Systems Maintainer,Signaling, Communications, Electronics, eBART (SEIU) Pool Posting

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Jul 10, 2019
Full Time Building Maintenance Community Relations or PR and Marketing Construction and Skilled Trades Information Technology and Communication Services Parks and Recreation

Job Description

Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting over 400,000 daily riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.


eBART Operations

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2019 current employee cost $147.14 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate

Step 1: $34.67/ Hourly to Step 5: $45.33/ Hourly (SEIU eBART Position)
Note: All External Candidates Start at Step 1

Posted Date

July 10, 2019

Closing Date

Open Until Further Notice

Reports To

Superintendent Systems, eBART and/or his /her designee.

Days Off


Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Essential Job Functions

1. Inspects, maintains, tests and repairs all train control signals, communications and electrical systems according to all original equipment manufacturer requirements, industry standards, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations, and eBART policy and procedure.
2. Performs inspection, maintenance, testing and repair of all electrical systems, equipment and components located in, maintenance shop, stations, signal houses, and other eBART facilities.
3. Installs, maintains, repairs, and modifies a wide variety of industrial systems and equipment such as controls, transformers, motors, motor starters and controllers, generators, lighting and back-up emergency lighting systems, fire alarm systems, and battery powered equipment.
4. Performs inspection, maintenance, testing and repair of all computerized, electronic, and electro- mechanical train control/signal equipment in the eBART yard, mainline, and control facilities; diagnoses, repairs, removes and replaces power supplies, relays, switches and related electrical components.
5. Adjusts, removes and replaces circuit boards, sensors, and related electronic components; adjusts, repairs, removes and replaces mechanical devices and parts such as gears, springs, clutches and rods in eBART facilities.
6. Performs inspection, maintenance, testing and repair of all analog and digital, data and voice, network communication devices and infrastructure including, telephones, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), radio, public address, dynamic signs, and computer network systems.
7. Performs inspection, maintenance, testing and repair of communication system infrastructure such as wiring plants, fiber optic cables, networking switches and routers, and wireless systems; adjusts voltage, frequency, tuning, and sensitivity of components for proper operation. Uses diagnostic test equipment and precision measuring devices in the course of the work.
8. Responsible for maintenance and repairs of station appurtenances; responds to service calls to diagnose and correct emergencies involving the track/signal/communications/electrical systems; determines whether equipment can be repaired in the field and whether or not "work-arounds" are possible to maintain system service.
9. May assist vehicle maintenance staff with troubleshooting or repair of revenue vehicle systems.
10. May assist Track and Civil maintenance staff with troubleshooting or repair of track and mechanical systems.
11. Responsible for generating work history documentation including incident reports, maintenance and inspection records, and daily logs.
12. Responsible for functioning as an "Employee-In-Charge" (EIC) in providing protection for other eBART personnel or contractors working on eBART property.
13. Must develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, contractors and customers, and effectively handle conflict situations.

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate Degree in electronics technology, or a certification in in electronics, electrical systems repair or a closely related field from an accredited college or vocational school.
Two (2) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable experience as a railroad signal and communications systems maintainer, or in the maintenance, trouble-shooting and repair of electrical, electronic, electromechanical or communications systems and equipment.
Additional qualifying experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-foryear basis. An Associate's Degree is preferred.
Other Requirements:
Must possess and maintain a valid class "C" California Driver's License.
Ability to obtain a valid class "A" California Commercial Driver's License and drive heavy construction vehicles as necessary.
Must meet vision and color recognition requirements for signal recognition and repair.
Must be willing to work off-hour shifts, holidays and weekends beyond your regular scheduled hours.
Must be able to lift or position a fifty (50) pound object.
Knowledge of:
- Principles of electrical systems, analog and digital electronics, and electronic control circuits.
- Methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic system testing and inspection.
- Methods and procedures for testing and troubleshooting electronic equipment.
- Principles of facilities power distribution systems, equipment, electronics and relay control logic.
- Occupational hazards and standard safety practice.
- Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations, including General Order No. 175-A of the CPUC and Title 49, Section 213.7 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Skill in:
- Assessing and troubleshooting electrical, electronic or electro-mechanical equipment.
- Installing, maintaining and repairing communications and electrical systems.
- Reading and interpreting diagrams, engineering drawings, manuals, schematics and work orders for signal, communications, train control and electrical and electronic control.
- Assessing situations and exhibiting sound judgment to make appropriate decisions within the authority of the classification.
- Performing the duties of the job safely, efficiently and in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations without direct supervision, including the ability to operate required vehicles and equipment.
- Maintaining alertness, awareness and vigilance.
- Maintaining accurate logs and records of work performed.
- Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Selection Process

Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview.

The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations).

Application Process

External applicants may only apply online, at  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.   

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688. 

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.


When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at for assistance.

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