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Electronic Specialist (Car Equipment Division)

Job ID: 33721
Department: Rail Transit
Location: Harrison Car Maintenance Facil


Under the supervision of the General Maintenance Supervisor and the Electrical Foreman, the Electronic Specialist is responsible for performing skilled electronic/electrical work in the installation, removal, assembly, disassembly, diagnostics, maintenance, cleaning, repair and testing of a wide variety of railcar electronic and electrical modules and subsystems (e.g., propulsion, HVAC, door control, auxiliary power system, communication, etc.).

Some specific duties are but not limited to: conduct extensive diagnostic testing on various electronic modules/assemblies of railcars using advanced computerized Bench Test Equipments (BTE) in E-Lab; perform detailed troubleshooting using schematics and repair of railcar failures/defects using various test instruments (DMM, oscilloscope, power meter, PC-based Portable Test Equipment, etc.) at shop floor as needed; disassemble and clean electronic/electrical modules/assemblies; repair, rebuild parts and document test records; maintain inventory of electronic components/parts in the E-Lab; perform soldering and desoldering of discrete electronic/electrical components; conduct routine repair and maintenance of various BTEs in the E-Lab.

NOTE: The foregoing is not exclusive and is not meant to describe all those duties, which may be assigned to an Electronic Specialist pursuant to the agreement between PATH and RITU.


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

Education: High School or Equivalency Diploma is required.

Experience: Candidates must possess a minimum of four (4) years of Journey-level experience as an Electrician or in the Electronics trade. The Electronics trade includes, but is not limited to: cleaning/disassembling electrical/electronic components, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining components, rebuilding, documenting and recording information, maintaining inventory, repairing communication and public address systems and reading electrical and electromechanical diagrams, prints, and schematics.

An approved two-year (or longer) apprenticeship in the Electronics Trade -or- An Associates degree or 60 college credits in the Electronics Trade may be substituted for two (2) years of work experience.

Qualified applicants will be invited to particpiate in a written examination and practical examination that will consist of the following:

Written Test: The written test will consist of technical questions designed to assess the candidate’s knowledge in such areas as: digital and analog electronics, AC/DC theory, schematics and print reading, motors, regulators, electronic equipment, power distribution, power supplies, test equipment, and computers & PLC.

Performance Test: The performance test will consist of a series of practical problems designed to assess key competencies related to the performance of the Electronic Specialist position such as using a PC, troubleshooting, disassembling/assembling, and repairing electronic components and reading electrical wiring, mechanical diagrams, prints, and schematics.


Compensation & Benefits

An evaluation will be held to identify candidates for the position of Electronic Specialist in the Car Equipment Division. The current salary range for this title is $38.88-$40.90 per hour depending upon the present salary of the candidate and the applicable language in the Memorandum of Agreement between PATH and the Railway Independent Transit Union (RITU).

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.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

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 regions 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.


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

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