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Structure Maintainer E (Plumber) (Provisional)*

Job ID: 4974
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: Jul 9, 2024


Job Information:  Structure Maintainer E (Plumber) (Provisional)*
First Date of Posting:    12/26/23
Last Date of Filing:        Open Until Filled
Authority:                       TA
Department:                  Subways
Division/Unit:                 Infrastructure Division
Reports to:                    Supervision
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 Structure Maintainer - Group E (Plumber) $34.86 per hour for a 40-hour work          week with an increase to $41.01 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.


Structure Maintainers – Group E, under general supervision, perform plumbing work in MTA New York City Transit’s subway, surface and elevated structures, including stations, enclosures, tunnel and related buildings. They install, maintain and repair plumbing fixtures in toilets, sink rooms and heating systems; clean, test, dismantle, install and repair pipes, fixtures, vents and hot water heaters; keep records, perform other structural work when necessary, including incidental painting; may serve as a flagger and respond appropriately to signals on the tracks; load, unload and drive vans and trucks; and perform related work.

Some of the physical activities performed by Structure Maintainers – Group E and environmental conditions experienced are: crouching while working in confined spaces; climbing and descending ladders and stairs; distinguishing colors of lights; making visual and tactile inspections; using hand tools; responding to sounds and warning bells; lifting and carrying heavy tools and equipment; wearing a respirator; and working outdoors in all weather conditions.

Special Working Conditions: Structure Maintainers - Group E may be required to work various shifts including nights, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Education and Experience Requirements: You must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Graduation from a four-year full-time apprenticeship program in the plumbing trade recognized by the N.Y. State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor, or any state apprenticeship council which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor; or
  2. Two years of full-time journey-level experience (i.e.: fully trained, knowledgeable, proficient and                        competent) as a plumber in the plumbing trade, preceded by one of the following:
    1. Two years of full-time experience as a helper, apprentice or trainee performing or assisting in the plumbing trade; or
    2. Graduation from an approved trade school or technical school, with a major course of study in plumbing or a closely related field, totaling 600 hours; or
    3. Graduation from a vocational high school with a major course of study in plumbing; or
    4. An Associate's degree or a higher degree in plumbing, or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university.

The 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 B Commercial Driver License (CDL) valid in the State of New York with no restrictions that would preclude the performance of the duties of a Structure Maintainer - Group E; or
  2. 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 no restrictions that would preclude the performance of the duties of a Structure Maintainer - Group E.

If you qualify under “2” above, your appointment will be subject to the receipt of a Class B CDL valid in the State of New York with no restrictions no later than six months into the probationary period. If you fail to successfully receive the Class B CDL, valid in the State of New York, with no disqualifying restrictions, your employment will be terminated.

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 Structure Maintainer - Group E. 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 him or her to perform the essential functions of the job.

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.

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.

Other Information:

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.

Logging in through My MTA Portal will link your BSC ID number to your job application to identify you as an internal applicant.

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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