Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.
The Valley Metro Maintenance and Operations Internship is designed to provide an introduction to various aspects of facilities and equipment maintenance and transit asset lifecycle management at a public transportation agency. This internship will be up to 12 months in length and be filled in the Valley Metro Operations and Maintenance Division which may have a focus taken from among those listed below.
The Operations Internship shall contribute to team efforts and represents Agency core values in the performance of duties.
The position will perform pre entry-level professional work as outlined below:
Operations Internship: Provide support for materials and equipment management and related asset management activities for light rail, bus, and facilities. Assist with document preparation, data analytics, and organization of maintenance data to implement our transit asset management program.
Provide beginning level administration support for a materials maintenance software program, including minor troubleshooting of the application and data input support for inventory and equipment records.
These internships are part-time temporary (Commitment to work up to 19.5 hours per week during the school year) for up to 12 months. Schedules are flexible to accommodate full-time course load. Additional hours up to 40 hours per week may be available during the summer months.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Graduate Degree program in Maintenance Operations, Business, or a related field.
Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.
Licenses and Certifications:
Position may require a valid Arizona Driver's License.
REQUIRED FORMS AND DOCUMENTS:
Resume - Include all experience in your resume related to this position. Include dates of employment and hours worked per week, in addition to the duties of the position. Include a list of all relevant extracurricular activities including community services/volunteer, professional organizations, school activities and honors programs.
References - Name, email address and telephone number of one advisor or instructor.
Copy of Transcript - Undergraduate or graduate transcript to date (unofficial transcripts will be accepted). Priority will be given to Applicants with GPAs of 3.0 or better.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES / KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Assists with the administration duties of a materials maintenance software program, i.e., set up of equipment, inventory, and preventative maintenance work, and reporting issues.
Assists with analyzing program issues and/or coordinating with software consultants.
Assists with drafting agency documents and standard operating procedures.
May assist with maintenance procurement planning activities.
Performs peer agency research on transit asset management issues.
Assists in collecting, organizing, analyzing and distributing data.
Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Principles and practices related to transit infrastructure or transportation maintenance activities, maintenance management software, equipment maintenance and lifecycle planning, software administration, and/or physical asset management activities.
Principles and procedures of record keeping.
Report preparation utilizing Microsoft Office (Word).
Conducting studies and research.
Preparing a variety of business correspondence and reports.
Software report writing and/or Microsoft Visio software for workflows.
Providing customer service.
Using a computer and related software applications, especially software related to the area of interest.
Analyzing, evaluating and identifying complex maintenance planning and asset management activities.
Coordinating activities between multiple departments.
Communicating in order to interact with co-workers, supervisor, partner agency staff and the general public at a level sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Able to work independently, or with minimal supervision on assignments and projects.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Physical Demands: Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, driving, grasping, talking, hearing and seeing. Valley Metro complies with ADA/EEOC requirements with respect to reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.
Work Environment: Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority RPTA) provides both Bus and Light Rail transportation services for the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Highlights of Valley Metro services include:
*First ever light rail system in Phoenix, Arizona. Began service in 2008.
*Local, Express and RAPID commuter bus service
*Online carpool matching system
*Assistance to local businesses to help them meet the Maricopa County trip reduction goals through alternative modes of transportation (bus, carpool, vanpool, bike, telework, etc.)