Collection Equip. Maintainer - Trainee, DL (1303)

Category:  Revenue Collection
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Nov 21, 2023
Req ID:  3165


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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 Collection Equip. Maintainer - Trainee, DL (1303) in the Financial Operations.    


The starting rate of pay for this position is $32.99/hour. After successful completion of the training program and one year of service, the rate of pay will increase to $36.66/hour.




Learns and assists with performing preventative maintenance on fare box equipment under direct supervison.


  1. Will be trained to perform preventative maintenance on fare collection equipment.
  2. Will be trained to diagnose electronic, electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical fare box equipment using test equipment, writing schematics, and maintenance manuals.
  3. Must have ability to work second shift and weekends.
  4. 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 possess high school diploma or equivalent. Also, must possess a technical associate’s degree in electronics.
  • In lieu of technical school degree, must have two (2) years of experience in the diagnosis and repair of microprocessor based equipment. (Military education equivalent demonstrating proficiency in electromechanical knowledge may be acceptable).
  • Must satisfactorily complete pre-employment tests as follows: basic electronics, hand tools, basic math.
  • Will be required to demonstrate technical knowledge of electronics. Must have ability to work from drawings.
  • Must have valid driver's license.




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