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Ventilation and Drainage Maintainer (Provisional) - REVISED 12/21/22

Job ID: PS102013
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: May 19, 2023


Title:  Ventilation and Drainage Maintainer (Provisional) REVISED 12/21/22 - Job ID 102013

First Date of Posting:    12/28/22
Last Date of Filing:        Until Filled
Authority:                      New York City Transit (TA)
Department:                  Subways
Division/Unit:                 Infrastructure
Reports to:                    Maintenance Supervisor (
Ventilation and Drainage)

Work Location:              Various
Hours of Work:              Various

*This is a civil service position.  Selected candidates must pass a civil service exam and be appointed from the resulting list to gain permanent status. 

Salary Range:
The current minimum salary for Ventilation and Drainage Maintainer is $33.84 per hour for a 40-hour week increasing to $39.81 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.

Ventilation and Drainage Maintainers, under supervision, maintain, install, clean, adjust, inspect, test, alter, replace and repair ventilation and drainage equipment of MTA New York City Transit subway stations and underground, surface, and elevated subway sections, including buildings, structures and yards; work on generators, motors, electro-mechanical relays, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), limit switches, pumps, fans, valves, wiring, heaters, compressors, gasoline and diesel engines and sewage ejectors; drive motor vehicles, keep records, write reports, and perform related work.

Some of the physical activities performed by Ventilation and Drainage Maintainers and environmental conditions experienced are: climbing and descending ladders and stairs to access pump, ejector and fan rooms; walking along subway tracks near live third rails and tripping hazards; clearing work areas in readiness for approaching trains; working in confined areas and wearing required apparatus (a safety harness, a lifeline and a Scott air pack) while working in those areas; lifting material weighing up to 50 pounds; performing work in a crouched position for long periods of time; and working outdoors in all kinds of weather.

Education and Experience Requirements: You must meet one the following requirements:
  1. Successful completion of a four-year, full-time apprenticeship in the construction, repair and maintenance of pumps, fans, compressors and/or related electro-mechanical systems and equipment recognized by the New York State Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Labor; or any apprenticeship council that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor; or
  2. Three years of full-time satisfactory experience at the journey level (i.e., fully-trained, knowledgeable, proficient and competent mechanic) in the installation, repair, and maintenance of heavy duty electro-mechanical equipment, such as pumps, fans, motors, compressors, sewage ejectors and/or related electro-mechanical equipment; or
  3. Two years of full-time satisfactory experience at the journey level as described in paragraph “2” above, plus completion of one of the following listed below before obtaining your journey-level experience:
    1. Two years of full-time satisfactory experience performing work described above in “2” as a mechanic’s helper, apprentice or trainee; or
    2. Graduation from a recognized trade school or technical school, with a major course of study in electro-mechanical, electrical or electronic technology, or a closely related field totaling 600 hours; or
    3. Graduation from a vocational high school, with a major course of study in electro-mechanical, electrical or electronic technology, or a closely related field; or
    4. An associate degree or a higher-level degree, from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in electro-mechanical, electrical or electronic technology, or a closely related field.
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”).

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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