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Power Maintainer Trainee , Regional Railroad. (0734)

Category:  Electrical Maintenance (power dist./signals/comm)
Facility:  Wayne Shop
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Sep 5, 2022
Req ID:  2726

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 Power Maintainer Trainee , Regional Railroad. (0734) in the MOW/Power.    


SEPTA currently requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination at their pre-employment medical appointment.




Will be trained to advance into either the Overhead Maintainer, or Traction Power Maintainer position which consist of; construction, and repair the overhead catenary, primary signal power and transmission systems; or operate department trucks and catenary maintenance vehicles in addition to utilizing acquired Physical Characteristics qualifications.
Will be trained to climb wood and steel poles and work in confined spaces, or trained to acquire Railroad Physical Characteristics qualifications.


  1. Assists in performing general overhead catenary and power distribution systems maintenance and repair work on ground or from elevated equipment.
  2. Assists in elimination of interruptions to service caused by breakdowns.
  3. Acquires the skills and qualifications required to advance.
  4. Delivers material and supplies as required.
  5. Works in inclement weather, and in close proximity to energized wires.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Must have previous electrical training and/or work experience.
  • Must satisfactorily complete all written qualifications tests.
  • Knowledge of AC power distribution; have ability to work from drawings.
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania class driver's license or equivalent.
  • Must pass manufacturers and/or other courses as required.
  • Must meet established acceptance criteria for attendance and job performance.


  • Previous Railroad or Linemen experience is highly preferred.

Compensation Data

27.91 per hour

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