Seattle Monorail

Systems and Facilities Technician (Full-Time)

We at Seattle Monorail Services (SMS) are a small team dedicated to each other and to our mission of stewarding the Seattle Monorail.  Our stewardship of the historic system includes the system itself, the role it plays in the transportation network, its importance as a City icon, and ensuring its sound financial footing.  We are energetic, hard-working, effective, efficient, and team players.  We focus on mutual respect and results, not rank or process.  We enjoy ourselves and what we do – we work for the Monorail.


Job Title:        Systems and Facilities Technician (Full-time)

Reports To:     Director of Systems and Facilities

FSLA Status:      Non-exempt; At-will


Compensation: Starting hourly wage of $26 – $32, depending on experience, and eligibility to participate in all Company sponsored benefit programs (health/wellness, retirement plan, etc.), as may change from time to time at the Company’s discretion.

Position Objective:  Serve as a vital member of our maintenance team by openly contributing efforts, insights, expertise, and experience. Our goal is to achieve the status wherein every asset for which we are responsible or upon which we depend is continually maintained in a State of Good Repair and is excellent in appearance and cleanliness. Performing a variety of skilled technical duties such as performing inspections, troubleshooting, preventative and corrective maintenance, and component changeouts on Seattle Center Monorail trains. Ensuring that equipment and facilities are fully available to our operations team, except when scheduled out of service for pre-planned work.

Essential Functions:

  • Critically conduct preventative maintenance inspections and precisely record and describe conditions requiring repair or further inspection;
  • Perform ordinary maintenance on all systems, facilities and signage, including preventative maintenance, repairs, and changeouts;
  • Accurately record work performed, parts and supplies used, and time spent on all tasks for posting and tracking in maintenance software;
  • Develop working knowledge of all elements of SMS systems and facilities; become expert in the function, maintenance, and repair of all systems and facility components that SMS maintains with internal staff;
  • Continually follow all work and safety procedures; and
  • Participate in department’s on-call rotation; work overtime and respond to emergency situations when requested.

Other Requirements:

  • Pass our pre-employment drug screening, all subsequent random screenings, and DOT physical exams;
  • Successfully conclude, within in 4-months of hire date, the Seattle Monorail Driver Training and Certification process, which requires:
    • Valid driver’s license,
    • Clean driving record with no violations in the last three years for a suspended license, moving violations, reckless or negligent driving, DUI, hit-and-run incidents, vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, or more than one at-fault accident;
  • Complete and maintain First Aid and CPR certification and safety training.

Education, Experience, and Abilities Required:

  • Occupational Associates Degree in Applied Science (i.e., a technical program in aeronautical, automotive, diesel and heavy equipment, maritime, electronics, or engineering, etc.) or a certificate from a technical, trade or vocational school;
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting and diagnostic skills;
  • Working knowledge of the general principles commonly utilized in mechanical, pneumatic, electrical, and structural systems and the troubleshooting these systems;
  • Proficient in the proper use of tools such as impact wrenches, drills, saws, grinders, hydraulic jacks; and the accurate use of typical measuring tools such as calipers, multimeters, and torque wrenches;
  • Familiar with safe work practices in an industrial environment; professional attitude and appearance; self-motivated and proactive;
  • Proficient in reading, writing and speaking English;
  • Ability to lift and carry 45 pounds up and down 3 flights of stairs; visual, audio, and olfactory acuity (with or without corrective devices) in the normal range; physically fit and able to maneuver in confined spaces;
  • Experience preferred but not required:
    • high voltage electrical propulsion systems, especially high voltage DC;
    • application of the principals of Reliability Centered Maintenance.

Seattle Monorail Services is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. All employees must pass a pre-employment drug screening and are subject to random drug screenings during employment. All applicants are subject to a reference and background check.

To Apply

Email your resume to [email protected]