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Carpenter

Job ID: 3601
Business Unit: Metro-North Railroad
Location: Various, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Supervisor Structures H/H ROW
Date Posted: Dec 12, 2023

Description



B&B MECHANIC--CARPENTERS are responsible for cutting, shaping, and installing building materials on Metro-North buildings, bridges and work facilities

THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Layout and frame wood and metal stud walls, and install sheetrock or wall paneling for interior remodels, work sheds, generator enclosures, and material storage facilities

  • Frame out and deck building roofs, overhangs, and canopies on various work buildings and locations

  • Install and repair cabinet frames, doors, drawers, and countertops in work offices, welfare buildings, and station locations

  • Install and repair wood flooring in work offices using plywood, oak wood, or tongue and groove joints

  • Layout, install, and repair drop ceiling grids and tiles in offices and other interior work locations

  • Install and replace station platform edge boards using lag bolts to minimize the gap between passenger trains and the platform

  • Fabricate and install wood staircases with appropriately sized railings in accordance with safety codes and specifications

  • Install and repair wooden doors, door frames, and hinges to ensure door is plumb, level, and functioning properly

  • Construct and install wooden decks and appropriately sized railings for work office trailers and other specified locations

  • Construct concrete forms to specified measurements for Masonry use

  • Shape or cut wood materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, portable power tools, and stationary power tools

  • Transport material, tools, and equipment to job sites, manually, or using conveyance equipment

  • Clear snow from station platforms and train yards using shovels, snow blowers, salt spreaders to ensure the safety of passengers and employees

  • Other work as assigned under the scope of a B & B Mechanic

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma AND

  • Vocational or apprentice training in carpentry OR

  • Two years of experience performing carpentry work

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Industrial or commercial carpentry experience

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Mechanical knowledge; knowledge of, and ability to use carpentry tools; ability to accurately measure distances using a ruler; ability to read ruler and tape measurements; knowledge of building and construction practices; basic arithmetic skills; customer service oriented; verbal communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to follow instructions; ability to work in teams; general safety practice knowledge; ability to work under pressure; knowledge of operating and safety rules and standards ; must be safety conscious

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess valid NYS Class D Driver’s License or equivalent

  • Must have personal tool box with Carpenter tools

  • Must be respirator qualified or be able to become respirator qualified



This is a federally regulated position subject to both pre-employment and continuous random toxicological screening.

As an employee of Metro-North Railroad you may be required to complete a New York State financial disclosure statement, if you earn more than $105,472.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.

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. 

Details of physical activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Must be able to lift and carry tools and material weighing up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis and occasionally up to 75 lbs.

  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces while navigating tracks and yard locations.

  • Ability to climb scaffolding and other structure.

  • Talking and hearing ability required to communicate with coworkers and supervisors.

Details of working conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Works outside exposed to various weather conditions from extreme hot to extreme cold.

  • Works at heights up to 25 ft. on scaffolds and ladders.

  • Must be able to work various days, shifts and locations.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE TO BE CONSIDERED.  METRO-NORTH NO LONGER ACCEPTS HARD COPIES OF RESUMES.

Qualified applicants can submit an online application by clicking on the 'APPLY NOW' button from either the CAREERS page or from the JOB DESCRIPTION page.

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EMPLOYEES WHO DO NOT APPLY ON LINE VIA THE INTRANET MAY BE DISQUALIFIED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.

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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