New York City Local 246

Service Employees International Union, CTW, AFL-CIO, CLC

City Reopens Filing Dates for Two Titles, Adds Two More

For those who did not file during the September 6-26, 2017 filing period, the City has reopened the application dates from November 1-21, 2017 for the titles of Auto Mechanic and Auto Mechanic Diesel. The City also added application period filings for two addition titles of Auto Machinist, and Auto Machinist (Prom).  All filing periods are the same for each exam. For more detailed information on each position and how to file:

Auto Mechanic
Auto Mechanic Diesel
Auto Machinist
Auto Machinist (Prom)

New Yorkers Encouraged to Donate for Hurricane Relief

Mayor de Blasio today announced 18 firehouses and EMS stations across the five boroughs where New Yorkers can donate critically-needed items for Hurricane Maria relief.

“New York City stands in solidarity with those affected by Hurricane Maria, and many of us are looking for ways to help. We’re encouraging New Yorkers to donate these critically-needed items at a local drop-off site,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The City encourages donation of items that are critically needed for recovery. These items will be delivered to families directly affected by the storm. Below is a list of items New York City is collecting to send to those affected by Hurricane Maria:

  • Diapers
  • Baby food
  • Batteries
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

Please note the City is only collecting the items listed above. All donated items must be nonperishable, not second-hand, nor contain any liquids of any kind. Open or unsealed donations of food or hygiene supplies will not be accepted. Wet wipes will also not be accepted. Any other items will be kindly returned.

There are 18 drop off locations accepting donations across all five boroughs. Donations will be accepted during the hours of 7 am – 9 pm. Please be aware that FDNY members at these locations may not be present during drop-off hours if they are responding to an emergency.


  • Engine 91: 242 E. 111th Street, New York, NY 11220 (East Harlem)
  • Engine 951 Ladder 36: 29 Vermilyea Avenue, New York, NY 10033 (Inwood)
  • Engine 281 Ladder 11 : 222 E. 2nd Street, New York, NY 10009 (Lower East Side)


  • EMS Station 26: 1264 Boston Road, Bronx NY 10456 (Morrisania)
  • EMS Station 55: 3134 Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451 (Melrose)
  • Engine 64/Ladder 47: 1214 Castie Hill Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 (Castle Hill)
  • Engine 831 Ladder 29: 618 E. 138th Street, Bronx, NY 10454 (Mott HavenlSouth Bronx)


  • Engine 316: 27-12 Kearney Street, Queens, NY 11369 (East Elmhurst)
  • Engine 2891 Ladder 138: 97-28 43rd Avenue, Queens, NY 11368 (Corona)
  • Engine 3071 Ladder 154: 81-17 Northern Boulevard, Queens, NY 11 372 (Jackson Heights)


  • Engine 2711 Ladder 124: 392 Himrod Street, Brooktyn, NY 11237 (Bushwick)
    Engine 2771 Ladder 112: 582 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221 (Bushwick)
    Engine 2011 Ladder 114: 5113 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220 (Sunset Park)
    Engine 228: 436 39th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232 (Sunset Park)
    Engine 218: 650 Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221 (Bushwick)

Staten Island

  • Engine 1531 Ladder 77: 74 Broad Street, Staten Island, NY 10304 (Stapleton)
    Engine 1571 Ladder 80: 1573 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302 (Port Richmond)
    Ladder 79: 1189 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310 (Port Richmond)


NYC Dept. of Sanitation Hiring Sheet Metal Worker

The New York City Department of Sanitation is hiring one Sheet Metal Worker (title code 92340) for work with the Bureau of Building Maintenance. The Bureau of Building Maintenance (BBM) is responsible for the repair and maintenance of more than 200 facilities throughout the five boroughs. A Sheet Metal Worker is responsible for developing patterns and templates in fabricating complex shapes and forms. Erects and repairs structures such as ducts, metal ceilings, tanks and roofs. Sets and erects sheet metal structures such as canvas connections and dampers. Repairs metal leaders and gutters. May also do simple rigging in making these repairs. Starting salary is $376.53 P/D.

Qualifications include five years of full-time experience acquired within the last 15 years as a Sheet Metal Worker; or three years of such experience acquired within the last 10 years plus sufficient helper or apprentice experience or relevant education acquired in an approved trade or vocational high school to make up the equivalent of five years of acceptable experience. Six months of acceptable experience will be credited for each year of helper or apprenticeship experience or relevant education.

Must apply via or city employees apply via Employee Self Services

NYC Dept. of Sanitation Hiring One Machinist

The New York City Department of Sanitation is hiring one Machinist (title code 92610) for work at its 500 Hamilton Avenue location in Brooklyn. The hours/shifts will vary. Salary is $277.04 P/D. To qualify an applicant must have five years of full·time satisfactory experience acquired within the last 15 years as a machinist; or at least 2 1/2 years of full·time satisfactory experience acquired within the last 10 years as a machinist plus sufficient full-time experience as a machinist helper or an apprentice machinist, or training of a relevant nature acquired in an approved trade, technical or vocational high school, to make up the equivalent of the remaining required experience. Six months of acceptable experience will be credited for each year of helper or apprentice experience or approved trade or vocational high school, up to a maximum of  2 1/2 years. To apply, go to To download the flier with more detailed information, click here.

Practice Exams for Machinists

For those interested in taking the upcoming Machinist exams, we have assembled practice questions in two PDFs. Please feel free to download and use to guide you with your studies.

Practice Exam 1                         Practice Exam 2

Report Shows City Overpaying for Replacement Auto Parts

Report shows city overpaying for replacement auto parts | New York Post

The city is overpaying for replacement auto parts — although it has a deal with one of the nation’s largest suppliers, according to an audit released Monday. And the parts aren’t being delivered on time, said Comptroller Scott Stringer. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services, which oversees the city’s vehicle fleet, signed a five-year contract in 2013 with Genuine Parts Co. to deliver parts to 60 agencies.“DCAS has an obligation to make sure the vendor delivers the right parts at the right time, and that it gets the parts we need at the best price. But our audit shows that DCAS doesn’t even check,” Stringer said.

As part of his audit, Stringer surveyed some of the agencies that get parts through the DCAS contract, and four reported prices “were higher than those of other suppliers.” And the company’s “delivery times consistently fell short of its contractual performance obligations,” the audit found. In response, DCAS claimed that it already “regularly” produces comparison reports, but it agreed to “work to increase the frequency of these comparisons.”

The Genuine Parts did not return calls.

President Colangelo Touts Union on Radio Show

President Joe Colangelo was a guest on the Labor Press radio show on May 28, whereby he was able to speak about the great work of Local 246 members in keeping New York City rolling. “It was an opportunity for me to promote our members and let listeners know about the services we provide, the skill set we need in order to do our jobs, and the crucial role we play behind the scenes. We aren’t on the front lines, which means New Yorkers don’t always realize that without us, there wouldn’t be anyone to keep New York City rolling.” To hear President Colangelo’s interview, click here.

Exam Update

The Union was notified that the practical exam for the Auto Mechanic (O.C. Exam #6012 & O.C. Exam #6013 (CUNY) & Pro Exam. #6509), and Auto Mechanic (Diesel) (O.C. Exam #6014 & Pro Exam #6510) are tentatively scheduled to start at the end of February and run through the month of March.

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