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High Pressure Plant Tender

Job ID: 96693
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: Various, United States
Regular/Temporary: Provisional
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: May 12, 2023


Job Information:

High Pressure Plant Tender*
First Date of Posting:    11/6/2019
Last Date of Filing:       Until Filled
Authority:                        TA
Department:                 Subways
Division/Unit:                Infrastructure/HVAC
Reports to:                   Senior Stationary Engineer and Stationary Engineer
Work Location:             Various
Hours of Work:             Various

*This is a civil service position.  Selected candidates must pass a civil service exam and be appointed from the resulting list to gain permanent status.

*Please be advised that new employees in the High Pressure Plant Tender job title may not immediately be assigned to work on high pressure boilers and related equipment.  However, HPPTs may periodically pick new job assignments that may include work on such boilers and equipment in the order of their seniority.

Compensation: $37.6000 per hour for a 40 hour week plus night differentials.  Benefits include paid vacation/sick, holidays, pension plan, comprehensive health plan, deferred compensation plan and free NYC Transit transportation pass.


Under direct supervision, tends oil, gas or coal fired high-pressure boilers, incinerator furnaces and related equipment.  Assists in the maintenance, repair and replacement of components for this equipment.  May be assigned to inspect, maintain and repair heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning related auxiliary systems and equipment.  Performs related work.

Hand fires high-pressure boilers using solid fuels, and stoker equipment and incinerator furnaces using burnable refuse.  Cleans fires.  Tends and operates stoker equipment, oil, gas, or coal-fired high-pressure boilers and incinerator furnaces, and related equipment.  Maintains, cleans repairs and assists in the inspection/testing of high-pressure boilers, incinerators, auxiliaries and related equipment.

Maintains, cleans, repairs replace components and/or tends to, assist in the inspection of testing of equipment and systems used in heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and related auxiliary equipment, such as cooling towers, air handlers, chilled water pumps, air cleaners and filters, fans heat exchangers, tubes, air treatment assemblies, humidifiers/dehumidifiers, and controls, fuel tanks, tank monitoring systems, periodic cooling tower inspections.

May dismantle and/or assemble equipment associated with heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and mechanical systems to make it operational.  Requisitions parts as required.


Two (2) years of full-time satisfactory experience operating and maintaining high pressure boilers or the equivalent marine experience; or

One (1) year of experience as described above plus graduation from an approved trade or vocational high school with a major course of study in or related to boiler operation.

License Requirement

A Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York.


Selection Method:

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience and interview.

All selected candidates will be subject to a full background investigation that includes employment and education.  Discrepancies may lead to dismissal.

Other Information:

As an employee of MTA NYC Transit you may be required to complete an annual financial disclosure statement with the state of New York, if your position earns more than $105,472. (this is subject to change) per year or if the position is designated as a policy maker.

How to Apply:

MTA employees must apply via My MTA Portal. You can submit an online application by logging into My MTA Portal, clicking the My Job Search ribbon, and selecting the “Careers” link.

Logging in through My MTA Portal will link your BSC ID number to your job application to identify you as an internal applicant.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

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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