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Associate Engineer

Job ID: 3010
Business Unit: Metro-North Railroad
Location: New York, NY, United States
Department: EAM Implementation
Date Posted: Sep 27, 2023




Human Resources

Job Posting                            



POSTING NO.:                    3010

JOB TITLE:                         Associate Engineer Program - Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)

DEPT/DIV:              Operations Administration

LOCATION:        Manhattan - Midtown

Full/Part Time:            Full



Application Deadline:       Until Filled





Annual salary for an Associate Engineer is $73,624




MTA Metro-North Railroad is a dynamic organization, operating out of the jewel of New York City, Grand Central Terminal.  We provide service to over 86.5 million customers, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut.  A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is one of the busiest commuter railroad in the nation.  MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe and reliable commute, excellent customer service and rewarding opportunities to its employees.


Position Objective:

Metro-North Railroad is looking for recent Engineering graduates interested in building a career in the transportation industry!

The Associate Engineer Program is an MTA Metro-North Railroad initiative to acquire and train the future of our railroad. This program offers recent college graduates an opportunity to develop their management and technical skills through a number of challenging assignments and projects.

This eighteen (18) month training program includes on-the-job, technical and professional development training, with an expectation of an additional one (1) year in the role to apply one's learning within the department.

Employees must remain in the Associate Engineer role for a total of thirty (30) months before they can apply or advance elsewhere within Metro-North Railroad.


As an Associate Engineer, one can expect to:

Learn from leading industry professionals.

Participate in site visits and field work in the various shops, yards and other facilities.

Manage and contribute to a variety of challenging projects.

Develop project management skills.

Apply academic learning in the principles of engineering, critical thinking and analysis

Participate in classroom style performance management & mechanical training.

Perform other duties as required by the specific area assigned.

Required Qualifications

Basic understanding of engineering principles.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated organizational skills with attention to details.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and/or other comparable PC applications.

Ability to interact with internal/external customers/contractors.

Required Education/Experience

Recent graduate with a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Control Systems or comparable Engineering discipline


Will have obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Control Systems or comparable Engineering discipline prior to commencement of the Associate Engineer Program.

Preferred Education/Experience

Master's Degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Control Systems or comparable Engineering discipline


Will have obtained Master's Degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Control Systems or comparable Engineering discipline prior to commencement of the Associate Engineer Program.


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”).

Employees driving company vehicles must complete defensive driver training once every three years for current MNR drivers; or within 180 days of hire or transfer for an employee entering an authorized driving position.

Selection Criteria

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

Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, not all qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position are guaranteed an interview. To be selected for a position, one must meet the following criteria: (1) satisfy the minimum requirements listed in the job posting, (2) if applicable, successfully pass a written and practical exam, (3) satisfy a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), and (4) pass a verbal interview. Metro-North may also require the applicant to undergo a physical ability test, and, if the Company extends a conditional offer, may require him or her to undergo a medical examination, which may include toxicological testing. Failure to pass any step within the hiring process will result in the disqualification of your application.

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.

Additional Criteria for Current Employees: Current Metro-North employees must be in active service to be eligible for consideration. Agreement Employees applying for a position outside of their present craft are required to have worked in your current union for at least one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline to be eligible to apply for a posted position, and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, including on-the-job training or lock-in requirement, if applicable (for example: Signal Trainee, Foreman-In-Training, etc.). If you are transferring to another craft, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present union. Non-agreement employees must have worked in your current position for a minimum of one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline. Along with a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), employees are also subject to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation not limited to discipline records and performance assessments.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please apply online at


How to Apply

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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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