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Automotive Mechanic - Heavy Vehicle

Job ID: 30936
Department: Operations Services
Location: Various NY/NJ Facilities

Responsibilities

As an Automotive Mechanic you will utilize your knowledge of automotive technlogy to keep the Port Authority rolling. You will perform complex automotive inspections and identify maintenance repairs and modifications for our vehicle fleet. Automotive Mechanics also grow their skills in a wide variety of duties that require unusual techniques and exceptional judgment to help maintain Port Authority vehicles.

Automotive Mechanics will be responsible for the following duties:​

  • Diagnosis and repair (including car/truck repairs, air conditioner, axle & transaxle, airbrakes)
  • Auxiliary and control systems
  • Inspections (mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electricial systems)
  • Laptop subscriptions

Shifts: Automotive Mechanics work a 40-hour week, which includes rotating shifts, nights, weekends, holidays, overtime as needed an during inclement weather and emergencies. 

Qualifications

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

  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Three years’ journey-level experience in performing skilled automotive work involving inspection, diagnosis, modification, maintenance, and repair on complex automotive and other special equipment
  • New York State and/or New Jersey State Emissions Inspector License (selected applicants without this license must obtain within six months of employment)
  • Valid driver license with the ability to obtain a valid Class A Commercial Driver's (CDL) Permit with the air brakes endorsement or higher before the first day of work and will be required to obtain a Class A CDL License with endorsements within three months of employment. 

Applicants should refer to the following websites for further information on obtaining a CDL and medical clearance for CDL Licensing:

http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Commercial/CommercialDriver.htm OR http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/cdl.htm

Selected candidates will be subject to comprehensive background check and will be asked to provide copies of the required licenses for verification. 

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.

Starting Salary:  $35.95 hourly. Automotive Mechanics are eligible for annual step increases up to an annual salary of $96,616.78 (subject to collective bargaining agreement).

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the "Apply Now" button and submitting a resume.
Applicants under consideration will be contacted via email for testing. 

Testing

The Automotive Mechanic Written Examination is designed to assess candidates’ knowledge in the following areas:

  • Combustion Engines
  •  Electrical Systems
  •  Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems
  •  Hydraulic Brake Systems
  •  Steering and Suspension Systems
  •  Light and Heavy-Duty Truck Repair
  •  Hybrid Vehicle Technology
  •  Late Model Vehicle Technology and Diagnostics

*To bypass the Automotive Mechanic Written Exam, candidates can will present one of the following profiles.

  • Master ASE Automotive Certified in: A1 through A8 with the addition of one (1) of the following certifications: L1, A9, L2, L3.
  • Master ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Certified in: T1 through T8 with the addition of one (1) of the following certifications: L1, A9, L2, L3.
  • Non-Master Auto Certified in: A1 through A5, and A6 or T6, and A7 or T7, and A8 with the addition of one (1) of the following certifications L1, A9, L2, L3.
  • Non-Master Medium/Heavy Truck certified in: T1 through T5 and T6 or A6, and T7 or A7, and T8 with the addition of one (1) of the following certifications: L1, A9, L2, L3. 

*Applicants seeking a written test waiver should indicate ASE certification types and numbers on your resume AND upload current certifications with your resume as a PDF file.

Candidates who qualify on the written exam will be eligible to be considered for the next step in the evaluation process, a practical exam. The practical exam will measure a candidate's knowledge in areas such as mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and/or electrical/electronic inspection, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair

Selected candidates will be subject to a comprehensive background check and medical and may be asked to provide copies of the required licenses for verification.

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.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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

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