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Founded in 1969, Herzog is headquartered in St. Joseph, Missouri, with a satellite office in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Over the course of our 50+ year history, Herzog has become a national leader in the construction, operations and maintenance of commuter rail, light rail, streetcar, and freight rail projects. 

 

We believe our culture is at the heart of our existence. It is that belief which empowers every member of our professional family to act with purpose and passion as they advance their career throughout their personal pursuit of excellence.

 

Backed by over five decades of experience, Herzog delivers exceptional customer service and elite results. 

 

Our success is the outcome of our relentless pursuit of excellence, our passion for our customers, safety without compromise, and a deep-rooted belief in the power of team.

 

We invite you to join us on our journey to excellence as we work to be better today than yesterday and better tomorrow than today.

 

Herzog Transit Services, Inc. is currently seeking a Technician in Kansas City, MO for the Kansas City Streetcar.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

*This is a non-exhaustive overview of the job duties for this position.

  • Perform diagnostics, troubleshooting and repair of electronic propulsion systems
  • Perform diagnostic, troubleshooting and repair of electronic destination signage, PA systems, electronic displays and other electronic systems typically found on transit vehicles
  • Perform thorough preventative maintenance inspections in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines; make routine mechanical repairs and adjustments
  • Troubleshoot systems and locate causes of electrical, electronic and mechanical problems
  • Perform diagnostics, troubleshooting and repair of track, switch, TWC and TPSS
  • Use test equipment, typical shop tools, torque wrenches, multimeter, power supplies, oscilloscopes and portable test units
  • Check and inspect the condition of Streetcars; report and repair defects such as defective lights, body damage, interior damage, and operating defects
  • Maintain cleanliness and safety of shop area
  • Tag and document defective parts
  • Perform vehicle recovery duties including towing/pushing disabled vehicles; assist with re-railing of cars, as necessary, move cars around the yard and shop
  • Clean exterior of streetcars by hand washing and steam cleaning, using a variety of solvents, soaps, cleaning chemicals and tools
  • Check and replenish consumables such as wiper fluid and sand
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports
  • Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality are a requirement for this position.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so assigned.  Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

 

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Experience with Streetcar and/or PLC system maintenance
  • Skill in maintaining, repairing, troubleshooting, and overhauling electrical and mechanical systems
  • Experience in the diagnostics, troubleshooting and repair of electronic propulsion systems
  • Experience in the diagnostics, troubleshooting and repair of fare collection systems, electronic destination signage, PA systems, electronic displays and other electronic systems typically found in transit vehicles
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical principles, repair methods, standards and practices
  • Knowledge of test equipment and tools needed in the repair, maintenance, and installation of mechanical, electronic and electrical systems and equipment
  • Strong knowledge of electronics including digital and analog systems
  • Knowledge of general shop safety procedures
  • Skill communicating orally and in writing.
  • Skill in performing maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, and safety/preventive maintenance inspections
  • Skill in implementing preventive maintenance and safety inspection procedures
  • Skill in using test and shop equipment and tools, parts and supply manuals
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of business
  • Skill in the use of electronic schematics, portable test units and diagnostic software
  • Ability to read, understand and apply technical information from service manuals
  • Ability to read and follow verbal and written directions; ability to read, understand, and apply technical information found in repair manuals, service change bulletins, and applicable technical documents, including parts and supply manuals
  • Ability to operate a computer and familiarity with MS Office products and maintenance information systems
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Streetcar Yard Operation certification

 

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Subject to pre-employment background check and motor vehicle report review.
  • Subject to pre-employment physical, medical evaluation, and drug screen due to the safety sensitive nature of this position.
  • Must successfully pass color/vision examinations as required by the position.
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis.

 

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described below must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of this role. This position will be physically demanding at times. This is a non-exhaustive overview of the physical requirements of this job.

  • Regularly lift weight up to 75 pounds to a height of up to 56 inches.
  • Regularly carry weight up to 75 pounds to a distance up to 100 feet.
  • Regularly push/pull up to 50 pounds for a distance up to 50 feet.
  • Regularly grasp or squeeze with forces up to 40 pounds.
  • Regularly ascend and descend a 10 step ladder with up to 25 pounds. Frequently climb on/off equipment.
  • Work in a confined access/space environment with a height of 12 inches and a width of 24 inches.
  • Regularly kneel, bend, squat while transferring up to 25 pounds of weight.
  • Regularly sit and stand for an extended period of time.
  • Able to walk on uneven surfaces up to 1 mile.
  • Regularly lay on back for extended periods of time.
  • Regularly reach overhead while holding tools.
  • Must be able to be aware of surroundings and follow verbal commands while being exposed to moderately loud noises on a daily basis.
  • Must be able to adapt to various temperature extremes including but not limited to heat, cold, moisture and wind.
  • Must be able to work in a safety sensitive work environment.
  • Must successfully pass color/vision examinations as required by the position.
  • Must be able to hear and distinguish auditory signals.

 

Safety:

  • Herzog is nationally recognized for its excellent corporate safety record, which results from all employees at all levels and in all positions adhering to established policies and procedures. Reporting any and all safety violations to your immediate supervisor is a prerequisite for continued employment. Safety diligence by all results in a safe work environment for all.

 

Benefits:

  • Herzog offers a robust benefits package including medical and dental coverage. The plans are specific to projects and locations.

 

Why Herzog:

Led by our beliefs and executed through our behaviors, at Herzog we build upon each other’s contributions by collaborating to make great things possible.

 

When you join Herzog, we give you the ability and authority to do the same. We will help you take charge of your 20 square feet in a manner that you will facilitate your growth and advancement as a person, as a member of our professional family and in your career.

 

If you are interested in joining our team, click the Apply button below to start an application.

 

It is the policy of Herzog Transit Services, Inc. to provide equal opportunity in employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, age, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military status, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.