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[ Signal Repairman I ] Job Information
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Department
Category Signaling/Communications Sub Category
Job Type Full-Time Job Status Sourcing
Salary Range Per Month Shift Morning
Minimum Education University Degree Title
Minimum Exerience No of Jobs 1
Duration Start Publishing 11/25/2013
Stop Publishing 12/25/2013 Country United States
State New York County
City New York

Signal Repairman I

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a bi-state public agency operating some of the busiest and most important transportation links in the New York / New Jersey region including The Port Authority Trans Hudson Corporation (PATH), the primary transit link between Manhattan and New Jersey communities and suburban commuter railroads.

Under the direct supervision of the Signal Supervisor, the incumbent performs mechanical/electrical maintenance and troubleshooting on all Signal equipment within the PATH Signal System. Equipment entails Switch's, Train Stops, Signal's, Crossing Gates, AC/DC Relay's, Microprocessor's, and Tower Control Consoles. Typical tasks include: 

Installing, inspecting and testing Signal equipment for in service operation. Prepare written reports and document test results, as directed by Path and FRA standards. 

The use of typical hand/power operated tools, and special tools associated with the installation of the Signal equipment. 

Assist in the installation of Signal cables, relay/power racks, conduit, and digging as needed.

Assist in the wiring of local and relay room Signal system devices. 

Troubleshoot all facets [mechanical/electrical] of the Signal system components in a safe methodical manor. 

Assist in response to emergencies, unusual occurrences, or inclement weather that will or may affect the Signal System.

Work at elevated heights from ladders and bucket trucks.

NOTE: The above description is not exclusive to all those duties, which may be assigned to a Signal Repairman pursuant to the agreement between PATH and the International Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS - Crafts).

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

Eligibility Requirements: 

High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution

Three years full-time continuous paid work experience as a Signal Repairman performing duties in the installation, care, testing, maintenance, and/or repair of Signal System and its components. 

A valid Driver's License 

The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications profile: 

3 years Experience as a Railroad Signal Repairman

Must have working knowledge of AC/DC theory

Must be able to read electrical circuit schematics

Must be able to diagnose and correct mechanical and electrical failures for Signal System Components.

Skilled in maintaining and repairing A10 / A5 Switch machines 

Skilled in maintaining and repairing Train Stops 

Knowledge of FRA rules 

Knowledge of On-Track Safety rules

Knowledge of Microprocessors, Microlok, VPI is desirable

Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a written test that will measure a candidate's knowledge in areas such as Electrical Theory, Electrical Safety, Power Distribution, Signal Equipment and Tools, Electrical Troubleshooting/Maintenance, Transformers, Rectifiers, Print Reading, and Test Instruments.

Successful written candidates will be invited to take the Repairman practical and interview exam that will measure the candidate's knowledge, skill and ability to work with tools, equipment, used in Signal system maintenance and repair demonstrating ability to diagnose and repair Signal problems in a safe and methodical manor. The practical test includes hands-on problems such as: 

Diagnosing Signal component failures both electrically and mechanically, and appropriate corrective action. 

Use of On-Track Protection

Use of test equipment and tools. 

Use of a portable radio for communication with Control Center

The interview will consist of technical questions designed to measure understanding of Signal System components; safety rules and regulations; as well as working with others and independently; interest in the position; personal qualifications for this position.

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

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package (subject to collective bargaining agreement) and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement. 

Salary: $31.83 hourly (subject to collective bargaining agreement

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

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Preferred Skills
Posted 11/25/2013 14:29:06