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Job ID: 38171
Department: Human Resources
Location: Various NY/NJ Facilities


Electricians are skilled professionals responsible for the installation, maintenance and repairs of various electrical equipment that keeps The Port Authority rolling. You will utilize your knowledge to work on projects related to generators, motors, fire alarm systems, toll equipment, traffic signals, control boxes and automatic electrical systems.  Electricians also grow their skills in a wide variety of duties involving schematic drawings, blueprints or rough sketches and may splice cables, install conduit, BX cable and similar types of electrical wiring.  Electricians may act on a lead capacity with one or more electrical helpers and will work at elevated heights from ladders and bucket trucks. 


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

  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Three years journey-level commercial electrician work experience
  • Valid driver's license
  • Applicants must possess a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the Air Brakes endorsement or higher. Applicants without a Class B CDL must obtain a Class B CDL Permit with endorsement before their first day of work and will be required to obtain a Class B CDL with one endorsement within three months of employment.

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


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Must be to troubleshoot, diagnose, repair and install motors, lighting systems, controllers, cables, conduit, etc.
  • Skilled in working with high voltage electrical systems
  • Knowledge of state and local electrical codes

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.

The Port Authority operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all year round.  Electricians work a 40-hour week, which includes working rotating shifts, days, afternoons, nights, weekends and holidays, and during inclement weather and emergencies.  Electricians work at our various Port Authority facilities throughout the NY/NJ area.

Starting Salary:  $73,398 yearly / $35.2875 hourly rate.  Electricians are eligible for annual step increases up to an annual salary of $107,016.00 (subject to collective bargaining agreement).

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking the “Apply Now” button and submitting a resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Selected qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a written exam that is designed to measure a candidate's knowledge in areas such as:

  • Electrical Theory
  • Electrical Codes 
  • Safety, Motors and Controls
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Troubleshooting and Repair 
  • Trade Mathematics.

Candidates who qualify on the written exam will be eligible to be considered for the next step in the evaluation process, a practical exam.  The practical exam is designed to measure a candidate's knowledge in areas such as Working at Heights, Motor and Motor Controls, Alarm Panel Wiring, Installation of a 3-way/4-way Lighting Circuit, and EMT Bending.

Candidates who qualify on the practical exam will be eligible to be offered a position as they become available.  Selected candidates will be subject to a comprehensive background check and will be asked to provide copies of the required licenses for verification.

Additional Information
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications for the Electrician level may be considered for the Trades Helper Electrician level.  The starting salary for a Trades Helper Electrician is $21.90 hourly

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

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