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.

Manager, Procurement

RESPONSIBLE TO:            General Manager

POSITION OUTLINE:       Under direction of the General Manager, the Procurement Manager oversees the purchasing of a wide range of goods and services in accordance with the DTC purchasing policies and procedures.  Is responsible for the preparation of both internal and external department reports.


Under general direction, to plan, manage, and coordinate the purchase of materials, equipment and services for the DTC and to supervise a centralized Purchasing and Materials Management /Stores function.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This management position is responsible for centralized Purchasing and Materials Management /Stores function for the DTC.  Activities include all services (including professional/technical, maintenance services, and construction); materials and supplies (including repair parts, fuel, miscellaneous supplies); and capital equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, manages, directs, reviews, and evaluates the work of Purchasing and Stores staff;
  • Selects, supervises, trains, motivates, assigns, evaluates, counsels, and disciplines staff;
  • Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the annual budget; approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing equipment, materials and supplies; approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary;
  • Plans and implements purchasing actions to ensure timely availability of the materials, services, and equipment needed to support DTC operations and programs;
  • Provides support to user departments in defining requirements and developing optimum procurement strategies;
  • Establishes contract authority and competitive vendor selection processes to ensure that all Stores purchases are obtained at reasonable costs from qualified suppliers, and are in accord with the public interest;
  • Establishes procedures, policies, and controls to monitor activities and ensure all DTC purchasing is conducted in compliance with DTC, legislative and grantor requirements;
  • Reviews and approves contract documents for major purchases and construction projects to ensure compliance with procurement standards, laws, and regulations;
  • Confers with contractors, vendors, and manufacturers;
  • Prepares, reviews, and approves reports and correspondence;
  • Ensures integrity of Purchasing and Stores systems and processes and ensures compliance.
  • Manages and conducts inventory counts on a regular scheduled basis.
  • Assures compliance with DTC policies and procedures regarding equal employment opportunity and discrimination and harassment prevention,
  • Project management responsibility for any and all activities affecting the department
  • Performs related duties as required;
  • Responsible for incorporating safety into all aspects of job functions.


Employment Standards

Sufficient training and experience in purchasing management, which demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Development of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is typically obtained through training and experience equivalent to a four year degree from an accredited college or university in business administration or related field and extensive increasingly responsible experience in purchasing and contracting which included significant experience in a managerial role over purchasing and Stores functions comparable to that found in a transit district or public entity.

Attainment of experience in a large public transportation organization is preferred.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:

  • Principles and practices of organization, administration, management and supervision, training, and motivation;
  • Contract development, preparation, negotiation, and administration;
  • Formalized competitive vendor selection for the supply of materials, services, construction, and capital equipment;
  • Applicable state, federal, local laws, rules and regulations governing public transit purchasing;
  • Methods of materials management and inventory control, costing, accounting, budgeting, and cost control methods;
  • Principles, practices, and techniques of large scale purchasing, the methods employed in the preparation of specifications, and analysis of bids;
  • Administrative problems specific to the operation of a public agency’s centralized purchasing department;
  • Automated Materials Management Information and Inventory
  • Plan, manage, organize, and direct a centralized Purchasing and Stores Function;
  • Effectively represent the DTC on a variety of matters with other departments, contractors, and vendors;
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures in compliance with DTC, legislative, and grantor requirements;
  • Select, supervise, train, motivate, assign, evaluate, counsel and discipline staff;
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • Take initiative, reason logically and be creative in developing and introducing new ideas;
  • Define problem areas and evaluate, recommend and implement alternative solutions to complex issues and problems;
  • Interpret and effectively utilize management information reports;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work;
  • Interpret and apply provisions of laws, rules and regulations;
  • Prepare and control budget.



Bachelors Degree and ten (10) years of related experience is desired, background in business administration, vocational or military training equivalent.  A minimum of three (3) years experience in purchasing procedures.  Good working knowledge of U.S./Canada Customs Regulations on export/import of materials goods, other combinations of education and experience which will be evaluated on an individual basis. Familiarity with federal transportation procurement regulations.


Valid driver’s license.  Must pass a complete physical examination.

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



DTC’s Document Manager and Archivist

RESPONSIBLE TO:                                     General Manager

DEPARTMENT:                                            Executive

FLSA Status:                                                   Non-Exempt

POSITION OUTLINE:                                 The Document Manager and Archivist is in charge of storing, managing and tracking company documents,  including document archiving and document imaging, that are located both at on-site and off-site locations.

Must have exceptional organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage time well, multitask and troubleshoot.  Strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills are also essential for regular interaction with internal and external business partners.

Experience Requirements:   A minimum of 10 years professional experience in positions of increasing responsibility dealing with corporate level documentation, engineering and technical drawings, contracts, archival systems, and asset management.  The experience should be in an industry that relies on sophisticated systems of mechanical, electronic and software assets to provide service or products.


  • A bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or a technical field or an associate degree and additional on the job training in concepts and function of system management.  A bachelor’s degree in management with systems management training and experience is also acceptable.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Excel and Word. Knowledge of document interface programs, electronic management, and Laserfiche and SharePoint a plus.
  • Knowledge of Information Management or Librarianship qualifications.

 Personal Attributes:

  •  Must be an individual who can work with a minimum of supervision and is accustomed to a role that requires working to plans and procedures while remaining flexible to accommodate an existing organization.  Must possess interpersonal skills to work in establishing an organization and also work as a staff specialist that interfaces with all other organizational entities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the DTC’s document manager and archivist for all technical engineering plans and drawings, system maintenance and operating manuals, studies, and corporate documents.
  • Develop and administer the company’s multi-faceted onsite and offsite archive retrieval system for paper and digital data.
  • Manages and works with precision to ensure that all electronic and hard copy filing is accurate and is easily retrievable and establishes control mechanisms to ensure most recent updates are available to staff.
  • Assume responsibility for existing document management system.
  • Establish a document management and control system with appropriate procedures and staff for the DTC organization, as well as train company employees on how to properly archive files including drawings.
  • Assist in the establishment of formal configuration management system with appropriate procedures and staff support.
  • Serve as a member of the Change Control Board (CCB).
  • Implementation of the approved DTC Configuration Management Plan (CMP).
  • Responsible for reviewing and coordinating final project close-out documents and drawings, to ensure accuracy and to fulfill project deliverable requirements per existing contractual language.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of scanners and plotters equipment used for document management purposes.
  • Aid the Marketing Department with proposals, marketing initiatives, graphic design, and presentations.
  • Electronic filing indexing (typing).
  • Responds in a timely manner to requests to retrieve information, information searches and general requests for support from project/department personnel.


Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit, stand and walk for 8 hours.
  • Constant sitting and repetitive use of the hands.
  • Occasional walking, standing, bending (neck & waist), twisting (neck & waist), lifting & carrying 25-40 lbs., hand use involving: simple grasping, power grasping, pushing & pulling, and reaching above and below shoulder level.


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

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.




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.



  • 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.



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.



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


Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Officer

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.
  • 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

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
Email: applicant@thepeoplemover.com

An Equal Opportunity Employer



Mechanical Technician II


RESPONSIBLE TO:          Maintenance Shift Supervisor


POSITION OUTLINE:        The Mechanical Technician II functions as a lead hand for other technicians or acts alone to perform installation, alignment, testing, fabrication, preventive maintenance and on-line troubleshooting and repair of all hydraulic, refrigeration, electromechanical and mechanical systems required to maintain safe and reliable DPM System operations. Performs in-depth troubleshooting and conducts format training activities in the hydraulics, refrigeration, electromechanical and mechanical areas.



Works within procedures defined by Company 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. 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. Implements response plans and actions for unplanned and emergency events and participates in emergency teams of Maintenance personnel of all skill types. Functions as Quick Response Person (QRP) and makes on-the-spot analysis of anomalous vehicle and guideway conditions as required. Performs all safety and functional tests on DPM vehicles and DPM subsystems. Performs in-depth troubleshooting, interprets and prepares maintenance manuals, blueprints, schematics and drawings, provides organized instruction as directed, recommends hardware and procedural changes, advises on equal or equivalent replacement parts, directs contract staff as directed, and assists the Maintenance Shift Supervisor by acting alone or as a lead hand. Operates special purpose motor equipment within the Maintenance Facility and on the guideway structure. Operates motor vehicle (4-wheel drive, manual transmission) with valid driver’s license. Perform other duties as assigned. Attends technical and safety in-service training programs; 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.



In-depth knowledge or hydraulic circuits, pumps, air conditioners, humidifiers and drain systems. Understanding of electronic 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 and techniques for electrical and gas welding equipment. Knowledge of design, modification and construction techniques as well as maintenance procedures for mechanical equipment.



High School Diploma or equivalent. Completion of approximately 52 weeks or equivalent of vocational or military school in mechanical systems theory, operations and maintenance. Two (2) years experience in mechanical work through automotive industry, railroad, military or other. Other combinations of equivalent education and experience may be considered.



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.


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

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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