Bldgs Millwright-First Cl (1151)

Category:  Building Trades
Facility:  Courtland Utility Shop
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Apr 20, 2024
Req ID:  5500


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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 Millwright-First Cl (1151) in the B&B/Bridges & Buildings.    




Inspects, disassembles, repairs and replaces electro-mechanical equipment and makes mechanical and electrical repairs cranes, hoists, vehicle washers, tanks, elevators, escalators, pumps, air compressors, turnstile equipment, overhead doors and other equipment.


  1. Inspects visually, disassembles, repairs, or replaces various mechanical equipment such as cranes, hoists, vehicle washers, tanks, elevators, escalators, pumps, air compressors, turnstile equipment, overhead doors, etc.
  2. Erects scaffolding and performs rigging as required. 
  3. Locates electrical trouble and diagnoses by various electrical testing devices, repairs electrical trouble as required. Locates trouble in electro-mechanical equipment and makes mechanical and electrical repairs.
  4. Manufactures, installs, and repairs such parts as bushings, bearings, pulleys, gears, belts, gaskets, and all related parts connected with the safe operation of all mechanical equipment serviced by the department.
  5. Complies with all Authority and departmental safety and security policies and procedures as well as all applicable job safety responsibilities. Reports any safety concerns, compromises or hazards affecting operations, the public, self and/or other employees. Responsible for personal safety and is encouraged to promote the safety of others.



  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Must have valid Pennsylvania driver's license or equivalent.
  • Must have three (3) years relevant full time work experience which includes proficiency in the installation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical and pneumatic equipment and accessories equipment includes but is not limited to pumps, compressors, electric motors, roto-gates, fans, overhead doors or gates, etc. 
  • Successful completion of trade school curriculum in relevant area may be substituted for up to one year of work experience.
  • Must also have experience in the cutting and threading of pipe up to two inches in diameter.
  • Must successfully complete pre-employment and performance tests as required
  • Must have knowledge or regulatory agency codes and requirements.
  • 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