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Maintenance of Equipment Electrician

Job ID: PS103593
Business Unit: Long Island Rail Road
Location: , United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: M/E Training
Date Posted: Nov 16, 2023


Title:                                         M of E - Electrician
Department:                             Maintenance of Equipment
Repost Date:                            09/26/2022
Close Date:                              Open Until Filled
100% Hourly Rate of Pay:       $40.449*(See Wage Progression Table)
Position Classification:            Safety Sensitive
Location:                                  Various
Reports To:                              Various
Union Affiliation:                       International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

If you have previously applied for this position (#101812), you do not need to reapply; your application may still be under consideration.
Responsible for troubleshooting equipment.


Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
- Inspect, maintain, repair and install electrical components such as armatures, generators, inverters/converters, motor alternators, regulators, traction motors, switchboards, lighting fixture, magnet coils, jumpers, batteries, printed circuit cards, inside and outside wiring at shops, buildings and yards, and conduct work on any and all rolling stock equipment, support shop equipment or plant equipment. 
- Move cars within Maintenance of Equipment territory.
- Will be required to learn and troubleshoot defects using the Automatic Train Control System.
- Maintain HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems, which includes but is not limited to freon handling.


- A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent (GED or TASC) approved by a State's Department of Education or recognized accredited organization.
- Must possess a minimum of four years electrical experience.  Related electrical trade school accreditation and work experience may comprise the required four years experience.
- Must possess the ability to trouble-shoot equipment.
- Must possess mechanical ability and ability to use various electrical meters and testing devices.
- Must possess ability to read wiring schematic diagrams.
- Must possess knowledge of relay logic.

Wage Progression:

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent, comprehensive benefits package, including:

- Full Medical Coverage
- Dental Coverage
- Vision Care
- Life Insurance
- Comprehensive Sick Leave Benefits
- Deferred Compensation
- Vacation/Personal Leave Days
- Transportation Pass Privileges
- Tuition Assistance Reimbursement
- Pension Plan
- In-house training seminars

Wage Progression for New Employees hired after 9/24/2014:
Rate:  $40.449 is the 100% hourly rate of pay.
70% - 1st  240 days of compensated service.
70% - 2nd 240 days of compensated service.
75% - 3rd 240 days of compensated service.
80% - 4th 240 days of compensated service.
90% - 5th 240 days of compensated service.
90% - 6th 240 days of compensated service.
95% - 7th 240 days of compensated service.
100% - After 1,680 days of compensated service.

Current employee wage progression (hired on or before 9/24/2014):
Rate:  $40.449 is the 100% hourly rate of pay.
70% - 1st  240 days of compensated service.
75% - 2nd 240 days of compensated service.
80% - 3rd 240 days of compensated service.
90% - 4th 240 days of compensated service.
95% - 5th 240 days of compensated service.
100% - After 1,200 days of compensated service.

Note:  Consistent with Rule 67B of the IBEW Agreement, in the case of a transfer into the craft, employees will be subject to enter the wage progression at the 70% rate.

However, candidates who meet one or more of the criteria listed below will qualify for the expedited wage progression for Journeymen:

  • Four years of full-time experience as an electrical worker, including the following jobs and titles and industries
  • Electrical, Electronics or Communications Worker in the Armed Forces
  • Electrician, including commercial, residential, and low voltage
  • Utility or Power Plant Electrical Worker
  • Electronics, Communications or Computer Technician/Engineer
  • Electrical Apprentice or Electrical Helper
  • Automotive Electronic Technician, with ASE certification


  • Possess or completion of the following educational degrees, apprenticeships or trade program certifications, with required practical work experience accompanied thereto for a total of four years:
  • A four-year bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Technology or associated Electrical field from an accredited college or university.
  • A two-year associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Technology or associated Electrical field from an accredited college plus two years of full-time experience performing electrical work.
  • A trade (vocational) school certificate n Electrical Technology or associated electrical field, of which completion requires at least one year of classroom training; plus three years of full-time experience as an electrical worker.
  • Completion of at least four years of an Electrical Apprenticeship Program.
  • Completion of at least two years of a full-time Electrical Apprenticeship Program, plus two years of full-time experience as an electrical worker.

Wage Progression:

First 365 Calendar Days:            80%

Second 365 Calendar Days:      85%

After 730 Calendar Days:          100%

Other Information

In addition to meeting the minimum requirements of the position, the selection process may include, but is not limited to, a pre-screening assessment (i.e., physical, written and/ or practical evaluation) and interview. Candidates forfeit further consideration in the process if they fail to participate in any step of the process when scheduled. Make up dates/times will not be given. In addition, LIRR employee applicants must be in their current position for the 12 months immediately preceding the close date of this posting and must possess a satisfactory work history, including attendance and discipline record. A record of more than ten sick days without medical documentation in two of last three years is considered unsatisfactory attendance.  Not all qualified applicants are guaranteed an interview due to the competitive selection process. A medical examination and safety sensitive drug/alcohol test may also be required.

How to Apply

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Equal Opportunity Employment

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.

The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.

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