Substation Maintainer Trainee (0713)

Category:  Electrical Maintenance (power dist./signals/comm)
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Sep 7, 2023
Req ID:  3993



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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 Substation Maintainer Trainee (0713) in the .    






Under general supervision, 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 $32.99/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 have a combination of two years experience and / or technical training within an Electrical or Electronics craft.
  • Must be able to work from circuit drawings.  
  • Must be High School graduate or equivalent. 
  • Must have valid PA driver's license or equivalent. 
  • Must satisfactorily complete written qualification test as required at SEPTA's Test Center. 
  • Upon Hire, 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.  




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