Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, The

Job: Entry Level Maintenance Position - PATH

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Jobing Description

About The Port Authority
Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH), the primary transit system linking Manhattan and neighboring New Jersey urban communities with suburban railroads, invites qualified applicants to submit resumes for the following positions - Trackmen, Assistant Signal Repairmen and General Maintainer, where selected candidates play a key role in maintaining PATH equipment and infrastructure.
TRACKMEN - play a vital role in construction, maintaining, repairs, and dismantles of track and the appurtenances thereto including right-of-way maintenance as required. Loading and unloading of materials from vehicles or work trains; handling ballast; clearing brush and debris from the right-of-way; handling and installing cross ties and switch timbers, rails, guard rails, spikes, and other fasteners such as switch materials, tie plates, rail anchors, and joint bars.

ASSISTANT SIGNAL REPAIRMEN - under the supervision of a lead mechanic, Assist in the construction, installation, testing, cleaning, lubricating and maintaining of all rail signal equipment throughout the PATH system. This position requires heavy digging, pulling and climbing and maintenance of equipment. Working conditions may include railroad, tunnel and outdoor environments in close proximity to active railroad tracks. Signal Assistants will needs to have a basic knowledge and experience with hand and powers tools and electronic equipment.

GENERAL MAINTAINERS - clean PATH car body exteriors, interiors and associated cleaning equipment. Some work may also involve operating small machinery to assist Journeymen and mechanics in maintaining electrical and mechanical components, lubricating parts, changing oils and filters, and assisting with car repairs and inspections. This 24 / 7 job calls for work in all weather conditions.
* Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma from an accredited high school, Vocational or Technical high school or a GED
* One-year experience in heavy construction maintenance
* Must be able to carry and use such tools as spike mauls, claw bars, lining bars, track jacks, air and gasoline tramping guns, jackhammers, and other tools normally associated with track work and other right-of-way maintenance
* Knowledge and experience with hand and powers tools

Selected candidate will be required work nights shifts, weekends and holidays

Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in a written exam designed to measure a candidate's knowledge in areas such as:
* Basic Math Test (Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide Whole Numbers, Fractions and Decimals)
* Industrial Reading Test
* Mechanical Reasoning Test

Candidates who qualify on the written exam will be eligible to be considered for the next step in the evaluation process, a performance exam.

The PATH Entry Level Maintenance oral exam is designed to measure the candidate's work experience/job fit, skill, and ability in areas such as:

* Situational Judgment
* Problem Sensitivity
* Safety Orientation
* Oral Communication

Only candidates who qualify on both the written and the oral exams will be eligible for further consideration.

Successful test candidate will be subject to comprehensive background check
Compensation & Benefits
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits package (subject to collective bargaining agreement) and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement
How To Apply
Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Add to Job Basket button and submitting resume and cover letter.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.
The Port Authority of NY & NJ/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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