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.

Transit Police Field Operations Lieutenant

RESPONSIBLE TO:          Transit Police Chief or Designee/Director of Security

DEPARTMENT:                  Field Operations

FLSA STATUS:                   Non-Union

POSITION OUTLINE:         Transit Police Operations Lieutenant supervises and directs Transit Supervisors in the performance of their job duties. Transit Police Operations Lieutenant must become familiar with all DPM system safety and emergency procedures. Have extensive knowledge of all the laws, ordinances and policies that pertain to the efficient operation of patrol functions and maintain a close working relationship with the various Control Centers in all situations. Transit Police Operations Lieutenant will coordinate and participate in training of emergency drills in conjunction with various city, state and federal entities and oversee patrol operations.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Oversee Transit Police Operations including reviewing all Transit Supervisor’s paperwork, submit reports, monitor Transit Police Operations radio system, respond to inquiries for assistance; direct and make daily assignments to Transit Supervisors; conduct periodic inspections of all Transit Officers at the beginning of shift to assure are fit for duty, in proper attire and fully equipment; review all daily schedules and monitor sick and other authorized leaves to determine if there is sufficient staff including monitoring overtime.

 

Transit Police Operations Lieutenant has police powers to make arrest for misdemeanors and/or felonies committed in his/her presence, while on duty in uniform within their jurisdiction; must maintain good relations with Detroit Police Department, area courts when required and surrounding area law enforcement agencies; appear in court and give testimony as required; oversee proper care and use of all issued equipment, (i.e. radios, weapons, body cameras, vehicles, computers, etc.); perform other tasks as assigned. Responsible for incorporating safety into all aspects of job functions.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Successfully pass the  DPM Safety and Security procedures course; show extensive knowledge of City, County and State ordinances, laws, rules and regulations; clear understanding and ability to oversee Police Operations Supervisor’s desk procedures; demonstrate the ability to acquire a  working knowledge of DTC policies, Field Operations manual, Training Directives and contracts; possess good communication skills to show ability to instruct, counsel, supervise Transit Officers and Supervisors, apply rules and/or submit investigations for recommendation for discipline of Transit Officers and Supervisors, apply regulations and give orders; ability to maintain and satisfactorily use assigned weapons; possess effective oral and written skills. Show proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to stand continuously without aid of cane, brace, crutch or other apparatus, be able to carry approximately 20 to 30 pounds of extra weight from equipment on his/her person, can perform stooping, crawling, walking, stair climbing, occasional sitting, kneeling, reaching/working overhead, and climbing without difficulty, efficient in the use of keyboarding which requires repetitive hand motion, and able to lift/drag of up to 150lbs.

Required to use both hands to perform all duties listed above. Must be eligible to apply, receive and maintain a Concealed Weapons Permit (CPL).  Possess a valid Michigan Driver’s License. Assisting the Accounting Department with token runs and collections which requires lifting and carrying cash boxes, able to read fare gates as well as legibly and accurately record data collected.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

30 or more college credit hours in Criminal Justice (preferred) or related discipline, or at least fifteen (15) years in law enforcement, with a minimum of five (5) years in police supervision. Possess quality writing and oral communication skills. Excellent work record, no disciplinary actions within the last two (2) years. Exceptional attendance. Must maintain appearance standards according to DTC Field Operations manual.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to work days, afternoons or midnights, weekends and holidays; must pass complete physical examination and meet specific and related standards.

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

Transit Police Staff Sergeant

RESPONSIBLE TO:         Director of Security 

DEPARTMENT:                Field Operations 

FLSA STATUS:                  Non-exempt (Union)

POSITION OUTLINE:     Staff Sergeant supervises and Transit Sergeants directs Transit Officers in the performance of their job duties, approving leaves, reviewing performance evaluations, coordinating training and counseling employees. Staff Sergeant must be familiar with all DPM system safety and emergency procedures, all the laws, ordinances and policies that pertain to the efficient operation of Transit Sergeant and Officers in patrol functions and maintain a close working relationship with the Control Center in all situations. Staff Sergeant will conduct and participate in training of emergency drills in conjunction with Operations and Maintenance personnel and patrol procedures and policies with Transit Officers.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintain Field Operations command desk including reviewing all Transit Officer paperwork, submit reports, monitor Field Operations radio system, respond to inquiries for assistance; direct and make daily assignments to Transit Officers assigned to shift; inspect all Transit Officers at the beginning of shift to assure are fit for duty, in proper attire and fully equipment; submit daily schedule and take into consideration sick and other authorized leaves to determine if there is sufficient staff and monitoring overtime.

Staff Sergeant has police powers to make arrest for misdemeanors and/or felonies committed in his/her presence, while on duty in uniform within their jurisdiction; maintain good relations with Detroit Police Department, area courts when required and surrounding area law enforcement agencies; appear in court and give testimony as required; oversee proper care and use of all issued equipment, (i.e. radios, weapons, body cameras, vehicles, computers, etc.); perform other tasks as assigned. Responsible for incorporating safety into all aspects of job functions.

Duties may also include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Managing the total operations of the shift;
  2. Command and discipline of subordinates;
  3. Proper conduct and appearance of all personnel under the Staff Sergeant’s command;
  4. Being cognizant of patterns and developing crime trends;
  5. Proper utilization of personnel under the Staff Sergeant’s command;
  6. Preparation of assignments of personnel under the Staff Sergeant’s command;

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES CONTINUED:

  1. Proper dissemination and explanation of information and new orders to personnel;
  2. Training of subordinates under the Staff Sergeant’s command;
  3. Briefing of superior officers on situations and conditions, which require attention;
  4. Responding to field situations, which necessitate the Staff Sergeant’s appearance;
  5. Maintenance and inventory of all department vehicles, equipment and material;
  6. A Staff Sergeant has ultimate responsibility for all operations under the Staff Sergeant’s control;
  7. Ensuring that all required forms, logs, and reports, are completed on a daily basis;

 A Staff Sergeant shall assume any other duties and responsibilities, which may be delegated by a superior officer or as set forth in department rules, regulations, orders, or procedures.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of DPM safety and security methods and techniques; knowledge of City, County and State ordinances, laws, rules and regulations; clear understanding and ability to perform Field Operations Supervisor’s desk procedures; working knowledge of DTC policies, Field Operations Manual, Training Directives and contracts; ability to instruct, counsel, supervise Transit Officers, apply rules and/or submit investigations for recommendation for discipline of Transit Officers, apply regulations and give orders; ability to maintain and satisfactorily use assigned weapons; possess effective oral and written communication skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to stand continuously without aid of cane, brace, crutch or other apparatus, be able to carry approximately 20 to 30 pounds of extra weight from equipment on his/her person, can perform stooping, crawling, walking, stair climbing, occasional sitting, kneeling, reaching/working overhead, and climbing without difficulty, efficient in the use of keyboarding which requires repetitive hand motion, and able to lift/drag of up to 150lbs. Required to use both hands to perform all duties listed above. Must be eligible to apply, receive and maintain a Concealed Weapons Permit (CPL).  Possess a valid Michigan Driver’s License. Assisting the Accounting Department with token runs and collections which requires lifting and carrying cash boxes, able to read fare gates as well as legibly and accurately record data collected

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

30 or more college credit hours in Criminal Justice (preferred) or related discipline, or at least five (5) years in law enforcement or security management. Possess quality writing and communication skills. Good work record, no disciplinary actions within the last two (2) years. Satisfactory attendance. Must maintain appearance standards according to DTC Field Operations manual.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to work days, afternoons or midnights, weekends and holidays; must pass complete physical examination and meet specific and related standards.

Transit Police Officer

POSITION OUTLINE:        The position of Transit Police Officer will perform general law enforcement duties as outlined by the Detroit Transit Corporation (DTC) and Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT).  This officer is expected to but not limited to: enforcement of traffic laws, issue tickets, appear in court, respond to accidents, properly apprehend violators of city ordinances or state statutes, convey detainees tactically to designated location, respond to complaints by transit customers, and protect the integrity of revenue on and throughout the system.

Illustrative examples of work and environment:

  • Deployment strategies include foot and car patrol, with assigned patrol of facilities, bus, rail and train systems.
  • Police response to pedestrians, traffic control, accident scenes, incident containment, and crime prevention within the jurisdiction of the DTC and DDOT.
  • Investigation of incident or crime with proper crime scene security and witness identification, preservation of evidence, documentation, and relay of information to investigative staff.
  • Maintain and encourage effective working relationships with the community as a public ambassador representing the DTC and DDOT in a becoming and appropriate manner.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Thorough Knowledge of:

Law enforcement methods and equipment

Applicable state and local laws, ordinances, and regulations

Departmental rules and regulations

Territory secured by DTC and DDOT

Reasonable Knowledge of:

District, circuit, or other court rules and procedures

Ability to:

Function calmly and efficiently under conditions of stress

Deal with persons under great emotional stress and maintain control of the situation

Apply investigative techniques:

  • Establish and maintain harmonious relationships with other employees and to deal tactfully with the public
  • Quickly reach emergency situations within the jurisdiction and exercise proper judgment as a certified police officer.
  • Operate a motor vehicle as a certified police officer
  • Exercise skill in the use of firearms and other weapons as a certified police officer
  • Exercise skill in self-defense
  • Assist citizens and transit patrons professionally, and render emergency first aid, including CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) when necessary.
  • Perform revenue protection duties with DTC and DDOT systems, at all stations designated as a revenue collection facility.

Requirements:

Us citizen aged 18 or greater, having successfully obtained a High School Diploma or GED.  An associate degree or military experience is preferred.  Must have a valid driving license and good driving record.  Must be qualified to obtain or possess, a concealed pistol license (CPL).  Must successfully pass a background investigation, to include verification of employment, education, criminal history, and driving record.  Must successfully qualify with a firearm.

Must be a certified police officer in the state of Michigan, with verification by the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards (MCOLES).

The weight of the application process is:  chief’s interview panel: 100%, psych evaluation: pass/fail, background investigation: pass/fail.

At the time of the chief’s interview panel meeting, candidates are required to produce original paper degrees, transcripts, and MCOLES certification.

At the time of appointment, applicants are required to pass a complete pre-employment medical examination including drug testing by a physician authorized by the DTC.

Probationary period:  appointees must satisfactorily complete a one year probationary period before the appointment will be considered regular.

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

Maintenance Shift Supervisor

RESPONSIBLE TO:              Assistant Manager, Maintenance

POSITION OUTLINE:         The function of the DPM System Maintenance Shift Supervisor is to supervise the technical and non-technical personnel of the Maintenance Shop and to coordinate the activities associated with the DPM Maintenance effort As a Maintenance Shift Supervisor; this person provides the technical expertise necessary for an efficient and safe DPM System Maintenance effort.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervises the activities of a shift of maintenance personnel consisting of various technical skills, assuring the efficient utilization of this staff to accomplish scheduled events and activities. Supervises the activities of the maintenance personnel and emergency teams in response to unplanned or emergency events such as DPM System evacuation, vehicle recoveries, injured persons requiring first aid, fires, emergency repairs to structures and all other emergency repairs to the DPM System. Responsible for maintaining essential system integrity in times of declared emergency conditions. Maintains time records of all personnel assigned to shift, assists the Assistant Manager, Maintenance in selection and hiring of new technical personnel, assists Assistant Manager, Maintenance in periodic evaluation of employees, makes work assignments and evaluates the work effort of maintenance personnel assigned to shift. Acts on behalf of the Assistant Manager, Maintenance in matters relating to guideway access, purchase requisitions, overtime authorization, vacation and leave requests. Obtains and maintains task certification certificates as directed by the Assistant Manager, Maintenance. Assists in establishing equal or equivalent replacement of mechanical or electronic components. Supervises contractors’ staff activities in accordance with system needs. Performs the incidental work described in other maintenance position descriptions for the DPM System. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Plans, coordinates and is responsible for troubleshooting, adjusting, calibration, testing, fabrications, preventive maintenance and quality of repairs to ensure dependable and safe operation of all equipment in the DPM System. Interprets maintenance manuals, blueprints, schematics and drawings and prepares drawing or schematics to communicate with others in the performance of work. Accounts for all materials used in performance of the Maintenance effort. Responsible for safety of all maintenance personnel, vehicles and visitors. Functions as a passenger-vehicle and recovery-vehicle operator and makes on-the-spot evaluation of anomalous vehicle and guideway conditions as required. Must be certified as a QRP and Train Driver Instructor. Assist Assistant Manager in providing proposal to continually upgrade the state of the DPM System.

Plans Coordinates and carries out technical training programs. Represents the Maintenance Shop when assigned. Recommends to Assistant Manager, Maintenance for hardware and procedural changes. Releases vehicles and/or other systems that have been removed for repair or servicing to operations for return to DPM System operating service.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Understanding of the theory and proficiency in the use of standard electronic and mechanical test equipment and sophisticated test equipment. Ability to read and interpret blueprints, complex electronic schematics, and understanding of microprocessor circuits and techniques. In depth knowledge and experience with materials, methods, tools, hazards, safety practices, design modifications, construction techniques as well as maintenance procedures. Knowledge and experience of power distribution, track work, safety standards, civil structures, printed circuit board soldering and wire wrap techniques.

 

Education and Experience:

Completion of high school education and equivalent. Completion of approximately seventy-two (72) weeks or equivalent of vocation or military school in Electronic Systems Theory, Operations and Maintenance. At least one (1) year Supervisory experience. Other combinations of equivalent education and experience may be considered,

Other Requirements

Shift work; valid driver’s license; must pass a complete physical examination. Maintains certification/re-certification of DPM task requirements. Must be resident of the City of Detroit prior to beginning employment with the Corporation. Domicile within the City of Detroit is a condition of continued employment.

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

 

 Storekeeper I

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.

 

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Supervisor, Material Controls

DEPARTMENT:  Maintenance

FLSA: Union

 

POSITION OUTLINE:        Under direction of the Supervisor of Material Control, this position is responsible for the receiving, distribution and accountability of all material, supplies, parts, tools, and equipment used for the DPM System.  This position will be required to prepare paperwork to be used for recordkeeping purposes by both card and computer.  Takes leadership direction from Storekeeper II.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

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 Associates’ 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:

Detroit Transportation Corporation
Human Resources Division
535 Griswold, Suite 400
Detroit, Michigan 48226
313-224-2160 / Fax: 313-628-0129

Email: applicant@thepeoplemover.com

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

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.

Title:     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 1

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Maintenance Shift Supervisor

DEPARTMENT:  Maintenance

FLSA:  Non Exempt – Union

 

POSITION OUTLINE:

Responsible for the installation, adjustment, calibration, testing, fabrication, preventive maintenance, on-line troubleshooting and repair of all electric and electromechanical systems required to maintain safe, reliable and efficient DPM operations.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Works within procedures defined by DTC and follows approved technical methods in the installation, adjustment, calibration, testing, fabrication, preventive maintenance, on-line troubleshooting and repairs of all systems; repairs and maintains all electronic and electromechanical vehicle subsystems, all track and guideway subsystems and all facilities electromechanical subsystems.  Implements response plans and actions for unplanned or emergency events and participates in emergency teams of Maintenance personnel of all skill types; emergency teams may evacuate the DPM, assist injured persons, put out fires and perform extensive repairs to structures, power Distribution System, SCADA and ATC Systems; works independently or with assistance of other technicians to accomplish scheduled or unscheduled maintenance functions in all electromechanical areas of the DPM; performs in-depth troubleshooting into problems on electronic and electromechanical hardware systems; interprets maintenance manuals, blueprints, schematics and drawings, and prepares drawings or schematics to communicate with others in the performance of work; functions as a Quick Response Person (QRP) and makes on-the-spot analyses of anomalous vehicles and guideway conditions as required; performs all safety and functional tests of DPM vehicles and other DPM subsystems; understands system service objectives and functions as a team member to effectively obtain these objectives; accounts for all materials used in performance of the maintenance effort; responsible for completion of work orders in the Preventive Maintenance Control (PMC) system; performs tests and prepares reports as required; operates special purpose motor equipment within the Maintenance Facility and on the guideway structure (recovery vehicle); operates motor vehicle (4-wheel drive/standard transmission) with valid driver’s license; attends technical and safety in-service training programs as directed; recommends to the Maintenance Shift Supervisor for hardware and procedural changes that become evident during the performance of the DPM maintenance effort. Performs all other duties as assigned.  Responsible for incorporating safety into all aspects of job functions; responsible for relevant elements of the System Safety Program Plan and the System Security Plan.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of the theory and proficiency in use of standard electronic test equipment and sophisticated test equipment, such as Memory Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, Time-Domain Reflectometers, Distortion Analyzers, Bonding Meters, Digital and Analogue Meters and X-Y Plotters; ability to read and interpret complex circuit and techniques; in-depth knowledge of semi-conductor devices, including transistors, silicon controlled rectifiers and linear and digital integrated circuits; understanding of microprocessor circuits and techniques; knowledge and experience with materials and methods including power hand tools and basic electronic component tools; sufficient knowledge to ensure quality and adequacy of all electronic work assigned.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or equivalent; 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. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Shift work; valid driver’s license; maintains certification/re-certification of DPM task requirements; must pass complete physical examination.

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 TO:  Maintenance Shift Supervisor

FLSA: Union Non-Exempt

 

POSITION OUTLINE:

Responsible for the installation, adjustment, calibration, testing, fabrication, preventive maintenance, on-line troubleshooting and repair of all hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical systems required to maintain safe and reliable DPM System operations.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Works within procedures defined in DTC and follows approved technical methods in the installation, adjustment, calibration, testing, fabrication, preventive maintenance, on-line troubleshooting and repairs of all systems; repairs and maintains all electromechanical vehicle subsystems, all track and guideway subsystems and all facilities electromechanical subsystems; implements response plans and actions for unplanned or emergency events and participates in emergency teams of Maintenance personnel of all skill types; emergency teams may evacuate the DPM, assist injured persons; put out fires and perform extensive repairs to structures, power Distribution System, SCADA and ATC Systems; works independently or with assistance of other technicians to accomplish scheduled or unscheduled maintenance functions in all electromechanical areas of the DPM; performs in-depth troubleshooting into problems on hydraulic, HVAC and mechanical hardware systems; interprets maintenance manuals, blueprints, schematics and drawings, and prepares drawings or schematics to communicate with others in the performance of work; functions as a Quick Response Person (QRP) and makes on-the-spot analyses of anomalous vehicle and guideway conditions as required; suggests recommendations to the Maintenance Shift Supervisor for hardware and procedural changes that become evident during performance of DPM System maintenance effort; accounts for all materials used in the performance of the maintenance effort and responsible for completion of work orders in the Preventive Maintenance Control (PMC) system; performs all safety and functional tests of DPM vehicles and other DPM subsystems; operates special purpose motor equipment within the Maintenance Facility and on the guideway structure (recovery; vehicle); operates motor vehicle (4-wheel drive/standard transmission) with valid driver’s license; attends technical and safety in-service training programs as directed; performs other duties as assigned.  Responsible for incorporating safety into all aspects of job functions; responsible for relevant elements of the System Safety Program Plan and the System Security Plan.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic circuits, pumps, air conditioners, humidifiers and drain systems. Understanding of electronic devices, pressure transducers and chart recording devices; ability to read and interpret complex hydraulic and refrigeration schematic diagrams; knowledge and experience with materials methods, tools, hazards and safety practices of mechanical systems, including power hand tools and basic machine shop tools; knowledge of design, modification and construction techniques as well as maintenance procedures for mechanical equipment; building maintenance, basic welding skills; sufficient knowledge to ensure quality and adequacy of all mechanical work assigned.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or equivalent; 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; and a Minimum of two-year’s experience in the maintenance and repair of large electro-mechanical systems and components.  Other combinations of education and experience may be considered. Associates degree in technical coursework desired.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Shift work; valid driver’s license; maintains certification/re-certification of DPM task requirements; must pass complete physical examination.

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

System Control Operator

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Operations Manager

DEPARTMENT:  System Control

FLSA:  Union

 

POSITION OUTLINE:

Responsible for operating a variety of equipment and systems used in controlling train movements, power distribution and system safety functions. Monitors and evaluates system performance and responds to service interruptions and other emergency conditions. Interfaces with and coordinates patron activities, and security and maintenance procedures.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Operates a keyboard computer terminal to interface with the DPM System computer network to monitor and control system operation by analyzing anomaly and status messages and responding thereto; monitors and interprets station platform activities using the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) System monitor display; coordinates system operations with Maintenance personnel engaged in the performance of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities procedures, including but not limited to coordinating vehicle movement so as not to interrupt guideway service, coordinating computer switchovers, safely removing guideway power for guideway repair, responding to unexpected failures that require multiple and precise actions to quickly restore the system to full service. Use available operational data to help pinpoint causes of problems to expedite troubleshooting; maintains operational logs and reports to provide current status of system and allow post event analysis; communicates with other DPM personnel and passengers using Public Address System, intercom system, DPM radio system or platform telephone system; monitors and controls guideway electrical (600 VOC) power via the SCADA system in coordination with Maintenance, Field Operations and emergency personnel; analyzes system anomalies, determines the proper responses, advises others of proper actions and precautions to take, and coordinates recovery of the system; operates central computer and peripherals to load operating programs, select the proper computer commands, print appropriate data and performs other computer hardware/software functions including but not limited to handling data media, proper operation of panel and console switching and verifying that proper reactions occur; monitors, interprets and verifies that vehicle position indicators on the guideway mimic display and reacts appropriately to vehicle position anomalies. Contacts appropriate emergency response agencies (Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Team) during system anomalies, provides proper notifications of security, maintenance, administration and stores activities as demands indicate; training co-workers and outside agency personnel regarding DPM operational equipment features and procedures; supports investigations and planning regarding system performance, safety incidents, special events which will cause unusual demands on the system and other areas of concern; recommends revisions to manuals, procedures, and training materials to reflect changes and improvements to System operation; performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Understanding of basic electrical/electronic fundamentals and principles; some familiarity with computer control systems and interfacing and peripheral equipment and how they relate to process or system control functions; effective oral and written communication skills; preferably some knowledge of radio communication systems and moderate size electro-mechanical systems and interfaces; and some knowledge of crowd control methods and procedures.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High school graduation or equivalency; some advanced vocational/technical training in electrical principles, computer science, electro-mechanical maintenance and repair, or radio maintenance; a minimum of one (1) year verifiable work experience performing_ similar system control operating and monitoring activities; advanced academic training and related work experience such as operating mainframe computer equipment or a large–scale computer network, operating centralized process control equipment, and repair and maintenance of electro-mechanical systems and components will be considered in determining other acceptable combinations of education and experience.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Occasionally stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching/working overhead, and climbing. Continuously standing, walking, sitting, and use of keyboard with repetitive hand motion, able to lift of up to 25lb, as well as able to carry up to 25lb.  (Vision for continuous CCTV monitoring, hearing proficiency, good oral and written communication skills, and situational comprehension skills in understanding the overall monitoring process).

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Must be willing to work any shift in a 24-hour seven-day operation; must maintain certification/re-certification of DMP task requirements; must pass complete physical examination.

 

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

 

 

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