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B&B Mechanic - Ironworker

Application Deadline
May 19, 2018
Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the Application Deadline.
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.
Ironworkers are responsible for cutting, fabricating and repairing steelwork on Metro-North buildings, bridges and structures.
Cut and fabricate steel members to specifications for all Track & Structures work gangs.
Fabricate and repair steelwork on all buildings, bridges and railroad structures.
Prepare and clean steel by removing existing rust, deteriorated segments and old rivets using appropriate tools (e.g., needle gun, rivet buster, etc.).
Paint finished steel members with brushes and/or paint guns.
Use pneumatic, electric and hand tools (e.g., rivet buster, spud wrench, needle gun, drills, impact wrenches, etc.) while performing ironwork tasks.
Work on the ground and in the air at heights of up to 60 feet on scaffolds, bridges and structures while performing ironwork tasks.
Prepare and operate oxy-acetylene torch for cutting steel plates of various thickness.
Measure steel members and other distances to ensure steel will fit desired specifications.
Connect columns, beams and girders with bolts according to blueprints and/or instruction from supervisor.
Verify vertical and horizontal alignment of structural steel members using plumb bobs, laser equipment and levels.
Hoist steel beams, girders and columns into place using cranes and/or hoisting equipment to align and fit structural steel members.
Temporarily align structural steel members in position for permanent bolting or welding into place.
Fabricate steel members (e.g., steel frames, columns, beams, etc.) according to blueprints or instruction from supervisors.
Force structural steel members into final position using turnbuckles, crowbars, jacks and other hand tools.
Cut, bend, and grind steel members using metal shears, torches, or grinders.
Fasten or secure steel members to hoist cables using chains, cables or rope.
Assemble hoisting equipment or rigging (e.g., cables, pulleys, hooks, etc.) to move heavy equipment or steel members.
Drive drift pins through holes in steel members to align holes with corresponding members.
Dismantle existing structures using torches, all-purpose saws, hammers and air tools.
Perform other work as assigned under the scope of an Ironworker.
High School Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).
Vocational or apprentice training in Ironwork or Welding, OR
Minimum two (2) years of experience performing ironwork or welding.
Experience in use of oxy-acetylene torch.
Valid Driver's License.
Experience performing Ironwork.
Familiarity with steel work; knowledge of, and ability to use Ironworker tools; skilled in operating oxy-acetylene torches and other Ironworker tools; ability to accurately measure distances; ability to multi-task; mechanical aptitude; must be safety conscious; reading comprehension ability; verbal communication skills; interpersonal skills; customer service oriented; knowledge of operating and safety rules and standards; ability to exercise independent judgment; ability to anticipate problems, evaluate situations and make recommendations; ability to work under pressure; must be able to function effectively under changing priorities.
Rate of Pay
The starting rate for this position is $22.80 (65% of the full rate). The annual wage progression scale is as follows: Year 1=65% > Year 2=70% > Year 3=75% > Year 4=80% > Year 5=90% > Year 6=100%. The 100% full rate of pay is $35.07.
This salary is non-negotiable, based on the IBT Collective Bargaining Agreement.
An exception may be granted for a journeyman rate to anyone who has one of the following:
A. Has completed a four-year, bona fide ironworker apprenticeship program, OR
B. Has had four (4) years of full-time practical experience in the craft and can provide proof thereof (by means of a card or certificate)
For those approved for a journeyman rate, the wage progression scale is as follows: 80>85>100% of the full rate of pay.
New employees will establish seniority in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the union representing Ironworkers, in accordance with the union's current collective bargaining agreement.
Members of IBT are subject to an initiation fee and monthly membership dues.
Must be able to work various days, shifts and locations.
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
Other Information
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.
Must successfully complete all aspects of on the job training.
*Physical Activities include but are not limited to the following:*
Must be able to lift and carry tools and material weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis and occasionally up to 75 pounds such as steel sections and rock drills.
Pushing and pulling ability required to operate tools and maneuver equipment.
Ability to climb scaffolding and other structures.
Ability to walk on uneven surfaces while navigating tracks, yard and bridges.
Talking and hearing ability required to communicate with coworkers and supervisors.
*Working Conditions include but are not limited to the following:*
Works outside exposed to various weather conditions.
Works at heights up to 60 feet on scaffolds, ladders and bridges, some of which may be above bodies of water.
*Job Title:* B&B; Mechanic - Ironworker
*Job ID:* 92999
*Regular/Temporary:* Regular
*Full/Part Time:* Full-Time
*Agency:* Metro-North Railroad
*Department:* Bridges&Culverts;&Tunnels-HH;
*Division:* M of W Structures