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Maintenance Supervisor - JFK AirTrain

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Job ID: 30025
Department: Aviation
Location: JFK Airport


Under the direction of the General Maintenance Supervisor, the selected candidate will be responsible for supervising the activities of skilled journey men in the preventative and corrective maintenance/ repair of the AirTrains wayside/ vehicle communication IT systems including but not limited to, Closed Circuit Television, Automatic Train Control, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), network, and communications equipment.  This will include the maintenance of various systems such as software and hardware, electrical, communication systems and quality control.  The successful candidate must be able to effectively plan, direct, schedule, and control the installation, testing, operation and maintenance of projects and routine.

This position will primarily serve as work will involve providing technical expertise/ assistance to staff including but not limited to the planning, scheduling of daily preventative maintenance, scheduling of corrective maintenance to include all areas of signal, communication and supporting computer networks.


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Must have (3) years full-time paid operations and maintenance experience or the equivalent.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Electronics, or Transportation.
  • Experience in leading and managing staff, teams, project/program management, with internal and external partners, as well as excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and critical-thinking abilities.
  • Must be able to respond to declared emergencies, including snow alerts, and report to work without delay, seven days per week basis, including weekends and holidays, and work on an overtime basis as a regular function of the job. Must remain available to be contacted any time during and after normal hours to discuss work- related matters.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Experience in leading and managing staff, teams, project/program management, with internal and external partners, as well as excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and critical-thinking abilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of transit communication design, related computer programming and computer networking applications.
  • Knowledge of railroad communications design and application under the rules and guidelines of the Federal Railroad Administration. 
  • Ability to perform technical duties in the rehabilitation, maintenance, design, troubleshooting, construction supervision, of communication systems and computer networks.  
  • Ability to cultivate working relationships with peers at other railroad transportation agencies.
  • Ability to support investigations to identify root causes of equipment and subsystem failures.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and evaluate system performance levels and make recommendations for hardware/ software changes and upgrades
  • Ability to work with contractors and develop preventative and corrective maintenance plans that effectively and efficiently use resources required to support various system engineering tests, software and hardware changes. 
  • Ability to develop and implement contingency plans for changes or events that affect planned work and ensure plans have the least impact on revenue service.
  • Knowledge of all applicable Federal Laws and Regulations related to the work processes/ procedures and monitor/ audit activities
  • Ability to develop reports about system problems, malfunctions, incidents/ accidents and other issues that affect the safety and performance of employees and equipment.
  • 10 years of progressive experience in network design and management.
  • Certifications in IT and Network Administration.

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

The Port Authority's Aviation Department is responsible for the safety, security and efficiency of daily operations as well as development of one of the world's busiest airport systems (John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Teterboro (TEB), Atlantic City International Airport (ACY), and Stewart International Airport (SWF). JFK International, Newark Liberty International, and LaGuardia airports are all large hub commercial airports. Together, these six airports form one of the world's premiere air transportation systems.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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