Date Posted: 7/2/2024
Job Number: 009-23-M
Hourly Rate: $25.82 STARTING RATE: $32.28 FULL RATE
Union Status: ATU 1342


The job involves the preparation, performance, and completion of any type of assigned work done by the Fare Collection subsection at any location connected with the operation of the Metro system. It principally consists of reading and interpreting instruction sheets, blueprints and wiring diagrams; analyzing defects in fare collection equipment, parts and mechanisms; setting up equipment for and conducting test; 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; and the protecting of Company property.


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. • Read and correctly interpret blueprints, instruction sheets and manuals, and wiring diagrams. • Identify defective, unserviceable, or deteriorating conditions in fare collection equipment; diagnose the cause of such conditions; and determine the extent of required adjustments, repairs and/or replacements. • Understand and be proficient in the use of complex electrical test equipment, including but not limited to ammeters, ohmmeters, and voltmeters. • Test, repair or replace fare collection equipment, parts and mechanisms including but not limited to printed circuit boards, controls, display modules, power panels, transformers, alarms, locks, bill validators, coin acceptors, printers, bill stackers, microprocessors, etc. • Test troubleshoot and repair defects in complex fare collection equipment wiring system. • Be able to make emergency repairs to far collection equipment in order to maintain service to the public with a minimum of delay and inconvenience. • Perform periodic inspections and preventive maintenance on communications systems and components, and properly maintain records of same. • Perform all of the work assigned as duties for any jobs in subordinate or comparable classifications and perform all duties with a speed accuracy satisfactory to Company management. • Accept instructions and work assignments required to qualify for other classifications. • Develop a knowledge of Company policies pertaining to the work involved. • Explain, instruct and demonstrate to others all job details, methods and procedures when directed to do so by supervisory personnel. • Perform additional duties and tasks as assigned.


Must be able to demonstrate a high level of skill in reading cable diagrams, wiring diagrams, logic circuits, and schematics. Must be able to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing. Must have a satisfactory prior work record. Must be able to maintain an effective working relationship with supervisors and other employees.


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.


Must be a high school graduate and have two years of formal training in electrical/electronic theory, microprocessor experience, and three years’ experience in troubleshooting printed circuit boards to component level. To be eligible candidate for the position, Metro employees will be required to pass the Skills Test designated for the position. Employees must be able to possess and maintain a valid New York State Driver’s License of the classification required by law for the type of vehicle (s) driven as part of an employee’s normal job duties. Must be able to wear and utilize all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Participation in the Bloodborne Pathogen Program is required.


TO APPLY: Send NFTA employment application located at jobs.nfta.com to application_intake@nfta.com or mail to/drop off at 181 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 For more information about our wages and benefits please visit nfta.com/careers. If you have questions please call (716)855-6500.


The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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