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Job ID: 31971
Department: Human Resources
Location: Various NY/NJ Facilities


The Plumber is a journey-level job title and performs diverse, highly skilled work in the installation, maintenance, repair and inspection of a wide variety of plumbing systems and equipment, such as: 

  • Low and high pressure water systems
  • Sewer lines
  • Drainage systems
  • Gas lines
  • Pumps sewer ejectors
  • Valves
  • Tanks
  • Flushometers

The Plumber also will repair, clean, adjust and/or perform preventative plumbing maintenance on equipment, tools, machinery etc. 

Plumbers must have knowledge of:

  • Plumbing codes and regulations
  • Reading blueprints
  • The ability to troubleshoot and diagnose plumbing problems

The Port Authority operates 24 hours, 7-days a week.  Plumbers work a 40-hour week, which may include nights, weekends, holidays, overtime as needed and responding to emergencies during off hours. 

Plumbers are assigned to work at our various facilities throughout the NY/NJ area.


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

  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Three years of paid work experience in the plumbing field
  • Valid Driver's License with the ability to obtain a Class B CDL Permit with Air Brakes endorsement or higher before your first day of work. You will be required to obtain a Class B CDL with one endorsement, within two months of employment

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

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.


Selected qualified candidates will be invited to take a written exam.

The written test will measure your knowledge in areas and equipment such as: 

  • Trade tools
  • Water distribution systems
  • Pipes
  • Pipe fittings
  • Troubleshooting and repairs
  • Sprinkler, standpipe and fire protection systems
  • Gas lines
  • Lavatory and hot water fixtures
  • Pumps
  • Drainage systems
  • Hot water heating systems
  • Meter readings
  • State and municipal codes and safety practices

Successful written-test candidates will be invited to participate in a hands-on performance test to measure your knowledge and skill in the installation, maintenance and repair of a variety of plumbing fixtures and equipment including gas, water, steam, waste and vent piping systems.

Selected candidates will be eligible for further consideration and will be subject to a comprehensive background check.

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 of NY & NJ is seeking to fill positions as journey-level PLUMBERS.

Starting Salary:  $26.87 hourly.  Plumbers are eligible for annual step increases up to an annual salary of $87,490 (subject to collective bargaining agreement).


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

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