Employment

Employment Opportunities
The Detroit Transportation Corporation (DTC) is the owner and operator of the downtown Detroit People Mover (DPM) system, an elevated, automated light rail transit system in downtown Detroit.

If you are interested in a challenging opportunity, one that will offer personal growth and professional development, we would like to hear from you.

Please review the Application for Employment link at the end of this post.

Storekeeper I

Detroit Transportation Corporation

The Detroit Transportation Corporation (DTC) is the owner and operator of the downtown Detroit People Mover (DPM) system, an elevated, automated light rail transit system.  People Mover trains are computer controlled and use a linear induction motor propulsion system.

 

The DTC is accepting resumes for the position of Storekeeper I.

 

SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Materials Control Manager, the Storekeeper position is responsible for the receiving, distribution and accountability of all material, supplies, parts, tools, and equipment used for the DPM System, and is responsible for maintaining accurate records of all transactions in the DTC’s inventory/purchasing & maintenance system. Takes direction from department manager.

 

Maintains records and accounts for all consumable items to ensure an adequate supply to support the maintenance effort. Must relate usage of material to avoid an out-of-stock condition; maintains records and accounts for all parts drawn from Stores by maintenance personnel to repair DPM system components; maintains records of calibration/certification requirements and schedules equipment to update as expiration dates are due; maintains record on back-ordered parts and alerts appropriate shop personnel upon receipt of such parts; maintains current parts listing in Illustrated Parts Manuals and keeps records of cross-referenced parts; coordinates with Maintenance Department in establishing re-order points and quantities.  Plans and coordinates the receiving, distribution, storage and order of hardware, tools, supplies and equipment to ensure dependable and safe operation of all equipment in the DPM System. Assists in establishing equal or equivalent replacement of components through direct communications with equipment manufacturers and suppliers; applies commercial packing requirements for various types of hardware being shipped to remote locations. Accounts for all materials used in the performance of the maintenance effort, both in card and computer form; accounts for spare items at remote locations, such as power substations or passenger stations. Conducts physical inventory of all parts consumables and equipment and engages in periodic Store room cleaning duties (i.e., dusting, sweeping), Operates vehicles with valid driver’s license; attends training courses as required; performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Sufficient knowledge of material received to ensure that it meets specifications or to request technical assistance to ascertain specification compliance; knowledge of special handling and/or storage requirements for some electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic components, such as field effect transistors, desiccants, hydraulic pumps and servo-valves; knowledge of packing requirements for electronic test equipment, vehicle and maintenance UHF radio equipment, servo-valves, hydraulic components, knowledge of customs processes & procedure,  propulsion motors and ECU components to be shipped to subcontractors and manufacturers for maintenance or calibration; computer literate, ability to operate fork lift/cranes and hand jack equipment.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

An Associate’s Degree with relevant experience in inventory control management; completion of vocational or military school in procurement or material controls or equivalent experience; Three (3) years’ experience in warehouse or stores operation with some experience in material usage control and record keeping.  Other combination of equivalent education and experience may be considered.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Shift work; valid driver’s license; must pass a complete physical examination and ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

 

Resumes may be forwarded via US Mail, fax or email to:

DTC Human Resources

535 Griswold, Ste. 400

Detroit MI 48226;

fax # 313 628-0129 or email to applicants@thepeoplemover.com

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Officer
Detroit Transportation Corporation

The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Compliance Officer is responsible for activities directly related to the monitoring of and adherence to the EEO policies and procedures of the Detroit Transportation Corporation (DTC).
The EEO Compliance Officer investigates, manages and resolves internal complaints of discrimination, and responds to external complaints of discrimination filed with federal and state agencies. The Officer will develop and administer an EEO Strategic Plan, implementing written procedures promoting DTC’s goals of diversity, employment opportunity and anti-harassment. Individuals assigned to this function must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and are often involved in sensitive issues with employees and/or departmental representatives.
The EEO Compliance Officer should apply the methods and techniques typical of an EEO program, including fact-finding, analysis, and resolution of difficult and complex problems. The position reports directly to the DTC General Manager.
Essential functions of this position include:

  • Provide supervision and oversight in the investigation of EEO complaints and claims, including the collection and analysis of pertinent data and documents;
  • Respond to internal /external complaints of discrimination filed with federal and state agencies such as the EEOC, FRA, DOL and OFCCP;
  • Responsible for all aspects of the Federal Transit Administration Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program; directs program activities designed to enhance and develop disadvantaged business enterprises; directs DBE supportive training initiatives to ensure that the program meets the needs of DBE firms; directs efforts to emphasize the development of public and private partnerships to support DBE programs.
  • Coordinate the mediation of disputes, recommending resolutions and/or accommodations for appropriate, corrective actions;
  • Compile periodic reviews and reports in compliance with federal, state and local laws relating to employment opportunities, discrimination and harassment;
  • Conduct assessments of employment practices, identifying areas which may operate as employment barriers (recruitment, selection, seniority, layoffs/terminations, disciplinary actions, etc.). Evaluates and analyzes data, cases to recommend workable strategies, actions and policies;
  • Provide technical assistance to the Human Resources Manager to design, coordinate and deliver guidance and training programs for managers, supervisors and employees on Federal, State, local and other policies and procedures;
  • Consult with departments to post EEO posters and statements and to include policies in handbooks, reports, manuals and union contracts. Work with departments to identify agencies and public sources for distribution of employment opportunities and announcements.
    Requirements
  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college; AND
  • Possession of Masters, Law degree, PhD in Social Sciences, Psychology, Law or related field may be substituted for up to one year of experience. (Copy of degree must be submitted with application package.)
  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) programs including major responsibility for investigation and resolution of employment discrimination, sexual harassment complaints and other employee grievances; interpretation and application of Federal, State and local legislation related to EEO, ADA, labor relations and employee selection; designing and/or conducting EEO training workshops.
  • Thorough comprehension of EEO laws and regulations, executive orders, and court decisions in order to apply this knowledge to a variety of difficult and complex work assignments.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience preparing EEO investigative reports, legal briefs, motions, mediation/reasonable accommodation position statements. (Work duties must be detailed in your application to demonstrate the depth and breadth of your experience.)
  • Extensive knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act, workforce compensation, injury retailiation, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and safety whistleblower (FRSA)

Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with diverse groups and individuals of different backgrounds, and employee outreach in conflict resolution techniques.
Strong written and presentation skills
Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. This position may be a less than full-time contractual position.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and the requested documentation to the attention of Barbara Hansen, General Manager of the Detroit Transportation Corporation at: BHansen@ThePeopleMover.com

Project Engineer Position

Immediate opening for a licensed, professional engineer to oversee an existing construction project of short duration. Interested candidates should submit an expression of interest and summary of experience to Barbara Hansen, General Manager of Detroit Transportation Corporation at: bhansen@thepeoplemover.com

This is a contracted position.

Transit Officer

The Detroit Transportation Corporation (DTC), owner and operator of the Downtown People Mover (DPM), is seeking qualified Transit Officers for our Field Operation Division.

As an armed officer, this position is responsible for patrolling and securing the 13 DPM stations, property and facilities, to include Rosa Parks Transit Center and provided security on DDOT Coaches, preparation of daily written reports; collection of fare and ridership data; preliminary investigations in connection with complaints and suspected criminal activities in and on the DPM System and DDOT bus routes; provide crowd control activities during special events and customer service to our passengers and community policing.

Minimum Requirements:  Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, law enforcement or related field, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  Service in the U.S. Armed Forces and/or fully certified police/peace officer is desirable. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing, submit to a satisfactory background check, which would include no felony convictions or history of domestic violence, must qualify for a CPL permit and be eligible to carry a firearm, and meet the minimum age of 21.   Shift work is required, which includes holidays and weekends.

Applicants that successfully meet the above requirements will receive a competitive salary and DTC’s benefit package that includes medical, vision, dental, life insurance, paid vacation and paid sick time.  This is a Collective Bargaining position.

All interested applicants must submit a resume:

Human Resources Manager
Detroit Transportation Corporation
535 Griswold, Ste. #400
Detroit, MI 48226
e-mail: applicant@thepeoplemover.com
fax: 313-628-0129

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager of Grants and Project Control

Job Summary: This position is responsible for the timely administration and management of all federal, state and local grants, coordination of capital improvement program and projects. Responsible for Corporate compliance with applicable Federal and State grant regulations, agreements, and codes. Serves as liaison with FTA and MDOT representatives; Analyzes the funding needs of the Authority, assist with budget development, monitors the spending of capital projects undertaken by the organization; monitors grants to ensure maximum utilization of available funds and adherence to guidelines. Prepares a variety of reports, grant proposals, and project descriptions for project inclusion in the region’s Transportation Improvement Program on a routine basis. Responsible for oversight of capital projects, a variety of contractual financial data, contract oversight, grant reconciliation. Provides advice and recommendations on policy, administrative, and managerial issues; Performs other duties of a similar nature as may be required.

Requirements: Applicants must have a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Business or Public Administration, (Master’s Degree preferred). Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) years experience in a progressively responsible position working with public sector grant programs, or senior level management. Requires a thorough knowledge of regulations relating to Federal and State grant programs; contract and budget administration; proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel software applications. Applicants must have strong oral and written communication skills.

Human Resources Manager
Detroit Transportation Corporation
535 Griswold, Ste. #400
Detroit, MI 48226
e-mail: applicant@thepeoplemover.com
fax: 313-628-0129

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Electronic Technician – I

Starting Salary:  $16.98/hour

Responsible for performing the maintenance, testing, troubleshooting and repair of electrical, electronic and electro-mechanical systems on light rail transit vehicles; as required to maintain the safety, reliability and efficiency of the Detroit People Mover System.

 

Minimum Qualifications:  Requires advanced vocational/technical training (minimum two year Technical school diploma) in electronic theory and principles (preferably in Power electronics, propulsion & controls, SCADA, signaling and communication). Minimum of two years experience troubleshooting and maintaining electronic equipment and components. This person should be a self-starter and be able to work with the system maintenance manuals to isolate and diagnose equipment failures under tight time constraints.

 

This person will also be required to qualify and occasionally drive the trains in manual mode. Additionally this person may be called upon and be able to walk the guideway to retrieve crippled trains and assist passengers. Military electronic technician or veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

Willingness to work 24/7 work day shift necessary.

 

Please submit resume to:

Detroit Transportation Corporation
Human Resources Division – E.T.
535 Griswold, Suite 400
Detroit, Michigan 48226
313-224-2160
Email: applicant@thepeoplemover.com

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

Mechanical Technician- I

Responsible for performing installation, fabrication, maintenance and on-line troubleshooting and repair of a variety of hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and electro-mechanical systems and components of light rail transit vehicles.

Familiarity with rail transit vehicle sub systems and building mechanical systems (HVAC, boilers, elevators, escalators etc) would be necessary. Additional responsibilities may involve track maintenance and repairs.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires advanced vocational/technical training (minimum two year Technical school diploma) in theory, operations and maintenance of mechanical systems for heavy transportation vehicles preferably rail transit. Minimum of two years experience in the maintenance and repair of large electro-mechanical systems and components.

This person should be a self-starter and be able to work with the system maintenance manuals to isolate and diagnose equipment failures under tight time constraints. This person will also be required to qualify and occasionally drive the trains in manual mode. Additionally this person may be called upon and be able to walk the guideway to retrieve crippled trains and assist passengers.
Military mechanic or veterans are encouraged to apply.

Willingness to work 24/7 work day shift necessary. 
The Teamster Union Local 214 represents the positions above.

Detroit Transportation Corporation
Human Resources Division – M.T.
535 Griswold, Suite 400
Detroit, Michigan 48226
313-224-2160
Email: applicant@thepeoplemover.com

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Attachments:
2015 Application for Employment

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