Bldgs HVAC Specialist (1140)

Category:  Building Trades
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Jun 16, 2024
Req ID:  1997

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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is the sixth largest transportation system in the United States, with a vast network of fixed route services including bus, subway/elevated, trackless trolley, light rail, and commuter rail serving a 2,200 square mile service region. SEPTA has become an integral force in the economic success of the Philadelphia region, providing an efficient and reliable source of transportation. 


We are seeking candidates for the position of Bldgs HVAC Specialist (1140) in the .    


Installs, maintains, diagnoses, tests, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs Building HVAC Systems and related equipment and components.


*Starting Pay Rate: $34.99/hour - After 12 Months: $36.66, based on applicable contract.


  1. Installs, operates, maintains, tests, and overhauls heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment, oil and gas fired burners, low pressure steam, high temperature hot water and warm air heating units, related accessories and components.
  2. Inspects visually, disassembles, cleans, replaces and repairs, installs, lubricates, and tests all HVAC equipment and related parts, components and controls including oil and gas burners, steam and water boilers, warm air units, pipe and fitting and pumps.
  3. Locates trouble in electrical, electronic and pneumatic controls and diagnoses by various testing devices; repairs all electrical trouble as required.
  4. Manufactures, installs and repairs various HVAC equipment such as bushings, bearings, pulleys, gears, belts, controls, chains, rollers, fixtures, brackets, etc.



  • High School diploma or equivalent and two (2) years training at an accredited Technical School or equivalent. In lieu of technical school training, five (5) years practical experience in a related field may be substituted.
  • Must have experience in the installation, operation, maintenance, testing and repair of low pressure steam, high temperature hot water, warm air heating units, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, including electrical, mechanical , electronic and pneumatic components related to HVAC systems.
  • Must have knowledge of regulatory agency codes and requirements.
  • Must satisfactorily complete qualifications test and performance tests as required.
  • Will be required to obtain CDL driver's license. 
  • Will be required to possess or obtain hand tools as designated by the position's tool list.





SEPTA offers a comprehensive benefits and retirement program for ALL employees, including: 

  • Medical – “Minimal annual premium contribution” 


Benefit plans with “No Employee annual premium contribution”: 

  • Prescription 

  • Dental 

  • Vision 


Additional benefits we offer: 

  • Pension Plan / Retirement Savings 

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan 

  • Voluntary Governmental 457B Deferred Comp Plan 

  • Life Insurance 

  • Tuition Reimbursement 

  • SEPTA Transportation Pass – FREE travel on all SEPTA modes of transportation 

  • SEPTA employees qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program 


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. 

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia