Elevator/Escalator Repairperson Spec. (1170)

Category:  Building Trades
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Apr 20, 2024
Req ID:  1511


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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 Elevator/Escalator Repairperson Spec. (1170) in the .    


As an experienced Elevator/Escalator Repairperson, troubleshoots, inspects, tests, repairs, adjusts, assembles and disassembles elevators, escalators, and similarly related equipment and their related parts and components.


  1. Be proficient in the installation, maintenance, testing, repair, and adjustments of elevators, escalators, and similarly related equipment and their related parts and components.
  2. Must be familiar with diagnostic software, microprocessors, and PLC logic controls. 
  3. Reads various control schematics and identifies each component and understands their function.
  4. Inspects, disassembles, installs, and tests motor controls and all components on escalators, elevators, or similar related equipment.
  5. Searches for and diagnoses malfunctions in elevator/escalator systems, inspects, adjusts maintains hydraulic, mechanical and electrical components installed in elevators and escalators. Troubleshoots and repairs hydraulic, electrical/electronic/mechanical problems relating to elevators and escalators. Troubleshoots and repairs controller and/or components.
  6. 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.



  • High school diploma or equivalent, plus two years technical electro-mechanical discipline or equivalent work experience.
  • Must have three (3) years of relevant work experience. Trade school curriculum may be substituted for up to one year of experience.
  • Must have valid driver's license. 
  • Must pass pre-employment written test.





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