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Posted Date 3/23/2024
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Position at Metro-North Railroad




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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 railroads in the nation. MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe and reliable commute, excellent customer service and rewarding opportunities to its employees.


Laborers are responsible for cleaning shop areas. Other duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Operating fueling equipment for fueling diesel equipment.
  • Operating small motorized equipment such as fork trucks and cleaning diesel equipment, including exterior, cabs, engine rooms and windshields, etc.
  • Material handling.

  • High School Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED), or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).
  • Experience in commercial cleaning or where manual labor was involved in a commercial activity.
  • Ability to handle hazardous materials.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Mechanical aptitude and/or mechanical experience.
  • Reading comprehension ability
  • Oral comprehension ability
  • Ability to follow direction
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Must be safety conscious
  • Attention to detail.

Rate of Pay

The starting 70% rate of pay is $23.42. The annual wage progression scale is as follows: Year 1=70% > Year 2=70% > Year 3=75% > Year 4=80% > Year 5=85% >Year 6=85% > Year 7=90% > Year 8=100%. The 100% full rate of pay is $33.46.

This rate has been established by the collective bargaining unit and is non-negotiable.

MNR Health Insurance & Vacation

As a full-time employee, you are eligible for the following health and welfare benefits.

Our benefits program provides flexibility, protection, and value through:
  • Health care benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Welfare Benefits, including basic and optional life, dependent life, basic and optional Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Disability benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts, including a Health Care Account and Dependent Care Account
  • Retirement benefits, including a retirement plan, 401(k) and 457 savings plans

New employees will establish seniority in the National Conference of Firemen & Oilers (NCF&O), the union representing Laborers, in accordance with the union's current collective bargaining agreement.

Members of NCF&O are subject to an initiation fee and monthly membership dues.


This position can be based out of any location in Metro-North territory. The days, hours, and shifts worked may vary.

Other Information

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

Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the "Commission"). Employees driving company vehicles must complete defensive driver training once every three years for current MNR drivers; or within 180 days of hire or transfer for an employee entering an authorized driving position.

Employees driving company vehicles must complete defensive driver training once every three years for current MNR drivers; or within 180 days of hire or transfer for an employee entering an authorized driving position

Details of physical activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Ability to lift and carry tools and materials weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to move and/or roll 55-gallon barrels of materials.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and steps to board equipment.
  • Must be able to operate fueling and sanding equipment & floor buffer.
Working Conditions include but are not limited to the following:
  • Works in all areas of various shops including outside during inclement weather.
  • Handles and stores hazardous waste materials.
Special Requirements:
  • Must wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when performing tasks.
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. If interested, please apply online at

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.

How to Apply

MTA employees must apply via My MTA Portal. You can submit an online application by logging into My MTA Portal, clicking the My Job Search ribbon, and selecting the "Careers" link. Logging in through My MTA Portal will link your BSC ID number to your job application to identify you as an internal applicant.

Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.

Salary28.44 Hour
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