MetroLink Mechanic

Mechanics St. Louis, Missouri


MetroLink Mechanic 




Metro Transit seeks dedicated Electromechanics! If you’re someone who is interested in using your expertise to help others and improve our community, keep reading. 


As an Electromechanic, you play an essential role in public safety and in keeping our transportation system running smoothly. Safe and reliable transportation starts with you! This is an opportunity to step out of the diesel garage and use your skills on clean electric trains. At Metro, you’ll provide specialized support and creative solutions for optimizing and maintaining Metro’s electric trains, while enjoying a rewarding career that has a positive, lasting impact upon the lives of your friends, family, neighbors and community! 



Plus enjoy a full range of benefits, including medical/dental/vision coverage, paid time off, and so much more. 


About Us 


Metro Transit provides transportation throughout the Bi-State area to tens of thousands of riders every day. These passengers rely on the Metro Transit system, and more than 2,000 Metro professionals to keep their life and their communities moving forward. 

Our fleet of more than 600 Metro Transit trains, buses and vans are operated, maintained, and protected by bus/van operators, security personnel, customer service, mechanics, and engineers—a team ranging widely in age, experience and professional specialty, but are united by shared passion for the community they serve. 


Why Work Here 


  • Work for a company that strives to make a positive impact in the region
  • Earn competitive wage
  • Gym Discounts with Club Fitness and OneLife Fitness at Ballpark Village
  • 24 hour access to our 9 onsite gyms
  • Wellness program that provides free health screenings
  • Discounted Cell Phone service
  • Free MetroLink and MetroBus access
  • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
  • Your Birthday is a floating holiday
  • Uniform allowance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Bi-State Development is an eligible employer the for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Available



Essential Outcomes 


  • Duties include performing preventative and corrective maintenance through inspecting, servicing, calibrating, aligning, repairing, truing wheels, and diagnosis of all systems and subsystems of the LRV. Such systems and subsystems include such elements as the following: high and/or low voltage electrical and mechanical systems such as propulsion, printed circuit boards, amplifiers, logic gates, operation of thyristor, various applications of capacitors, relay switches and logic, static converter, motors, air brakes, compressors, HVAC, trucks, wheels, axles, and other LRV systems to ensure optimum operating efficiency consistent with design and management of requirements.
  • Conducts routine inspection for major repairs, overhaul and preventive maintenance.
  • Uses and operates various types of equipment including hand tools, power tools, measuring tools, diagnostic test equipment such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, wheel truing machines, wheel/axle press, tire press, fixtures, cranes, and any other specialized test or maintenance equipment necessary for the maintenance and repair of the light rail vehicles.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and mechanical principles as applied to LRV equipment and interprets technical publications, blueprints, source code manuals, wiring and circuit diagrams, etc. so as to be able to determine the cause of LRV problems and to make corrective repairs.
  • Responsible for completing thorough equipment reports and records.
  • Solves unusual and complex equipment malfunctions; performs necessary repairs.
  • Operates special equipment not limited to re-railing equipment and portable jacks and other related duties as required.
  • Upon successful completion of a limited operations examination, Electromechanic will move LRVs in the yard(s) and shop(s) necessary for maintenance and train make-up, etc. Such movements will require the operation of switches either manually or via control apparatuses.
  • Operates trucks, high rail vehicles and similar equipment; pulls trailers.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 


  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and electronic theory and principles demonstrated by the successful completion of the qualifying period.
  • Knowledge and understanding of maintenance and repair techniques acquired through experience as a skilled mechanic.
  • Ability to successfully complete comprehensive technical exams administered during the LRV Electromechanic training program.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision.
  • Must maintain required training and certifications (including but not limited to Commercial Driver’s License).DOT physical (if required and not grand-fathered), and essential functions test for the safe operations and maintenance of trains (including tier training certifications, re-rail equipment training, and hi-rail equipment training).
  • Must provide his/her tools.
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job.              
  • Successful completion of training program and post-training qualification period



Degree: High School or GED 

Years: 1 to 2 years 



Filed: Transit Operations or Customer Service 




Must be a least 21 years of age, able to pass a drug & alcohol screen, and able to obtain the required DOT certification.  




Bi-State Development is committed to providing an Equal Employment Opportunity experience for all employees, applicants, vendors and customers with an environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.