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Chief Maintenance Supervisor - Track

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Job ID: 60603
Department: Rail Transit
Location: PATH Consolidated Shop



 Under the general supervision of the Division Superintendent, The Chief Maintenance Supervisor, Track (CMS, Track) is responsible for managing the Track Section and delivering the Track State-of-Good Repair (SGR) Program, monitoring all track maintenance activities, ensuring all FRA Regulations and PATH Book of Rules are followed and in compliance, including Drug and Alcohol, Safety, Inspections and Record-Keeping. Typical duties include, but are not limited to:


  • The CMS, Track, is responsible for overtime management of the Section and ensuring material inventory is sufficient to deliver maintenance and capital projects and submit financial reports on the same time.
  • The CMS, Track is responsible for implementation of PATH’S Asset Management System for the Track Division.
  • The CMS, Track will ensure that the work activities of the Track Section conform to the FRA Track Safety Standards. In cooperation with the Chief Maintenance Supervisor of Track, Track Technical Services, the CMS, Track will be responsible for the planning, implementation and monitoring of the Track SGR Program as well as monitoring all track maintenance activities. The CMS, Track, is responsible for developing a five-year Track SGR Program, which develops into the Annual Track Program, tracks the progress of both Programs, and oversees field conditions to ensure PATH maintains a 95% on-time performance to costumers.
  • The CMS, Track is responsible for the Section’s budget and conducting annual training per FRA requirements and PATH standards.
  • The CMS, Track will also contribute to, improve and maintaining the PATH Track Standards Manual and Standard Drawings as well as the Division’s Track Charts.
  • The CMS, Track is responsible for attending Capital Planning meetings to support the development of projects, scopes, schedules, resource requirements and implementation plans including special trackwork, yard facility upgrades, participation and initiatives and analysis for preventive and predictive maintenance.
  • The CMS, Track may represent the Division in agency, departmental or external meetings and will be responsible to promote the best interests of the Division while maintaining a positive and professional demeanor in all situations.
  • The CMS, Understands Collective Bargaining Agreements and be able to develop job picks to manage resources, workload, and effectively utilize staff covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreements to contain costs.




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


  • Minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience. Experienced supervising represented and non-represented field employees on the construction and maintenance of trackwork.
  • Understand FRA Safety Standards for Class 1, 2, and 3 passenger railroads.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in track alignment and special trackwork design.
  • Ability to occasionally work off hours as required to inspect/review ongoing work in Tunnels and Open Areas and critique work means and methods with the goal of improving same. 



Ideal candidates will present the following profile:


  • Knowledge of Collective Bargaining Agreements, job picks process.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with various levels of staff, contractors, and consultants, as well as negations and conflict resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of facility operations, maintenance, project execution, and budget preparation and control.
  • Knowledge of PATH Book of Rules, FRA Bridge Management Program, and AREMA Manual for Railway Engineering and Portfolio of Trackwork Plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, review, and interpret contract drawings and specifications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer-based applications especially Excel and Word.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills including presentation skills.

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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