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Track Worker I

Job ID: 35439
Department: Rail Transit
Location: PATH Consolidated Shop


Track Worker I play a vital role in the construction, maintenance, repairs, and dismantles of track and the appurtenances thereto including right-of-way maintenance as required. Track Worker I are also responsible for loading and unloading of materials from vehicles or work trains; handling ballast; clearing brush and debris from the right-of-way; handling and installing cross ties and switch timbers, rails, guard rails, spikes, and other fasteners such as switch materials, tie plates, rail anchors, and joint bars. Working conditions may include railroad, tunnel and outdoor environments in close proximity to active railroad tracks.

PATH is a 24 hour, 7 days-a-week operation and Track Workers will be required to work rotating shifts (am, pm, midnights, weekends, holidays and overtime if necessary).


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

  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • One-year experience in heavy construction maintenance and electrical repairs.
  • Trackmen must be able to carry and use such tools as: spike mauls, claw bars, lining bars, track jacks, air and gasoline tramping guns, jackhammers, and other tools normally associated with track work and other right-of-way maintenance.
  • Knowledge and experience with hand tools and powers tools.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts (am, pm, midnight, weekends and holidays).


Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in a written exam designed to measure a candidate's knowledge in areas such as:

  • Basic Math Test (Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide Whole Numbers, Fractions and Decimals)
  • Industrial Reading Test
  • Mechanical Reasoning Test.

Successful candidates who qualify on the written exam will be invited to participate in an oral interview.

The PATH Entry Level Maintenance oral exam is designed to measure the candidate's work experience, skills and abilities in areas such as: Situational Judgment; Problem Sensitivity; Safety Orientation; and Oral Communication.

Only candidates who qualify on both the written exam and oral interview will be eligible for further consideration and will be subject to a comprehensive background check.

Compensation & Benefits

Starting Salary:  $20.25 hourly.  Trackman are eligible for annual step increases up to an hourly salary of $28.64 (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.


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

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