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

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 Job Information 
  Job Title: #0843 - Electronic Technician Specialist
  Category: Vehicle Electrical Maintainer
  Career Center: External
  City/Town: Philadelphia
  Location: Maintenance Group
  Type of Assignment: Permanent
  Position Type: Full Time
  Start Date: 1/2/2019
  End Date: 6/30/2019

 Job Description 
SEPTA is recruiting highly skilled and experienced Electronic Technicians who will be working on rail vehicle equipment and systems at our Electronic Repair Shop in Philadelphia, PA.
This is not an entry level position. Seeking individuals with proven experience interpreting electrical, electronic, software and mechanical schematics and in the use of complex electronic measuring instruments.

Starting salary for 1st year is $31.07/hour. After 1 year rate will increase to $34.53/hour.

� Maintaining, troubleshooting, calibrating and repairing all rail vehicle electronic printed circuit boards and subsystems.
� Troubleshoot, repair and calibrate analog, digital and micro-processor controlled printed circuit boards.
� Interpret electrical, electronic and mechanical schematics.
� Removes and inserts semiconductor devices including through-hole and surface mount devices using soldering/de-soldering equipment.
� Conducts diagnostic test using equipment such as voltmeters, ammeters, oscilloscopes, curve tracer, automatic test equipment, programmable multifunction generators, high voltage power supplies, frequency counters, chart recorders, current probes, EPROM programming systems, high potential tester, megohmmeters and computers.
� Performs diagnostic tests on rail vehicles with portable and on-board test equipment as required.
� Operates computer-controlled Automated Test Equipment (ATE) to test and troubleshoot printed circuit boards.
� Interpret and edit test software for Automated Test Equipment (Ate).
� Repairs open conductors on multi layered printed circuit boards.
� Repairs damaged conductors, edge connectors, and plated holes using circuit repair kits.
� Tests and repairs high power semiconductor modules.
� Performs failure analysis on printed circuit boards and makes recommendations to increase their reliability.
� Writes procedures to test and calibrate printed circuit boards as well as on-board vehicle system/system faults with the assistance/approval of the Engineering Department.
� Designs and fabricate diagnostic test equipment for printed circuit boards.
� Performs acceptance inspection on new printed circuit board test equipment.
� Maintains and repairs automatic test equipment, test fixtures, power supplies, meters and other test equipment.
� Inspects, repairs, and calibrates the LRV power brake vital safety relay.
� Provides technical support for rail vehicle electrical/electronic equipment.
� Performs other duties as assigned


� *High school diploma or equivalent with two year electronic technical school, associate degree in electronics or military electronics-technical training.

� Must possess valid driver's license.

Special Knowledge and Training.

o Handling of static sensitive devices. Must be experienced interpreting electrical, electronic, software and mechanical schematics and in the use of complex electronic measuring instruments

o Must have experience soldering and de-soldering equipment.

o Use of computer software to diagnose and repair vehicles and/or equipment required.

o Ability to use stero microscopes; use of IEEE graphic symbols for logic functions; quality control standards.

o Experience working on rail vehicles a plus but not required.

o Must pass written test and performance testing as required. Must have good hand and eye dexterity to work with extremely small electronic components.

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.

If you wish to apply for this position, just click on the "Apply to This Job" link at the top and bottom of the page and follow the instructions.

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.