Plumber - First Class (1101)

Category:  Building Trades
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Jun 16, 2024
Req ID:  832


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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 Plumber - First Class (1101) in the .    


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


Assembles, installs, repairs, inspects or tests pipes, fittings, or fixtures of heating, water, drainage systems fire equipment and alarm systems, according to specifications or plumbing codes.


  1. Installs and repairs plumbing in: street water and sewer connections, ejectors, drain lines, sprinkler pipe, rain conductors, gas and gasoline pipe tanks and equipment, air pipes, lubrication oil pipes. 
  2. Installs pipe and boiler insulation, brass and copper tubing and fittings, and other related equipment.
  3. Inspects and tests, fire equipment, alarm systems, grounds and vehicles. 
  4. Installs and repairs brass and copper tubing and related fittings.



  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Must be experienced in the installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing and related parts and accessories along with heating, high and low pressure steam and water heating and power units. Must be able to create shop drawings, layout work, compile material lists and complete work reports.
  • Must satisfactorily complete qualifications tests: basic mathematics, blue print reading, and plumbing and hand tools.
  • Must have valid Philadelphia journeyman's card.
  • Must have valid driver's license. Will be required to obtain CDL permit within 60 days of transfer.
  • There will be times in the course and scope of your duties in the CTD when working in a truck-mounted bucket will be required. Said bucket has a maximum extension capacity of approximately 30 feet high.
  • As part of the qualification test, you will be required to climb an extension ladder (of approximately 20 feet) and descend back to the ground.





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