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Machine Repairman I

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Job ID: 60933
Department: Human Resources
Location: Jersey City, NJ




The Port Authority Trans Hudson Corporation (PATH) is offering employment opportunities for Machine Repairman I. As one of the premier public agencies in the nation, we offer exciting career challenges, and unsurpassed benefits to jobseekers meeting the necessary qualifications to join our elite, highly skilled staff of maintenance experts.


The Machine Repairman I, performs skilled work in the repair, maintenance and servicing of turnstiles, coin vending machines, air compressors, boilers, the Hack Bridge, and heating and ventilating equipment throughout the PATH system.

PATH is a 24 hour, 7 days-a-week operation and a Machine Repairman I will be required to work rotating shifts (am, pm, midnights, weekends, holidays and overtime if necessary).



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


  • High School Diploma OR Equivalency Diploma is required from an accredited institution.
  • Three (3) years Machine shop experience working in the Operation and Maintenance field, Repairing Mechanical Equipment, Fans, Compressors, and Motors.
  • Valid Driver's License



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


  • One (1) year Machine shop experience working with Lathes, Milling Machines, Surface Grinders, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machines.




Applicants under consideration will be contacted via email for testing. 


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


Written Test: The Machine Repairman I, written exam is designed to measure a candidate's knowledge in areas such as: Mechanical and electro-mechanical knowledge and familiarity including Tools & Equipment, Prints, Drawings & Measuring, HVAC, Rigging, Electrical, and Safety Practices.


Practical Test: This will assess ability to measure such factors as the candidate's knowledge of and ability to perform skilled mechanical work such as: precision measuring, using and reading meters, cutting and bending metal, laying out and assembling projects, and reading prints.


Only successful written-test applicants will be invited to participate in a hands-on practical exam to demonstrate professional trade practices for this job title. The performance exam will measure the candidate's knowledge, skill and ability to work with tools, equipment, and materials used in building construction/maintenance and repair.



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:  $38.29 per hour. Machine Repairman I receive step increases, the top Step of this position is $47.07 (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 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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