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RR Bldgs Millwright Specialist (1150)

Category:  Vehicle Mechanic (bus, rail, car)
Facility:  Broad and Lehigh
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Mar 23, 2023
Req ID:  3620


Open Date: 12/20/2022
Close Date: 01/09/2022
Note: You must pass the required test for this position, before submitting your transfer application. See testing information at the bottom of this posting.
Union: USA/IAM 
Division/Department: Operations/Bridges & Buildings (B&B) /B&B/Bridges & Buildings 
Location:Broad and Lehigh Starting Rate of Pay:*Starting Pay Rate: $33.42/hour -  progressing to $37.13 after 60 Months, based on applicable contract.


The finalist selected for this position will be subject to an updated criminal background check in accordance with SEPTA Policy# E20 which states, "All incumbent employees not having a criminal background check within the last year are subject to an updated investigation for the purpose of determining their suitability for employment, in the event they seek promotion or transfer."


As an experienced buildings millwright specialist, inspects, disassembles, repairs and replaces electro-mechanical equipment and makes mechanical and electrical repairs cranes, hoists, vehicle washers, tanks, elevators, escalators, pumps, air compressors, turnstile equipment, overhead doors and other equipment.


  1. Inspects visually, disassembles, cleans, replaces or repairs, reassembles, installs, and tests motors and controls on equipment such as escalators, elevators, air compressors, pumps, cranes, vehicle washers, hoists, overhead doors, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment, steam cleaners, ejectors and passenger control equipment.
  2. Locates trouble in electro-mechanical equipment and makes complex mechanical and electrical repairs as necessary to maintain safe and proper operation of equipment.
  3. Inspects, cleans, adjusts, lubricates, and makes repairs as required on motors, motor controls, bearings, packing glands, valves and governors, primes pumps, drains air receivers and after-coolers.



  • Must be high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Must successfully complete Qualifications Test and Performance Test as required.
  • Must have valid driver's license or equivalent. CDL license will be required at a later date.
  • Must have at least 3 years of experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of AC and DC industrial equipment and controls, mechanical and electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment and controls.


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