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Chief Maintenance Supervisor, Track

Job ID: 34652
Department: Rail Transit
Location: PATH Consolidated Shop


Under the general supervision of the Division Superintendent, the Chief Maintenance Supervisor, Track is responsible for managing the Track Section and delivering the Track State-of-Good Repair (SGR) Program, monitoring all track maintenance activities, ensuring all FRA Regulations and PATH Book of Rules are followed and in compliance, including Drug and Alcohol, Safety, Inspections, and Record-Keeping. The CMS, Track is responsible for overtime management of the Section and ensuring material inventory is sufficient in order to deliver maintenance and capital projects and submit financial reports on the same.  The Chief Maintenance Supervisor, Track is responsible for implementation of PATH’s Asset Management System for the Track Section.

The Chief Maintenance Supervisor, Track will ensure that the work activities of the Track Section conform to the FRA Track Safety Standards.  In cooperation with the Chief Maintenance Supervisor of Track, Track Technical Services, the Chief Maintenance Supervisor, Track will be responsible for the planning, implementation and monitoring of the Track SGR Program as well as monitoring all track maintenance activities. The Chief Maintenance Supervisor, Track is responsible for developing a five-year Track SGR Program, which develops into the Annual Track Program, tracks the progress of both Programs and oversees field conditions to ensure PATH maintains a 95% on-time performance to customers. 

The Chief Maintenance Supervisor, Track is responsible for the Section’s budget and conducting annual training per FRA requirements and PATH standards. The Chief Maintenance Supervisor, Track will also contribute to, improve, and maintain the PATH Track Standards Manual and Standard Drawings as well as the Division’s Track Charts.  The Chief Maintenance Supervisor, Track is responsible for attending Capital Planning meetings to support the development of projects, scopes, schedules, resource requirements and implementation plans including special trackwork, yard facility upgrades, participation in initiatives and analysis for preventive and predictive maintenance. 

The Chief Maintenance Supervisor, Track may represent the Division in agency, departmental or external meetings and will be responsible to promote the best interest of the Division while maintaining a positive and professional demeanor in all situations. 


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

  • Minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience.
  • Understand Collective Bargaining Agreements and be able to develop job picks to manage resources, workload, and effectively utilize staff covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreements to contain costs.
  • Have supervised represented and non-represented field employees on the construction and maintenance of trackwork.
  • Understand FRA Safety Standards for Class 1, 2, and 3 passenger railroad.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in track alignment and special trackwork design.
  • Working knowledge of building trades, methods and procedures of construction work.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with various levels of staff, contractors, and consultants, as well as negotiations and conflict resolution skills.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills including presentation skills.
  • Ability to occasionally work off hours as required to inspect/review ongoing work in Tunnels and Open Areas and critique work means and methods with the goal of improving same.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Knowledge of the Port Authority/PATH organizational structure and its policies and practices, especially as they apply to facility operations, maintenance, project execution, and budget preparation and control.
  • Knowledge of PATH Book of Rules, FRA Bridge Management Program, and AREMA Manual for Railway Engineering and Portfolio of Trackwork Plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, review, and interpret contract drawings and specifications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer based applications especially Excel, and Word.


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

The Port Authority Trans Hudson Corporation (PATH), an FRA-regulated commuter railroad, is the primary transit link between Manhattan and New Jersey communities and suburban commuter railroads.  Carrying over 75 million passengers per year, PATH trains run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, one of the few 24-hour systems in the world.  Since the early 20th Century, PATH and its predecessor, the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad, have carried passengers between New Jersey and points in Midtown and Lower Manhattan, serving as a key link in the regions transportation network and as a catalyst for continued residential, commercial and employment growth.

PATH operates 24 hours per day/7 days per week/365 days per year.  Employees are required to work weekends, holidays, atypical hours (evening and midnight shifts) and during inclement weather conditions. Incumbents may be subjected to mandatory overtime at the beginning or end of their scheduled tour, or on their days off.  A union seniority system dictates work schedules for jobs represented by one of PATH’s unions, and time off may not be immediately available during the usual summer and holiday periods.  Working conditions will be challenging, including but not limited to inclement weather, direct contact with the public, in tunnel and outside areas during active train service, and an industrial environment.



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

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