Chief Electronics Maintenance Officer
Job Opportunity at MTA

Posted on Nov 27


Location: New York, NY
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4172822


Join the Largest Public Transportation Authority in North America as a

Chief Electronics Maintenance Officer

New York City Transit, Division of Maintenance of Way - Electronics Maintenance

Job Vacancy Notice 93949

MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) serves close to 6 million subway customers and 2.3 million bus customers on an average weekday.  Its 50,000 employees provide mass transit and paratransit service throughout the five boroughs of New York City, including operating almost 7,000 subway cars at 472 stations.

The NYC Transit Department of Subways employs 30,000 individuals who work together 24/7, 365 days a year, to move millions of customers safely to their destinations. These employees operate trains, maintain railcars, assist customers in stations, make critical right-of-way or electronic repairs, and provide administrative support to deliver timely and reliable customer services. The Department of Subway’s Maintenance of Way (MOW) is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for the 9,700 men and women who comprise the MOW workforce and strives towards the Department of Subways vision, “to create and sustain a culture where employees are valued and committed to keeping each other and our customers safe all day, every day.”


NYC Transit is seeking an experienced, dynamic leader for the executive role of Chief Electronics Maintenance Officer in the Maintenance of Way Division within the Department of Subways. The Chief Electronics Maintenance Officer will play a key role in Subway performance improvement and system modernization efforts included in the Subway Action Plan and the recently released Fast Forward Plan.


The Chief Electronics Maintenance Officer will join a talented executive team at New York City Transit and will be responsible for the executive direction, strategic planning, SOGR, maintenance and operation of NYCT’s electronic systems and components supporting: communications, safety, customer service, revenue collection and various other complex systems for Subways and Buses. This includes voice, operating data, wireless, radio, copper and fiber optic infrastructures. The successful candidate will direct the maintenance, installation and availability of AFC/MetroCard equipment at all NYCT locations. Additional responsibilities include directing the operation of the Central Electronics Shop for repair of mission critical components for Car Equipment, AFC/MetroCard, CBTC, other internal groups and other MTA agencies. The selected candidate will also be responsible for contributing to the design and maintainability of rail car fleets through technical expertise; directing and leading efforts to maximize productivity and cost effectiveness of EMD; directing all staff activities and budgets; and providing significant support and involvement in the Capital Program.


Education and Experience Requirements:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in Business Administration, Computer Science, Telecommunications or a related field of study and 12 years of full-time related experience; of which 9 years must have been in a managerial/supervisory capacity; or


A satisfactory combination of education and experience.


Desired Skills:

  • Extensive managerial experience in a 24/7 mission critical operation with mastery of operating networks, startups, documentation, personnel training and contractor management.
  • Extensive knowledge of communications technologies and software systems.
  • Knowledge of NYCT policies and operations with experience in union contracts and negotiations.
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

NYC Transit associates are offered competitive compensation and a robust benefit package that includes:

  • Pension Plans
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Coverage
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays and Leave Programs
  • New York’s 529 College Saving Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Municipal Credit Union
  • Commuter Pass


To Apply, Visit our website:

www.mta.info/employment - Select NYC Transit, Select Job Postings, Search by Job Title: Chief Electronics Maintenance Officer, or by Job Vacancy Number: 93949, or use the following link https://tinyurl.com/ya9tz8wh


MTA and its affiliated/constituent agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers.  The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including military service members, to apply.


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