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Communications Installer/Maintainer

Job ID: 6331
Business Unit: Metro-North Railroad
Location: Various, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Telecommunications H&H
Date Posted: Apr 8, 2024

Description

POSTING NO.: 6331

JOB TITLE: Communications Installer/Maintainer

DEPT/DIV: Telecommunications H&H

LOCATION: Various

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the Application Deadline.

Opening:

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Communications Installers/Maintainerinstall, repair, and maintain communications equipment not requiring FCC Class 2 license including telephone, alarm systems, surveillance systems, and fiber optics.

THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Install, repair, and maintain communications equipment not requiring FCC Class 2 license including telephone, alarm systems, surveillance systems, and fiber optics. Fabricate and repair steelwork on all buildings, bridges, and railroad structures
  • Troubleshoot and repair communications equipment to board level. Paint finished steel members with brushes and/or paint guns
  • Complete required paperwork.

Qualifications:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED), or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).
  • Prior electronic experience.
  • Valid driver's license.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of telephone cable color codes; ability to read prints and use test equipment; knowledge of electrical laws; verbal and written communication skills.

Rate of Pay

The starting rate for this position is$23.72/hour(65% of the full rate). The annual wage progression scale is as follows: Year 1=65% > Year 2=70% > Year 3=75% > Year 4=80% > Year 5=90% > Year 6=100%. The 100% full rate of pay is$36.49/hour.

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

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: 80>90>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

Seniority

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

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

Assignments

Ability to work various hours, days, shifts and locations throughout Metro-North territory is required.

Selection Criteria

Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, not all qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position are guaranteed an interview. To be selected for a position, one must meet the following criteria: (1) satisfy the minimum requirements listed in the job posting, (2) if applicable, successfully pass a written and practical exam, (3) satisfy a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), and (4) pass a verbal interview. Metro-North may also require the applicant to undergo a physical ability test, and, if the Company extends a conditional offer, may require him or her to undergo a medical examination, which may include toxicological testing. Failure to pass any step within the hiring process will result in the disqualification of your application.

Additional Criteria for Current Employees: Current Metro-North employees must be in active service to be eligible for consideration. Agreement Employees applying for a position outside of their present craft are required to have worked in your current union for at least one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline to be eligible to apply for a posted position, and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, including on-the-job training or lock-in requirement, if applicable (for example: Signal Trainee, Foreman-In-Training, etc.). If you are transferring to another craft, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present union. Non-agreement employees must have worked in your current position for a minimum of one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline. Along with a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), employees are also subject to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation not limited to discipline records and performance assessments.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please apply online at www.mta.info

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.

DETAILS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Must be able to lift and carry tools and material weighing up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis and occasionally up to 75 lbs.
  • Must climb wood and steel poles and onto catenary bridges.

DETAILS OF WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Works outside exposed to various weather conditions.
  • Works at heights up to 50 ft.; occasionally up to 200 ft.

HOW TO APPLY:

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE TO BE CONSIDERED. METRO-NORTH NO LONGER ACCEPTS HARD COPIES OF RESUMES.

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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