Associate Engineer Program (July 2019)
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.
Metro-North Railroad is looking for recent Engineering graduates interested in building a career in the transportation industry!
The Associate Engineer Program is an MTA Metro-North Railroad initiative to acquire and train the future of our railroad. This program offers recent college graduates an opportunity to develop their management and technical skills through a number of challenging assignments and projects.
This eighteen (18) month training program includes on-the-job, technical and professional development training, with an expectation of an additional one (1) year in the role to apply one's learning within individual departments.
Employees must remain in the Associate Engineer role for a total of thirty (30) months before they can apply or advance elsewhere within Metro-North Railroad.
SELECTED APPLICANTS WILL BE PLACED IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS WITHIN OUR ORGANIZATION:
Maintenance of Equipment: Maintenance of Equipment (Diesel and Electric Passenger Equipment Rail Car Maintenance); Equipment Engineering, Technical Support, Quality Assurance, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Maintenance Planning (Rail Car Asset Management).
Maintenance of Equipment (Railcars) area of concentration: Diesel and Electric propulsion systems, HVAC systems, and microprocessor based subsystems.
Maintenance of Way: Communications & Signal, Grand Central Terminal, Power and Track & Structures.
Capital Programs: Capital Engineering and Construction Management.
Placement within departments will vary based on discipline. Rotations throughout the program are specific to each department.
As an Associate Engineer, one can expect to:
Learn from leading industry professionals.
Participate in site visits and field work in the various shops, yards and other facilities.
Work various holidays, nights and weekends to encompass all operations of the organization.
Manage and contribute to a variety of challenging projects.
Develop project management skills.
Perform analysis on specific maintenance and engineering topics.
Apply academic learning in the principles of engineering, critical thinking and analysis.
Assist in managing the introduction of new technologies into the railroad that will improve safety, reduce operational expenses and improve operations.
Assist in the development and management of operations and capital budgets. Participate in classroom style performance management & mechanical training.
Perform other duties as required by the specific area assigned.
Basic understanding of engineering principles.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated organizational skills with attention to details.
Knowledge of MS Office Suite and/or other comparable PC applications.
Ability to interact with internal/external customers/contractors.
Ability to work various days, shifts, and locations, including holidays, weekends and evenings.
Valid driver's license.
Recent graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Control Systems or comparable Engineering discipline OR will have obtained a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Control Systems or comparable Engineering discipline prior to commencement of the Associate Engineer Program.
Master's Degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Control Systems or comparable Engineering discipline OR will have obtained Master's degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Control Systems or comparable Engineering discipline prior to commencement of the Associate Engineer Program.
This is a federally regulated position subject to both pre-employment and continuous random toxicological screening.
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 $97,448.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.
Effective September 2017, all full-time non-agreement personnel other than those directly involved with the movement of trains or delivery of service, or assigned to other emergency response teams, are required to serve in the Station Terminal Auxiliary Response (STAR) program requiring Terminal coverage for Grand Central Terminal (GCT) from 4:30 PM-7:30 PM one week per year or responding to Station STAR duty during a service disruption, system-wide at various hours including nights and weekends. This program is designed to improve Metro-North’s ability to provide customer service during emergencies that impact service delivery or other service disruptions that require staff to provide directions and information to MNR customers at GCT or outlying stations. Please note, hours worked during your participation week are subject to change.
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. If interested, please apply online at www.mta.info
How To Apply
ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE TO BE CONSIDERED. METRO-NORTH NO LONGER ACCEPTS HARD COPIES OF RESUMES.
Qualified applicants can submit an online application by clicking on the 'APPLY NOW' button from either the CAREERS page or from the JOB DESCRIPTION page.
If you have previously applied on line for other positions, enter your User Name and Password. If it is your first registration, click on the CLICK HERE TO REGISTER hyperlink and enter a User Name and Password; then click on the REGISTER button.
When applying for positions, please ensure that you attach a resume during the application process and that you receive a confirmation e-mail that your application was accepted. If you do not receive an email confirmation, your application may not have been received and will not be able to be considered after the deadline date. If you encounter problems, please call the BSC Customer Management Center at (646) 376-0123 Monday through Friday (except MTA-HQ holidays), 8:30am - 5:00pm.
EMPLOYEES WHO DO NOT APPLY ON LINE VIA THE INTRANET MAY BE DISQUALIFIED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.
MTA METRO-NORTH RAILROAD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.