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Structure Maintainer C (Ironworker) Provisional*

Job ID: 7876
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: Various, United States
Regular/Temporary: Provisional
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: Jul 9, 2024



Job Description


Job Title: Structure Maintainer C (Iron Worker) (Provisional)*

Job ID: 7876

Location: Various

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Information:

First Date of Posting: June 24, 2024
Last Date of Filing:  Until Filled
Authority: TA
Department: Subway            
Division/Unit:  Maintenance of Way/Infrastructure        
Reports to: Supervision
Work Location: Various           
Hours of Work: Various

*If you are hired into this position, you must pass the next Civil Service Exam and be hired from the resulting list for this title to obtain permanent civil service status


Salary Range: The current minimum salary for Structure Maintainer - Group C is $35.90 per hour for a 40-hour work                      week with an increase to $42.24 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.


Structure Maintainers - Group C, under supervision, perform ironwork on subway, surface and elevated structures, including stations, enclosures and related buildings; perform other structural work as necessary including incidental painting; perform shoring, welding, burning, rigging, high-strength bolting and rivet removal on steel columns, girders, stairways, gratings and station controls; perform electric welding, brazing, acetylene cutting, and sheet metal work on bodies of multiple-unit railcars, including repair and alteration of framing, sheeting and other railcar body components; load, unload and drive trucks and vans; and perform related work.

Some of the physical activities performed by Structure Maintainers - Group C and environmental conditions they experience are: working on or near tracks where live high-voltage equipment is present, climbing and descending ladders, working on elevated structures at heights of up to 160 feet and in confined spaces, working on suspended scaffolding, reaching into dark spaces and making tactile inspections, walking along trackways and catwalks in dimly lit areas, hearing and responding to warning whistles and sounds of oncoming trains, crawling under subway cars in maintenance pits, working outdoors in all weather conditions, and operating heavy machinery.

Special Working Conditions: Structure Maintainers - Group C may be required to work various shifts including nights, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Education and Experience Requirements: You must meet one of the following requirements below:

1.  Three years of satisfactory full-time experience as a journey-level ironworker (i.e. fully trained, proficient, knowledgeable, experienced, and competent in performing ironwork); or

2. Completion of a four-year, full-time apprenticeship in the ironwork trade conducted or sponsored by a recognized trade union or recognized industry association or group.

For the journey-level experience in “1” above to be credited, it must be preceded by one of the following:

a. Two years of satisfactory full-time experience as a helper or trainee performing or assisting in the work described above; or

b. Graduation from a vocational high school with a major course of study in ironwork or a closely related field; or

c. Graduation from a trade school or technical school with a major course of study in ironwork, or a closely related field, totaling 600 hours; or

d. An associate degree or higher in ironwork or a closely related field.


If you have qualifying part-time experience, it will be credited on a prorated basis.


Experience which involves only incidental or occasional ironwork, such as mixed construction work, masonry, carpentry, auto body repair work, sheet metal work, or welding is not acceptable.


The vocational high school, technical school, or trade school must be approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization. The college or university must be accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Requirements to be Appointed:

Driver License Requirement: At the time of appointment, you must have a Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York with no disqualifying restrictions that would preclude the performance of the duties of this title. If you have serious moving violations, a license suspension or an accident record you may be disqualified. This license must be maintained for the duration of your employment in the title.

Medical Requirement: Medical guidelines have been established for the position of Structure Maintainer – Group C. You will be examined to determine whether you can perform the essential functions of the position. 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 appointed, and if appointed, 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 appointed to this safety-sensitive position.

Residency: New York City residency is not required for this 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: Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, you must be able to prove your identity and your right to obtain employment in the United States prior to employment with MTA New York City Transit.

How to Apply:

If you meet the License 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]. 

Additional Information:

Training: 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.

Probationary Period: You will be required to complete a probationary period. If you do not successfully complete the probationary period, you may be terminated.

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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