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Maintenance Unit Supervisor

Job ID: 34779
Department: Aviation
Location: JFK Airport


The Aviation Department is looking for a Maintenance Unit Supervisor to join their team at John F. Kennedy Airport! Under the direction of the General Maintenance Supervisor, the selected individual will be responsible for providing oversight of all maintenance for the AirTrain Facilities.  This position will primarily provide technical expertise/oversight, conduct facility audits and inspections, and create work requests and follow up of corrective maintenance as it relates to all areas of the AirTrain Facilities/Plant Maintenance.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge of maintenance equipment, procedures and the work methods of various trades; understand safety practices and related national codes; be able to read and plan work from drawings and blueprints, and be knowledgeable in environmental regulations and ADA compliance related to buildings and structures.

  • Knowledge of fire alarm monitoring systems to include: fire detection device operation, testing procedures, and document recording as well as fire protection systems to include: sprinkler system valves, sprinkler heads, pull stations, and water flow switches.

  • Knowledge of methods, materials and equipment used in installing, repairing and maintaining heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.

  • Strong experience in the assembly, installation, repair, design, modification, alteration of vertical circulation equipment (elevators, escalators and moving walkways).

  • Strong, working knowledge of and the ability to interpret the Building Code, Elevator/Escalator Code and other rules, regulations and legislation as they apply.

  • Strong experience in the repair, maintenance and testing of and Fire Protection and Fire Detection Systems.


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

  • High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution is required

  • Must have three (3) years maintenance experience at or above the journey-level or equivalent

  • At least three (3) years of experience with contract management and administration.

  • Must posess Valid Driver's License

The selected candidate is required to participate in the Airport Snow Removal Program and must be able to respond to declared emergencies, including snow conditions and work on an overtime basis as a regular function of the job.

The successful candidate must be able to pass a fingerprint-based criminal history record check as mandated by 49 CFR 1542 and will be required to obtain and maintain an airport Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) ID CARD with airfield driving privileges.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Knowledge of the principals of a work order system Maximo

  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical systems.

  • Knowledge of typical building structures including roof design and components.

  • Ability to support investigations to identify root causes of equipment and subsystem failures.

  • Proficient in the use of various computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project.

  • Ability to be persuasive with staff at all levels, and interact with customers and tenants in a professional manner. 

  • Knowledge and use of Building Management Systems (BMS) and other monitoring systems (SCADA, etc.)

  • Ability to read, interpret and analyze electrical and electromechanical schematics and drawings.

  • Ability to perform building inspections and report deficiencies.

  • Demonstrated experience in exercising independent judgment in determining irregular operating conditions.

  • Must have experience with facility cleaning and snow removal contractors.

  • Experience with supervising contractors, teams, and projects, with internal and external partners.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and critical-thinking abilities.

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.

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

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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