Job Overview

  • Salary Offer $39.00 Hourly
  • Experience Level Highly Skilled
  • Total Years Experience 3-5
  • Education Certification

Company Information:

Regional Transit Service (RTS) is a regional transit authority established by New York State with more than 1,000 employees who proudly serve customers and business partners in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Wyoming counties. Recognized as one of the best-run transit systems in the nation, RTS partners with the community it serves to provide vital, safe, and sustainable transportation services to nearly 8 million people each year. We carry out our mission by connecting our customers to jobs, school, healthcare, shopping, and recreational activities every day.



The Master Electrician is primarily responsible for the maintenance and installation of facilities electrical distribution systems and associated electrical equipment.  The candidate will be responsible for repairs and improvements to electrical service and devices at RTS facilities in accordance with all appropriate codes and regulations.

Secondary responsibilities include performing major and routine repairs typically encountered in maintaining building and shop equipment at a mass-transit facility. The candidate must also demonstrate a level of competency in the general building trades, including carpentry, plumbing, masonry, concrete finishing, and miscellaneous remodeling. The successful candidate will be assigned to complete all tasks within the scope of RGRTA/RTS Buildings and Grounds mechanical work.


WAGE: $39.00 per hour


Tentative Work Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM


Why you should join the RTS Team!

  • Consistent weekly pay
  • Career Longevity and opportunities for growth
  • Work/life balance. “Work to live, not live to work.”
  • Job security. Public Transportation is a long-term solution to climate change policy.
  • Cutting-edge internal technical training department. We support you.
  • Vehicles contain the latest technology. We provide the tools and equipment to help you succeed.
  • Collaborative and positive work environment with a culture that promotes your success.  We focus on making you the best version of yourself!


Other great benefits include:

  • Excellent Health Benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Top compensation and pension plan
  • Work boot & tool allowance
  • On-site 24/7 Fitness and Wellness Center
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (Counseling, Health Advocacy, Financial & Legal Consultation, Health Coaching, Virtual Concierge, Discounts)
  • Well-Being Program
  • Culture & Inclusion Council



  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
  • Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.
  • Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
  • Use a variety of tools and equipment such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment including oscilloscopes, ammeters, and test lamps.
  • Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, such as motors.
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Work from ladders, scaffolds, powered lifts, and roofs to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
  • Place conduit (pipes or tubing) inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pull insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between boxes.
  • Fasten small metal or plastic boxes to walls to house electrical switches or outlets.
  • Perform physically demanding tasks, such as digging trenches to lay conduit and moving and lifting heavy objects.



  • Must have a full set of tools to perform all jobs assigned.
  • Must be able to lift at least 75 lbs.
  • A valid NYS driver’s license and clean driving record required.
  • Current license as a Master Electrician (Three-phase) issued by the City of Rochester Electrical Examining Board



  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)
  • Candidate must have met all requirements as listed above.



  • The ability to assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools
  • The ability to diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem
  • Proficient computer skills, including basic Microsoft Office, Trapeze EAM, Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Strong time management skills



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. The employee works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to risks. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.


Additional Information:

Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) has a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees in accordance with state and federal law. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment in accordance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

RGRTA is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. RGRTA will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

Pursuant to Federal Transit Administration regulations, all applicants for employment in safety-sensitive positions must be given a pre-employment drug test. An applicant may not be assigned safety-sensitive functions unless the individual has a verified negative test result.  RTS is required by law to test for various substances, including cocaine, amphetamines, opioids, PCP and marijuana metabolites.  Please be advised that marijuana stays in the system for an extended period of time, sometimes more than 30 days, and can cause a positive test result long after use.

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