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Structural Maintenance Mechanic

Job ID: 61843
Department: Human Resources
Location: Various NY/NJ PA Locations, NY


About the Role


As a Structural Maintenance Mechanic, youā€™ll play a key role in delivering projects such as a build-out of Electrical Vehicles charging stations and other preemptive maintenance support projects at various New York and New Jersey facilities. This role offers growth opportunities in a wide variety of trade duties, involving journey-level repair and construction work on buildings, warehouses, storage tanks, towers, piers and fenders.


  • Carpentry
  • Masonry
  • Metal (burning/welding)
  • Building Maintenance (including paving, roofing, painting)
  • Work at elevated heights from all interior and exterior structural fabrications
  • Prepare, install, and dismantle rigging equipment and safety nets
  • Structural Maintenance Mechanics can be assigned to any Port Authority facilities.
  • Shift: Structural Maintenance Mechanics work a 40-hour week, which includes working rotating shifts, nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed.


Minimum Qualifications


  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Three years full-time paid work experience in the general or heavy structural maintenance fields or one of the following responsibilities listed
  • Valid driver license with the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class B Commercial Drivers license with Air Brake and Tank Vehicle endorsements before the first day of work. Applicants should refer to the following website for further information on obtaining a CDL and medical clearance for CDL licensing: OR


Selection Process

Qualified candidates will be assessed via a written exam and a practical exam or interview.  For this position, the following skills will be assessed:


Written exam: Selected qualified applicants will be invited to participate in a written exam designed to measure a candidate's knowledge in areas such as:

  • Carpentry
  • Metal Working
  • Painting
  • Masonry
  • Welding and Burning
  • Proper selection and use of hand tools, power tools, and other equipment related to these trades
  • Power tools
  • Blueprints and Diagrams
  • Scaffolding
  • Rigging
  • Trade Math
  • Relevant Safety procedures


Qualifying Height Test: A qualifying height test will measure the candidate's ability to walk and simulate working at heights.


Performance Test: The performance test may measure the candidate's ability to perform work activities such as:

  • Scaffolding and Rigging
  • Metal fabrication using oxyacetylene Burning/Welding equipment
  • Carpentry
  • Flooring
  • Masonry and Painting activities relevant to the trade


The written test for this evaluation will be administered at a Testing Center, you will be able to self-schedule yourself to test. Candidates who are successful on the written test will be notified to appear for a Qualifying Height Test. Candidates who are successful on both the written test and Qualifying Height Test will be notified to appear for the performance test. Only candidates who are successful on the written and height tests will be invited to the performance test.


Selected candidates who are made a conditional job offer will be asked to undergo a background check. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.


Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.


The starting salary for the Structural Maintenance Mechanic position is: $32.56. This salary is subject to the collective bargaining agreement for this position


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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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