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General Maintenance Supervisor, Facilities

Job ID: 40114
Department: Rail Transit
Location: PATH Consolidated Shop


The Structures & Facilities Division is responsible for the operations, testing inspections and maintenance of various facilities and assets including HVAC systems, vertical transportation systems (elevators and escalators), fire suppression systems, and fire alarm systems at PATH.  Under the direct supervision of the PATH Chief Maintenance Supervisor - Facilities, the incumbent will be responsible for managing PATH’s service and maintenance contract to ensure compliance to agency and local jurisdiction codes and standards. The incumbent will supervise contract staff and will be responsible for preparing and managing the budget for the service and maintenance contracts, including reviewing and developing contracts and reviewing and processing invoices.  

Additional responsibilities of this position include improving operations, decreasing turnaround times for repairs/maintenance routines and rehabilitation work, streamlining work processes, and improving customer service especially as it relates to ADA compliance.  This position is also responsible for reviewing and recommending the acceptance of equipment, material and work performed by the contractor, ensuring code conformance and compliance, performing site inspections, reviewing mechanical drawings/specifications, forecasting asset replacement to maximize life and reduce inefficient operational spending.  The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating with capital projects that impact or affect PATH assets and facilities during planning and constructions phases and is required to coordinate with all stakeholders to minimize disruptions in service.  The incumbent will interface with PATH’s customer service representatives on a regular basis to communicate availability of service and planned outages, remedial actions for failures, and anticipated return to service timelines for public facing facilities and assets. The incumbent is expected to utilize an enterprise asset management system for daily oversight and reporting on work scope, and to ensure data entered in PATH’s Asset Management System are accurate and complete. 

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Executing the terms and agreements for various operations and maintenance service contracts
  • Writing specifications for equipment purchases or maintenance work to be contracted out
  • Monitoring projects to ensure timeliness, correctness, and completion
  • Reviewing and recommending the acceptance of equipment, materials, and work performed
  • Preparing and managing the annual budget as it applies to responsible service contracts
  • Maintaining records on all work and prepares maintenance service and performance reports as required
  • Responding to calls during emergency situations, evaluating equipment damage and taking necessary steps to protect PATH property
  • Inspecting and otherwise exercising control over repair and alteration work performed by outside contractors
  • Utilizing PATH’s Asset Management System to schedule, assign and approve all work done by contract staff
  • Supporting capital projects and coordinating any impact to PATH facilities and/or assets
  • Backfill other General Maintenance Supervisor positions of similar roles and responsibilities as assigned, and as directed by the Chief Maintenance Supervisor- Facilities


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

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess valid state issued driver's license.
  • Must have minimum of 5 years of experience in maintenance related field of work or an Engineering/Architecture degree in similar field, and a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience managing trades/craft/journeymen employees.
  • Must be able to perform off-hour inspections and respond to emergency calls 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including responding to/in adverse weather conditions.
  • Must be able to work in a physical work environment including traveling to and from various work locations throughout PATH, including entering confined spaces, and spending considerable time walking, climbing, and standing.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated ability to write RFPs for maintenance service contracts, and administered such contracts
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and monitor preventative and corrective maintenance work performed under maintenance service contracts
  • Demonstrated ability to read, review, comment and plan work from drawings and blueprints.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MS Office.
  • Ability to devise and implement innovative and creative solutions to facility maintenance issues.
  • Familiarity with contract reviews, preparation of purchases and requisitions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of use of an enterprise asset management system, similar to PATH’s Asset Management System
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with various levels of staff and contract employees, negotiate outcomes and resolve conflict.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills

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. 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 $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.

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 region's 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. Commitment to attendance is expected and required.


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

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