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Machinist - Car Equipment Division

Job ID: 60600
Department: Human Resources
Location: Harrison Car Maintenance Facil




Under the direct supervision of a Car Equipment Division Supervisor or Foreman, the incumbent performs skilled work that includes, but is not limited to, the operation and repair of machine tools; laying out work; and the installation, removal, assembly, disassembly, testing, servicing and repair of rail car and associated equipment. All tasks may be performed with or without drawings. Work is performed in accordance with established servicing programs and maintenance procedures, and is in conformance with FRA, OSHA, PA & PATH regulations but does require the use of independent judgment periodically.


NOTE:  Machinist Car Equipment works 40-hour week, which includes working rotating shifts, days, afternoons, nights, weekends and holidays, and during inclement weather and emergencies.  The Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all year round.  


Machinists in Car Equipment work at the Harrison Car Equipment facility in Harrison, NJ. 




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 paid full-time work experience as a journeyman in the Machinist trade -OR- completion of a registered Car Equipment Machinist Apprentice Program.
  • Possess knowledge of CNC machine operations, reading and interpreting blueprints; utilization and operation of a crane; fabrication of metal parts; disassembly and reassembly of complex machinery and its components; using tools and equipment associated with machinery such as lathes, precision grinders, presses, mills, boring machines, precision meters, micrometers, and depth gauges.





Applicants under consideration will be contacted via email for testing. 


Note: This recruitment is for external candidates only. Current PA/PATH employees if interested in this position will have to apply through internal recruitment process. 


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


Written Test: The written test will consist of technical questions designed to assess the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities, regarding such factors as the repair, maintenance, and servicing of railcar components for which the Machinist is responsible.


Practical Test: The performance test will consist of a series of practical problems designed to assess key competencies related to the performance of the Machinist position.


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:  Step I - $46.28 with step increases (subject to collective bargaining agreement)




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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