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Job ID: 60387
Department: Human Resources
Location: Various NY/NJ Locations



The Plumber is a journey-level job title and performs diverse, highly skilled work in the installation, maintenance, repair and inspection of a wide variety of plumbing systems and equipment, such as low and high pressure water systems, sewer lines, drainage systems, gas lines, pumps sewer ejectors, valves, tanks, flushometers, etc. The Plumber also will repair, clean, adjust and/or perform preventative plumbing maintenance on equipment, tools, machinery etc.   

Plumbers must have knowledge of plumbing codes and regulations, reading blueprints, and the ability to troubleshoot and diagnose plumbing problems.   

The Port Authority operates 24 hours, 7-days a week.  Plumbers work a 40-hour week, which may include nights, weekends, holidays, overtime as needed and responding to emergencies during off hours.  Plumbers are assigned to work at our various facilities throughout the NY/NJ area. 



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

  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution 
  • Three years of paid work experience in the plumbing field 
  • Valid Driver's License  
  • A valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the Air Brakes endorsement or higher.  Applicants without a CDL must obtain a CDL Permit before their first day of work, and will be required to obtain a Class B CDL with one endorsement, within two months of employment. 


Applicants should refer to the following website for further information on obtaining a CDL and medical clearance for 

CDL Licensing:  OR 


Selected qualified candidates will be invited to progress through the assessment process. The assessment process includes a written exam and a practical.  

Written test: The written exam will measure your knowledge in areas such as:  trade tools and equipment such as water distribution systems, pipes and pipe fittings, troubleshooting and repairs, sprinkler, standpipe and fire protection systems, gas lines, lavatory and hot water fixtures, pumps, drainage systems, hot water heating systems, meter readings, state and municipal codes and safety practices. 

Practical test: Successful written-test candidates will be invited to participate in a hands-on practical test to measure your knowledge and skill in the installation, maintenance and repair of a variety of plumbing fixtures and equipment including gas, water, steam, waste and vent piping systems. 

Selected candidates will be eligible for further consideration and will have to pass comprehensive background check and medical exam. 


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). 

Starting Salary$36.06 hourly.  Plumbers are eligible for annual step increases up to an annual salary of $75,010 (subject to collective bargaining agreement).  


How to Apply 

Interested candidates should apply by clicking on the "Apply Now" button, upload a resume and answer the questions asked.  



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

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.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

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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