The Metropolitan Transit Authority is accepting applications through Jan. 14 for Electronic Equipment Maintainer positions. The pay is $37.43 an hour for a 40-hour workweek. The application fee is $88 for a multiple-choice exam to be held Feb. 22 or 23.
Benefits include night and weekend salary differentials, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, a comprehensive medical plan and a pension plan.
Initial appointments to the positions will be made to Assignment Level I, after which employees may be assigned to a higher level.
Electronic Equipment Maintainers maintain, install, inspect, test, alter and repair electronic wireless and wired communication systems, and digital and analog control equipment and systems in the shop or in the field, including radio systems, closed-circuit video equipment and other electronic-communication equipment. They also perform circuit testing, analysis and fault identification; keep records; operate motor vehicles; and perform related work.
They climb ladders, distinguish colors to troubleshoot complex equipment, accurately distinguish shapes under poorly lit conditions, move out of the way of trains and motor vehicles, work on or near tracks with live 600-volt contact rails, walk along tracks in dimly lit areas, load and unload vehicles, and work outdoors in all weather conditions.
By Jan. 14, applicants must meet any of the four following experience or education requirements: Five years of full-time journey-level satisfactory experience maintaining, testing, troubleshooting, calibrating and repairing complex electronic equipment employing analog and digital circuitry;
Or have three years of full-time journey-level satisfactory experience maintaining, testing, troubleshooting, calibrating and repairing complex electronic equipment employing analog and digital circuitry. For this journey-level experience to be credited, it must be preceded by one of the following: 1) Two years of full-time satisfactory experience as a technician, technician’s helper, apprentice or trainee performing or assisting in the work described above; or 2) Graduation from a trade school or technical school, with a major course of study in electrical or electronic technology, or a closely related field, totaling 600 hours; or 3) Graduation from a four-year vocational high school with a major course of study in electrical or electronic technology or a closely related field; or 4) An associate degree (60 semester credits) in electrical or electronic technology, electrical engineering or a closely related field.
Qualifying part-time experience will be credited on a pro-rated basis.
Appointees must have a valid vehicle driver’s license and must also have passed a drug test. New York City residency is not required.
Applicants will be given a multiple-choice test and a competitive practical skills test, although only those who meet the education and experience requirements and pass the multiple-choice test will be scheduled to take the skills test.
The multiple-choice test may include questions on basic electronic and electrical theory; proper selection and use of tools, instruments and materials; safe, proper and efficient work practices; reading and interpreting electrical schematics; and related areas.
The competitive practical-skills test may require applicants to perform tasks related to the installation, testing, maintenance and repair of electronic and electrical communications equipment, including the proper use of hand tools, meters and other testing equipment, and safe work practices and procedures.
A passing score on each test is 70 percent. Scores on the practical-skills test will determine places on the eligible list.
Veterans’ or Disabled Veterans’ Credit will be granted only to eligible passing candidates who request that they be applied. Veterans’ or Disabled Veterans’ Credit must be requested before the date the eligible list is established.
Those applicants who meet the education and experience requirements and pass both tests 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 the positions and testing requirements can be found online at web.mta.info/nyct/hr/appexam.htm.
The exam application is 0600.
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