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Underground Maintainer-Trainee (0745)

Category:  Electrical Maintenance (power dist./signals/comm)
Facility:  Midvale
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Sep 22, 2022
Req ID:  2493

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 Underground Maintainer-Trainee (0745) in the MOW/Power.    

Compensation Data

Starting Wage rate is $18.40/hr. Increase to $21.47 after one year


Under general supervision, performs routine tests, installs and repairs underground cable and devices, sets up work site rigging and scaffolding, and performs various bricklaying and minor blacksmithing functions.


  1. Install and repair underground cable and devices.
  2. Make routine tests of DC feeders and special work bonds; to connect and check safety cable during conduit removal renewal; to assist in phasing out AC cables, etc.
  3. Perform rigging and scaffold work; to manufacture brackets, temporary jumpers, and hangers; perform minor blacksmith work.
  4. Performs various bricklaying, including construction or brick piers and walls of manholes in a finished manner.
  5. Determines repairs needed; requests necessary materials, makes written report of tests performed.


  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Must have valid Pennsylvania driver's license or equivalent.
  • Post-Secondary Training or Work Experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of power cables; rail bonding and related accessories is required.
  • Must pass pre-employment Skills testing

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