Job Title: Line Supervisor (Surface)
Job ID: 787
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
First Date of Posting: March 7, 2023
Last Date of Filing: Until Filled
Department: Maintenance (Buses)
Division/Unit: Various Depots
Reports to: Superintendent of Maintenance
Work Location: Various
Hours of Work: Various
Note: This position is open to current MaBSTOA employees who are working in the eligible titles stated below as well as other MTA employees and members of the public who meet the qualification requirements stated below. Eligible MaBSTOA employees will be considered for this position on a promotional basis before others are considered.
Salary Range: The current minimum salary for Line Supervisor (Surface) is $75,710 per annum increasing to $94,638 per annum in the sixth year of service. These rates are subject to change. The benefits of this position include, but are not limited to, night and weekend salary differentials, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, a comprehensive medical plan and a pension plan.
Line Supervisors (Surface), supervise maintainers, helpers and apprentices who maintain, install, inspect, test, alter, and repair buses and other automotive vehicles and related bus shop equipment. They plan work and monitor production levels and trends; provide technical direction to maintenance employees; use a computerized information system to access information; perform safety assessments and quality audits; research technical and material availability problems; perform inspection work and research on new equipment; forecast material, tool and equipment requirements; keep records and write reports. They may operate a bus for testing, evaluation or instructional purposes; and perform related work.
Some of the physical activities performed by Line Supervisors (Surface) and environmental conditions experienced are: working outdoors in all weather conditions; walking in and around bus garages, climbing and walking on fuel, oil and gasoline trucks; reaching into dark spaces and making tactile inspections; making visual inspections of equipment; distinguishing colors; reading gauges and prints; and hearing bell, whistle and vocal warnings.
This position is open to each employee who at the beginning of this job posting:
- is employed in the title of Bus Maintainer – Chassis, Plant and Equipment Maintainer, Bus Maintainer – Body, Electronic Equipment Maintainer, Revenue Equipment Maintainer, or Stock Worker; and
- is not otherwise ineligible.
Current employees do not need to meet the below qualifications. Employees that are eligible based on the requirements listed above may proceed to Selection Method / Admission Letter.
Open Competitive Qualification Requirements:
In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the requirements below in Section A or Section B.
A1. One year of satisfactory full-time experience as a supervisor overseeing journey-level automotive mechanics (i.e., fully trained, proficient, knowledgeable, experienced, and competent) who troubleshoot and repair automotive or aircraft engines and electrical systems, and at least one other automotive or aircraft system, such as transmissions or HVACs systems; and
A2. Five years of satisfactory full-time experience as a journey-level automotive mechanic performing the work described in “A1” above.
B1. One year of satisfactory full-time experience as a supervisor overseeing journey-level automotive mechanics (i.e., fully trained, proficient, knowledgeable, experienced, and competent) who troubleshoot and repair automotive or aircraft engines and electrical systems, and at least one other automotive or aircraft system, such as, transmissions, or HVACs systems; and
B2. Three years of satisfactory full-time experience as a journey-level automotive mechanic performing the work described in “B1” above that were obtained after one of the following:
- Two years of satisfactory full-time experience as a mechanic’s helper, apprentice or trainee performing or assisting in the work described above; or
- Graduation from a recognized trade school or technical school, approved by a state’s Department of Education or comparable agency, with a major course of study in automotive mechanics or a closely related field totaling at least 600 hours or more; or
- Graduation from a vocational high school, approved by a state’s Department of Education or comparable agency, with a major course of study in automotive mechanics, or a closely related field; or
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with an AAS degree or higher in automotive mechanics or a closely related field.
Selection Method / Admission Letter:
Candidates may be asked to participate in one or more of the following: an education and experience test, a written assessment, a practical skills assessment and/or a structured interview.
Applicants must keep their contact information (email, mailing, phone) up to date. The contact information you entered in your online profile with the MTA will be used to contact you. You can update your address and other contact information.by logging into your MTA profile or by sending an email to [email protected].
How to Apply:
If you meet the Qualification Requirements above, you can submit an online application by clicking on the "APPLY NOW" button from either the CAREERS page or from the JOB DESCRIPTION page. If you have previously applied online for other positions, enter your Username and Password. If it is your first registration, click on the CLICK HERE TO REGISTER hyperlink and enter a User Name and Password; then click on the REGISTER button.
Requirements to be Appointed:
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.
Driver License Requirement: At the time of appointment, you must possess either:
- A Class A or B Commercial Driver License (CDL) valid in the State of New York with a passenger endorsement and no disqualifying restrictions that would preclude the performance of the duties of this title; or
- A Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York and a Learner Permit for a Class B CDL valid in the State of New York with a passenger endorsement and no disqualifying restrictions.
If you qualify under “2” above, your appointment will be subject to the receipt of a Class B CDL valid in the State of New York with a passenger endorsement and no disqualifying restrictions at the end of a special training course in bus operation. If you fail to successfully complete the special training course in bus operation, including the receipt of a Class B CDL valid in the State of New York with a passenger endorsement and no disqualifying restrictions, your employment will be terminated. If you have serious moving violations, a license suspension or an accident record, you may be disqualified.
The Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) with a passenger endorsement and no disqualifying restrictions must be maintained for the duration of your employment in the title. Such license and/or Learner Permit must not include any restrictions that would preclude the performance of Line Supervisor work.
Commercial Motor Vehicle Driving Experience in the Military or New York National Guard: If you are an active member or former member (discharged in the past year) of the military or New York National Guard and have experience driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle in the military or New York National Guard, you may be eligible for a waiver of the New York State commercial driving skills test through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. If you believe that you may be eligible for this waiver, you must apply for the waiver through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.
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 MaBSTOA.
You may be required to undergo a formalized training course during your probationary period. Failure to successfully complete the training course may result in termination.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including veteran status and individuals with disabilities. The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including military service members, to apply.