Metro-North Mechanical Foreman Position

MTA Metro-North Railroad is seeking a Mechanical Foreman.  This is a full-time, permanent position with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

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 86.5 million customers, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut.  A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is one of the busiest commuter railroad in the nation.  MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe and reliable commute, excellent customer service and rewarding opportunities to its employees.

Mechanical Foremen provide frontline leadership to Mechanical department craft employees (i.e., Carmen, Coach Cleaners, Electricians, Laborers, Machinists and Sheet Metal Workers) in the maintenance and repair of Metro-North Railroad (MNR) rolling stock.


Ensure adherence to the Mechanical Department and organization wide safety programs, procedures, goals and objectives.

Supervise quality of work to ensure compliance with Mechanical, Safety, applicable electrical codes, CFR, FRA and OSHA standards.

Coordinate daily work assignments.

Provide updates on projects to Supervisor.

Instruct employees regarding safety procedures and proper task performance.

Document work assignments by completing daily work reports, job safety briefings, etc. and archive into department database.

Inspect electrical and mechanical systems, equipment and/or components to identify hazards, defects, adjustments or repair to ensure code compliance.

Review project scopes, work plans, field drawings, part lists, prints, schematics and operating manuals for accuracy and to ensure compliance with end product.

Maintain records of attendance and other related paperwork for all employees under their direct supervision.

Review Kronos timekeeping system for accuracy and complete paperwork verifying staff work schedules.

Draft IR-1 reports, take statements and ensure all steps are followed in the event of injury.

Conduct job safety briefings to advise employees of possible safety hazards and to delegate tasks prior to beginning work or whenever conditions change.

Ensure employees wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform work.

Provide guidance and direction to employees.

Schedule and coordinate staff to ensure appropriate coverage.

Estimate and order materials as necessary.

Ensure staff has all necessary resources to perform work.

Expose employees to different areas to develop and maintain proficiency levels.

Assist with building a positive team environment built on respect, professionalism, fairness and collaboration.

Perform other duties as assigned.




Minimum of a High School Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma, Test Assessing Secondary Completion.

Two (2) years of experience in a technical craft (e.g., Electrician, Machinist, Carman, Plumber, Sheet Metal Worker, etc.) within Metro-North M of E, M of W or GCT departments or

Two (2) years of Metro-North experience in a non-technical craft (e.g., Coach Cleaner, Coach Cleaner Foreman, Laborer, etc.) and two years of previous experience performing technical (i.e., mechanical or electrical) work.

*Demonstrated equivalent technical education may be considered in lieu of up to one year of technical experience.


Valid driver’s license.

Experience working in a supervisory or leadership role.


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