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

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 Job Information 
  Job Title: #1251 - Track Equipment Operator, 1st Class
  Category: Miscellaneous
  Career Center: External
  City/Town: Philadelphia
  Location: Maintenance Group
  Type of Assignment: Permanent
  Position Type: Full Time
  Start Date: 3/5/2019
  End Date: 3/20/2019

 Job Description 
SEPTA is recruiting for the position of Track Equipment Operator, 1st Class. The starting rate of pay for this position in our Regional Rail Division is $21.83/hour.


* Must be proficient in the operation of tampers, rail grinders, tie inserter/extractor and other related track maintenance equipment as required.

* Operates automatic track tampers for the purpose of raising and lining track. Must be able to set up and use various manufacturer's apparatus for establishing track alignment and profile. Must be able to plot curves and realign curves to remove deviations. Must able to use laser liners. Must be able to raise, align and tamp turnouts/crossovers.

* Operates rail grinding machines for the purpose of reprofiling the rail head, removing rail corrugations and other imperfections in rail head. Must be able to adjust individual grinding motor angles, pressure controls, spark guards and fire control apparatus. Must be able to examine rail and determine appropriate grinding settings.

* Operates tie inserter/extractor machine for the purpose of removing and installing ties and switch timber in track. Must be able to control rail lift, pull ties/timbers, and insert ties/timbers.

* Operates other track maintenance equipment such as scarifiers, spikers, ballast regulators, tie handler and roadway trains.

* Must be able to perform running maintenance on equipment including lubrication, replacement of fluid to proper levels, tire pressure and cleaning of equipment.

* Install all necessary attachments, such as, hydraulic accessories and hoist cables as required.

* Inspects and maintains rigging and lifting apparatus for safely and submits daily inspection reports. Must rig all types of load and equipment for lifting and transporting over the highway and rail.

* Works from written orders and telephone instructions. Makes written service and maintenance reports of all equipment used; submits daily reports of equipment operating conditions.

* Makes running repairs such as: replacing worn pads on hydraulic cranes, changing hydraulic filters and oil, changing flat tires. Replaces hydraulic hoses and boom head sheave, and spot paints equipment as required. Assists mechanic and/or equipment repairperson in major repairs on all equipment.

* Directs and assists activities of lower and other classes as required.


* High School diploma or GED

* Must possess valid driver's license

* Must satisfactorily complete all preliminary written and performance tests.

* Must become familiar with SEPTA's system, general and departmental rules and regulations.

* Must have previous track equipment operation experience.

* Must possess tools pertinent to this position.

* Subject to be called during storms and emergencies. Subject to working in traffic. Works in close proximity to overhead power wires and high voltage conductors. Carries heavy materials. Uses safety equipment provided. Completes all SEPTA or manufacturers classes as required.

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. Employees in our Railroad Division are covered by the Railroad Retirement Program.

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

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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.