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Assistant Facilities Director

Job ID: 3706
Business Unit: Metro-North Railroad
Location: , United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Brewster Shop
Date Posted: Sep 30, 2023





Assistant Facilities Director


Maintenance of Equipment


Brewster - Harlem Line




$98,205.00 - $128,893.80


September 29th, 2023


Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the Application Deadline.



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 railroads 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

This position is responsible for the management and coordination of production and scheduling maintenance activities for the Facilities identified in the responsibilities of this position. This process is critical to establish and meet the requirement for service reliability and production as it impacts customer satisfaction.



  • Provide a safe workplace for all Maintenance of Equipment personnel.
  • Assist in the day-to-day operation for the area specific to their region of responsibilities service and initiatives.
  • Develop and monitor production and scheduling functions all its related facilities.
  • Assist in enforcing the standardized policies established by the department at the facilities of responsibility. 
  • Contribute input and monitor Operating and Operating Capital Budgets for New Have Lines Facilities.
  • Review and explain variances reflected in the Budget vs. Actual Report. 
  • Review and monitor weekly overtime usage to ensure actual expenditures meet departmental goals.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Mechanical/Electrical maintenance repair and scheduling of maintenance activities
  • Strong oral and written skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to promote teamwork.
  • Strong project management and planning skills.
  • Knowledge of FRA and other regulatory agencies’ requirements
  • Familiarity with Collective Bargaining agreements and disciplinary experience
  • Working knowledge of various software packages, including Microsoft Office Suite and/or demonstrated equivalent.
  • Strong collaborating, coordination, and human resource skills
  • Must be available 24 hours 7 days a week as required.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.

The following is/are preferred:

  • Strong knowledge of all applicable Collective Bargaining agreements.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's of Science in Electrical/Mechanical discipline or related field. Demonstrated equivalent experience, education and/or technical credentials may be considered in lieu of degree to include an additional four (4) years of experience.

Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in mechanical/electrical maintenance repair, including (4) years progressively more complex management experience in a railroad-operating environment or related equipment and operating environment.

Minimum of five (5) years of experience managing a staff.


Other Information

This is a federally regulated position and is subject to toxicology testing.

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

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.

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

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


How to Apply

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