Electronic Systems Specialist

Requisition Number:  6505
Pay Rate:  N/A

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Operations

Basic Function

Serves as oversight between METRO personnel, contracted vendors and OEM (original equipment manufacturer) service individuals ensuring standards in safety, quality and workmanship.  Developing and implementing new methods and procedures to improve operations/production and minimize operating costs related to vehicle electronic systems. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

  • Evaluates/diagnoses reported problems and determine appropriate repair actions.
  • Uses specialized diagnostic equipment appropriate for troubleshooting electronic components.
  • Utilizes specialized test equipment and diagnostics to locate faults and trouble codes in various vehicle electronic systems.
  • Verifies reported defects using logical troubleshooting methods.
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve vehicle reliability, decrease vehicle down time and streamline work processes.
  • Reports findings of poor workmanship.
  • Serves as technical advisor to the superintendent / foreman on bus electronic systems.
  • Collaborates with Maintenance Support personnel in the review of quality and product warranty related issues.
  • Attends OEM and METRO training programs to enhance skill levels related to above systems.
  • Trains new technicians / mechanics as assigned.
  • Responsible for diagnosing, trouble-shooting, and overall functionality of electronic systems and equipment.
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education Requirement

High School Diploma or GED.  Associate Degree in Electronic Technology or related field preferred.

Years & Experience Required

Minimum five (5) years extensive electronic systems maintenance / management.   Experience with Hybrid Electric Vehicle / Hybrid diesel bus technology preferred. 

Knowledge & Skills Required

Valid Texas Driver’s License.  Ability to conduct and understand computer diagnostic evaluations, skilled in problem solving and trouble shooting.  Knowledge of hybrid manufacturers is preferred.  Working knowledge of personal computers and related software; Microsoft Office and system diagnostics.  Ability to maintain computer records and complete required paperwork as required in SAP. Good interpersonal skills, communication (written/verbal) skills, decision making and organizational skills.  Familiar with labor relations/union agreements and related procedures.  Certification and/or training from a recognized hybrid program preferred.

Additional Information

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.

Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Houston