Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties

Current Job Opportunities

 Job Information 
  Job Title: #0833 - 3rd Class Rail Vehicle & Equipment General Mechanic
  Category: Vehicle Mechanic (bus, rail car)
  Career Center: External
  City/Town: Philadelphia
  Location: Maintenance Group
  Type of Assignment: Permanent
  Position Type: Full Time
  Start Date: 4/3/2019
  End Date: 7/3/2019

 Additional Information 
  Degree Required: None
  Years of Work Experience: 2

 Job Description 
SEPTA is currently seeking technicians to service and repair mechanical, electrical and pneumatic systems on SEPTA's rail vehicles.

The starting rate of pay is $17.92/hour with progressive increases each year. Current top rate after 4 years is $29.28/hour.


* To be proficient in the servicing and repair of mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic systems; make unit replacements and adjustments on vehicles equipment.

* Performs repair work incidental to Authority and State Inspections of vehicles as required by regulations; inspects lighting, windshield wipers, horns, glass, couplings, braking systems. Performs tests on vehicles, statically and dynamically.

* Must be familiar with the use of all shop equipment and tools relevant to the position, including but not limited lubrication, fluid levels and filters. Must be capable of reading manufacturer's electrical and logic diagrams as applied to rail car systems.

* Typically works on energized equipment whether installed in rail cars or test fixtures/simulators.

* Load bags of salt (wt. 100lbs.) on snow equipment.

* Works outdoors in inclement weather. Subject to call during storms and emergencies. Performs snow removal tasks as assigned.

* Performs other duties as assigned and assists other mechanics as assigned.

* Capable of performing all duties of lower classifications.


* High School Diploma or equivalent.

* Two years training at an accredited technical school or equivalent. In lieu of technical school training, three years documented practical experiences in a related field may be substituted.

* Must satisfactorily complete written qualification tests specific to this job description and recertification tests as required.

* Must satisfactorily complete Authority training program specific to this job description. Must satisfactorily complete performance tests as required.

* Must possess a valid driver's license.

* Must meet the minimum requirements of and be able to perform the duties of this position and lower classifications.

* Must be physically capable of performing duties as described.

* Must have PC experience within a Windows based environment. Required to successfully participate in SEPTA and manufacturer courses to maintain, improve, and enhance technical competence or certifications.

* Must possess tools pertinent to occupation and this job classification.

To complement the salary, SEPTA offers an excellent benefits package, which includes Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision coverage as well as a free employee pass usable on all modes of SEPTA Transportation.

Selected candidates must pass written qualifications test. Evening test dates will be available.

To submit your application for review, just click on the "Apply to This Job" link at the top or bottom of the page and follow the instructions.

SEPTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity.

SEPTA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.