Skilled Trades

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Skilled Trades Positions

Bus Mechanic
Railcar Mechanic 
Light Duty Vehicle Mechanic
Building Maintenance
Fare Collection & Communications
Body Shop
Machine Shop
Bus Electrician
Rail Electrician
Electronics and Signal Maintainer
High Voltage Electrician


Mechanic 'A' Starting Rate

Mechanic 'A' Full Rate

Aviation Services Mechanic Starting Rate

Aviation Services Mechanic Full Rate

Is Metro Right for you?

How about a career that’s good for you and your community? A job that makes a meaningful impact on the daily lives of those around you? Metro gets people to work, school, healthcare, and provide access to groceries, medicine and other day-to-day needs. Public transportation is a crucial part of many people’s lives. Many may not be able to contribute to life in Western New York without your contribution first. This is the kind of reward that keeps hundreds of people at Metro for decades. It’s a job that matters.

If this sounds right for you, Metro offers training, re-training, and job mobility like no place else.

State of the Art Technology

Our skilled trades positions repair...
  • Battery Electric Bus with Siemens Traction Motor
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Compressed Natural Gas
  • Cummins Engine
  • Voith and Allison Transmissions
  • Dinex, VBEA, and Vansco Multi-plex communications
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • Antilock Brake Systems
  • Automatic Traction Control
  • RFID Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Wireless laptop diagnostics
  • Rebuild shop with Engine & Transmission
  • Dynamometers
  • Hybrid/Electric Bus High Voltage Verification
and more...

Time Off

Metro Skilled Trades Positions:
  • 7 days of vacation (14 days after 2 years)
  • 3 personal days
  • 8 sick days
  • 1 floating holiday
  • 11 paid holidays
Aviation Skilled Trades Positions:
  • 13 days of vacation your first year
  • 2 floating holidays
  • 13 sick days per year
  • 12 Paid holidays

Full Time

40 hours a week guaranteed.


Metro wants you to feel good. We pay approximately 89% of medical, dental and vision benefits for you and your family. Also included is a life insurance policy, wellness program and a retirement plan.

Attendance Bonus

Metro appreciates dedication. Positions can earn up to an additional $1,750 per year by maintaining perfect attendance.

Longevity Pay

Metro also appreciates loyalty. Positions have the opportunity to earn up to $1,800 per year in longevity pay.

Tool Allowance

Metro provides an allowance to you to offset the cost of tools you need for your job, up to $1,250 per year.

Uniform Allowance

Clothing and laundry allowance for eligible trades is based on their position.

The Ultimate Transit Pass

NFTA employees receive an ID card valid as fare on Metro Bus or Metro Rail anytime.

Student Loan Forgiveness

Metro appreciates people working in public service jobs. You may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Cellular Phone Discounts

The NFTA has agreements with many cellular phone providers. Savings range from 19-25%, depending on provider.

Deferred Compensation Pre-tax Savings Plan

Metro offers enrollment in the NYS Deferred Compensation. It allows you to put aside money from each paycheck toward your retirement in a pre-tax account.


Paid Metro CDL training. Dedicated training room, full time trainer on staff, paid tuition for continuing education.

How to Apply

NFTA Human Resources
181 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

716-855-6500 TTY/Relay 711 or 1-800-662-1220

The NFTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer