Metropolitan Council

Electronics Repair Technician-REPOST

$18.59 - $26.56 Hourly
Nov 17, 2011
Jun 18, 2012
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time
Recruitment Type: Open competitive-the following position is open to internal and external applicants.

Metro Transit is the largest provider of transit service in the seven-county metropolitan area and one of the country's largest transit systems. We are currently seeking two Electronics Repair Technicians to repair and maintain Metro Transit's radio system and various bus electronic systems and perform other duties as assigned.

Go Greener! – Leading the transit industry in the reduction of petro-fuel consumption via multiple alternative fuel technologies. This includes bio-fuels and hybrid electric propulsion.

Advanced Vehicle Technology: Experience in Go Greener technology, PLC (programmable logic control) and vehicle/computer integration technology.

Excellent Facilities: Facility amenities include vehicle ventilation, parallelogram hoists and fall protection.


Example Duties
Performs preventative maintenance and maintains and repairs all radio communication listed below:
  • Control Center Consoles/Central Electronic Banks
  • Base Stations/Antennas/Multiplexers
  • Mobile Radios, 800 Trunking
  • Portable Radios, 800 Trunking/Fiber Optics, AVL/GPS systems, WLAN systems
  • Licensed and Unlicensed Microwave Links
  • Public Address Systems
Performs preventative maintenance and maintains and repairs all bus electronic equipment listed below:
  • Electronic Destination Signs
  • Automatic People Counters
  • Public Address Systems
  • VCR/DVR/Multiplexer Systems
  • Squad Car & District Supervisor Ancillary Electronic Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Various Other Electronic Bus Controllers
  • Lift Controllers and Remotes
  • BDAs (bi-directional amplifiers)
Performs Data Entry and compiles Crystal Reports for supervisor to review activity, perform performance using:
  • Maintenance Work Order Entry 
  • AVL Data Base Entry 
  • Radio Maintenance Software 
  • Microsoft Windows/DOS & Applications
Maintains and repairs equipment for Bus Safety and Data Info Systems.
Maintains and repairs non-revenue equipment.
Refurbishes electronic components for maintenance department.
Installs and removes radio and related equipment.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Two (2) year Associate's degree or equivalent educational or military training program in Electronic Technology 
  • Two (2) years experience with two-way radio repair
  • Experience with UHF, VHF, 800 trunking, electronic test equipment, analog, digital techniques, Microsoft Windows/DOS
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds

License Requirement:

  • FCC license or APCO certification 
  • Valid driver's license
Desired Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with data communications techniques and digital electronics, computer aided dispatch systems and microwave systems
  • Accredited Radio Communications course
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations related to two-way communications
  • Knowledge of component level repair 
  • Good troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of radio programming software
  • Good computer skills
  • Mechanical ability
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Good work record  

Supplemental Information
Union: ATU Grade 60
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Work Environment: This position may require working near moving parts or equipment; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and in outdoor weather conditions.  This position has a risk of electric shock and radiation two-thirds (2/3) or more of the time. The position may also require working in extreme hot (non-weather) conditions and around vibration up to two-thirds (2/3) of the time. This position may require tasting or smelling; working with explosives and in extreme cold (non-weather) conditions up to one-third (1/3) of the time; and working around loud noise.  Position may require reading, writing, reasoning/analysis and social interaction two-thirds (2/3) or more of the time.

Physical Conditions: This position may require sitting, climbing or balancing up to two-thirds (2/3) of the time; lifting up to (50) pounds two-thirds or more of the time; and lifting up to one hundred (100) pounds with assistance up to one-third (1/3) of the time. Vision requirements for the position are: close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Selection Process:
Candidates will be selected based on the results of:
  • Minimum Qualifications Review 
  • Education and Experience Rating
  • Oral Exam
All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which includes verification of education and employment, a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.  Some positions also require a pre-employment or pre-transfer physical. 

Criminal Background Check:  Applicants convicted of a felony, misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor in the last seven (7) years may be disqualified if the underlying conduct is job related; or involves unlawful sale, trafficking or conspiracy to sell unlawful controlled substances or possession of a controlled substance; robbery, fraud, embezzlement; or violent or sex related crimes.

Other convictions are not an automatic bar to employment and each case is considered on its individual merits as well as the type of work sought.  Making a false statement or withholding information (misrepresentation) will cause an applicant to be barred from consideration for the position.

The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify human resources at 612/349-7558.

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