Job Title: Bus Maintainer Chassis (Auto Mechanic)
Full/Part Time: Full-time
First Date of Posting: January 7, 2024
Last Date of Posting: January 7, 2024
Authority: Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority (MaBSTOA)
Reports to: Supervisor
Work Location: Various
Hours of Work: Various
BUS MAINTAINER CHASSIS – OPEN HOUSE EXAMINATION
THIS EXAMINATION IS ONLY FOR CANDIDATES WHO ATTEND THE OPEN HOUSE ON JANUARY 7, 2024.
Please read the “How to Qualify” section below to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this title. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this title, please attend the open house.
Sunday, January 7, 2024, 9:00 – 2:00 p.m. at 180 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
The hiring list for this examination will be used for MTA Bus Company as well. Candidates are only permitted to accept a Bus Maintainer (Chassis) position in either MTA Bus Company or the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority (MaBSTOA). Candidates who accept a position as a Bus Maintainer (Chassis) in one of the hiring agencies will be removed from the hiring list and cannot be considered for a Bus Maintainer (Chassis) position in the other agency. Candidates who decline a position as a Bus Maintainer (Chassis) in one of the hiring agencies will remain on the hiring list and can be considered for a Bus Maintainer (Chassis) position in the other agency.
Bus Maintainers (Chassis), under general supervision, maintain, inspect, test, diagnose, overhaul, rebuild and repair all vehicle systems, components, and accessories to industry work standards.
This includes, but is not limited to, the vehicle body, structure, interior panels, trim, seating and glazing; axles, suspension, steering and braking components and systems; driveline or propulsion system components, prime movers and auxiliary drive units; HVAC; lighting and electrical systems; microprocessor controllers, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and multiplex electronic systems; and vehicle energy storage systems and devices. Bus Maintainers (Chassis) operate vehicles, including trucks and buses of various sizes and configurations. They also maintain and repair equipment and tools used in the activities mentioned above; keep written and electronic records of work activities; and perform related work.
Some of the physical activities performed by Bus Maintainers (Chassis) and environmental conditions they experience are: working outdoors in all weather conditions; crawling under and on top of buses; working in confined areas; lifting and carrying heavy parts, tools, and equipment; climbing into and out of buses that are suspended on lifts; reaching into dark spaces and making tactile inspections; making visual inspections of equipment, distinguishing colors; reading gauges and prints; reading, interpreting, and applying written or graphic technical repair instructions; responding to sounds from warning bells, horns, and vehicle movement; and wearing required personal protective equipment.
Special Working Conditions: Bus Maintainers (Chassis) may be required to work various shifts including nights, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
(This brief description does not include all the duties of this position.)
The current minimum salary for Bus Maintainer (Chassis) in MaBSTOA is $34.86 per hour for a 40-hour work week increasing to $41.01 per hour in the sixth year of service. The current minimum salary for Bus Maintainer (Chassis) in MTA Bus Company is $28.70 per hour for a 40-hour work week increasing to $41.01 per hour in the fourth year of service at the Yonkers, Eastchester, College Point, LaGuardia and Baisley Park Depots. The current minimum salary for Bus Maintainer (Chassis) in MTA Bus Company is $27.87 per hour for a 40-hour work week increasing to $39.81 per hour in the fourth year of service at the Spring Creek Depot. The current minimum salary for Bus Maintainer (Chassis) in MTA Bus Company is $27.87 per hour for a 40-hour work week increasing to $39.81 per hour in the fourth year of service at the JFK and Far Rockaway Depots. These rates are subject to change. The benefits of this position include, but are not limited to, night and weekend salary differentials, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, a comprehensive medical plan and a pension plan.
HOW TO QUALIFY:
Education and Experience Requirements: On the date of the open house, you must meet the following requirements:
Three years of full-time satisfactory experience as a journey-level mechanic (i.e., a fully trained, knowledgeable, experienced, proficient, and competent mechanic) repairing passenger automobiles, trucks, buses, or aircraft.
You must have obtained one of the following before obtaining your above journey-level experience for that experience to be credited:
1. Two years of full-time satisfactory experience as a mechanic’s helper, apprentice, or trainee performing or assisting in the performance of automotive or aircraft maintenance and repair; or
2. Graduation from a recognized trade school or technical school, approved by a state’s Department of Education or comparable agency, with a major course of study in automotive mechanics or a closely related field, totaling 600 hours; or
3. Graduation from a vocational high school approved by a state’s Department of Education or comparable agency, with a major course of study in automotive mechanics or a closely related field; or
4. Graduation from an accredited college or university with an AAS degree or higher in automotive mechanics or a closely related field.
If you have qualifying part-time experience, it will be credited on a prorated basis.
The following types of experience are not acceptable: auto body and fender repair; auto or truck assembly; dealership make-ready repair; fuel, oil and lube servicing; vehicle inspection; exclusive specialty replacement shop work, such as tire replacement, replacement of exhaust parts (muffler), glass, climate control parts, etc.; and salvage and junkyard extraction.
The high school, vocational high school, technical school, or trade school must be approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization. The college or university must be accredited by regional, national, professional, or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Requirements to be Appointed:
Driver License Requirement: At the time of appointment, you must possess either:
1. A Class A or Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) valid in the State of New York with a passenger endorsement, no airbrake restrictions and no other disqualifying restrictions that would preclude the performance of the duties of this title; or
2. A Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York.
If you qualify under “2” above, your appointment will be subject to the receipt of
- a Learner Permit for a Class B CDL valid in the State of New York with a passenger endorsement and no airbrake restrictions, or any other disqualifying restrictions within 14 days of appointment; and
- a Class B CDL valid in the State of New York with a passenger endorsement, no airbrake restrictions, and no other disqualifying restrictions within 120 days of appointment, or your employment will be terminated. If you have serious moving violations, a license suspension, or an accident record, you may be disqualified.
The Class A or Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) with a passenger endorsement, no airbrake restrictions and no other disqualifying restrictions must be maintained for the duration of your employment in the title. Such license must not include any restrictions which would preclude the performance of Bus Maintainer Chassis work.
Commercial Motor Vehicle Driving Experience in the Military or New York National Guard: If you are an active member or former member (discharged in the past year) of the military or New York National Guard and have experience driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle in the military or New York National Guard, you may be eligible for a waiver of the New York State commercial driving skills test through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. If you believe that you may be eligible for this waiver, you must apply for the waiver through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.
Medical Requirement: Medical guidelines have been established for the position of Bus Maintainer (Chassis). You will be examined to determine whether you can perform the essential functions of the position. Where appropriate, a reasonable accommodation will be provided for a person with a disability to enable such person to perform the essential functions of the job.
Drug Screening Requirement: You must pass a drug screening to be appointed, and if appointed, you will be subject to random drug and alcohol tests for the duration of your employment. Additionally, if you have tested positive on a drug or alcohol test or had a refusal to test during pre- employment or while employed by a Federal DOT-regulated employer during the applicable period, you must have completed the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) evaluation, referral and education/treatment process required by federal law to be appointed to this safety-sensitive position.
Selection Method (Examination – No Filing Fee)
Candidates may be asked to participate in a written assessment and structured interview. Only candidates who pass the written assessment will be allowed to take the structured interview.
These assessments will be administered on the day of the open house scheduled for January 7, 2024, on a first-come-first-serve basis. Only applicants that meet the Qualifying Education and Experience Requirements will be allowed to take the examination. Candidates who cannot be accommodated due to seating limitations on the day of the open house will be scheduled to take an examination on a later date. There is no filing fee to take the examination.
Note, the examination is not mandatory on the day of the open house. Qualified candidates may still attend the open house to learn more about our excellent job opportunities in the field of bus maintenance. Interested candidates may file to take a new examination on a later date.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including veteran status and individuals with disabilities. The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including military service members, to apply.
How to Apply (On-Site Filing Only):
There is no application period nor online application for this examination. Filing will be limited to candidates who attend the open house in person.