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

Current Job Opportunities

 Job Information 
  Job Title: Skilled Trades Virtual Job Fair
  Category: Miscellaneous
  Career Center: External
  City/Town: Philadelphia
  Location: Maintenance Group
  Type of Assignment: Permanent
  Position Type: Full Time
  Start Date: 11/16/2020
  End Date: 12/10/2020

 Job Description 
Welcome to SEPTA's Virtual Skilled Trades Job Fair information page and registration!

We are interested in speaking directly to skilled tradespersons who may be interested in working for SEPTA in a variety of fields. We will provide useful information on potential career paths and navigating the SEPTA application, testing and interview steps. You will also have the opportunity to hear a number of hiring managers speak on the types of skills they are looking for in candidates to fill critical vacancies.

We are also interested in speaking to potential applicants who are just starting out on their skilled trades career path. You can gain valuable insight into what could lie ahead for you.

We are scheduling two sessions, each with the same content, at these dates and times:

• Tuesday, December 8th from 12 noon to 1:30 PM
• Thursday, December 10th from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

There will be a question and answer period to address individual questions.

We are looking to hire candidates for these skilled trade/technical positions:

- Bus Mechanic
- Rail Vehicle Mechanic
- Rail Vehicle Electrical/Electronic Maintainer
- Mason
- Building Electrician
- Welder
- HVAC Maintainer (Vehicle & Buildings)
- Journeyman Plumber

Please note that all positions require a valid driver's license and a high school diploma or GED.

Look over our current job postings and if you see a position which interest you and matches your skill set, please go ahead and apply.

To register for this Virtual Job Fair, click on apply for this job and answer a few brief questions about which session you prefer and your overall experience and education level. We will send you a link to the WebEx meeting. At the date and time, follow the link and open the session. We look forward to seeing you there!

Hers’s a brief description of the positions which we are looking to fill:

Bus Mechanic

We are always looking for experienced automotive mechanic with the ability to repair gas and diesel engines and transmissions. Our mechanics diagnose complex mechanical, electrical and pneumatic troubles on our vehicles and repair, replace and adjust engines, clutches, transmissions, refrigeration units, and other automotive equipment.
Work experience on busses and/or diesel engines is a plus but not required. Mechanics with dealership experience desired. Qualified candidates must possess at least one year of related experience.

Rail Vehicle Mechanic

For this position, which we have on both the Regional Rail Division and City Transit Division, we are looking for an individual with at least one year of relevant mechanical and/or electro-mechanical experience. We are also looking for the ability to read schematics, prints and other electrical documents. Technical training a plus but not required.
Rail Vehicle Electrical/Electronic Maintainer
The electrical/electronic maintainer position, on both the Rail and City Division, requires strong troubleshooting abilities, to go along with solid repair and replacement skills on electrical and electronic controls throughout the rail car. We need at least one year of related work experience; technical school and/or military training in relevant area is a plus.

Building Electrician

This is a position where we are looking for a highly skilled and experienced electricians to repair, troubleshoot and install electrical systems in a variety of locations, both in our City, Suburban and Regional Rail Divisions. To qualify, you must have at last two years of high-level work experience as a commercial electrician.


We are looking for experienced welders with skills in electric arc welding, cutting and brazing. Must also be certified in accordance with requirements of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), AWS (American Welding Society) or ABS (American Bureau of Ships). Current vacancies are on our Railroad Division, but we frequently hire Welders into our City Transit Division.
HVAC Maintainer (Vehicle & Facilities)
We are seeking experience HVAC Maintainers to work either on our bus and rail vehicles or in our facilities group. The qualified applicants will have at the minimum two years of high-level work experience in HVAC maintenance, repair and troubleshooting. Work experience on boilers is a plus.


Our Masons are accomplished in installing brick, terra cotta, terrazzo, tile and building blocks to construct or repair walls, partitions, floors, arches and other structures. To qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of work experience in bricklaying, cement finishing and wall plastering.

Journeyman Plumber

As a SEPTA Plumber, the successful candidate will be responsible for installing and repairing plumbing in: street water and sewer connections, ejectors, drain lines, sprinkler pipe, rain conductors, gas and gasoline pipe tanks and equipment, air pipes.

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.