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Revenue Equipment Maintainer

Job ID: PS101506
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Provisional
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: Nov 30, 2023


Title:  Revenue Equipment Maintainer I
First Date of Posting:     3/21/2022
Last Date of Filing:         Open Until Filled
Authority:                        TA/OA
Department:                   Subways
Division/Unit:                  Electronics Maintenance Division
Reports to:                     Supervision
Salary:                            $41.12 (hourly rate)
Work Location:               Various

Hours of Work:               Various
*If you are hired into this position, you must pass the next Civil Service Exam and be hired from the resulting list for this title to obtain permanent civil service status

Revenue Equipment Maintainers, under supervision, test, diagnose, repair and perform preventative maintenance on bus and subway Automated Fare Collection (MetroCard & OMNY) Equipment, including, but not limited to, turnstiles, booth terminal equipment, vending machines and bus fare boxes. They diagnose, troubleshoot, remove and replace electronic circuit boards, wiring harnesses, electronic and electromechanical modular units, and other components using digital multimeters, wiring schematics, palmtop computers and other special test equipment. They remove and replace revenue equipment items, such as fare boxes, turnstile assemblies and fare vending machine assemblies. They keep records and prepare reports; drive motor vehicles between work sites, including, but not limited to, cars, light trucks and vans; and perform related work. 

Some of the physical activities performed by Revenue Equipment Maintainers and environmental conditions they experience are: distinguishing colors under poorly lit working conditions in order to troubleshoot complex equipment; responding to sounds, warning bells, horns and vehicle movement; walking between tightly spaced buses; lifting and carrying heavy materials; and working outdoors in all weather conditions.

Special Working Conditions: Revenue Equipment Maintainers may be required to work various shifts including nights, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

You must meet the following requirements:

Three years of full-time journey-level experience (i.e. you must be a fully trained, knowledgeable, experienced, proficient, and competent technician) in maintaining, testing, troubleshooting, calibrating and repairing equipment incorporating microprocessors and related electronic equipment.

For the above journey-level experience to be credited, it must be preceded by one of the following:

  1. Two years of full-time experience as a technician, technician’s helper, apprentice or trainee performing or assisting in the work described above; or
  2. Graduation from a trade school or technical school, with a major course of study in electrical, electronic, electromechanical, or computer technology, or a closely related field, totaling 600 hours; or
  3. Graduation from a vocational high school with a major course of study in electrical, electronic, electromechanical, or computer technology, or a closely related field; or
  4. An associate degree or higher in electrical, electronic, electromechanical, or computer technology, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.

The high school, vocational high school, technical school, or trade school must be approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization. The college or university must be accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Requirements to be Appointed:

You can request a medical or religious accommodation from this requirement by forwarding your requests to [email protected]. To contact us call, 347-643-8209.

Driver License Requirement: A motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York with no restrictions which would preclude the performance of Revenue Equipment Maintainer work. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.

Drug Screening Requirement: You must pass a drug screening in order to be appointed, and if appointed, you will be subject to random drug and alcohol tests for the duration of your employment. Additionally, if you have tested positive on a drug or alcohol test or had a refusal to test during pre-employment or while employed by a Federal DOT-regulated employer during the applicable period, you must have completed the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) evaluation, referral and education/treatment process required by federal law in order to be appointed to this safety-sensitive position.

Medical Requirement: Medical guidelines have been established for the position of Car Inspector. You will be examined to determine whether you can perform the essential functions of the position. Where appropriate, a reasonable accommodation will be provided for a person with a disability to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job.

Residency: New York City residency is not required for this position.

English Requirement: You must be able to understand and be understood in English to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Proof of Identity: Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, you must be able to prove your identity and your right to obtain employment in the United States prior to employment with MTA Bus Company.

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 $101,379 (this is subject to change) per year or if the position is designated as a policy maker.

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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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