Transit Vehicle Electronic Technician (Pool Posting) - SEIU

  • BART
  • Oakland, California
  • Nov 14, 2019
Full Time Engineering Information Technology and Communication Services Parks and Recreation Transportation or Transit

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.

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

** New employees will be hired into Step 1 at $35.16/ Hour
Step 1: $35.16/ Hour to Step 5: $45.96/ Hour

Posted Date

November 13, 2019
**This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for vacancies occurring within the next twelve (12) months.

Closing Date

December 6, 2019

Days Off


Who May Apply

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

Current Assignment

Under general supervision, performs skilled preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, primary and some secondary repair, and modification to a variety of electronic and electro-mechanical equipment and components found in revenue vehicles; performs related work as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

1) Repair analog and digital electrical and electronic circuitry and components by reading schematics, Maintenance Manuals, using tools, meters and other test equipment including diagnostic computers to troubleshoot, repair, and service related systems on revenue vehicles in a primary repair shop environment.
2) Repair electromechanical and computer logic systems by reading schematics, Maintenance Manuals, identifying symbols, using tools and other test equipment necessary to troubleshoot and repair related systems on the revenue vehicle.
3) Operate electronic test equipment within close tolerances by reading and following written instructions, understanding blue prints, drawings, layouts, and schematics, related to electronic and electrical systems on the revenue vehicle.
4) Performs modifications to revenue vehicle electronic and electromechanical systems as directed by engineering and supervisory staff; performs major repair of vehicles involved in accidents using diagnostic test equipment and precision measuring devices in the course of work.
5) Interprets computer downloads identifying failures used to troubleshoot systems.

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate of Science degree in electronics from an accredited community college or an Electronics Credential from an accredited electronics certificate program, or its equivalent (i.e. completion of a military electronics training program).
Four (4) years of verifiable electronic maintenance (troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of electronic and/or electro-mechanical equipment) can be substituted for the education.
Other Requirements:
Must have adequate color vision; be physically capable of working in confining work spaces and lifting equipment weighing up to 70 pounds; Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, off hours and occasional emergency overtime.
Knowledge of:
Basic operating principles of analog and digital electronics, electrical and electronic circuitry, and associated mechanical mechanisms, methods, equipment and materials used in the primary maintenance and repair of a variety of electronic and electro-mechanical systems, components and equipment; use and care of testing and power and hand tools of the trade; troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques; shop arithmetic as required for the trade; safety practices pertaining to the work.
Skill in:
Diagnosing and repairing operational problems in a variety of electronic and electro-mechanical systems, components and equipment; performing preventive maintenance on and modifications to electronic systems and components; reading and interpreting engineering drawings, diagrams, manuals and work orders; using and maintaining hand and power tools and testing equipment of the trade; understanding and following oral and written directions; maintaining accurate records of work performed and materials used; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Selection Process

This is a SEIU Local 1021 Bargaining unit position. However, All SEIU members must follow the "Bid Form Process", failure to comply will invalidate an employee's application. 

The selection process will include a screening for minimum qualifications as listed in this posting and may additionally involve a skills/performance test, written exam, and/or a panel interview.  Outside applicants will not be considered until all employees who have applied have been considered first.

Application Process

This is a SEIU Local 1021 Bargaining unit position. However, all full-time SEIU District employees must follow the "Bid Form" process and deposit their bids in the bid box. Failure to comply may invalidate the employee's bid. As actual vacancies occur, District employees on the internal eligibility list will be considered before outside candidates.

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

The Employment Office will screen Bid form applications and resumes against the minimum qualifications. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the hiring department for further consideration. The selection process may involve a skills/performance test, written exam, and/or a panel interview. Outside applicants will not be considered until all employees who have applied have been considered first.

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.

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

Candidates who fail the written test are not allowed to re-test for six (6) months;
Candidates who pass the written test, but fail the practical test or interview, may not re-test for six (6) months but may proceed directly to the practical test, bypassing the written test portion for one (1) year from the date of their last passing written test score.

Other Information

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


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