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Mgr Special Equip

Job ID: 737
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Date Posted: Oct 13, 2023


Job Information:

Title: Manager, Special Equipment
First Date of Posting: May 31, 2023
Last Date of Posting: August 31, 2023
Authority: TA
Department: Subways
Division/Unit: Car Equipment/CEE & TS
Reports To: Director, Work Car Engineering
Work Location: 130 Livingston Street
Hours of Work: Various

This position is competitive and is eligible for the 55-a Program.  This position is open to qualified persons who are eligible for the 55-a Program.  Please indicate in your cover letter and in the upper right corner of your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.  For detailed information regarding the 55-a Program, please visit the following link


Manager, Special Equipment: $83,309 - $123,620 (Grade E)


This position is responsible for managing the procurement and contract administration for the purchase of new work cars, support existing work car projects and other specialized rolling stock to satisfy user department requirements for safe reliable, and efficient operating equipment.  Additional responsibilities include preparation and review of all contract specifications, submittals, data analyses, drawings, and equipment test reports.  Contract administration duties include progress review meetings, correspondence, review of payment requests, cost and no-cost change orders, program budgets, concept of operations, project profiles, master plans, project management, warranty administration, and contract close-out.  Concurrent goals of this position are improvement of environmental impact, and reduction of long-term maintenance and operating costs. These goals are carried out with technical and specialized skills through investigation, development, and implementation of new technologies, engineering strategies, and green initiatives.

Education and Experience:
  1. A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field, and seven (7) years of related experience, of which three (3) years must have been in a managerial/supervisory capacity; or
  2. Satisfactory equivalent of education and experience.

Desired Skills:

  • Five (5) years of experience in the work car/track maintenance industry. Experience in rapid transit environment.
  • Knowledge of mechanical/electrical engineering and maintenance/operation relative to various specialized work equipment. Thorough understanding of design, testing, and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with failure analysis and corrective action relative to work equipment. 
  • Experience with NYCT Car Equipment including Pump Cars, Vacuum Trains, One-Ton Crane Cars, and Three-Ton Crane Cars. 
  • Able to lead team of engineers, as well as work independently. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Excellent organizational skills.  Engineering Economics and Budgeting. 
  • Knowledge of engineering principles applied to vehicle equipment design. 
  • Ability to report to field or off-site locations anytime (24-hours, 7-days a week) to perform assigned tasks

Selection Method:

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

All appointments, with the exception of the Department of Subways employees on MaBSTOA payroll, will be made on the NYCT payroll.

Other Information:

As an employee of MTA New York City 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 figure 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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