Title Description: Rail Maintenance
Date Posted: 11/21/2017
Job Number: 137-17-M
Branch: South Park Yards & Shops
Salary: STARTING RATE-$20.4240
Hourly Rate: FULL RATE: $24.9861
Union Status: ATU 1342


This job involves all manner of preparation and completion of operations of any type of work normally done in the department.

Typical Assignments:

• Performing skilled tasks in the planning, inspecting, testing and removing and/or repairing of defective or unserviceable conditions of company vehicles and equipment; securing cooperative effort from, giving directions to and checking the performance of workers in subordinate classifications • Performing diagnostic testing of company vehicles and all unit components • Removing, repairing or replacing components such as engine, transmission, clutches, cylinder heads and heating/air conditioning equipment, or any parts thereof • Removing, repairing or replacing truck components such as engines, transmissions, clutches, starters, water pumps and winches, snow plows, spreaders, or any parts thereof • Repairing small engines and equipment as assigned • Explaining and demonstrating to others all job details, methods and procedures when directed to do so by the supervisor or his deputies; performing any or all of the work assigned as duties for any jobs in subordinate or comparable classifications and perform all duties with and speed and accuracy satisfactory to supervisory authorities • Exercising judgment relative to the discovery and reporting of unsafe and irregular conditions; protecting all company property during job performance. • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Must be able to wear and utilize all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Must be able to take instructions and assignments to qualify for work in other classifications. Must develop knowledge of Company policies pertaining to the work involved. Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Must be able to maintain effective working relationships. Must be certified under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 608 and 609 certification for refrigerants

Physical Requirements:

Tasks involve the intermittent performance of physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of bending, squatting, reaching, kneeling, climbing (ladders), twisting (upper body) and/or rotating. May also involve lifting (20-80+ pounds), carrying (up to 10 pounds), pushing and/or pulling (200+ pounds) materials and/or equipment. Job involves standing two hours at a time for three hours per day, sitting for three hours at a time for three hours per day and walking two hours at a time for three hours per day.

Environmental Requirements:

98% of time is spent inside, 2% of time is spent outside, exposing employee to natural environmental conditions. Work exposes employees to fumes, dust, gases, odors and mist. Employee is also exposed to noise, vibration, hazards (slip and fall, chemicals) and motorized vehicles.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess and maintain a valid New York State Commercial Driver’s License, Class B with Air Brake and Tanker Endorsement.. Must score 68% or greater on the ACST.IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL REGULATION 49 CFR PARTS 653 & 654, THIS IS A “SAFETY SENSITIVE” POSITION, SUBJECT TO DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING. PARTICIPATION IN THE BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN PROGRAM IS REQUIRED.


TO APPLY: Send NFTA employment application, resume and cover letter specifying the job number 137-17-N to: NFTA Human Resources 181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Or email to:


The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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