Job Title: Ventilation and Drainage Maintainer (Provisional) ((Electric Fan & Pump Technician))
Job ID: 4965
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
First Date of Posting: February 14, 2024
Last Date of Filing: Until Filled
Authority: New York City Transit (TA)
Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor (Ventilation & Drainage)
Work Location: Various
Hours of Work: Various
*This is a civil service position. Selected candidates must pass a civil service exam and be appointed from the resulting list to gain permanent status.
**Incumbents who are currently employed in the title of Transit Electrical Helper in the Ventilation and Drainage Subdivision are eligible to be promoted on a provisional basis.
Salary Range: The current minimum salary for Ventilation and Drainage Maintainer is $34.86 per hour for a 40-hour week increasing to $41.01 per hour in the sixth year of service. 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.
Ventilation and Drainage Maintainers, under supervision, maintain, install, clean, adjust, inspect, test, alter, replace and repair ventilation and drainage equipment of MTA New York City Transit subway stations and underground, surface, and elevated subway sections, including buildings, structures and yards; work on generators, motors, electro-mechanical relays, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), limit switches, pumps, fans, valves, wiring, heaters, compressors, gasoline and diesel engines and sewage ejectors; drive motor vehicles, keep records, write reports, and perform related work.
Some of the physical activities performed by Ventilation and Drainage Maintainers and environmental conditions experienced are: climbing and descending ladders and stairs to access pump, ejector and fan rooms; walking along subway tracks near live third rails and tripping hazards; clearing work areas in readiness for approaching trains; working in confined areas and wearing required apparatus (a safety harness, a lifeline and a Scott air pack) while working in those areas; lifting material weighing up to 50 pounds; performing work in a crouched position for long periods of time; and working outdoors in all kinds of weather
Education and Experience Requirements: You must meet one the following requirements:
1. Successful completion of a four-year, full-time apprenticeship in the construction, repair and maintenance of pumps, fans, compressors and/or related electro-mechanical systems and equipment recognized by the New York State Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Labor; or any apprenticeship council that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor; or
2. Three years of full-time satisfactory experience at the journey level (i.e., fully-trained, knowledgeable, proficient and competent mechanic) in the installation, repair, and maintenance of heavy duty electro-mechanical equipment, such as pumps, fans, motors, compressors, sewage ejectors and/or related electro-mechanical equipment; or
3. Two years of full-time satisfactory experience at the journey level as described in paragraph “2” above, plus completion of one of the following listed below before obtaining your journey-level experience:
a. Two years of full-time satisfactory experience performing work described above in “2” as a mechanic’s helper, apprentice or trainee; or
b. Graduation from a recognized trade school or technical school, with a major course of study in electro-mechanical, electrical or electronic technology, or a closely related field totaling 600 hours; or
c. Graduation from a vocational high school, with a major course of study in electro-mechanical, electrical or electronic technology, or a closely related field; or
d. An associate degree or a higher-level degree, from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in electro-mechanical, electrical or electronic technology, or a closely related field.
How to Apply:
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Selection Method / Admission Letter:
Candidates may be asked to participate in one or more of the following: an education and experience test, a written assessment, a practical skills assessment and/or a structured interview.
Applicants must keep their contact information (email, mailing, phone) up to date. The contact information you entered in your online profile with the MTA will be used to contact you. You can update your address and other contact information.by logging into your MTA profile or by sending an email to [email protected]
Requirements to be Appointed:
Driver License Requirement: At the time of appointment, you must have:
- A Class A or Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) valid in the State of New York with an endorsement for hazardous materials and no disqualifying restrictions that would preclude the performance of this title; or
- A Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York and a Learner Permit for a Class B CDL valid in the State of New York with an endorsement for hazardous materials and no disqualifying restrictions.
If you qualify under “2” above, your appointment will be subject to the receipt of the Class B CDL valid in the State of New York, with an endorsement for hazardous materials and no disqualifying restrictions within six months of appointment. If you have serious moving violations, a license suspension or an accident record, you may be disqualified.
The Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) with an endorsement for hazardous materials and no disqualifying restrictions must be maintained for the duration of your employment in the title. Such license and/or Learner Permit must not include any restrictions which would preclude the performance of Ventilation and Drainage Maintainer 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.
Drug Screening Requirement: You must pass a drug screening in order 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 in order to be appointed to this safety-sensitive position.
Medical Requirement: Medical guidelines have been established for the position of Ventilation & Drainage Maintainer. 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 them to perform the essential functions of the job.
Residency: New York City residency is not required for this position.
English Requirement: You must be able to understand and be understood in English to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Proof of Identity: Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, you must be able to prove your identity and your right to obtain employment in the United States prior to employment with MTA Bus Company.
You may be required to undergo a formalized training course during your probationary period. Failure to successfully complete the training course may result in termination.
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.