Title: Sheet Metal Worker (Structure Maintainer- Group D (Sheetmetal)) JVN 4973
Date of Opening 12/26/23
Date of Filing: Open until filled
Division/Unit: Maintenance of Way/Infrastructure
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.
The minimum salary for Structure Maintainers - Group D is $34.86 per hour for a 40-hour work week with an increase 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.
Structure Maintainers - Group D, under general supervision, perform sheet metal work in subway, surface and elevated structures, including stations, enclosures and related buildings; install, maintain and repair roofs, skylights, ducts, leaders and gutters, drip pans, fireproof doors, stovepipes and receptacles; fabricate sheet metal, plastic and fiberglass parts and devices needed for such work; perform other structural work as necessary, including incidental painting; load, unload and drive trucks and vans; keep records; and perform related work.
Some of the physical activities performed by Structure Maintainers - Group D and environmental conditions they experience are: working outdoors in all weather conditions, walking along subway tracks, stepping over rails (including live third rails), and climbing and walking on elevated structures and along trackwalks and catwalks in dimly lit areas; climbing and working on roofs, ladders, ramps and scaffolding; lifting and carrying heavy tools and equipment; bending and stooping in confined spaces; using hand tools and heavy-duty power tools; reading prints and drawings; distinguishing colored light signals; judging distances of lights in tunnels; and hearing warnings (bells, whistles and vocal) and responding to the sounds of oncoming trains.
Education and Experience Requirements:
You must meet one of the following requirements below:
- Four years of full-time experience as a sheet metal worker at the journey level (i.e. fully trained proficient, knowledgeable, experienced, and competent) in fabricating sheet metal products from blueprints using sheet metal machinery and shop tools; or
- Satisfactory completion of a four-year, full-time apprenticeship in the sheet metal 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 above journey-level experience in “1” above to be credited, it must be preceded by one of the following:
- Two years of full-time experience as a helper, apprentice or trainee performing or assisting in the work described above; or
- Graduation from a vocational high school with a major course of study in sheet metal work or a closely related field; or
- Graduation from a trade school or technical school approved by a state’s Department of Education or recognized accrediting organization, with a major course of study in sheet metal work or a closely related field totaling 600 hours; or
- An Associate's degree or higher in sheet metal work, or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university.
If you have qualifying part-time experience, it will be credited on a prorated basis.
Experience which involves only incidental or occasional sheet metal work, such as mixed Construction work, masonry, carpentry, ironwork, auto body repair work, or welding is not acceptable.
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 have a Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York with no disqualifying restrictions that would preclude the performance of the duties of this title. If you have serious moving violations, a license suspension or an accident record you may be disqualified. This license must be maintained for the duration of your employment in the title.
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.
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.