Revenue Equipment Electronic Technician


$61,152.00 - $71,947.20 Annually


Minneapolis, MN

Job Type



Metro Transit

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We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area.  We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services.   More information about us on our website.

We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Metro Transit is the largest provider of transit service in the seven-county metropolitan area and one of the country's largest transit systems.  The agency operates bus and rail service essential to the region's mobility, and also provides resources for carpooling, van pooling and bike commuting.  Metro Transit helps people get to where they're going, reduces regional traffic congestion and promotes a cleaner environment.

How your work would contribute to our organization and the Twin Cities region:

The Electronic Revenue Equipment Technician will perform diagnostics, testing, maintenance, and repair of revenue collection equipment and related computer-controlled system components. This position will be required to drive to various Metro Transit and Metropolitan Transportation Services (MTS) facilities to provide services.

This posting will establish a six (6) month eligibility list for current and future openings. 

Please Note: 
This position will remain open continuous until filled and can close at any time without further notice.   Initial review for this position will begin on March 26, 2021. 

What you would do in this job

1. Perform diagnostic testing, maintenance and repair on revenue equipment on all rail platforms and customer sites (Ticket Vending Machine (TVM), Rail Smartcard Validator (RSV) and other machines).

  • Perform in-field preventative maintenance and non-routine repair including troubleshooting, calibration, and removal and installation of all revenue collection equipment and components.
  • Replace consumable equipment such as belts, bulbs, fuses, tickets, receipt paper, etc.
  • Test and repair the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) module, power and network problems related to appropriate revenue equipment
  • Perform software and hardware updates to revenue equipment.  
2. Perform diagnostic testing, maintenance, and repair of all farebox revenue collection equipment such as printed circuit boards including TRiM units for all Metro Transit garages as well as the private providers.
  • Diagnose and repair down to the component level when required for both through-hole and SMT. 
3. Perform preventive maintenance on main TVM components (Bill Handling Unit (BHU), Coin Handling Unit (CHU), Roll Stock Transport (RST)).
  • Tear down, inspect, replace parts where needed, rebuild.
  • Inspect all revenue equipment for proper adjustment, security, and performance.
  • Test and repair SCADA, power and network problems related to appropriate revenue equipment.  
4. Collect and secure bill vaults, coin vaults, hoppers or other revenue collection equipment from rail platforms or transit store locations as required.
  • Remove and/or insert hopper, bill and/or coin vault at selected locations.  
5. Installation and removal of Revenue Equipment in key locations (rail platforms, transit stores, private provider sites, retail customer sites, etc). 
  • Delivery of equipment to appropriate site(s), site preparation and mount equipment.
  • Complete SCADA and network wiring connections and testing to TVM's and RSV's.   
  • Complete equipment testing after installation to verify functionality.  
6. Assist other Metro Transit departments and Metropolitan Transportation Services (MTS)  in troubleshooting, repairing and/or updating software and hardware for all revenue equipment such as TVM's, RSV's, CPOS, MPOS, KIS, Tri-readers, Bus Mobile Validator (BMV), etc.
  • Upload software using USB drive and security dongle.  
7. Perform other duties as requested and directed by the Supervisor of Electronic Revenue Equipment Repair, and the Manager of Passenger Revenue Processing.
What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications)

Associate degree or higher in electronics training at an accredited school AND two (2) years or more of hands-on experience within the past five (5) years in digital electronics, electronic circuitry, avionic and components similar to fare collection equipment circuitry (such as computer/electronic circuitry)
High School Diploma/GED AND four (4) years or more of hands-on experience within the past seven (7) years in digital electronics, electronic circuitry, avionic and components similar to fare collection equipment circuitry (such as computer/electronic circuitry). 

Licensure Requirement:
A valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record.

What are the knowledge, skills and abilities for the job:

  • Ability to read and understand electronic schematic diagrams (interpret signals viewed by oscilloscope and meters). Ability to read and comprehend equipment operations and repair manuals.
  • Knowledge of and ability to operate hand tools, hydraulic cart, drill press, grinder, and power drills.
  • Ability to inspect, diagnose repair needs, and perform all maintenance and repair of equipment.
  • Ability to follow through on tasks, problem solve and pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Basic English in both verbal and written forms.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Basic organizational skills.
  • Basic computer skills, keyboard ability, and understanding of e-mail. 
  • Ability to work in an enclosed/high security environment.
  • Ability to push and pull equipment weighing up to 1000 pounds using a handjack.
  • Ability to successfully complete the pre-employment assessment of electronic aptitude.
  • Promotes an equitable, positive, and respectful work environment that values cultural and diversity among all employees.

What you can expect from us:
  • We offer the opportunity to make a difference and positively influence the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
  • We encourage our employees to develop their skills through on-site training and tuition reimbursement.
  • We provide a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a good work/life balance.
More about why you should join us!
Additional information

Union/Grade Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)/Wage class 65
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
Safety Sensitive:  Yes, subject to random DOT drug tests

What your work environment would be:
Work is performed in an enclosed/high-security garage setting and frequently in outdoor weather conditions. Work is performed near moving parts or equipment. Position is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and frequently with toxic or caustic chemicals. Position is frequently exposed to vibrations and risk of electrical shock. Position is exposed to loud noise. Position requires frequent local in-state travel by car.
Physical Requirements:
Duties of this position rotate based on daily activities. The position may be required to regularly stand and walk for long periods or frequently sit for long periods. Position is frequently required to speak and hear and has vision requirements (close, ability to identify and distinguish color, peripheral, and ability to adjust focus). Position is occasionally required to read and write. Position is required to use hands to finger, handle, grasp, or feel objects and reach with hands and arms. Must have strength and dexterity to operate hand tools. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and turn, twist, bend at waist. Must be able to lift/carry/push/pull up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds.

The responsibilities listed are typical of the positions included in the job classification; however, not all duties are necessarily performed by each specific position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position. Regular attendance is an essential responsibility.
What steps the recruitment process involves:

  1. We review your minimum qualifications.
  2. We request and review Work Record Evaluations(WRE) on ATU internals only.
  3. We rate your education and experience. 
  4. We conduct an electronic aptitude written assessment.  
  5. We conduct a structured panel interview.

Once you have successfully completed the steps above, then:

If you are new to the Metropolitan Council , you must pass a drug test (safety sensitive positions only), and a background check which verifies education, employment, and criminal history.  A driving record check and/or physical may be conducted if applicable to the job.  If you have a criminal conviction, you do not automatically fail. The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis, based on whether they are related to the job and whether the candidate has demonstrated adequate rehabilitation.

If you are already an employee of the Metropolitan Council , you must pass a drug test (if moving from a non-safety sensitive position to a safety sensitive position) and criminal background check if the job you're applying for is safety sensitive, is a supervisory or management job, is in the Finance, Information Services, Audit, or Human Resources departments, or has access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards.  A driving record check and/or physical may be conducted if applicable to the position.

IMPORTANT: If you make a false statement or withhold information, you may be barred from job consideration.

The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and veteran-friendly employer. The Council is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the region and strongly encourages persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. If you have a disability that requires an accommodation during the selection process, please email  (see application details)

We believe our employees are a key to our agency's success!   In order to attract and retain high quality employees, the Council provides a highly competitive benefits package both in choice and coverage levels.   Some highlights about our benefits are listed below:

  • Guaranteed monthly retirement income through Minnesota State Retirement System pension fund
  • Opportunity to save additional funds for retirement on a tax-deferred basis through a voluntary deferred compensation (457) plan
  • Two or more medical plans from which to choose, with employer contribution towards premiums over 80%
  • Dental insurance, life insurance and vision insurance
The following benefits are provided to all employees as part of working for the Council.  You will have access to free:
  • Well@Work clinic
  • bus/rail pass valued at over $1200 per year
  • parking at many job locations
  • fitness centers at many job locations
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • extensive health and wellness programs and resources

Minneapolis, MN 55401, US