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Signal Trainee

Job ID: 60505
Department: Rail Transit
Location: Various NY/NJ Locations

Description

Responsibilities 

The Signal Trainee is an employee in training to qualify for the position of Signal Repairman I. Each Trainee will participate in a program for a two (2) year duration consisting of formal classroom training and on-the-job training, including quarterly rotating tours on each shift and at various locations throughout PATH. Under the direct supervision of the Signal Supervisor and journey level Signal Repairmen, the Signal Trainee performs semi-skilled duties assisting in the installation, construction, test, maintenance, and repair of signal system apparatus and facilities. Signal Trainees are subject to FRA Hours of Service regulations.

NOTE: The foregoing is not exclusive and is not meant to describe all those duties that may be assigned to a Signal Trainee pursuant to the agreement between PATH and the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS).

NOTE: While successfully participating in the Signal Training Program, the incumbent will not be considered for transfer to any other position, craft, or Division within PATH.


Qualifications 

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

  • Education: Associates Degree or higher, or successful completion of vocational/technical program, in the electrical, electronics, computer, or communications resulting in a diploma or certification is required.

 

  • Experience: Minimum one (1) year full-time paid work experience* performing semi-skilled duties in the installation, testing, maintenance, servicing, and/or repair of electrical/mechanical equipment or comparable maintenance or construction experience. Substantial relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree/diploma.

  • Physical Requirements: Candidates must have the physical ability to lift and carry heavy tools and material, climb and work at heights, and have unrestricted sense of sight, smell, and hearing. Color acuity is necessary to correctly identify wires, especially an ability to distinguish basic colors such as red, orange, yellow, green and blue.

  • License: Valid driver’s license required.

 

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.

 

Selection Process

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Selected qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a in the assessment process which consists of written and practical examinations.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION: The written exam is designed to measure knowledge of such factors as reading comprehension, mechanical reasoning, basic math skills, and electrical aptitude.

INTERVIEW: The interview will consist of technical questions designed to measure such factors as job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities; interest and personal qualifications for the position; and familiarity with the PATH Book of Rules as it relates to this position.

TRAINING COURSE AND PRACTICAL EXAMINATION: Candidates who are selected will be enrolled in and must successfully complete the two (2) year Signal Training Program, including a practical examination in the field.

This course is designed to instruct and measure the candidate’s practical knowledge of, and ability to perform, both the skilled and physical components of the Signal Repairman I duties.

TEST DATE & LOCATION:  Candidates who meets the qualifications will be invited to register for written exam via email and will have 14 days to take the exam.

Interview dates and location is to be determined for those candidates who qualify on the Written Test.

Note: Only candidates who qualified on testing process will be offered a position and will have to go through medical evaluation and background check process before they are onboarded as a PATH employee.  

 

Compensation & Benefits 

The Signal Trainee title will be covered by the provisions of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) Memorandum of Agreement

The successful candidate will enjoy a salary of $35.61 hourly (subject to union agreement with Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen).

New Hires can be offerd any of the 3 slots (early morning 5am - 1pm or 6am - 2pm), (afternoon 2pm - 10pm or 3pm - 11pm), overnight (10pm - 6am or 11pm - 7am) depending on the availability.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

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 PATH:

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.

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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