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Car Inspector B 01-E

Job ID: PS101093
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: Nov 30, 2023


Car Inspector (Subway Car Mechanic) - Provisional (REVISED) 8/31/2023- Job ID 101093

First Date of Posting:     12/22/2022
Last Date of Filing:         Until Filled
Authority:                           New York City Transit (TA)
Department:                    Subways            
Division/Unit:                   Car Equipment        
Reports to:                       Maintenance Supervisor (Car Equipment)
Work Location:                Various           
Hours of Work:                Various


Car Inspectors, under supervision, maintain, inspect, test, examine, lubricate, troubleshoot and make repairs and adjustments on any part of MTA New York City Transit’s multiple-unit subway cars and subway service cars in the car shops, terminals, yards and on the road, including subway car body, electrical, electronic, mechanical and pneumatic equipment, truck equipment, body and truck brake rigging, electrical and pneumatic brake equipment, subway car bodies and associated fixtures, air conditioning and heating equipment, and electrical and electronic control and motor equipment; maintain and repair subway car washers and shop equipment; operate and maintain lifting and carrying equipment associated with the placement and removal of subway cars and subway car parts; keep records and prepare reports; and perform related work.

Some of the physical activities performed by Car Inspectors and the environmental conditions they experience are: working outdoors in all weather conditions, crouching under subway cars in maintenance pits, reaching into dark spaces and making tactile inspections, making visual inspections of equipment, distinguishing colors, reading gauges and prints, climbing into and out of maintenance pits, using hand tools, hearing warnings (bell, whistle and vocal), and carrying heavy tools and equipment.

Salary Range: The current minimum salary for Car Inspector is $35.33 per hour for a 40-hour week increasing to $41.57 per hour 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.

Education and Experience:
  1. Three years of full-time satisfactory experience as a journey-level mechanic (i.e., a fully trained, knowledgeable, experienced, proficient and competent mechanic) working from drawings, performing either (a) the troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of large heavy duty electromechanical, electric or electronic equipment and/or machinery; or (b) the inspection, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of multiple-unit electrical railroad cars or diesel electric locomotives; or
  2. Two years of full-time satisfactory experience at the journey level as described in paragraph “1.” above, plus completion of one of the following listed below before obtaining your journey-level experience:
    1. Two years of full-time experience as a mechanic’s helper, apprentice or trainee performing or assisting in the work described above; or
    2. Graduation from a recognized trade school or technical school with a major course of study in electromechanical, electrical or electronic technology, or a closely related field totaling at least 600 hours; or
    3. Graduation from a vocational high school with a major course of study in electromechanical, electrical or electronic technology, or a closely related field; or
    4. An Associate in Applied Science degree, or a higher degree, from an accredited college or university in electromechanical, electrical or electronic technology or a closely related field. If you have qualifying part-time experience, it will be credited on a pro-rated basis.
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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