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NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT DIVISION - Maintenance of Way Division
New York, New York
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Join the Largest Public Transportation Authority in North America As A 

Director, Ultrasonic Rail Flaw Inspection

NYC Transit, Division of Maintenance of Way, Engineering

Job Vacancy Notice 94256


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 Department of Subway’s Maintenance of Way (MOW) division supports and maintains approximately 833 miles of track. MOW is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for the 8700 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.” 

The mission of Maintenance of Way, Engineering is to provide quality professional engineering and technical support to the operating subdivisions of Track, Infrastructure, Electrical (Signal and Power), Electronics Maintenance and Elevators & Escalators. Support is provided for day to day maintenance activities as well as the planning and designing of major reconstruction through both in-house and Capital Projects. Additionally, the Engineering subdivision is involved in developing and administering numerous operating contracts, performing inspections of operating construction projects and third-party construction work, and planning and administering space allocation and oversight of the relocation of NYCT personnel. 

Maintenance of Way, Engineering is currently seeking an experienced, dynamic leader to assume the role of Director, Ultrasonic Rail Flaw Inspection. The selected candidate will be responsible for managing NYCT’s internal rail flaw track inspection operations, including UT Inspections and other specialized inspections of track elements. 

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Directing rail flaw inspection operations, including audits of NDT systems operations onboard
  • the Track Geometry Cars, and field verifications of rail defects
  • Performing project management functions for both the DAP-NDT Rail Services and Sperry Rail Services Contracts
  • Ensuring the successful performance of the annual internal rail flaw inspection of mainline tracks
  • Performing QA/QC management of UT operations
  • Managing, reviewing and checking daily ultrasonic test inspection data, validating the successful completion of each test run as scheduled, and assuring the reporting of critical defects promptly and accurately
  • The director will also review the contractors personnel qualifications and certifications, as well as UT personnel’s attendance reports and invoices 

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in engineering, materials study, metallurgy or a closely related field of study, and 8 years of full-time related experience, of which 5 years must have been in a managerial capacity; OR A satisfactory combination of education and experience. 

*Please note: all applicants must possess an ASNT NDT level II certification 

Desired Skills:

  • ASNT NDT Level II qualified and certified in accordance with ASNT SNT-TC 1A standards (latest edition).
  • Hands-on experience in mechanical equipment inspections and UT inspections.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications 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 


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.


Posted: 2018-10-30 Expires: 2018-11-30

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