$31.82 - $39.78 hourly
  • Sacramento Regional Transit District
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Sep 21, 2020
Full time Installation-Maint-Repair Transportation

Job Description

SALARY: $32.78 - $40.97 Hourly

DEPARTMENT: Light Rail Maintenance

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

RECRUITMENT TYPE: Internal/External


DMV PRINTOUT IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION  DMV printouts issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles are acceptable. As a result of the current COVID-19 State of Emergency, SacRT will accept online DMV printouts until further notice.

Assists with inspections, testing, routine maintenance, and repairs on the District's light rail signal system, traction power substations, and electrical distribution system in a training capacity; performs a variety of manual labor tasks in the performance of assigned duties and in support of designated work crew's activities; participates in organizing and maintaining an inventory of parts, tools, and equipment in the workshop; practices safe work processes and contributes to the maintenance of a safe working environment for self and others; and performs related duties as assigned.

Lineworker top pay rate is upon completion of a four year Training Program beginning at 80% of the Journey Lineworker pay rate. Thereafter the pay rate is increased to 85%, 90%, and 95% over a maximum of 48 months in the Training Program.


Assists other Lineworker classifications in performing inspections, testing, diagnostic  analysis and maintenance of the light rail traction power substations, electrical distribution system, signal system, traffic warning devices, highway grade crossings, power switch and electric lock mechanisms; receives and stocks inventory of parts and equipment in workshop; maintains cleanliness of the workshop and organizes tools and equipment; performs routine preventative maintenance of substation air conditioning units; performs duties as a switch tender or flagperson for the protection of the public, employees, and trains during emergencies and rerouting of trains; operates a variety of non-revenue District vehicles including construction and heavy equipment vehicles; and performs other related duties as assigned.  


Education: High school diploma or equivalent, and successful completion of DC and AC Theory and Circuit Fundamentals coursework (5 units total) from an accredited post-secondary educational institution.  

Experience: One year of full time work experience performing basic electrical, electronic and/or electro/mechanical repairs and maintenance OR one year of full time work experience in a District IBEW Bargaining Unit position.  

Special Requirements, Licenses and/or Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C Driver's License; the ability to obtain a Class A Instructional Permit with air brake endorsement prior to the start of employment; a satisfactory driving record; the ability to pass Ishihara Eye Test; required to obtain the tools for the Lineworker by the end of the probationary period. All employees in the Lineworker (apprentice) job classification must complete the District's four (4) year training program and move into the Journey Lineworker job classification.

Candidates must submit a DMV printout at time of application, dated no more than ten (10) days prior to the date you submit your application, in order to be considered. Only DMV printouts issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles are acceptable. As a result of the current COVID-19 State of Emergency, SacRT will accept online DMV printouts until further notice.

Proof of required education beyond high school, such as college transcripts, diplomas, and/or certificates must be submitted at the time of application since the AC/DC courses are required, no substitution allowed.


The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process. An employment application is required for this position. Applications, job announcements, and copies of the complete job description are available at our website at  

Completed employment application, DMV printout, and proof of education, as outlined above, must be submitted online.  RT will not process incomplete applications.  Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application, but may be included with the application. For more information on benefits, a summary sheet is available from the Human Resources Department.  The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (916) 556-0298.

SacRT has a stand alone pension plan which is not part of, nor does it have reciprocity with CalPERS.  

RT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans