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Electronic Equipment Maintainer (Provisional)*

Job ID: 4969
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Provisional
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: Jul 9, 2024


Title: Electronic Equipment Maintainer (Provisional)*
Job Title: Electronic Equipment Maintainer  (Provisional) 

Job ID: JVN 4969 

Full/Part Time: Full-Time 

Regular/Temporary: Regular 


Job Information:

First Date of Posting: 12/26/23
Last Date of Filing:  Open Until Filled
Authority: TA/OA
Department: Subway/Buses           
Division/Unit:  Electronics Maintenance Division        
Reports to: Supervision
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 working in Electronic Equipment Maintenance for at least one year are eligible to be promoted on a provisional basis. 




Salary: The current minimum salary for Electronic Equipment Maintainer is $42.35 per hour for a 40-hour week. This rate is subject to change. There are two assignment levels within this class of positions. Appointments will be made to Assignment Level I After appointment, employees may be assigned to the higher assignment level at the discretion of MTA New York City Transit.  

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. 



Electronic Equipment Maintainers, under supervision, maintain, install, inspect, test, alter and repair electronic wireless and wired communication systems, and digital and analog control equipment and systems in the shop or in the field, including radio systems, closed circuit video equipment, and other electronic communication equipment; perform circuit testing, analysis, and fault identification; keep records; operate motor vehicles; and perform related work.  

Some of the physical activities performed by Electronic Equipment Maintainers and environmental conditions they experience are: climbing ladders, distinguishing colors to troubleshoot complex equipment, accurately distinguishing shapes under poorly lit working conditions, moving out of the way of moving trains and motor vehicles, working on or near tracks having live 600-volt contact rails, walking along the track in dimly lit areas, loading and unloading vehicles and working outdoors in all weather conditions. 

Special Working Conditions: Electronic Equipment Maintainers may be required to work various shifts including nights, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. 

Education and Experience Requirements:  


You must meet the following requirements in “1” or “2” below: 

  1. Three years of full-time satisfactory experience at the journey level (i.e., you must be a fully trained knowledgeable, experienced, proficient, and competent technician), in the maintenance, testing, troubleshooting, calibrating and repair of complex electronic equipment employing analog and digital circuitry.


  1. Two years of full-time satisfactory experience at the journey level as described in paragraph “1” above, plus completion of one of the following listed below before obtaining your journey-level experience:
  1. Two years of full-time satisfactory experience as a technician’s helper, apprentice or trainee performing or assisting in the work described above; OR
  2. Graduation from a trade school or technical school, with a major course of study in electrical or electronic technology, or a closely related field, totaling 600 hours; OR
  3. Graduation from a four-year vocational high school with a major course of study in electrical or electronic technology or a closely related field; OR
  4. An Associate’s degree in electrical or electronic technology, electrical engineering, 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 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.   

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.  


How To Apply: 


If you meet the License Requirements above, you can submit an online application by clicking on the "APPLY NOW" button from either the CAREERS page or from the JOB DESCRIPTION page. If you have previously applied online for other positions, enter your Username and Password. If it is your first registration, click on the CLICK HERE TO REGISTER hyperlink and enter a User Name and Password; then click on the REGISTER button. 


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 logging into your MTA profile or by sending an email to [email protected] 


Training Requirement: 


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. 


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”). 


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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