Skilled Trades

@SEPTA, with over 1,000 buses and hundreds of rail cars housed within bus and rail maintenance facilities throughout Philadelphia and the suburbs, your career growth potential never ends.

Building Trades: Throughout the five-county SEPTA service area, we offer a wide variety of trade opportunities including: Electricians, Plumbers, Masons, Painters, Carpenters, Welders, Millwrights and more.

Track Maintenance: The SEPTA system is made up of many miles of track extending throughout the five-county Delaware Valley region. To maintain this extensive system, we employ a number of specialized track professionals including: Track Inspectors, Track Welders, Track Installers/Maintainers and Track Equipment Operators.

Electrical Maintenance: To keep the SEPTA system operating at peak capacity, we are in need of qualified Electrical professionals to work in the following areas:

                            Power Distribution: Overhead / Underground / Substation

                            Signal Systems: Regional Rail / Subway Elevated / Light Rail Trolley

                            Communications: Radio / Telecom / Fiber Optics / Vehicle Location Systems

Vehicle Electrical/Electronic Maintenance: Our extensive rail operations (Regional Rail, Broad Street and Market-Frankford heavy rail lines, Suburban Trolley and the Subway-Surface light rail lines), require experienced and well-balanced Electrical/Electronic Maintainers to keep them in top operating condition. A solid foundation in electrical and electronic troubleshooting, repair and maintenance will qualify you for an exciting career opportunity in one of our many Rail maintenance facilities.

Bus and Rail Equipment Mechanics, Body Mechanics and Welders: To keep the region moving, SEPTA employs various mechanics to repair and maintain our extensive fleet of Buses, Trolleys and Rail vehicles:

Bus Mechanics: A degree/certification in diesel repair technology or a solid work history in heavy vehicle diesel repair will pave the way to an exciting career in bus maintenance @SEPTA.
Rail Equipment Mechanics: If you possess a unique blend of Electro/Mechanical skills and the desire to troubleshoot and repair various types of heavy Rail Vehicles, this job is for you!
Body Mechanics and Welders: There is an opportunity for experienced and versatile Body Mechanics and Welders to maintain our wide-ranging fleet of Buses, Trolleys and Rail Vehicles.

More Reasons to Join SEPTA: As an employee you will earn competitive compensation and great benefits, including: medical, dental, prescription, life insurance, pension, retirement plans, and free transportation on all SEPTA services.

We invest in our employees in every phase of your career through training programs, professional educational advancement including a tuition reimbursement program and a robust employee engagement network that enhances skills and provides opportunities for growth and development. SEPTA is committed to a culture of promoting from within – many current senior-level managers started their careers at SEPTA as front-line Operations employees. We are committed to cultivating a strong and dependable workforce that feels supported in their professional goals from day one through retirement.

Let’s get your career started today. Create your new future @SEPTA!