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Find your career through the Light Rail Technician Program

Light rail mechanics

Help maintain the performance of Metro Transit’s 81-vehicle light-rail fleet and the signals and communications equipment for the region's light-rail lines. Become a Light Rail Electro Mechanic Technician or Light Rail Signals Technician!

As a Metro Transit Light Rail Technician, you use state-of-the-art tools and equipment to determine problems with equipment and make repairs. You work indoors at one of Metro Transit’s operations & maintenance facilities in the metro area. All work at these facilities upholds the highest-level requirements of industry safety.

At Metro Transit, we provide ongoing training and professional development to all our Technicians, and we offer a variety of opportunities to advance their careers. 

A career as a Metro Transit Light Rail Technician offers a competitive starting wage of $25.32 an hour with an equally competitive benefits package. The work you perform plays a vital role in Metro Transit’s ability to provide high-quality service to the people in the communities we serve.               

Program Timeline 

Winter 2016
Study academic subjects for training readiness

Spring 2017 - Summer 2017        
Receive Technician training with a $15.50 an hour paid internship at Metro Transit

Fall 2017
Enroll in two-year Technician Degree program with internship throughout school years at Metro Transit

Summer 2019Light rail vehicle on maintenance shop floor
Graduate from Technician Degree program and begin full-time employment with Metro Transit

Our Transit Technician Program offers a wide range of benefits

Our program provides one-year preparation training so you can acquire the skills necessary to enroll successfully in the Technician Degree program, and then become a Metro Transit Light Rail Technician.

Earn while you learn. During your internship at Metro Transit, you are paid while you are enrolled in the program.

Scholarships and financial aid provided. If you qualify, Metro Transit will grant you a scholarship while you complete your Technician Degree program.

Transportation assistance provided. You receive free transportation on Metro Transit buses and trains while enrolled in the program.Mechanics painting a light rail vehicle

Academic support provided. Your academic readiness program will be customized to best prepare you for success in the Technician Degree program.

As a Metro Transit Light Rail Technician you…

  • Work indoors year-round.
  • Work on all vehicles while using hydraulic lifts.
  • Have first-shift and second-shift options.
  • Can move to other service divisions of Metro Transit.
  • Work with state-of-the art tools and equipment.  

To qualify: You must meet be 18+ with a minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D., be able to obtain a driver’s license by May 2017, able to pass a Department of Transportation physical and have no history of sexual or violent crime on the job. Low income individuals are preferred.   

Applications now closed. 


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