Full Job Description 

Job Description 


Minimum Qualifications 


  • High school diploma or possession of a general equivalency diploma (GED) 


  • A minimum of four (4) years’ experience in the specific trade or craft directly related to urban transit. 

  • One, (1), year of previous experience delivering training and adult education (OJT or classroom). 


  • N/A 


  • Associate degree, or vocational or technical school degree in a maintenance craft directly related to urban transit. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Adult Learning 

Medical Group 
Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations. 

Mission Essential Designation: 

  • In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events. 

Job Summary 

The Technical Skills Maintenance Training Instructor is responsible for the development, implementation and presentation of required Technical Skills Training courses. The incumbent instructs in both the classroom and practical situations and evaluates student progress throughout the training program. 

Essential Functions 

  • Develops and implements a comprehensive Technical Skills Training Program for entry level maintenance Apprentices in all maintenance trades. Assists in training programs for advanced maintenance skill level employees. 

  • Conducts classroom and practical maintenance training for mechanical, electrical, and supervisory level personnel. Instructs and demonstrates, utilizing applicable technical data, tools, precision measuring/special equipment, test instrumentation and correct maintenance procedures. Develops and prepares training courses and lesson plans, ensuring periodic updates are included. Evaluates student performance, certifies that employees have successfully completed required training programs, and are qualified to operate specific equipment and perform specified duties 

  • Makes appropriate recommendations for training program additions and deletions. Makes proper utilization of training techniques i.e., lecture methods, demonstration and student participation, use of mock-ups, questions, answers, and student testing. May be required to prepare and present oral/written reports. 

  • Prepares and maintains current training aids, visual aid and mock up equipment simulators. Ensures availability of classroom space and equipment for specific training groups. Maintains state-of-the-art knowledge of electrical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical technologies as applied to urban transit systems. 

  • Supervises trainees while they are under the control of Technical Skill Maintenance Training (TSMT) Department. This includes ensuring compliance with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) directives, standard operating procedures, safety and operating rules, time accountability, and complaint resolution. May recommend trainees for commendations or disciplinary action as appropriate. 

  • Assists in other training programs where overlap or intersection occurs. Researches and prepares technical and administrative reports in support of training operations. 

Other Functions 

  • Acts as an expert witness for the Authority in litigation. Performs other related duties as required. 

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision. 

Evaluation Criteria 

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience. 

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following: 

  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment 

  • Personal interview 

  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses) 

  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment) 

  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions) 

  • Review of a current motor vehicle report 


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law. 

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview. 

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