NJ Transit


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Forbes List of America's Best Employers 2018

Do you have at least 1 year of electrical experience in commercial or industrial environments? If so, then move forward with us! At NJ TRANSIT, you will join us in transforming the third-largest transportation agency in North America. We are committed to delivering safe and reliable service that transports our customers to their destinations on time—and interested in hiring skilled individuals with a passion for learning to make it all possible.


  • Various - Electrician positions are located throughout the state of New Jersey, certain locations in NY (Penn Station, Spring Valley, and Port Jervis), or in Morrisville, PA so you must be willing and able to travel to any of these locations as required.


  • Electricians troubleshoot and perform specialized maintenance on equipment including insulation, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, communication, lighting, door, propulsion, and automatic train control and air brake systems.
  • Install, service and repair electrical panels, wiring, lighting, and fixtures as well as specialized electrical equipment and machinery.
  • Replace defective air filters, solid-state control boards, Freon, relays and pressure switches in HVAC system.
  • Locate defective motor components using proper test equipment (meters).
  • Perform safety control tests on doors, Cab Signal System, and braking systems.
  • Replace defective pressure switches and micros switches in air brake system.
  • Maintain and repair any electrical components on gear pullers, presses, and crane motors.
  • Remove defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools.
  • Maintain continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures following routine and all standards of performance. Maintain a safe working environment.


  • Pass NJ Transit’s Electrician Aptitude Test
  • Demonstrate knowledge of OHMS laws, instrumentation, digital circuits, communication, computers
  • Demonstrate experience with control valves, transmitters, and PLC
  • Understand high voltage systems, grounding systems, fuses, and transformer maintenance
  • Troubleshoot and repair basic electrical tools such as multi-meter, voltage tester, etc.
  • Read electrical circuit diagrams and electrical blueprints
  • Successfully pass the pre-screening process including drug test, physical, and criminal, employer, and driving background checks.
  • High School Diploma or GED


  • Lift up to 70 pounds occasionally
  • Stoop, bend, crawl, balance, climb, kneel
  • Be exposed to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basis
  • Wear protective equipment such as hardhat, safety glasses, and safety-toe boots


  • Programming, PLCs, VFDs, industrial Ethernet, digital and 4-20ma controls along with a broad knowledge of industrial electrical systems and power distribution
  • Installation, repair, and troubleshooting of commercial or industrial electrical wiring
  • The military performing heavy-duty repair experience (airplanes, ships, steel mills, etc.)
  • Trade school, electrical, diesel-mechanical maintenance, and/or technical experience

This is a Unionized position.


  • Advancement Opportunities and Wage Progression
  • Comprehensive Family Health Insurance - Medical, Dental, Prescription, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Leave and Paid Time Off (personal, sick, and vacation days)
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(a) Retirement Plan - up to 5% match and 457-Deferred Savings Plan
  • U.S. Railroad Retirement Benefits (RRB)

At NJ TRANSIT we support and depend upon the diversity of our staff. NJ TRANSIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Location

City: Newark

State: NJ