Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Maintenance Coordinator, Elev/Esc (Elevator/Esc Inspector)
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Location: US-MD-Hyattsville Map
Posted: 06/25/2019
Closing: 07/24/2019
Degree: High School
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Job description
Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and training in one of the following engineering disciplines: mechanical, electrical, electronic. A minimum of four (4) years responsible experience in one of these disciplines, including at least two (2) years training and technical work experience in a relevant applied engineering area which demonstrates a high degree of proficiency in performing maintenance and maintenance inspections  on escalators and/or elevators. Applicant must be qualified in the maintenance, repair, and inspection of escalator and/or elevator support equipment. Applicant must be certified by the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities (NAESA) through ANSI/ASME OEI- 1 qualification test.

Or, an equivalent combination of post-high school education and more than six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in one of following disciples: mechanical, electrical , electronic. Must be qualified in the maintenance, repair, and inspection of and/or elevator support equipment. Certification by the National Association of Elevator Safety  Authorities (NAESA) through ANSI/ASME OEI- 1 qualification test. Incumbent must also demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in performing maintenance and maintenance inspections on escalator and/or elevators.


Possession of a valid District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia motor vehicle operator's permit issued from the jurisdiction of residence, or the ability to acquire one on a timely basis.

Medical Group:

Ability to complete satisfactorily the medical examination for this job.

Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks including frequent lifting of objects weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally to 75 pounds. Ability to frequently climb stairs and ladders . Ability to bend, squat, and reach in small areas for extended periods of time. Ability to distinguish basic colors for component, wiring, and safety identification.

The employee must be able to perform the essential funct ions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary/Duties:

This is highly skilled and technical maintenance coordination work involving auditing of preventive and corrective maintenance on escalators and elevators in support of the entire Metrorail system. Employee performs inspections; conducts investigations; responds to escalator and elevator emergencies, accidents/incidents, and equipment outages; and produces written audits and/or reports to document findings and recommendations for corrective actions. Employee audits and monitors work performed by WMATA and contractor personnel. Employee monitors adherence to applicable Federal, state, and local codes. Employee has comprehensive working knowledge of codes, escalator and elevator systems, and troubleshooting and maintenance procedures. Employee has considerable latitude for independent judgment within established guidelines.

Audits escalator/elevator maintenance and repair requirements and mechanics who are performing the work. Provides technical assistance to ELES for troubleshooting and repairing escalators and elevators.

Audits and monitors contractors on escalator and elevator replacement and rehabilitation projects to ensure that work is done in accordance with specifications and appropriate codes. Audits activities of in-house and contractor personnel.

Performs independent audits of escalators and elevators to assure that all scheduled and  required inspections  are conducted  in  accordance  with  established  codes.

Performs inspections on maintenance and repair work and assesses workmanship, completeness, and  compliance  with applicable  Federal,  state, and  local codes; engineering  orders; drawing  specifications:  procedures  and  standard  maintenance practices.

Reviews specifications, drawings, schematics, and contracts for accuracy and completeness.

Reviews  service  tickets  and  other   maintenance-related documents   as  part  of maintenance audit process.

Conducts investigations and responds to escalator and elevator emergencies, accidents/inc idents, and equipment outages. Produces written reports to document findings and recommendations for corrective actions.

Maintains effective contact with Federal, state and local code enforcement agencies.

Performs related duties as required.

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:

  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists.  Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

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.

Maintenance Coordinator, Elev/Esc (Elevator/Esc Inspector)