MTA Structural Welder in New York

Application Deadline

March 23, 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.


Structural welders perform welding on structural components of railroad facilities which require certified skills by governmental regulation.

Fabricate, repair, and maintain bridges, buildings and other structures.

Performs Ironworker duties when not welding.



High School Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED), or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).

Must have completed Vocational and/or Apprentice training, OR

Minimum of three (3) years experience as an ironworker/welder.

Must possess American Welding Society (AWS) certificate for 3G & 4G unlimited OR the NYS DOT Welding Certificate for 3G & 4G unlimited; Or must pass certification test within 90 days.

Must possess valid NYS Class “C” commercial driver’s permit or equivalent and must have the ability to obtain valid NYS Class “C” CDL or equivalent within 90 days of employment.

Must possess NYC Fire Department Certificate of Fitness for Oxy-Acetylene Blowpipe.

Must be respirator qualified within 90 days of employment.

Must have personal tool box with Ironworker/Welder tools.

Must be qualified in electric arc welding.

Must be qualified in SMAW welding.


Minimum of three (3) years ironworker or welder experience.


Skilled in operating oxy-acetylene torch; math skills.

Rate of Pay

The starting rate of pay is $25.52. The 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 $39.26.

This salary is non-negotiable, based on the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Applicants will establish seniority in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the union representing Structural Welder, in accordance with the union's current collective bargaining agreement.

Members of IBT are subject to an initiation fee and monthly union dues.


Must have the ability to work various hours, 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.

Physical Activities include, but are not limited to:

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.

Working Conditions include, but are not limited to:

Works outside exposed to various weather conditions.

Works at heights up to 40 feet on scaffolds and ladders.

When working in a bucket truck or UBIU, or on fall protection, may work up to or exceed heights of up to 200 feet.

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.

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.

How To Apply


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.



Job Title: Structural Welder

Job ID: 92728

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Agency: Metro-North Railroad

Department: Bridges&Culverts;&Tunnels-HH;

Division: M of W Structures