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Bus Maintainer A TWU L100 01-E

Job ID: 3721
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: Various, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: Feb 2, 2024



Job Description


Job Title: Promotion to Bus Maintainer – Group A (Auto Body Technician)

Job ID:

Location: Various

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Information:

First Date of Posting: September 19, 2023
Last Date of Filing:  Until Filled
Authority: New York City Transit (TA)
Department: Bus Maintenance     
Division/Unit:  Buses  
Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor (Surface)
Work Location: Various           
Hours of Work: Various

*This is a civil service position. Selected candidates must pass a civil service examination and be appointed from the resulting list to gain permanent status and retain their employment in this position.


Salary Range: The current minimum salary for Bus Maintainer - Group A is $33.84 per hour for a 40-hour week increasing to $39.81 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.


Bus Maintainers - Group A, under supervision, maintain, install, inspect, test, alter and repair the bodies and related mechanical, structural, and electrical equipment of buses and other automotive vehicles, including servicing, repairing and installing doors, seats, windows, framing, sheeting, hand bars, signs, floors, radiators, heat exchangers, bumpers, light fixtures and headlights; make and repair sheet metal or fiberglass body sections and structural members of buses using such tools and machines as are necessary; weld bus bodies and parts; disassemble bus bodies and parts using burning equipment; prepare vehicle bodies for painting; sand as necessary; spray and brush paint bus, truck and automobile bodies; manually and electronically document work activities; read and interpret technical documents, diagrams, and schematics; drive motor vehicles and operate machinery; and perform related work.

Some of the physical activities performed by Bus Maintainers – Group A and environmental conditions experienced are: crawling under buses and working in confined spaces; getting out of the way of moving buses and overhead cranes; distinguishing colors when mixing and matching paints; climbing and descending ladders; wearing goggles, gloves or respirators when required; using both hands to work overhead for extended periods of time; responding to audible signals such as alarms, bells, horns and whistles; responding to visual signals including distinguishing colored lights; and lifting and carrying heavy tools and equipment.

Eligibility Requirements:

This posting is open to each employee of MTA New York City Transit who

  1. Is permanently (not provisionally) employed in or appears on a Preferred List (see Note, below) for the eligible title of Maintainer’s Helper – Group B and is permanently employed in such title in the Department of Buses; and
  2. Is not otherwise ineligible.

How to Apply:

If you meet the Eligibility 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]

Requirements to be Promoted:

Driver License Requirement: If you are considered for promotion to the title of Bus Maintainer – Group A, you must meet the requirements in “1” or “2” below at the time of promotion:

  1. A Class A or Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) valid in the State of New York with a passenger endorsement, no airbrake restrictions and no other disqualifying restrictions that would preclude the performance of the duties of this title; 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 a passenger endorsement, no airbrake restrictions and no other disqualifying restrictions.

If you qualify under “2” above, your promotion will be subject to the receipt of a Class B CDL valid in the State of New York with a passenger endorsement, no airbrake restrictions and no other disqualifying restrictions within 120 days of promotion. If you fail to obtain the Class B CDL within 120 days of your promotion, your employment will be terminated or you will be returned to your previously held permanent title. If you have serious moving violations, a license suspension or an accident record, you may be disqualified.

The Class A or Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) with a passenger endorsement and no airbrake restrictions or any other 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 Bus Maintainer – Group A 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.

Medical Requirement: Medical guidelines have been established for the position of Bus Maintainer – Group A. Candidates will be examined to determine whether they can perform the essential functions of the position of Bus Maintainer – Group A. Where appropriate, a reasonable accommodation will be provided for a person with a disability to enable such person to perform the essential functions of the job.

Drug Screening Requirement: You must pass a drug screening in order to be promoted, and if promoted, 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 promoted to this safety-sensitive 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: You must present your MTA New York City Transit employee ID when you arrive to take the test.

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 or being returned to your previously held permanent title.

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.



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