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Substation Maintainer Trainee (0713)

Category:  Building Trades
Facility:  Midvale
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Jun 10, 2021
Req ID:  1657


Under general supervision, serves in a trainee role and services all traction power equipment, traction power switchgear, switches, transfer switches, distribution panels, alarm system systems, battery chargers and emergency diesel motor alternators.

Compensation Data

Starting Pay Rate for position is $31.10/hr


  1. Services all traction power equipment in all substations within the jurisdiction of the Substation Maintenance Foreman. 
  2. Services various types of DC traction power switchgear in shops, depots, car houses, remote rooms, and switchgear in Walnut Locust switchgear room. Services AC and DC circuit breaker test fixtures. 
  3. Services automatic transfer switches, auxiliary transfer distribution panels and medium voltage fused or non-fused disconnect switches. 
  4. Services all substation alarm systems. 
  5. Service electrical and manual cranes, as well as, raceways (NEC Article 100), such as conduits, boxes, fittings, wireways, cable trays, etc. 
  6. Services DC battery chargers, and emergency diesel motor alternators. 


  • Must be High School graduate or equivalent. 
  • Must have valid PA driver's license or equivalent. 
  • Must have a minimum of two years technical training from an electrical or electronics craft. 
  • Must satisfactorily complete written qualification test as required at SEPTA's Test Center. 
  • Must be able to work from circuit drawings. 
  • Consistent with Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA) respiratory protection standard, this position requires the use of a tight fitting respirator. SEPTA employees required to wear a tight fitting respirator must be clean-shaven and fit-tested.  


Customer Service
Job Knowledge/ Technical Expertise
Safety & Security

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia