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NJ Transit Electrician Trainee (Catenary/Lineman)

Newark, New Jersey
23 Sep 2022

Forbes List of America's Best Employers 2018
Move forward with us at NJ TRANSIT and 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.

Positions are located at any of NJ TRANSIT's rail facilities within the states of NJ, NY and PA. Travel may be necessary. Please see our Rail System Maps on .

Electrician Trainees are assigned to assist qualified Catenary Linemen working from an elevated position in a high-voltage environment, conduct general installation, repair, and maintenance of the overhead, high-tension wire system.


  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must have a current NJ driver's license.
  • Must pass a NJ Transit pre-employment exam for this position.
  • Must be able to work all shifts, Saturdays Sundays and holidays.
  • Must complete the pre-employment background check which includes criminal, former employer, Social Security, license and proof of graduation and reference checks.
  • Must enroll in labor union representing this position.
  • If you are a current NJ Transit Employee, your work records covering a three-year period will be reviewed, i.e. attendance, safety, disciplinary records, and a review form will be forwarded to your current supervisor for completion.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment test.
  • Climb steel structures, stoop, bend, crawl, balance, 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
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Comprehensive Family Health Insurance - Prescription, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Leave and Personal Time Off (personal, sick, and vacation days)
  • Wage Progression
  • 401(a) Retirement Plans - up to 5% match
  • Railroad Retirement Benefits (RRB)
  • At NJ TRANSIT, we support and depend upon the diversity of our staff. NJ TRANSIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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    • Job Reference: 719938531-2
    • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
    • Recruiter: NJ TRANSIT
    • Location: Newark, New Jersey
    • Salary: On Application