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Rail Service Employee (Light Rail)


Salt Lake City, UT, United States


May 25, 2023



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*New Rail Service Employees can enjoy a $2000 Hiring Incentive. Ask for details!*

Operates and prepares rail vehicles for fleet set-up and fleet arrangement.  Responsible for interior, exterior, and roof top cleaning on various rail vehicles as required within each specific facility.  Daily maintenance of vehicles to include accident, biohazard, and sharps clean-up as necessary.  Conducts various inspections, assists mechanics with minor repairs, other shop/yard/maintenance activities, and tasks as required by the Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One year training or experience in electrical/mechanical areas (preferred).
  • A combination of six months previous janitorial service or commercial cleaning experience (preferred).
  • Demonstrated competence with computer systems and operation to include basic level skills on Outlook.
  • Must be able to pass the Rail Service Employee Mechanical Aptitude exam.
  • Must have organizational skills and the ability to arrange and rearrange a multiple number of vehicles into assigned trains. This position requires some logistical skills in order to place a vehicle in the proper direction for operational service.
  • Ability to organize and arrange fleet vehicles.
  • Ability to communicate with supervisors, co-workers, and customers and maintain good interpersonal relations both orally and over the radio.
  • Able to pass the roadway protection certification.
  • Able to pass other rail certifications and trainings as required.
  • Must be able to certify to operate a forklift, crane, and other shop equipment. 
  • CPR certification desirable.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DOT Medical card.
  • Must have a valid Utah driver’s license.
  • Be a safe driver with no more than 4 moving violations in the past 3 years.
  • Cannot have more than 1 violation of driving under the influence of alcohol, any drug, or the combined influence of any alcohol or any drug within the last 10 years.
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job to include walking long distances in a quick manner on uneven surfaces, lifting and carrying over 51 lbs occasionally on uneven surfaces, throwing switches, prolonged periods of standing, crawl and lay on uneven surfaces, able to work in tight and awkward positions, work outside in all weather conditions, able to safely work at heights above 16 feet, and constantly aware of surroundings.
  - OR -
An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
[UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.]

This job requires regular and predictable attendance.

UTA’s benefits package for full-time maintenance employees includes:
  • Health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance (eligible after 30 days of employment), with Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts.
  • Health and Wellness Clinics for on-site medical care at no cost to employees, spouses, and dependent children.
  • 13 days of paid time off (9 personal days and 5 vacation days). Increase in paid time off with tenure at UTA.
  • 10 paid holidays and two paid (2) floating holidays per year.
  • Retirement options - Pension Plan with 5-year vesting schedule and 457 Contribution Plan, available for immediate contributions and company matching.
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for higher education, available for both bachelor’s and master’s degree.
  • Apprenticeship programs available as well as other training, development, and career advancement opportunities.
  • Paid parental leave for birth, adoption, and child placement (after 12 months of employment).
  • Free transit passes for employee, spouse, and dependent children.
  • Employee assistance program – includes counseling, legal services, financial planning, etc.
  • UTA Well – a comprehensive wellness program designed to support employees and dependents in their health and wellness goals.
  • Free on-site fitness facilities and discounted membership to VASA Fitness.


For more information on UTA’s Total Rewards benefits package, please visit:

11:30AM to 8:00PM or 2:00PM to 10:30PM with Sunday/Monday off* OR
          8:00PM to 6:30AM or 9:00PM to 7:30AM with Sunday/Monday/Tuesday off*
                  * Shift & Days Off Subject to Change

Pay Rate:
 $20.57 - $25.57 per hour, plus $1.00 to $1.50 shift differential depending on shift, if applicable. This is a five year wage progression.

Close Date:  May 30, 2023 by 5:59 pm

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