Job Title: Automotive Mechanic (Track Equipment Maintainer) Provisional JVN 4975
First Date of Posting: 12/26/23
Last Date of Posting: Open Until Filled
Reports to: Supervisor
Work Location: Various
Hours of Work: Various
*If you are hired into this position, you must pass the next Civil Service Exam and be hired from the resulting list for this title to obtain permanent civil service status.
Salary Range: The current minimum salary for Track Equipment Maintainer is $34.86 per hour for a 40-hour week increasing to $41.02 per hour in the 6th year of service plus a night differential (extra pay) for those assigned to a night shift (rates subject to change). These rates are subject to change.
Benefits include paid vacation/sick, holiday, pension plan, comprehensive health plan, deferred compensation plan and free NYC Transit pass.
Under supervision, Track Equipment Maintainers maintain, repair and operate cranes, compressors, front-end loaders, engines and motors, chain saws, payloaders, tractors. forklifts, conveyors, snow blowers, grease pumps, and machine shop equipment. They may also inspect, test, maintain, alter, repair and operate other electromechanical, electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment used in the construction, maintenance and repair of railroad track in MTA New York City Transit's subway system. They also drive trucks; keep records; make computations; prepare reports; and perform related work.
Some of the physical activities performed by Track Equipment Maintainers and the environmental conditions they experience are crawling under trucks and heavy equipment; working in confined spaces; working on subway and elevated tracks, lifting and carrying heavy tools and components, taking precise measurements; distinguishing colors, manually removing and installing parts and bolts in confined areas, moving out of the way of moving vehicles and heavy equipment; including trains while working on or near tracks that are in service; hearing warnings (verbal, horns, bells and signals); and working outdoors in all weather conditions.
Track Equipment Maintainers may be required to work various shifts, including nights, Saturdays, Sunday and holidays.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Three years of full-time satisfactory journey-level experience as an automotive mechanic (i.e., fully trained, proficient, knowledgeable, experienced, and competent) in the testing, operation, maintenance, alteration, and repair of the mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components and systems of automobiles, trucks, buses, marine vessels or aircrafts; or
- Three years of full-time satisfactory journey-level mechanic experience (i.e., fully trained, proficient, knowledgeable, experienced, and competent) in the testing, operation, maintenance, alteration, and repair of the mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components and systems of heavy equipment of the type used in construction or the maintenance and repair of track, such as pneumatic and hydraulic compressors, drills, pile drivers, payloaders, earthmovers, tractors, and conveyors, including gasoline and diesel engines; or
- Completion of a four-year full-time apprenticeship in an electro-mechanical trade recognized by the New York State Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Labor or any state apprenticeship council which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor.
For the journey-level mechanic experience in “1” or “2” above to be credited, it must be preceded by one of the following:
a. Two years of full-time satisfactory experience as a mechanic's helper, apprentice or trainee performing or assisting in the work described in “1” or “2” above; or
b. Graduation from a recognized trade school or technical school with a major course of study in a mechanical or electrical trade, or a closely related field, totaling 600 hours; or
c. Graduation from a vocational high school with a major course of study in a mechanical or electrical trade or a closely related field; or d. An A.A.S. degree or higher in electromechanical, electrical or electronic technology, or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university. The trade, technical, or vocational high 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).
Driver License Requirements:
You must possess either:
- A Class A or B Commercial Driver License valid in the State of New York with no disqualifying restrictions and with an endorsement for hazardous materials; or
- A Class A or B Commercial Driver License valid in the State of New York with no disqualifying restrictions; or
- A Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York and a Learner Permit for a Class A or B Commercial Driver License valid in the State of New York with no disqualifying restrictions.
If you are appointed under "2" above, you will be appointed subject to the receipt of the endorsement for hazardous materials within six months of appointment. If you are appointed under "3" above, you will be appointed subject to the receipt of a Class A or B Commercial Driver License valid in the State of New York with no disqualifying restrictions within six months of appointment and the receipt of the endorsement for hazardous materials three months after receiving the Class A or B.
Commercial Driver License (within a total of nine months of appointment).
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”).
How To Apply:
MTA employees must apply via My MTA Portal. You can submit an online application by logging into My MTA Portal, clicking the My Job Search ribbon, and selecting the “Careers” link.
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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.