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Equipment Maintainer

Job ID: 2588
Business Unit: SIRTOA
Location: Staten Island, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: SIRTA
Date Posted: Feb 5, 2024



Title: Equipment Maintainer

First Date of Posting: 07/18/2023

Last Date of Filing: Open Until Filled 

Authority: SIRTOA

Department: Subways 

Non-Revenue Shop, Staten Island

Reports to: Superintendent Maintenance of Way or Designee

Work Location: Various 

Hours of Work/RDOs: Various


The current minimum salary for Equipment Maintainer is $27.885576 per hour for a 40- hour week increasing to $39.836537 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.


Under the general supervision of the Senior Equipment Maintainer, with broad latitude for independent judgment and initiative, the Equipment Maintainer performs preventative maintenance, repair, rebuilding, and/or replacement work on self-propelled special equipment such as tampers, track aligners, and cranes, as well as on heavy, medium, light gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles. Equipment Maintainers are responsible also for the repair and maintenance of special equipment and tools such as snow blowers, stationary and portable power generators, welding units, grinders, cutters, hand-held tampers, track drills, and the like. Where replacement parts are no longer available, Equipment Maintainers may assist the Senior Equipment Maintainer in the design and fabrication of parts. From time to time, on a regularly recurring basis, Operating Authority Equipment Maintainers are required to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair New York City Transit Authority vehicles, the repair or maintenance of which is beyond the technical abilities of N.Y.C. Transit Authority vehicle maintainers. Although the greater part of the Equipment Maintainer's work is performed at the NRS Shop, they are required, on a 24-hour basis, to visit field sites for the repair or adjustment of equipment, vehicles, and special tools.

Additionally, they are similarly required to report to sites on streets and thoroughfares where Authority vehicles may have become inoperative, for the purpose of making such repairs or adjustments as may be necessary to permit the unit to continue to its destination, or in the alternative, to be returned to the NRS Shop.

When so directed by the Senior Electronic Equipment Maintainer, Equipment Maintainers will train current or new employees in the operation and use of self-propelled heavy equipment in cranes, tampers, and track aligners, as well as in the operation of vehicles and special units or tools. They are also responsible for the on-going inspection of such equipment to ensure that usage is in accordance with required methods and procedures, and for reporting violations thereof to the Senior Electronic Equipment Maintainer.


A High School Diploma or

  • A minimum of three years' experience with repairing and troubleshooting of diesel engines, gasoline engines, small equipment, and automotive electrical
  • The incumbent must possess 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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