The objective of the Advanced Mechanical Training Program was to demonstrate worth of blue-collar training received by mechanics in Automotive Welding Techniques, Coach Electrical Systems and Coach Air-Conditioning. Although welding is a skill not normally expected or required of a mechanic, minor welding repair is involved in completion of many District repair tasks. Men competent in welding frequently had their own work disrupted because another mechanic could not complete a job involving welding. Work involving welding begun on swing or graveyard shift often is not completed until more experienced day crews can handle the repairs. It was therefore felt that staff efficiency could be increased and downtime could be decreased, if even rudimentary welding skills were possessed by more District mechanics. The District also believed that training would improve morale and job satisfaction, and increase assignment flexibility and promotional opportunity for mechanics.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available in set of 3 reports as PB-256 777-SET
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southern California Rapid Transit District

    425 South Main Street
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90013

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 100 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-CA-06-0065-75-4
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 26 2002 12:00AM