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Superintendent, Elevators & Escalators (Capital Projects)

Job ID: 699
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: , United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Maintenance Of Way
Date Posted: Oct 11, 2023


Job Information: 699

Title: Superintendent, Elevators & Escalators (Capital Projects)

First Date of Posting: 09/26/2023

Last Date of Filing: 10/10/2023

Authority: TA

Department: Subways

Division/Unit: Elevators & Escalators

Reports to: Assistant Chief Officer

Work Location: Various

Hours of Work: Managerial


Candidates selected for this position on the NYC Transit payroll may be placed in a competitive or non-competitive class position based on their qualifications. Qualified candidates who are placed in a competitive class position 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



Salary Range (Grade D/636): $88,539(min) $114,244(mid) $139,949(max)

UTLO Rate: $128,500



The selected candidate will be responsible for managing Elevator & Escalator Capital Projects and a variety of support functions for the operation group including collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, and other departments for machine acceptance per codes and requirements. The selected candidate will manage the response to emergencies and critical events, as required, 24x7.  Major responsibilities will include all aspects of capital project acceptance work (review and comments on design and construction documents, Access and protection, inspections, testing, O&M manuals, AWO’s, warranty, remote monitoring system, field visits, assisting with technical aspects of the work etc.) Provide guidance to staff in the development and implementation of new and existing technologies on vertical transportation system. Responsibilities will also include managing the daily operation of capital group comprised of Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Hourly personnel; monitoring safety compliance, financial control, procurement, asset management, and providing support for In-House inspectors.


The incumbent will closely monitor the Contractor’s performance, recommending corrective action and resolving any complications which may arise in a timely manner.

Participate in staff selection, coaching, training, development, evaluation, and discipline/termination as needed.


Education and Experience:

Five (5) years of full-time related experience, of which three (3) years must have been in a managerial/supervisory capacity.


Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering is preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of the construction, operation, maintenance, repair and applicable codes for elevators and escalators.
  • Knowledge of project management, maintenance, management applications and remote monitoring systems in a fast-paced environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of NYC Transit’s operations, budget practices, labor relations and material procurement.
  • QEI certification or QEI eligible
  • Knowledge of MTA C&D’s current Design Build project Process.
  • Experience working with Professional & Technical, Supervisory and Hourly Personnel
  • Working Knowledge of EAM, and MS Office 365.


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:
Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the “Commission”).


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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