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TRAX Operator Trainee (Full-Time, SLC)


Salt Lake City, UT, United States


May 23, 2023



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Job Summary

Responsible for operating UTA trains consisting of light rail vehicles (LRVs) in accordance with UTA operating procedures, assuming responsibility for the safety of customers and equipment.  Performs routine vehicle inspections to ensure proper operation (such as pre-service radio check, lamp test, cab signal test, cycling of doors, mirror adjustment and check of destination signs, etc.).  Communicates appropriate information to TRAX Control, customers, supervisors, and others designated to receive such information.  Answers questions from customers and others.  Activates switches to ensure proper routing.  Follows UTA guidelines, operating rules and procedures.

*All UTA Operators can enjoy a $2,000 Hiring Incentive. Ask for details!*


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Candidates must successfully complete a required LRV training program, including passing all required exams.
  2. Must pass the pre-qualification exam.
  3. Must have one year experience in a customer service role providing instructions and clarifying information with ability to solve problems and resolve customer inquiries.
  4. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  5. Must have a valid Utah Driver’s License.
  6. Be a safe driver with no more than 2 moving violations in the past 3 years.
  7. Have no violations of driving under the influence of alcohol, any drug, or the combined influence of any alcohol or drug within the last 10 years.
  8. Must be able to pass FRA required Audiometric and Colorblind tests.
  9. Ability to acquire and maintain a DOT Medical card.
  10. Ability to communicate with supervisors and customers and maintain good interpersonal relations both orally and over the radio.
  11. Ability to read and understand training materials, operating manuals and operating and safety rules directives.
  12. Ability to prepare legible written reports of incidents and accidents.
  13. Ability to operate Light Rail Vehicle safely.

Ability to perform the physical requirements of the job to include regular walking in a quick manner on uneven surfaces, floor to waist lifting up to 50 lbs regularly, reaching/lifting overhead up to 10 lbs, climbing into and out of Light Rail Vehicle at non-station locations, and prolonged periods of sitting and standing.

  • This job requires regular and predictable attendance.


    An equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience.

    (UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.)
Pay Rate:
$20.00/hr during training. $23.75/hr after training with guaranteed pay increases every six months for the four years.

Study Materials located on the UTA website

Note:  An email will be sent after your application has been submitted to self-schedule a testing session.

Close Date: June 2, 2023 @ 5:59 pm


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