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Electrician (PATH Car Equipment)

Job ID: 35072
Department: Rail Transit
Location: Harrison Car Maintenance Facil


Under the direct supervision of Car Equipment Division Supervisor or Foreman, the incumbent performs skilled electrical work in the troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of a wide variety of electrical and electronic equipment on PATH fleet of railcars.

Some specific functions and duties of an Electrician at Car Equipment Division are:

  • Troubleshoot, test, repair, rewire electrical and electronic equipment of the railcar subsystems such as traction control, HVAC, lighting, communications, auxiliary power  supply, electronic signage, and all other electrical/electronic system/subsystems that make up the whole railcar.
  • Perform extensive fault log downloads from the railcar using computerized Portable Test Equipment (PTE) to conduct troubleshooting and repair of railcar failures/defects; performs removal, installation, assembly and disassembly of various railcar systems/subsystems.
  • Perform repair and overhaul of railcar equipment -away from the railcar- in Electrical Shop (i.e., bench-work); uses electrical and electronic test equipment for troubleshooting and repair of railcar defects/failures.
  • Clean electrical and electronic assemblies/subassemblies including Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), equipment covers/enclosures, motors, and all parts/components associated with railcar systems; uses hand and power tools, both electrical and pneumatic in performance of above duties.
  • Work is performed in accordance with established service and maintenance procedures in effect in PATH, in conformance with FRA and OSHA rules and regulations.

NOTE: The foregoing is not exclusive and is not meant to describe all those duties which may be assigned to an Electrician pursuant to the agreement between PATH and Railway Independent Transit Union 


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

  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • Four (4) years of journey-level commercial electrician work experience or 5 years combined experience at a journey and apprentice level, and/or Trade School in the Electrician trade.

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.

Starting Salary:$35.97 hourly and $74,817.60 annually 

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. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Written Test: The written test will consist of electrical technical questions designed to assess the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities regarding such factors as electrical theory, motor controls, safety, and electrical print/schematics reading.

Performance Test: The performance test Will consist of a series of practical problems designed to assess key competencies related to the performance of the Electrician position such as circuit wiring, circuit design, troubleshooting, electrical equipment/assembly testing, electrical print/schematics, and computer skills (i.e., use of computerized Portable Test Equipment).

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 region's 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. Commitment to attendance is expected and required.


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

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