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Coach Cleaner Foreman

Job ID: 6647
Business Unit: Metro-North Railroad
Location: Various, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Harmon Shop
Date Posted: Jul 9, 2024




POSTING NO.:                 6647  

JOB TITLE:                       M of E Coach Cleaner Foreman  

DEPT/DIV:                      M of E  

LOCATION:                 Various  

Full/Part Time:                Full-Time  

Application Deadline:     April 12, 2024  


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

This position is only open to current Metro-North Railroad employees.  


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.  


Summary of Duties:   


Provide frontline leadership to coach cleaners in the overall upkeep and cleanliness of both interior and exterior portions of Metro-North Railroad (MNR) rolling stock  



  • Ensure adherence to the Mechanical Department and organization wide safety programs, procedures, goals and objectives
  • Supervise quality of work to ensure compliance with Mechanical standards
  • Coordinate daily work assignments
  • Provide updates on projects to Supervisor
  • Instruct employees regarding safety procedures and proper task performance
  • Document work assignments by completing daily work reports, job safety briefings, etc. and archive into department database
  • Maintain records of attendance and other related paperwork for all employees under their direct supervision
  • Review Kronos timekeeping system for accuracy and complete paperwork verifying staff work schedules
  • Draft IR-1 reports, take statements and ensure all steps are followed in the event of injury
  • Conduct job safety briefings to advise employees of possible safety hazards and to delegate tasks prior to beginning work or whenever conditions change
  • Ensure employees wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform work
  • Provide guidance and direction to employees
  • Schedule and coordinate staff to ensure appropriate coverage
  • Estimate and order materials as necessary
  • Ensure staff has all necessary resources to perform work
  • Expose employees to different areas to develop and maintain proficiency levels
  • Assist with building a positive team environment built on respect, professionalism, fairness and collaboration
  • Perform other duties as assigned




  • Six-week training program covers several skills and knowledge areas through combination of classroom instruction and supervised hands-on experience. The program areas include supervisory skills, safe workplace practices and federal rules and regulations


  • Must have High School Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma, Test Assessing Secondary Completion or equivalent and
  • Two years of experience in any craft (e.g., Electrician, Machinist, Carman, Sheet Metal Worker, Coach Cleaner, Laborer, etc.) within Metro-North MofE


  • Valid driver’s license
  • Experience working in a supervisory or leadership role
  • Minimum of two years experience as a Coach Cleaner


  • Reading comprehension ability; interpersonal skills; customer service oriented; skilled in exercising independent judgment; ability to anticipate and analyze problems and take corrective actions; must be able to evaluate a situation to make decisions and work under pressure; written and verbal communication skills; ability to multi-task; must be able to function effectively under changing priorities; ability to lead others; knowledge of operating and safety rules; knowledge of physical characteristics; must be safety conscious
  • Knowledge of rolling stock, working knowledge of Kronos, Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook, AMS (Asset Management System), AMS Touchscreen, IMS (Incident Management System), Identity Access Management System (IAMS), Citrix and TMS (Terminal Management System)


  • Must adhere to prescribed dress code
  • Must adhere to MNR and department attendance policies

Rate of Pay  

The starting rate of 70% for this position is equivalent to $27.58/hour. The wage progression scale is as follows: Year 1=70%>Year 2=70%>Year 3=75%>Year 4=80%>Year 5=85%>Year 6=85%>Year 7=90%>Year 8=100%.The full rate of pay is $39.40/hour.  

This salary is non-negotiable, based on the current Mechanical Foreman's rate as per the ARSA Collective Bargaining Agreement.  

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


New employees will establish seniority in the American Railway & Airway Supervisors' Association (ARSA), the union representing Foreman, in accordance with the union's current collective bargaining agreement.  

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



Ability to work various hours, days, shifts and locations required.  


Other Information   

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 $105,472.00 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.   

Details of physical activities include, but are not limited to:  

  • Effectively communicate with contractors and other Mechanical Department personnel.
  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces while navigating track and yard.
  • Ability to stoop, crouch, kneel and bend to perform inspections and troubleshoot malfunctions.

Details of working conditions include, but are not limited to:  

  • Must be able to work various days, shifts and locations.
  • Work around moving machinery (e.g., elevators, equipment, etc.)
  • Must be able to report to constantly changing work conditions.
  • Must be available to be on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • Works indoors and outdoors exposed to various types of weather conditions.
  • Works primarily with others but must also be able to work independently.
  • May work at heights up to 15 feet from the ground.

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     

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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