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Track Worker

Job ID: 2514
Business Unit: SIRTOA
Location: Staten Island, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: SIRTA
Date Posted: Dec 15, 2023



Title:  Track Worker  

First Date of Posting:     07/13/2023

Last Date of Filing:        Open Until Filled 

Authority                       Staten Island Railway 

Department:                 Subways

Division/Unit:                Maintenance of Way

Reports to:                    MOW Superintendent 

Work Location:              845 Bay Street, Staten Island

Hours of Work/RDOs:   Various



The current minimum salary for Track Worker is $25.461359 per hour for a 40-hour week increasing to $36.373370 per hour in the sixth year of service. These rates are subject to change as per the Sheet Metal Air Rail Transportation (SMART) Collective Bargaining Agreement. The benefits of this position include but are not limited to, night and weekend salary differentials, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a comprehensive medical plan and pension plan.



Staten Island Railway Track Workers, under supervision, maintain, install, inspect, test, alter and repair the track and roadway in subway and elevated service under operating conditions. This includes but is not limited to, the maintenance installation, inspection, testing, alteration, and repair of rails, frogs, switches, ties, plates, and insulated joints, special work; and performing the associated adjusting tamping, welding, grinding, greasing, and cleaning, and perform related work.

Some of the physical activities performed by Staten Island Railway Track Workers and environmental conditions experienced are: working outdoors in all weather conditions; lifting and carrying heavy tools, equipment, and materials; working on elevated structures up to 100 feet high; walking along the trackway where tripping hazards are present; distinguishing between different colored lighted signals and flags; driving large spikes in with mauls and pulling spikes out with claw bars; and working in a noisy environment near high-voltage rails and moving trains.



  • A High School Diploma or GED.
  • A valid CDL-B driver’s license free from violations and restrictions
  • Successful applicants will be allowed up to six (6) months from the date of selection to obtain a CDL-B driver’s license.                                   


Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.

All appointments, with the exception of the Department of Subways employees on MABSTOA payroll, will be made on the NYCT payroll.



Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policy-making position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the “Commission”)



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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 servicemembers, to apply.


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