MTA Machinist Position

MTA Metro-North Railroad is seeking a Machinist for its Harmon Shop in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.  This is a full-time position with a starting pay rate of $26.36/hour (70% of full pay), increasing to $37.65/hour ($78,312/year, not including overtime) in the eighth year of work.  For those approved for a journeyman rate, the pay starts at 80%, progressing to 100% in the fifth year.

Machinists are responsible for maintaining, inspecting, fabricating, repairing and modifying mechanical equipment.


Inspects, maintains, repairs, and replaces pneumatic operating units, valves, air brake systems, trucks and car suspension on all diesel-powered equipment, and on rolling stock.

Installs and removes major components on diesel equipment including: engines, main generators, air compressors, APU’s, and drive motors, etc.

Perform welding on components and equipment related to passenger locomotive and EMU rolling stock.

Perform periodic visual inspections of internal and external train components for proper operation and functionality.

Operate support equipment (e.g. crane and truck hoists, truck movers, etc.) as needed.

May be required to operate machinery including lathes, and milling machines.

Reference written documents (e.g. operating or manufacturing manuals) while troubleshooting or maintaining equipment.

Complete required paperwork.

Other duties as assigned.



Must have High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) AND

Completion of vocation or apprentice training as a Machinist or Mechanic OR

Two years of experience as a Mechanic (building maintenance – generators, automotive mechanic, aircraft and submarines, etc.)



Ability to use lathes and presses

Understand air piping diagrams

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification

CNC machine experience

Welding experience



Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations; reading comprehension ability; interpersonal skills; customer service oriented; skilled in exercising independent judgment; ability to anticipate and analyze problems and take corrective actions; must be able to evaluate a situation to make decisions and work under pressure; written and verbal communication skills; ability to multi-task; must be able to function effectively under changing priorities; must be safety conscious.

Mechanical aptitude; knowledge of hand tools and power tools and their appropriate use; ability to work in teams; ability to follow instructions; attention to detail; ability to troubleshoot mechanical errors and take corrective action; problem solving skills; ability and willingness to learn operating and safety rules.


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