Elevator & Escalator Specialist
Set Your Career in Motion! Join the Largest Public Transportation Authority in North America As An Elevator & Escalator Specialist NYC Transit Department of Subways STARTING SALARY: $45.10 per hour for a 40 hour work week. MTA NYC Transit (NYCT) serves more than 5 million subway customers and 2.5 million bus customers on an average weekday. Its 48,000 employees provide mass transit and paratransit service throughout the five boroughs of New York City, including operating almost 6,400 subway cars at 472 stations. The NYC Transit Department of Subways Division of Elevators & Escalators is responsible for the maintenance, repair and inspection of 270 Elevators and 191 Escalators. The Division of Elevators & Escalators is seeking experienced talent that has the desire and the ability to assess and solve the challenges of maintaining and upgrading the NYC Transit vertical transportation system. Using computer and specialized software, the Elevator & Escalator Specialist (EES) will monitor and analyze the performance of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic elements of elevator and escalator systems, to improve service delivery. Under general direction, with wide latitude for independent judgment, decision making and action, the Elevator & Escalator Specialist (EES) will perform expert-level and complex work involving the diagnoses, troubleshooting, inspection, adjustment and repair of electric and hydraulic passenger or freight elevators, escalators, and associated electro-mechanical equipment in New York City Transit stations, shops, buildings and yards. This position will utilize state-of-the-art technology, analytical and diagnostic tools, and facilities management and maintenance related software. The Elevator & Escalator Specialist (EES) will be selectively assigned and dispatched to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair elevator and escalator equipment problems in the highest technical difficulty, including recurring and intermittent electrical and mechanical malfunctions resulting in repeated failures and call backs. Additional aspects of this position include: working with engineering staff and management to analyze and make recommendations regarding new equipment installations, including the adaptability evaluation of new equipment to various operating conditions; interpreting complex schematics and technical drawings to facilitate diagnosis and make effective repairs to ensure safe and reliable operations of elevators, escalators and their components; analyze the effectiveness of preventative maintenance practices and make recommendations to improve these practices; assist management, engineers, and other professional staff with the pilot testing of draft maintenance and troubleshooting procedures, manuals, and inspection schedules for all new equipment; recommend changes and/or edits to such documents to improve service and reliability. The Elevator & Escalator Specialist (EES) will prepare reports, drive a motor vehicle and perform related work. Education and Experience Requirements: 1. Eight years of full-time satisfactory experience at the journey level (i.e., fully-trained, knowledgeable, proficient and competent mechanic) in the diagnoses, troubleshooting, inspection, adjustment and repair of electric and hydraulic passenger or freight elevators, escalators, and associated electro-mechanical equipment; or 2. Successful completion of a four-year, full-time apprenticeship in the construction, repair and maintenance of elevators and/or escalators recognized by the New York State Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Labor; or any apprenticeship council that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, followed by four years of journey-level experience listed in “1.” above; or 3. Seven years of full-time satisfactory experience at the journey level as described in paragraph “1.” above, plus completion of one of the following listed below before obtaining your journey-level experience: a. Two years of full-time satisfactory experience performing work described above in “1.” as a mechanic’s helper, apprentice or trainee; or b. Graduation from a recognized trade school or technical school, with a major course of study in electro-mechanical, electrical or electronic technology, or a closely related field totaling 600 hours; or c. Graduation from a vocational high school, with a major course of study in electro-mechanical, electrical or electronic technology, or a closely related field; or d. An associate degree or a higher-level degree, from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in electro-mechanical, electrical or electronic technology, or a closely related field. License Requirements At the time of appointment, candidates will be required to possess a Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment. NYC Transit associates are offered competitive compensation and a robust benefit package that includes: • Pension Plans • Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Coverage • Paid Vacation, Holidays/Sick and Leave Programs • New York’s 529 College Saving Plan • Flexible Spending Accounts • Municipal Credit Union • Opportunity to Earn Overtime and Night Differential • Free NYCT Transportation Pass for one of the following: NYC Transit Buses and Subways, Long Island Rail Road or Metro-North Railroad To Apply, Visit our website: www.mta.info/employment - Select “NYC Transit”, Select “NYC Transit Employment”, Select “Search Jobs” and search by job title: Elevator & Escalator Specialist or by Job Vacancy Number: 90215, or use the following link: http://tinyurl.com/yct2n733 MTA and its affiliated/constituent agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers. The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including military service members, to apply.