Bus Maintainer Jobs Available With MTA Start At $30.81/hour

Residency Not Required; Tests Aug. 24 or 25; Apply by July 9; Fee is $82

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is accepting applications for Bus Maintainers (Chassis) through July 9. The salary is $30.81 per hour for a 40-hour work week increasing to $36.24 after six years. The application fee is $82.

Benefits and Duties

The benefits of this position include night and weekend salary differentials, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, a comprehensive medical plan and a pension plan.

Bus Maintainers (Chassis) maintain, inspect, test, diagnose, overhaul, rebuild and repair all vehicle systems, components and accessories. This includes, but is not limited to, the vehicle body, structure, interior panels, trim, seating and glazing; axles, suspension, steering and braking components and systems; driveline or propulsion-system components, prime movers and auxiliary drive units; HVAC, lighting and electrical systems; microprocessor controllers, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and multiplex electronic systems; and vehicle energy storage systems and devices.

They operate vehicles, including trucks and buses of various sizes and configurations. They also maintain and repair equipment and tools used in the activities mentioned above; keep written and electronic records of work activities; and perform related work.

They may be required to work various shifts including nights, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.


By July 9, applicants must have either, 1) Four years of full-time satisfactory experience as a journey level mechanic repairing passenger automobiles, trucks, buses or aircraft; or, 2) Three years of full-time experience as described in paragraph “1” above, plus completion of one of the following before obtaining their journey-level experience: A) Two years of satisfactory experience as a mechanic’s helper, apprentice or trainee performing or assisting in the work described above; or B) Graduation from a trade school or technical school, with a major course of study in automotive mechanics or a closely related field, totaling 600 hours; or C) Graduation from a vocational high school with a major course of study in automotive mechanics or a closely related field; or D) Graduation from a college or university with an AAS degree or higher in automotive mechanics or a closely related field.

New York City residency is not required.

At the time of appointment, applicants must have either, 1) A Class B commercial driver’s license valid in New York with a passenger endorsement and no disqualifying restrictions; or 2) A driver’s license valid in the State of New York and a learner’s permit for a Class B CDL valid in New York with a passenger endorsement and no disqualifying restrictions.

The Test

Applicants will be given a qualifying multiple-choice test and a competitive practical-skills test. They will be scheduled to take the qualifying multiple-choice test on either Aug 24 or Aug. 25.

Applicants must score at least 70 percent on each test.

Only those who meet the qualifying education and experience requirements and pass the qualifying multiple-choice test will be scheduled to take the practical-skills test. Scores on the competitive practical-skills tests will determine places on the eligible list.

The qualifying multiple-choice test may include questions on the maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of buses, automobiles and trucks, including their engines, transmissions, running gears, air conditioning, and electrical and mechanical accessories; proper selection and use of materials, machinery and tools; safe and efficient work practices; reading and interpreting specifications and drawings; related mathematical calculations; record keeping; and related areas.

The practical-skills test may be designed to measure the ability to use tools; read schematics; install, repair and adjust vehicle components; and troubleshoot and repair electrical components using meters and other equipment.

Those who meet the education and experience requirements and pass the qualifying multiple-choice test and the competitive practical-skills test will have their names placed in final score order on an eligible list. They will be considered for appointment when their names are reached on the eligible list.

Complete information on qualifications, application requirements and procedures is available at web.mta.info/nyct/hr/appexam.htm. The exam number is 9103.

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