Transit Technician

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Date: 19 Sep 2023

Location: Tampa, FL, US

Company: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signaling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75,000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

The Maintenance Technician C will troubleshoot and identify failure causes; repair or initiate the repair of failed items and perform recovery/corrective or preventive maintenance of vehicle and wayside systems, subsystems, and components. Preventive maintenance, inspection, and adjustment tasks and procedures are well established and require normal supervision. Incumbents will follow the direction of higher level personnel in preventive or corrective maintenance phases of work. Associates exercise considerable latitude and open judgment in the troubleshooting and recommended repair of equipment.



The Maintenance Technician C is responsible for the following established procedures, as appropriate:

  • Inspect vehicles and related equipment to detect failed or improperly operating equipment.
  • Operate trains, doors, guideway switches, and power distribution systems in a manual mode.
  • Perform electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems inspection following established procedures or other written or verbal instructions.
  • Repair or replace defective parts or equipment utilizing manuals, drawings, specs, and other written or verbal instructions.
  • Respond to system failures to recover vehicles and restore system operation.
  • Respond to customer requests in a timely fashion
  • Assist passengers during emergency operations.
  • Report suspicious or unusual activity or behavior.
  • Participate in training programs.
  • Prepare reports or daily logs, as required
  • Observe all established safety procedures.
  • Perform housekeeping and administrative duties; shipping/ receiving, as necessary.
  • Manually operating a train with passengers onboard during recoveries.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge in basic electronic theory.
  • Aptitude for mechanical operations and operation of equipment.
  • Knowledge in the use and application of a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Knowledge in the use of simple electronic equipment.
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of tasks and duties.
  • Capacity to learn a variety of equipment operations.
  • Willingness to work various shifts, as required.
  • Ability to read and follow instructions.




  • High school diploma or equivalent; Preferably an Associate degree (A.S.) in a related mechanical or technical discipline and/or Vocational Training/Certification in a related discipline.
  • Previous work experience may be recognized in lieu of formal education.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical manuals, drawings, and bulletins written in English; ability to fill out forms and documents related to maintenance.



Competency in performing basic mathematic calculations at the secondary school level.



Capacity to resolve problems and derive conclusions using technical manuals, verbal instructions, drawings, or diagrams.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

The employee is frequently required to walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to stand; sit; climb ladders and stairs, balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl; and talk; or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Employee may be required to work in a train yard with live power tails and moving equipment. Employees are required to be able to operate heavy equipment, cranes, forklifts and Company vehicles.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers. We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.


Alstom is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.


Effective 29 January 2021, Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. This is a Bombardier Transportation Legal Entity Position - positions at Bombardier Transportation companies are all members of the Alstom Group.

Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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