Light Rail Train Operator Trainee
Company: METRO Transit Authority
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Transportation, General
Job Type: Full Time
Pay Amount: $15.00 / Hour
Posted: 7/2/2019

Upon certification as a Light Rail Train (LRT) Operator, will operate METRORail Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) in accordance with METRO Rail established policies and procedures. Must maintain recertification as an LRT Operator every two years.

Benefits of Working at Metro
– Retirement Plan and Savings Plan
– Competitive Pay
– Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
– Life Insurance
– Paid Vacation, Sick Days and Holidays

– Advancement Opportunities
– Free Transportation for Employees and Spouses
– Bilingual Incentive Pay for Bus Operators  
METRO is an Equal Opportunity Employer


High school diploma or equivalent.

Minimum six (6) months as part time or full time METRO Bus Operator or one (1) year as METRO employee

Acceptable work record to include but not limited to: No suspensions, no more than one (1) reprimand, three (3) misses or less and no preventable vehicular accidents within the preceding twelve (12) months of application. 


Must have current driving record with no tickets or accidents within three (3) years of application. Transportation experience desirable. Customer service experience, working with the public; ability to work independently as well as part of a team; willing to work all shifts and split shifts as well as on weekends and holidays.


Must be 21 years or older
Pass all pre-selection testing
Meet all physical requirements to include a medical examination and pre-selection physical assessment

Valid Texas Drivers License required
Must obtain certification as an LRT Operator and maintain annual recertifications
Ability to pass all safety and training courses
Must know or become knowledgeable of METRORail policies and procedures and the METRORail rulebook
Ability to communicate proficiently both verbally and written
Ability to accurately complete written reports, records and forms


A Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check is required prior to the placement of any individual in a position that requires the operation of a METRO revenue or non-revenue vehicle on behalf of METRO:

The Disqualifying Criteria is as follows:

- Invalid, suspended, or revoked driver's license

- Conviction of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) within the preceding three (3) years

- 2 or more DUI or DWI convictions with no time limit.

- Any accumulation of suspensions of over 1 year in length within the last 3 years

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.
Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.
We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.

Rail Operations Center
1601 W. Belfort
Houston, TX 77054
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