RR RV & Equip Body-Welder-Spec (0800)

Category:  Vehicle Mechanic (bus, rail, car)
Facility:  Frazer Shop
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  May 23, 2023
Req ID:  1708

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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 RR RV & Equip Body-Welder-Spec (0800) in the Ops/VEM.    



This position is in our Regional Rail Division. The rate of pay starts at $33.42/hour; after one year, the rate increases to $37.13/hour.


As an experienced and certified welder, performs welding operations on Rail Vehicles and associated equipment in accordance with established commercial and departmental specifications, guides, standards, directions (verbal and written).


  1. Welds aluminum, magnesium, alloys, and/or other light metal parts, items, etc. stainless steel.
  2. Welds by arc and fuel gas methods (e.g. oxyacetylene, etc.) uses tig, mig plasma arc and special welding machinery.
  3. Welds joints of dissimilar metals.
  4. Welds and brazes ferrous and nonferrous metals.
  5. Performs all position welding such as vertical, horizontal, overhead and flat welding, etc.
  6. Performs welding operations in accordance with established commercial and departmental specifications, guides, standards, directions (verbal and written) etc.
  7. Sets up and adjusts arc welding machines for proper polarity and current values; adjusts gauges for proper mixture for fuel gas welding and cutting machines.
  8. Sets up and adjusts all ancillary equipment associated with arc, fuel gas or braze welding.
  9. Operates welding machines, acetylene and fuel gas cutting machines, etc. pneumatic and electronic grinders, works with metal cutting equipment.
  10. Performs various body rebuilding and/or repair assignments as required.
  11. Performs various hand tools as required.
  12. Directs activities of employees or lower classifications.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.
  14. 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.



  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have valid PA Driver's License.
  • Must satisfactorily complete qualifications tests as required. Must satisfactorily complete performance test as required. 
  • Must be an experienced and certified welder using fuel gas, ARC welding including gas metal techniques. Must be capable and knowledgeable in welding plain/low carbon steel, low alloy high strength steels, heat treatable steels, and stainless steel.
  • Must be knowledgeable in various "welding joints", proper jigging procedures for distortion control, safety regulations, safety equipment, setting up, adjusting, operation and breaking down of various welding and other related equipment. Must know A.W.S symbols.




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