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Title Description: POWER & CATENARY
Date Posted: 8/3/2022
Deadline: Until Filled
Job Number: 111-21-M
Hourly Rate: STARTING RATE: $24.2922
Union Status: ATU 1342


The job involves the preparation, performance and completion of any type of assigned work done by the Power subsection at any location connected with the operation of the Metro system.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. • It principally consists of reading and interpreting instruction sheets, blueprints and wiring diagrams. • Fully understand the principles of 23,000-volt alternating and 650-volt direct current power conversation and distribution, and safety precautions regarding work on power systems. • Analyzing defects in substations, transmission and power return circuits, and catenary equipment, parts and mechanisms. • Perform periodic inspections and preventive maintenance on power distribution systems and components and properly maintain records. • Setting up equipment for and conducting tests. • Making repairs, replacements and adjustments with a minimum of direct supervision. • Observing for and reporting of unsafe or irregular conditions. • Exercising sound judgment relative to all aspects of assigned duties. • Protecting Company property. • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned.


Must be able to demonstrate a high level of skill in reading cable diagrams, wiring diagrams, and schematics. Must be able to express ideas effective, both orally and in writing. Must be able to maintain an effective working relationship with supervisors and other employees. Must have the ability and agility to work off ladders, moving elevated platforms and classified confined space areas.


Tasks involve the intermittent performance of physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of bending, squatting, reaching, kneeling, twisting, rotating, climbing ladders, elevated platforms, boom & scissors lifts, entering and/or crawling in confined spaces. May also involve lifting (10-50+ pounds), carrying (10-50 pounds), pushing and/or pulling (5-50 pounds) materials and/or equipment. Job involves standing 3 hour at a time for four hours per day, sitting for one hour per day and walking one hour at a time for two hours per day.


60% of time is spent inside, 40% 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.


A Journeyman Electrician is preferred with 4 years’ experience in the area of alternating current and direct current power conversion and high voltage distribution systems. To be an eligible candidate for the position, all candidates will be required to pass the skills test designated for the position. Must have a satisfactory prior work record. Employee must obtain and maintain a CDL Class B license with tanker and air brake endorsements. Must be able to wear and utilize all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Participation in the Bloodborne Pathogen Program is required.


Send NFTA employment application located at, resume and cover letter specifying the job number 142-20-M to:


The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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