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Field Eng Elvtr Esltr NRep Ben

Job ID: 720
Business Unit: Long Island Rail Road
Location: Jamaica, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Principal Elev/Escal Ops
Date Posted: Oct 12, 2023


Title:  Field Engineer- Elevator & Escalator  

Department:  Engineering  

Post Date:  4/5/2023  

Close Date:  Open until filled

Hay Point Evaluation:  N/A

100% Hourly Rate of Pay:   $50.346* ( See Wage Progression Chart) 

Position Classification:  Safety Sensitive  

Location:  Queens  

Reports To:  Manager Elevator & Escalator Operations  

Union Affiliation:  BRS 241  


This position is responsible to protect the interests of the LIRR including Grand Central  

Madison (GMC) during installation, testing, upgrades, repairs and all preventive  

maintenance on all elevators and escalators on LIRR property. Perform inspections,  

monitor daily trouble tickets, maintain record keeping and all other tasks concerning  

elevators and escalators on LIRR property. Ensure all safety regulations are adhered to  

regarding elevators & escalators.  


Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:  

Perform daily inspections of LIRR’s elevators and escalators which also include  reviewing third party (service) contractors, performing any work related to these  units such as preventative maintenance and remedy, all repairs. Prepare and  submit reports of any discrepancies to maintenance contractors on a timely  basis.  

Oversee all ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) required elevator  and escalator inspections  

Manage daily elevator and escalator trouble tickets. Assist in the record keeping  and Bin history reports for elevators and escalators which monitors for repeat  problems. Generate and distribute open issues and all other reports pertaining to  elevator and escalator.  

Oversee the construction and installation of elevators and escalators and the  acceptance inspections. Conduct milestone inspections, write follow up reports.  

Review and approve all elevator and escalator monthly maintenance and report  invoices for proper backup and pricing.  

Review all elevator and escalator vendor proposals.  

Training: Attend seminars related to professional field LIRR training courses and  any other approved continuing education programs. Impart technical knowledge  to peers and colleagues throughout the Engineering Department.  

Actively participate in creation and maintenance of a safe work environment  following corporate and department guidelines and safety policies. Motivate  yourself and others  

Troubleshoot and perform minor repairs and maintenance using small hand tools  

Conduct training of MTA PD Fire Departments, and Stations Department  personnel in safe entrapment release, and escalator starting procedures.  

Perform public outreach of safe elevator and escalator use.  

Daily and weekend coverage (24/7) for emergency response and trouble calls on  a rotating schedule  

Perform related duties as requested by Senior Management  


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field required. Demonstrated, directly  related, equivalent experience and education may be considered in lieu of the  degree- subject to approval.  

Must be QEI Certified or become certified within one year of appointment to  position.  

Minimum 5 years of related mechanic/inspector of elevator and escalator  experience.  

Experience on new elevator and escalator construction and inspections  

Must possess professional experience of working with engineers, architects, consultants and/or State/City agencies.  

Must possess effective oral and written communication and organizational skills  with the ability to write inspection reports.  

Must possess proficient computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Acrobat  Creator among others.  

Must possess facilities background to recognize, analyze and provide solutions to  technical problems.  

Must be able to read and interpret contract drawings, blueprints, electrical  schematics and specifications. Must possess contracts and TSOW review skills to  be able to create and review related documents.  

Must be able to communicate effectively with contractor personnel, project  management team and upper management.  


An intimate knowledge of the LIRR system and operations.  

New York City Elevator Inspector License  

Pay Benefits and Work Schedule  

LIRR Benefits  

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  

- Pension Plan  

- In-house training seminars  

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 the  

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.  

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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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