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Power Helper

Job ID: 4638
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: Staten Island, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: Nov 27, 2023



Title:  Power Helper

First Date of Posting:     11/27/2023

Last Date of Filing:        Open Until Filled

Authority                        SIRTOA

Department:                  Subways

Division/Unit:               Staten Island Railway 

Reports to:                    Supervisor / Superintendent

Work Location:             37 Seguine Avenue, Staten Island

Hours of Work:             7:00 a.m- 3:00p.m



The current minimum salary is $23.552230 per hour for a 40-hour week increasing to $33.646043 per hour in the sixth year of service. These rates are subject to change as per the Sheet Metal Air 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 supervision this position is responsible for assisting maintainers and supervisors in the maintenance and repair of silicon rectifiers, high tension switch gear, automatic relay panels, circuit breakers; power, telephone, and fiber optic cables; auxiliary equipment and accessories.

The Power Maintainer’s Helper will drive motor vehicles to and from work assignments; keep records and write reports; perform related work. In addition, the candidate will be trained, posted and qualified to perform SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) Operations, overseeing the traction power network.



  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two-years full time satisfactory journey experience in the electrical, electronic or electromechanical field.



  • Special or technical training in the field of electrical or electronics maintenance and repair.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical theory including Ohm’s Law.
  • Ability to use a digital multi-meter.
  • Graduation from a trade school, technical or vocational high school, approved by a State’s Department of Education or a comparable agency, with a major course of study in electrical, electronic, or electromechanical technology.



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



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”)



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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