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Structural Maintenance Maintainer

Job ID: 32246
Department: Human Resources
Location: Various NY/NJ Facilities


As a Structural Maintenance Maintainer you will be playing a key role in delivering projects such as the Port Authority Bus Terminal Ceiling Replacement Project which will improve the aesthetics and lighting of the facility. Structural Maintenance Maintainer will be able to grow their skills in a wide variety of duties involving different trades, journey-level repair and construction work on buildings, warehouses, storage tanks, towers, piers and fenders. 

Structural Maintenance Maintainer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • 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

Shifts:  Structural Maintenance Maintainer work a 40-hour week, which includes working rotating shifts, nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed. 


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

  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Three years full-time paid work experience in one of the following responsibilities listed 
  • Valid driver license with the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class B permit 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

Selected candidates will be subject to a comprehensive background check and will be asked to provide copies of the required licenses for verification.

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:  $30.16 per hour ($62,738 per year), with annual step increases up to $46.36 per hour ($96,434 per year) subject to collective bargaining agreement.

Benefits: This is a represented position subject to collective bargaining agreement. This position is overtime eligible, and comes with a comprehensive and competitive health insurance, pension, and benefit package. The Port Authority also offers numerous opportunities for advancement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the "Apply Now" button and submitting a resume. 
Applicants under consideration will be contacted via email for testing.


Written Test: 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
  • 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 held on a date to be determined.  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. 

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 $23 billion in annual wages and $80 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.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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