Job ID: 34868
Department: Rail Transit
Location: PATH Consolidated Shop
Under the direct supervision of the Supervisor Power Distribution, Assistant Supervisor Power, Maintenance Foreman II, Power, Power Director, or Substation Operator Mechanic II, the incumbent performs equipment operations and electrical maintenance within the PATH Substations and Switching Stations. Typical tasks include the operation, maintenance and repair of 27kv and 15kv high-tension switches and circuit breakers, 480vac switchgear and circuit breakers, 650vdc distribution circuit breakers, signal high-tension breakers, and other associated power apparatus. The Substation Operator Mechanic/Substation Electrician typical duties may include but are not necessarily limited to:
NOTE: The above description is not exclusive and is not meant to describe all those duties, which may be assigned to a Substation Operator Mechanic I pursuant to the agreement between PATH and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW - Crafts).
Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:
Ideal candidates will present the following profile:
Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a written exam designed to measure a candidate's knowledge in areas such as: Electrical Theory, Electrical Safety, Power Distribution, Electrical Equipment and Tools, Electrical Troubleshooting/Maintenance, Motors, Controls, Print Reading, and Test Instruments.
Candidates who qualify on the written exam will be eligible to be considered for the next step in the evaluation process, a practical exam and an interview.
The Electrician practical exam will measure the candidate's knowledge, skill and ability to work with tools, equipment, and materials used in Electrical system maintenance and repair demonstrating professional trade practices for this job level. The practical test includes hands-on problems such as:
The interview will consist of technical questions designed to measure such factors as: servicing breakers; safety rules and regulations; power distribution; as well as working independently and with others; interest in the position; personal qualifications for this position.
Selected candidates will be subject to a 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.
Salary: $35.42 hourly (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 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.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.