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Elevator and Escalator Maintainer (Provisional) (Updated 3/31/2023)

Job ID: PS100204
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: Nov 16, 2023

Description

Title:  Elevator and Escalator Maintainer


First Date of Posting:   3/31/2023
Last Date of Filing:       Until Filled
Authority:                     TA
Department:                Subways
Division/Unit:               Elevator and Escalator
Reports to:                  Supervisor
Work Location:            Various
Hours of Work:            Various

Salary: The current minimum salary for Elevator and Escalator Maintainer is $42.06 per hour for a 40-hour week. This rate is 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.

Responsibilities:

Elevator and Escalator Maintainers, under supervision, perform frequent and routine maintenance, inspection, testing, alteration, and repair of electric and hydraulic passenger and freight elevators, escalators, and associated electro-mechanical equipment in MTA New York City Transit stations, shops, and buildings; prepare reports; operate a motor vehicle; and perform related work.

Some of the physical activities performed by Elevator and Escalator Maintainers and environmental conditions they experience are: working in dark confined spaces, crouching and stooping to reach equipment, reaching into dark spaces to make tactile inspections, making visual inspections of equipment, distinguishing colors, reading gauges and drawings, climbing onto elevator cabs, using hand tools and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds, and working outdoors in all weather conditions.

Education, Experience, and License Requirements: You must meet one of the following requirements and possess a New York State Department of Labor Elevator Mechanic License (see Requirements to be Appointed below).

  1. Successful completion of a four-year, full-time apprenticeship in the construction, repair and maintenance of elevators and/or escalators 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., a fully-trained, knowledgeable, proficient and competent mechanic) in the maintenance, inspection, testing, alteration and repair of electric and hydraulic passenger or freight elevators, escalators, and associated electro-mechanical equipment; or
  3. Two years of full-time satisfactory experience at the journey level as described in paragraph “2” above, plus the 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 electromechanical, 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.

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.


Other Information: 

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 $105,472. (this is subject to change) per year or if the position is designated as a policy maker.


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]

Requirements to be Appointed:

Elevator Mechanic License: As of January 1, 2022, all New York City Transit Elevator and Escalator Maintainers must possess a New York State Department of Labor Elevator Mechanic License. At the time of appointment, you must have a New York State Department of Labor Elevator Mechanic License. The license must be maintained for the duration of your employment in the title.

Driver License Requirement: At the time of appointment, you must have a Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York with no disqualifying restrictions that would preclude the performance of the duties of this title. If you have serious moving violations, a license suspension or an accident record you may be disqualified. This license must be maintained for the duration of your employment in the title.

Drug Screening Requirement: You must pass a drug screening in order to be appointed.

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.

Training Requirement:

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:

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.

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