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Associate Engineer

Job ID: 5646
Business Unit: Metro-North Railroad
Location: Various, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Deputy Chief Engr C&S
Date Posted: Jun 4, 2024

Description

POSTING NO.:                    5646  
JOB TITLE:                        Associate Engineer Program    
DEPT/DIV:                         Various   
LOCATION:                        Various   
Full/Part Time:                   Full   
Application Deadline:       Until Filled   
Compensation:                 Annual salary for an Associate Engineer is $77,728.53   
    

    
MTA Metro-North Railroad is a dynamic organization, operating out of the jewel of New York City, Grand Central Terminal.  We provide service to over 86.5 million customers, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut.  A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is one of the busiest commuter railroads in the nation.  MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe and reliable commute, excellent customer service and rewarding opportunities to its employees.   
    
Position Objective:   
Metro-North Railroad is looking for recent Engineering graduates interested in building an exciting career in the transportation industry!   
The Associate Engineer Program is an MTA Metro-North Railroad initiative to acquire and train the future of our railroad. This program offers recent college graduates an opportunity to develop their management and technical skills through a number of challenging assignments and projects.   
This eighteen (18) month training program includes on-the-job, technical and professional development training, with an expectation of an additional one (1) year in the role to apply one's learning within the department.   
Employees must remain in the Associate Engineer role for a total of thirty (30) months before they can apply or advance elsewhere within Metro-North Railroad.   
   
RESPONSIBILITIES:   
As an Associate Engineer, one can expect to:   
Learn from leading industry professionals.   
Participate in site visits and field work in the various shops, yards and other facilities.   
Manage and contribute to a variety of challenging projects.   
Develop project management skills.   
Perform analysis on specific maintenance and engineering topics.   
Apply academic learning in the principles of engineering, critical thinking and analysis.   
Assist in managing the introduction of new technologies into the railroad that will improve safety, reduce operational expenses and improve operations.   
Assist in the development and management of operations and capital budgets. Participate in classroom style performance management & mechanical training.   
Work various nights, weekends and holidays to encompass all operations of the organization.   
Perform other duties as required by the specific area assigned.   
   
Required Qualifications   
Basic understanding of engineering principles.   
Strong written and verbal communication skills.   
Demonstrated organizational skills with attention to details.   
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and/or other comparable PC applications.   
Ability to interact with internal/external customers/contractors.   
Ability to work various days, shifts, and locations, including holidays, weekends and evenings.   
   
Required Education/Experience   
Recent graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Computer Control Systems or comparable Engineering discipline   
OR   
Will have obtained a Bachelor's Degree in: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Computer Control Systems or comparable Engineering discipline prior to commencement of the Associate Engineer Program.   
   
Preferred Education/Experience   
Master's Degree in: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Computer Control Systems or comparable Engineering discipline   
OR   
Will have obtained Master's Degree in: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Computer Control Systems or comparable Engineering discipline prior to commencement of the Associate Engineer Program.   
    
Other Information   
This is a federally regulated position subject to both pre-employment and continuous random toxicological screening.   
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”).

Employees driving company vehicles must complete defensive driver training once every three years for current MNR drivers; or within 180 days of hire or transfer for an employee entering an authorized driving position.
   
   
Selection Criteria:   
Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.   
   
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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