Carpenter - First Class (1121)

Category:  Building Trades
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Sep 22, 2023
Req ID:  840


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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 Carpenter - First Class (1121) in the .    



Constructs, erects, installs, or repairs structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms, building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters, and wood stairways, window and door frames, fencing and hardwood floors using carpenter's hand tools and power tools.  Performs other building trade roles including painting, welding, and assisting with assisting with concrete work.


  1. Performs carpentry work such as lay out and repair of inside and outside building framing and partitions.
  2. Constructs stations platforms, shoring, heavy timber framing, concrete forms and sets forms.
  3. Installs trim and millwork, doors, windows, counters and cabinetry. installs and repairs hardware and accessories.
  4. Installs and replaces various types of locks and related parts and accessories.
  5. Installs, repairs and constructs various types of fencing i.e. wood, metal, etc.
  6. Constructs, installs repairs various types of wood, metal and pipes stairs and handrails.
  7. Fabricates, installs, and replaces wood and metal signs.
  8. Fabricates various brackets, hangers and anchoring systems.
  9. Operates roofing torches, roofing kettles, and manager’s materials between 375 degrees and 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  10. Performs glazing rigging, and scaffold erection.
  11. Performs acetylene burning, various soldering, brazing and welding operations as required.
  12. Constructs and sets concretes forms, shovels and mix concrete as required. assist in pouring concrete as required.
  13. Applies prime coat of paint to work; finishes coat as required.
  14. Prepares estimates of materials required for implementation and completion of assignments, makes field changes and sketches as required. 
  15. Responsible for job progression and completion.
  16. Carries tools and equipment, cleans and clears work area.
  17. Accomplishes daily and other reports/records as assigned.
  18. Operates truck to various locations, operated forklift truck
  19. Performs routine maintenance such as adding air to tires, gas, oil and water as required. 
  20. Completes pre-trip/post-trip inspection of vehicles.



  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Must satisfactorily complete qualifications test as follows:
  • Basic mathematics, blue print reading, hand tools, and carpentry.
  • Must have previous experience as a carpenter in general building or industrial construction and roofing.
  • Must have valid class b license or equivalent.




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