Electrician-First Class (0751)

Category:  Building Trades
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Apr 10, 2024
Req ID:  1235


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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 Electrician-First Class (0751).    


Installs, maintains, repairs, tests and adjusts electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensures that work is in accordance with specifications and relevant codes.


*Starting Pay Rate: $32.99/hour - After 12 Months: $36.66, based on applicable contract.


  1. Installs, maintains, repairs, tests and adjusts electrical equipment, wiring and fixtures.
  2. Inspects, cleans, repairs transformers, inverters, motor alternators, automatic transfer switches, switchboard relays.
  3. Inspects, cleans and makes all repairs to all repairs to lighting circuits, replaces fuses and circuit breakers.
  4. Installs and repairs substation power traction equipment, bus bars and wiring, repairs motors and motor controls.
  5. Maintains power service to all electrical apparatus.



  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Must have a valid driver's license. Will be required to obtain a CDL. 
  • Must successfully complete pre-employment and performance tests as required.
  • Must have 4 years of relevant electrical work experience.
  • An equivalent combination of trade school education and experience may be considered in lieu of the above requirements (one year of formal education equating to two years of experience).
  • Must have relevant electrical work experience and be proficient in the installation, maintenance, repair, testing and adjustment of electrical equipment.





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