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Gang Foreman Trainee

Job ID: 4677
Business Unit: Long Island Rail Road
Location: Jamaica, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: M/E Training
Date Posted: Feb 13, 2024


Title:                                     Gang Foreman Trainee 

Department:                         Maintenance of Equipment 

Post Date:                           01/29/2024 

Close Date:                         02/13/2024 

Hay Point Evaluation:          N/A 

100% Hourly Rate of Pay:   $54.019072*(See Wage Progression Below) 

Position Classification:        Safety Sensitive 

Location:                              Various 

Reports To:                          General Foreman 

Union Affiliation:                  Independent Railway Supervisors Association (IRSA)  


If you have previously applied for the Gang Foreman Trainee position in the last 12 months, there is no need to reapply.  Your application may still be under consideration.     


Responsible to supervise the inspection, repair, support shop and cleaning gangs within the Maintenance of Equipment Department. 
Training Program:
The Gang Foreman training program is approximately nine months with both classroom and field-based training.  Trainees are required to demonstrate competency in a variety of shop and yard locations on various shifts.  Satisfactory completion of the training program will result in the trainee becoming a qualified Gang Foreman and will be able to exercise seniority rights as provided by agreement.


 Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
-Plans work tasks, monitoring work progress, and ensuring work performed meets predetermined standards.
-Responsible for the safety of work gangs under their supervision and providing technical guidance to work gangs. 
-Maintains all records relevant to work performed, accidents, discipline, payroll, and attendance.     
-Enforces all LIRR, MTA and FRA regulations, policies and procedures.


-Must be a current employee of the MTA. 

-A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent (GED or TASC) approved by a State's Department of Education or recognized accredited organization.
-Must have passed all QMP, Code of Federal Regulations 238 (CFR 238) modules and be Qualified Maintenance Person - A (QMP-A) qualified, or equivalent governmental regulations and/or qualification.
-Successful completion of a pre-screener questionnaire to assess supervisory experience, management and administrative skills and technological knowledge (to be administered by Human Resources).
-Demonstrated ability to manage a work gang and equipment.
-Must possess the ability to demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills and supervisory and leadership skills/capabilities. 
-Three years related rail car maintenance experience or demonstrated equivalent and/or prior work experience in various maintenance shops and yards (as of the posting date of this bulletin).
- Must be available to work various locations and various hours.
-PC TEST:  Demonstrated competency in using a personal computer and Microsoft Windows Operating System.  Test will be given at the Hillside Support Facility 93-59 183rd Street, Hollis.  Test scores are valid for 12 months. The PC test will be administered to those applicants who have met all of the minimum requirements

*The above prerequisite training courses and tests must be attended on employees' own non-compensated time, not company time.

       Wage Progression for employees hired before 9/24/2014 : 

85%   -   1st. 365 Calendar Days 

87%   -   2nd. 365 Calendar Days 

90%   -   3rd. 365 Calendar Days 

93%   -   4th. 365 Calendar Days 

100%   - After 1,460 Calendar Days 

Wage progression for new employees hired after 9/24/2014: 

85%   -   1st. 365 Calendar   Days 

85%   -   2nd. 365 Calendar  Days 

87%   -   3rd.  365 Calendar  Days 

90%   -   4Th  365 Calendar  Days 

90%   -   5Th 365 Calendar  Days 

93%   -   6Th 365 Calendar  Days 

100%   - After 2,555 Calendar Days 

Other Information: 

In addition to meeting the minimum requirements of the position, the selection process may include, but is not limited to, a pre-screening assessment (i.e., physical, written and/ or practical evaluation) and interview. Candidates forfeit further consideration in the process if they fail to participate in any step of the process when scheduled. Make up dates/times will not be given. In addition, LIRR employee applicants must be in their current position for the 12 months immediately preceding the close date of this posting and must possess a satisfactory work history, including attendance and discipline record. A record of more than 10 sick days in two of last three years is considered unsatisfactory attendance.  Not all qualified applicants are guaranteed an interview due to the competitive selection process. A medical examination and safety sensitive drug/alcohol test may also be required. 

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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