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Elevator, Escalator Specialist Positions With NYC Transit

Written, Skills Tests; Pay $46.23/Hour; Part-Time Experience Credited; City Residency Not Required

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New York City Transit is accepting applications for Elevator and Escalator Specialists to work in NYCT stations, shops, buildings and yards. Pay is $46.23 an hour for a 40-hour week.

Responsibilities

Under general direction and with wide latitude for independent judgment, and using state-of-the-art technology, analytical and diagnostic tools, and facilities management and maintenance related software, Elevator and Escalator Specialists perform expert-level and complex diagnoses, troubleshooting, adjustment and repair of electric and hydraulic passenger or freight elevators, escalators and associated electromechanical equipment in MTA New York City Transit stations, shops, buildings and yards.

They also prepare reports; drive vehicles to transport material, equipment and personnel to and from various worksites; and perform related work.

They work various shifts, including nights, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Benefits include paid vacation/sick days/holidays, pension plan, comprehensive health plan, deferred compensation plan and NYC Transportation pass.

Education and Experience 

Candidates for the position can qualify any one of three ways:

By having eight years of full-time satisfactory experience at the journey level in the diagnoses, troubleshooting, inspection, adjustment and repair of electric and hydraulic passenger or freight elevators, escalators and associated electro-mechanical equipment;

Or by having successfully completed a four-year, full-time apprenticeship in the construction, repair and maintenance of elevators and/or escalators, followed by four years of journey-level experience;

Or by having seven years of full-time satisfactory experience at the journey level as described above, plus completion of one of the following before obtaining journey-level experience: a) Two years of full-time satisfactory experience performing work as described above 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 electromechanical, 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 with a major course of study in electro-mechanical, electrical or electronic technology, or a closely related field. Qualifying part-time experience will be credited on a pro-rated basis.

Applicants may be given a written and practical-skills tests before review of their qualifications. New York City residency is not required for this position.

Complete information on qualifications, application requirements and procedures is available via new.mta.info/careers.

The job ID number is 90215.


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