passengers and outside agencies.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:  

• Work is performed primarily in field locations such as train station platforms, transit centers and heavy rail vehicles.

• Working in small, cramped areas, such as equipment enclosures.

• Safe use of aerial lift equipment and ladders for elevated repair work.

• Weekend work may be required.

• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 50 pounds. May be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, potential physical harms, and extreme noise when conducting site visits and when working in the field. May be required to use equipment to manipulate Sound Transit assets that weigh up to 1000 pounds.

• Must be able to work effectively while both working alone and in a team environment.

• The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

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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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Systems Electronics Technician.

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