About The Port Authority
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 general supervision of a Maintenance Supervisor and/or a Watch Engineer, HVAC Mechanics/Utility Systems Maintainers (USM) performs a variety of journey-level duties in the operation, maintenance, repair and alteration of utility systems and related auxiliary equipment. Equipment may include air conditioning and ventilation systems, pneumatic and electric controls, high-pressure and low-pressure boilers, high temperature generators, and fire protection systems. The USMs lead and monitor the work of semi-skilled classes in the operation and maintenance of plant systems and equipment.
USMs work a 40-hour week, which include working rotating shifts, nights, weekends, holidays, overtime on short notice, and working during inclement weather. USMs work at our various Port Authority facilities throughout the New York and New Jersey area.
Candidates must be present the following qualifications in order to be considered:
* High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution
* A New York Fire Department Certificate of Fitness for Standpipe or Sprinkler operation OR
a Black Seal Fireman's License issued by the State of New Jersey
* Three years of full-time work experience as a HVAC Mechanic/Utility Systems Maintainer
* Refrigerant Technician's Certificate (RTC) issued by the Environmental Protection Agency
*Valid Driver's License
*Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the Air Brakes endorsement or higher
Applicants without a Class B CDL must obtain a Class B CDL Permit with endorsement
before their first day of work, and will be required to obtain a Class B CDL with endorsement
within three months of employment
Applicants should refer to the following websites for further information on obtaining a CDL and medical clearance for CDL Licensing:
*Certificate in Pesticide Application in NY or NJ (selected applicants without a pesticide
application certificate must obtain within six months of employment).
Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in a written exam that is designed to measure the applicant's knowledge in areas such as:
*Heating and Heating Systems
*A/C and Refrigeration Systems
*Pumps and Controls
*HVAC Electrical Systems
Successful written-test candidates will be invited to participate in a hands-on practical exam. The HVAC Technician/Utility Systems Maintainer practical exam will measure the candidate's knowledge, skill and ability to work with tools, equipment, and materials used in HVAC system maintenance and repair. The practical exam includes:
*Climbing a stationary ladder and demonstrating your ability to perform tasks at heights.
*Installation of Heating Zones: According to specifications, you will be required to wire a
thermostat, zone valves and auxiliary equipment on a simulated HVAC system.
*Installation of a split AC Unit requires you to demonstrate how to charge and recover
refrigerant from and an AC unit that was recently repair. You must completely describe all
components of the unit, how they operate and how they are serviced
*Servicing a Rooftop HVAC system: Using the appropriate trade procedures and equipment
*Respond to a no-heat complain on a commercial building's rooftop,
*HVAC system and to diagnose and repair the problem
*Steel Pipe to Copper Pipe Construction: you will build a pipe project to specifications from a
shop diagram that involves cutting, threading ¾ steel pipes, sweating copper pipe-bending
and flaring refrigeration tubing.
A $25 non-refundable/non-transferable testing fee payable by MasterCard, Visa or a pre-paid credit card is required for the written test. The testing fee will be waived for qualified candidates receiving certain forms of public assistance who submit the required documentation.
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 and comprehensive benefits package (subject to collective bargaining agreement) and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.
Starting Salary: $32.02 hourly (subject to collective bargaining agreement)
How To Apply
Interested candidates can apply by visiting our website at www.jointheportauthority.com and typing in the keywords, HVAC Mechanic in the search field to apply. Click on the "Add to Job Basket" button and submit a resume. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Port Authority of NY & NJ/Port Authority Trans-Hudson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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