Job ID: 93265 Location: Various Application Deadline: July 5, 2018
Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the Application Deadline.
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 82 million customers annually, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut. A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation. MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe commute, great service to its customers and rewarding opportunities to its employees.
Provide leadership to General Foremen and all other employees by ensuring a safe workplace and by teaching and enforcing safe and efficient work practices.
Responsible for planning and executing dispatchments, repairs and maintenance activities to provide reliable and safe rolling stock for Metro-North’s customers while conforming to all regulatory standards.
Ensure the safe, clean, reliable dispatchments of rolling stock to meet Metro-North’s requirements for on-time performance and customer satisfaction.
Develop and implement maintenance plans of rolling stock in any area of responsibility in accordance with applicable regulations and Metro-North programs.
Ensure that equipment provided for dispatchment can deliver reliable service. Plan and coordinate equipment maintenance to minimize impact on equipment to meet Metro-North service.
Ensure that the workplace is free of preventable hazards.
Coordinate training of employees and enforce the practices of safe work procedures.
Perform all necessary administrative tasks, including payroll, attendance, and discipline in accordance with Metro-North’s policies and collective bargaining agreements.
Ensure that employees are provided with all necessary training and counseling to perform their assigned duties safely and effectively.
Responsible for responding to Main Line incidents as they occur.
Strong electrical/electronic background and general knowledge of rolling stock or comparable equipment.
Working knowledge of applicable collective bargaining agreements including disciplinary actions.
Working knowledge of Federal Railway Administration (FRA) and other regulatory agency policies and procedures.
Demonstrated knowledge of the operation, repair and maintenance of rolling stock or comparable equipment.
Strong verbal and written communication and skills.
Strong project management, planning, decision making, coordinating and prioritizing skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively under extreme pressure with adherence to deadlines in a changing environment.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels in the company and external contacts.
Strong leadership skills with the ability to provide team work and motivation.
Familiarity with budgetary processes and application.
Valid driver’s license.
Ability to work various shifts and locations to support operations 24 hours/7 days a week as assigned.
Ability to be on call and respond to emergencies or other calls as required.
Familiarity with Metro-North Railroad maintenance practices.
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field. Demonstrated, equivalent experience and education to include four (4) additional years of related experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
Minimum seven (7) years of practical experience in mechanical/electrical repair of Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) equipment or comparable equipment.
Minimum three (3) years of experience managing personnel in a maintenance facility, shop and/or yard environment.
This is a safety sensitive position and subject to toxicology testing.
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.
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.