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Equipment Engineer

MTA Metro-North Railroad
New York, New York 10036
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Equipment Engineer


Job ID: 91102

Location: Various

Application Deadline: October 20. 2017

Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the application deadline.

Compensation: Grade F $73,518 - $87,104


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


Position Objective

Provide various engineering services to support the safe and reliable operation of the Metro-North Railroad rolling stock fleet. Engineering services include:  Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, and Materials Engineering, advanced analytic services for Reliability Centered Maintenance, Reliability Availability and Maintainability, and• Enterprise Asset Management, Quality functions, Technical Support, and Maintenance Planning.



Effectively contribute to the tactical and strategic planning/forecasting, and implementation plans including material requirements, labor resource planning, shop loading, and vehicle availability for the maintenance,  testing, and repair activities for the Metro-North Railroad rolling stock fleet to ensure ultimate reliability of Metro-North Railroad rolling stock  fleet of EMU, Diesel equipment and Coaches.

Effectively contribute to M of E EAM/RCM (Support) team efforts to identify and document all current work packages, EMl's, MOD's, and remanufacturing specifications (Work Scope).

Effectively contribute to the Analytics team's functions of M of E EAM/RCM (Support) to proactively use all data available to discover and identify barriers to safe operations. reliable service, comfortable customer experience, and efficiency of the mission to transport passengers; proactively exploit trends in failures and service disruptions, design fix/solution to mitigate or prevent failures in the future.

Effectively contribute to the functions of all M of E departments, other Metro-North Railroad departments, other MTA agencies to support the rolling stock fleet reliability and operations efficiency.

Effectively contribute to the function of identifying, creating, testing, implementing, training, and monitoring of Service Disruption Review Protocols (SDRP), used to effectively mitigate/resolve service disruptions related to rolling stock.

Effectively contribute to the roles and responsibilities of M of E EAM/RCM (Support) Technical Services, to highly technical reference services to Transportation, Mechanical Operations, and all other M of E departments.

Effectively contribute to the roles and responsibilities of the Quality Assurance team by: inspecting and auditing of processes and material, assessing/designing quality systems and procedures, and supporting the warranty reclamation process in support of Metro-North Railroad financial recoveries for same.

Effectively contribute to the M of E EAM/RCM (Support) efforts to support the M of E facilities, systems, and equipment, including procurement and maintenance of same.


Required Qualifications

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with all levels of employees. Inter-departmental coordination skills to foster teamwork.

Strong technical, analytical and problem solving skills.

Advanced working knowledge of computer based maintenance tracking systems and electronic maintenance records.

Knowledge of heavy industry maintenance practices and strong technical, analytical and problem solving skills.

Proficiency in writing and implementing business systems and specifications. Proficient working with relational databases, SQL and query based reporting tools. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Access) and/or comparable PC applications.

General knowledge of electric, push-pull, and diesel rolling stock components and systems.

Experience in configuring replacement components and system assemblies for fit, form and function applications.

Technical, analytical and problem solving skills of electromechanical and software driven systems. Working knowledge of micro-processor control diagnostic systems and car borne software.

Familiarity with rail and transit transportation industry regulations, standards as well as other industry related engineering standards.

Strong technical writing skills for development of correspondence, reports, procedures and technical Instructions.

Knowledge in the review and development of drawings, specifications and technical reports. Ability to obtain and maintain a QMP status.

Analytical skills relative to the failure modes and statistical tools related to same.

Ability to perform all aspects of project management duties related to field engineering endeavors. Ability to mentor field level technical support personnel.

Ability to conduct and interpret quality audits, and perform various other quality assurance functions.

Ability to work various shifts and locations as assigned to support operations twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.

Ability to be on call and respond to emergencies as required twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.

Must possess a valid driver's license.


Required Education/Experience

Bachelor's in Science in Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering, and/or other related Engineering degree from an accredited university or college.

Minimum of three (3) years of experience with passenger rail rolling stock or related engineering experience (OR successful completion of the Metro-North Railroad Associate Engineer Program).


Preferred Education/Experience

MS or MBA from an accredited university or college.


Other Information

This is a safety sensitive position and subject to toxicological testing.

As an employee of Metro-North Railroad you may be required to complete a New York State financial disclosure statement, if you earn more than $95,534.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.

Selection Criteria

Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, not all qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position are guaranteed an interview. To be selected for a position, one must meet the following criteria: (1) satisfy the minimum requirements listed in the job posting, (2) if applicable, successfully pass a written and practical exam, (3) satisfy a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), and (4) pass a verbal interview. Metro-North may also require the applicant to undergo a physical ability test, and, if the Company extends a conditional offer, may require him or her to undergo a medical examination, which may include toxicological testing. Failure to pass any step within the hiring process will result in the disqualification of your application.

Additional Criteria for Current Employees: Current Metro-North employees must be in active service to be eligible for consideration. Agreement Employees applying for a position outside of their present craft are required to have worked in your current union for at least one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline to be eligible to apply for a posted position, and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, including on-the-job training or lock-in requirement, if applicable (for example: Signal Trainee, Foreman-In­ Training, etc.). If you are transferring to another craft, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present union. Non-agreement employees must have worked in your current position for a minimum of one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline. Along with a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), employees are also subject to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation not limited to discipline records and performance assessments.


We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.


To Apply Online, Please Visit:  Click on Metro-North Railroad, Select “Agree,” then Search by Job Title.


MTA Metro-North Railroad is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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