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Maintenance Unit Supervisor

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Job ID: 30701
Department: Aviation
Location: JFK Airport


Under the direction of the Mechanical Chief Maintenance Supervisor or his/her designee, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • The administration and supervision of the JFK Airport Fire Protection & Life Safety (FP&LS) maintenance contract.
  • Utilizing IBM Maximo as the primary tool to manage and produce reports for the FP&LS contract work in conjunction with the Aviation Department Maximo initiative.
  • Additional responsibilities include budget preparation and management, processing payments for purchases and services (using SAP), variance reporting, compiling reports, and any other responsibilities as seen fit by the Mechanical Chief Maintenance Supervisor or his/her designee.
  • Working and responding as part of the JFK Airport Snow Removal Program.

This position works primarily Monday-Friday (6:30AM to 3:00PM) but will require work at other times and on other shifts, on an as-needed basis, including nights, weekends, and holidays. The successful candidate must be also able to respond to declared emergencies, including snow conditions and work on an overtime basis as a regular function of the job.


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

  • Three (3) years of maintenance experience in the operation of complex electrical and mechanical systems
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical systems, or a related field
  • A valid driver's license
  • The successful candidate must be able to pass a fingerprint-based Criminal History Check as mandated by 49CFR 1542, and will be required to obtain and maintain an Airport Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) ID card with DR-2 Airfield Driving and escort privileges.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing and executing maintenance contracts.
  • Ability to read, extract information and plan work from civil, mechanical, and electrical drawings, maps, and manuals
  • Thorough knowledge of the MMIS/Maximo system and its use to accomplish Preventative, Corrective, and Emergency work, including scheduling, status updating, and labor management
  • Thorough knowledge of MMIS/Maximo asset naming conventions and inventory hierarchy
  • Fundamental knowledge of Federal, State, and Local regulations/codes that are applicable to mechanical systems, electrical systems, building structures, fire protection, and life safety
  • Demonstrated ability to work within project deadline constraints and deliver results in a complex environment

Compensation & Benefits

This is a represented position subject to collective bargaining agreement. The starting salary is $64,792, rising to $84,916 after six years. This position is overtime eligible, and comes with a comprehensive and competitive health insurance, pension, and benefit package. The Port Authority also offers numerous opportunities for advancement.

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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