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Electrician - PATH and Port Authority

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Job ID: 61591
Department: Human Resources
Location: Various NY/NJ PA Locations, NY



Electricians are skilled professionals responsible for the installation, maintenance and repairs of various electrical equipment that keeps every Port Authority up and running. You will utilize your knowledge to work on projects related to generators, motors, fire alarm systems, toll equipment, traffic signals, control boxes and automatic electrical systems.  Electricians also grow their skills in a wide variety of duties involving schematic drawings, blueprints or rough sketches and may splice cables, install conduit, BX cable and similar types of electrical wiring.  Electricians may act on a lead capacity with one or more electrical helpers and will work at elevated heights from ladders and bucket trucks. We are hiring for both our rail transit division PATH and Port Authority with various locations in NY/NJ.


The Port Authority is a 24-hour, 7 days-a-week operation.  Electricians work a 40-hour week, which may include nights, holidays, and responding to emergencies during off hours.  Electrician work at our various Port Authority facilities throughout the New York and New Jersey 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 journey-level commercial electrician work experience
  • Valid driver's license
  • Applicants must possess a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the Air Brakes endorsement or higher. Applicants without a Class B CDL must obtain a Class B CDL Permit with endorsement before their first day of work and will be required to obtain a Class B CDL with one endorsement within three months of employment. Applicants should refer to the following websites for further information on obtaining a CDL and medical clearance for CDL Licensing:  OR


  • Port Authority or PATH employeesare not eligible to apply to this posting and must apply to this position internally.



Ideal candidates will present the following profile:


  • Must be to troubleshoot, diagnose, repair and install motors, lighting systems, controllers, cables, conduit, etc.
  • Skilled in working with high voltage electrical systems
  • Knowledge of state and local electrical codes




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 Examination:  The written exam is designed to measure a candidate's knowledge in areas such as:


  • Electrical Theory
  • Electrical Codes
  • Safety, Motors and Controls
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Trade Mathematics.


Practical Examination: The practical exam is designed to measure a candidate's knowledge in areas such as Working at Heights, Motor and Motor Controls, Alarm Panel Wiring, Installation of a 3-way/4-way Lighting Circuit, and EMT Bending.

Candidates who qualify on the practical exam will be eligible to be offered a position as they become available. Selected candidates will be subject to a comprehensive background check and will be asked to provide copies of the required licenses for verification.

Additional Information:  Applicants who do not meet the qualifications for the Electrician level may be considered for the Trades Helper Electrician level. 


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.


  • Port Authority Starting Salary:  $75,608 yearly/ $36.35 hourly. Electricians are eligible for annual step increases up to an annual salary of $115,778 (subject to collective bargaining agreement).


  • PATH Starting Salary:  $82,035 yearly/ $39.44 hourly. Electricians are eligible for annual step increases (subject to collective bargaining agreement).

  • Trades Helper Electrician: $46,930 yearly/ $22.56 hourly. Trade Helper Electricians are eligible for annual step increases up to an annual salary of $75,6605 (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 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 twenty three billion in annual wages and eighty 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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