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Overhead Maintainer-Trainee (0735)

Category:  Electrical Maintenance (power dist./signals/comm)
Facility:  Midvale
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Jun 10, 2021
Req ID:  1709

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.

We are seeking candidates for the position of Overhead Maintainer-Trainee (0735) in the EM&C MOW/Power.    


Position will be trained to perform the duties of an Overhead Maintainer.


  1. Will be trained to install and repair overhead trolley wires, switches, cables, and associated hardware.
  2. Will be trained to remove obstructions from under cars or from track, and in the removal of broken wires or cables.
  3. Will be trained to be responsible for storage of proper and sufficient material on truck, as well as the condition of tools and equipment.
  4. Will be trained to perform ground test on cable circuits.
  5. Will be trained to determine repairs needed; to request necessary materials, to make written reports of test performed.


  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have valid driver's license and be able to obtain CDL.
  • Must pass qualifications test at SEPTA's Testing Center.
  • Must be available for shift work.


Highly desirable is previous experience within same or similar position within a transportation environment.

In lieu of this type experience, technical school degree in specialty of Electronics/Electrical area and /or work experience in overhead maintenance repair and power distribution will be considered.

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