MTA Railcar Electrical Mechanic Position

MTA Metro-North Railroad is seeking a Railcar Electrical Mechanic for its Harmon Shop in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.  This is a full-time position with a starting pay rate of $23.46/hour (65% of full pay), increasing to $36.10/hour ($75,088/year, not including overtime) in the sixth year of work.  For those approved for a journeyman rate, the pay starts at 80%, progressing to 100% in the third year.

Railcar Electrical Mechanics are responsible for the inspection, repair and maintenance of electrical components on diesel/electric and electric locomotives.

Duties to include:

Conduct inspections of locomotive electrical components

Perform scheduled electrical inspections in compliance with company and industry standards

Inspect various small (relays, voltage regulators, rectifiers, solid state components, circuitry) and large components (traction motors, and motor alternators, inverters, transformers, HVAC, cab signals)

Inspect and test circuitry with electrical testing equipment (multi-meters, amp probe, laptop)

Inspect for unusual smells, overheating and small changes in the visual appearance of objects/materials

Troubleshoot malfunctions: diagnose electrical, electromechanical and electronic malfunctions in locomotive components; assess nature of problem and determine needed corrective action; including both high and low voltage equipment.

Perform maintenance and repair: repair or replace electrical, electromechanical and electronic components in the locomotive cab or electrical compartments (junction boxes, voltage regulators high voltage power supply unit, traction motor-propulsion systems); disassemble and clean electrical parts; assemble components; provide maintenance for miscellaneous equipment and facilities using blueprints, schematics, and location circuit plans.

Work with shop machines and tools: Safely and effectively operate high and low precision measuring instruments (micrometers, tape measures, and volt/ohm meters); electric, pneumatic and hydraulic tools (drills, wrenches, grinders); material handling equipment (lifts, cranes, and overhead hoists).

Practice safe work habits: Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices and procedures, wear prescribed safety apparel; take appropriate action when conditions threaten safety of self or co-workers; ensure equipment and work area are in safe operating condition before starting and at the completion of work.



Minimum of a High School Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED), or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).

Applicants must also possess one of the following requirements:

A minimum of two (2) years of full-time verifiable work experience as an Electrician, Electromechanical/Electronic or Automotive Technician or Maintainer;

An IBEW journeyman's card;

Graduation from an approved trade or technical school, with a with a major course of study in Electrical, Electromechanical or Electronic Technology, totaling 600 hours;

Graduation from a four-year vocational high school, or its educational equivalent approved by a State's Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization, with a major course of study in Electrical, Electromechanical or Electronic Technology;

Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's Degree, or higher degree, in Electrical, Electromechanical or Electronic Technology.


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