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

Current Job Opportunities

 Job Information 
  Job Title: #0734 - Power Department Trainee
  Category: Electrical Mtce. (power dist./signals/comm)
  Career Center: External
  City/Town: Philadelphia
  Location: Maintenance Group
  Type of Assignment: Permanent
  Position Type: Full Time
  Start Date: 2/11/2019
  End Date: 7/30/2019

 Job Description 
SEPTA is recruiting for the position of Power Trainee within its Regional Railroad Division for current and future openings.
The Current rate for this position is $24.43/hour.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Will be trained to advance into either the Overhead Maintainer, Substation or Traction Power Maintainer position which consist of; construction, and repair the overhead catenary, primary signal power and transmission systems; or operate department trucks and catenary maintenance vehicles in addition to utilizing acquired Physical Characteristics qualifications.

* Will be trained to acquire Railroad Physical Characteristics qualifications.

* Assists in performing general overhead catenary and power distribution systems maintenance and repair work on ground or from elevated equipment.

* Assists in elimination of interruptions to service caused by breakdowns.

* Acquires the skills and qualifications required to advance.

* Delivers material and supplies as required.

* Works in inclement weather, and in close proximity to energized wires.

* Perform other duties as assigned.


* Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.

* Must have previous electrical training and/or work experience.

* Previous Railroad maintenance or Line maintenance experience is highly preferred.

* Must satisfactorily complete all written qualifications tests.

* Knowledge of A.C. power distribution; have ability to work from drawings.

* Must possess a valid driver's license or equivalent. Will be operating large utility vehicle. CDL license preferred but not required.

* Must be able to climb wood or steel poles as high as 100 feet.

* Must pass manufacturers and/or other courses as required.

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

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 on all modes of SEPTA Transportation.

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.