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Electrician - M of W

Job ID: 5693
Business Unit: Metro-North Railroad
Location: Various, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: H&H Station Maintenance Forces
Date Posted: Feb 15, 2024





POSTING NO.:              5693 

JOB TITLE:                     Electrician - M of W 

DEPT/DIV:                      M of W 

LOCATION:                   Various 

Full/Part Time:                 Full 

DEADLINE:                     Open till filled 




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 railroad in the nation.  MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe and reliable commute, excellent customer service and rewarding opportunities to its employees. 



Electricians install and repair all phases of residential and industrial electrical work at shops, stations, yards, and facilities, including wiring, lighting, conduit, motors and controls, oil burners, elevators, switch heaters, and other equipment. 


  • Inspect, install, repair, and maintain electrical components on all platform and station locations along the H&H lines to include but not limited to lighting, digital signs, ticket machines, ATMs, heating and air conditioning (HVAC), conduit, conduit straps and circuitry.
  • Ground metal objects (e.g., metal seats, hand rails, digital signs, ATM machines, and ticket machines, etc.) onto train platforms through exothermic welding to ensure the safety of all customers.
  • Inspect, install, repair, and maintain lighting, HVAC unit breakers, and electrical panels in buildings, shops, substations, drawbridges, and all other assigned locations
  • Install, maintain, and repair all lighting and associated components on structures and in yard locations  Bend conduit ranging in size from ½" to 4" in diameter with a hand bender or bending machine, install in various locations (e.g., buildings and shop locations along exposed and concealed areas), and pull wires/cables through to complete a circuit between two electrical boxes or components.
  • Read and interpret prints, wiring diagrams, and schematics.
  • Perform electrical work including switching, testing and repairs on live line electrical systems up to 600 volt range  Attend mandatory trainings (e.g., Roadway Worker Safety, etc.) to obtain/maintain all required qualifications to safely perform job duties.
  • Perform roadway worker duties (e.g., perform Look-Out, etc.) to ensure the safety of the work group.
  • Recognize the hazards of electricity and the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform electrical work safely.
  • Assess situations to identify possible hazards and take appropriate safety precautions (e.g., PPE usage, etc.).
  • Obtain electrical clearances and provide electrical Lock out Tag out protection.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.




  • Minimum High School Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED), or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).
  • Vocational and/or apprentice training in residential or industrial electrical work or a minimum of two (2) years of experience performing residential and/or industrial electrical work.
  • Valid driver's license.


  • Experience performing residential or industrial electrical work.
  • Licensed NYS Electrician or equivalent.


Rate of Pay 

The starting rate of 65% for this position is equivalent to $23.75. The wage progression scale is as follows: Year 1=65%>Year 2=70%>Year 3=75%>Year 4=80%>Year 5=92%>Year 6=100%. The full rate of pay is $36.55/hour. 

This salary is non-negotiable, based on the IBEW Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

An exception may be granted for a journeyman rate to anyone who has one of the following: 

New Hire candidates who meet one (1) or more of the criterion as enumerated below will qualify for the expedited wage progression for Journeymen: 

  • Four (4) years of full-time experience as an Electrical Worker; which includes the following job titles and industries:
  • Electrical, Electronics, or Communications Worker in the Armed Forces
  • Electrician, Electrical Worker which includes industrial, railroad, commercial, residential and low voltage electrical work
  • Utility or Power Plant Electrical Worker
  • Electronics, Communications or Computer Technician/Engineer
  • Electrical Apprentice or Electrical Helper
  • Automotive Electronic Technician, with ASE certification
  • HVAC experience consistent with the type of HVAC work performed by Metro North Electrical Workers, with Refrigerant Recovery Certification
  • Possession or completion of the following educational degrees, apprenticeships or trade program certifications. Where applicable, with required practical work experience accompanied thereto for a total of four (4) years: A four (4) year Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Technology or associated Electrical field from an accredited college or university
  • A two (2) year Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Technology or associated Electrical field from an accredited college, plus two (2) years of full-time experience performing electrical work
  • An accredited Trade (Vocational) School Certificate in Electrical Technology or associated electrical field, of which completion requires at least one (1) year of classroom training, plus three (3) years of full-time experience as an Electrical Worker. If additional time is spent in formal classroom training within the accredited Vocational School curriculum, then the combination of classroom and full-time experience as an Electrical Worker must equal at least four (4) years total
  • Completion of at least four (4) years of an Electrical Apprenticeship Program
  • Completion of at least two (2) years of a full-time Electrical Apprenticeship Program, plus two (2) years of full-time experience as an Electrical Worker
  • Possession of a valid and current FCC License

For those approved for a journeyman rate, the wage progression scale is as follows: Year 1=80%>Year 2=85%>Year 3=100% of the full rate of pay. 

MNR Health Insurance & Vacation 


As a full-time employee, you are eligible for the following health and welfare benefits. 


Our benefits program provides flexibility, protection, and value through: 


  • Health care benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Welfare Benefits, including basic and optional life, dependent life, basic and optional Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Disability benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts, including a Health Care Account and Dependent Care Account
  • Retirement benefits, including a retirement plan, 401(k) and 457 savings plans




Applicants will establish seniority in the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union (IBEW), the union representing Electricians, in accordance with the current collective bargaining agreement. 


Members of IBEW are subject to an initiation fee and monthly union dues. 




Must be able to work various days, shifts and locations. 




This is a federally regulated position subject to both pre-employment and continuous random toxicological screening. 


As an employee of Metro-North Railroad you may be required to complete a New York State financial disclosure statement, if you earn more than $108,638.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker. 


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. 


  • Must be able to lift and carry tools and material (e.g., TVM bases, bundles of conduit, ladders, etc.) weighing up to 50 lbs. on regular basis and occasionally up to 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to kneel, bend, crouch, crawl and reach to access difficult-to-access work locations.
  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces while navigating tracks and yard.
  • Pushing and pulling ability required to bend conduit.
  • Ability to climb onto ladders, scaffolding, lifts to inspect, install and repair overhead lighting and heaters.
  • Color vision required to identify and multi-conductor cable using A.I.W. Corp. 18 AWG 30/C 1000V.


  • Must be able to work various days, shifts and locations.
  • Works inside and outside exposed to various weather conditions.
  • Works from scaffolds, ladders and bucket trucks at heights up to 50 ft.
  • Works with voltages ranging from 24 VAC to 600 VDC.
  • Works in close proximity to moving railroad equipment and/or track machinery.
  • As an employee of Metro-North Railroad you may be required to complete a New York State financial disclosure statement, if you earn more than $97,448.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.
  • Effective September 2017, all full-time non-agreement personnel other than those directly involved with the movement of trains or delivery of service, or assigned to other emergency response teams, are required to serve in the Station Terminal Auxiliary Response (STAR) program requiring Terminal coverage for Grand Central Terminal (GCT) from 4:30 PM-7:30 PM one week per year or responding to Station STAR duty during a service disruption, system-wide at various hours including nights and weekends.   This program is designed to improve Metro-North’s ability to provide customer service during emergencies that impact service delivery or other service disruptions that require staff to provide directions and information to MNR customers at GCT or outlying stations. Please note, hours worked during your participation week are subject to change.



Qualified applicants can submit an online application by clicking on the 'APPLY NOW' button from either the CAREERS HOME page or the JOB DESCRIPTION page. 


For instructions on completing the online application, go to the MTA intranet site and click on the PeopleSoft Information hyperlink. From there select the User Guides hyperlink to gain access to the "Viewing/Applying for Jobs Online" guide under the Recruiting section of the page. 


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. 


MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  





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