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Electrician

Job ID: 26731
Department: Human Resources
Location: Various NY/NJ Facilities

Responsibilities

The Port Authority of NY & NJ is seeking to fill positions as journey-level ELECTRICIAN in various NY/NJ Facilities.

Starting Salary:  $29.06 hourly.  Electricians are eligible for annual step increases up to an annual salary of $76,024 (subject to collective bargaining agreement).

Electricians perform journey-level installation, maintenance, and repair of various electrical equipment, such as: generators, motors, fire alarm systems, toll equipment, traffic signals, control boxes and automatic electrical systems. Electricians work from schematic drawings, blueprints or rough sketches and may splice cables, install conduit, BX cable and similar types of electrical wiring. Electricians are required to work at elevated heights from ladders and bucket trucks and may lead one or more electrical helpers.

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

Qualifications

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

  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Three to five years journey-level commercial electrical 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:

Desired

The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications profile:

  • Must be able 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 comprehensive health benefits package and participates in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System (NYSLERS).

How To Apply

Interested candidates can apply to this job at  www.jointheportauthority.com by clicking on the Apply Now button and submit a resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

 

Testing:

Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a written test that will measure a candidate's knowledge in areas such as Electrical Theory, Electrical Codes and Safety, Motors and Controls, Electrical Equipment, Troubleshooting and Repair, and 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 will measure a candidate's knowledge in areas such as Working at Heights, Motor & Motor Controls, Alarm Panel Wiring, Installation of a 3 way / 4 way Lighting Circuit, and EMT Bending. 

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 can be considered for the Trades Helper Electrician level. The starting salary for a Trades Helper Electrician is $23.88 per hour.

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.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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

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