Utility Vehicle & Equipment Mechanic - 1st Class (0771)

Category:  Vehicle Mechanic (bus, rail, car)
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Jul 2, 2024
Req ID:  818


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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 Utility Vehicle & Equipment Mechanic - 1st Class (0771) in the .    


*Starting Pay Rate: $32.99/hour - After 12 Months: $36.66, based on applicable contract.



Is proficient in Pennsylvania state inspection; inspection adjustment, diagnosis, repair and replacement of parts and units of automotive equipment, including hydraulic systems, emission control systems, self-lubricating systems, air and hydraulic brake systems.


  1. Repairs diesel engines, gas engines, clutches, rear differential systems, electrical equipment and supervisor's cars under the general supervision of the supervisor. 
  2. Diagnoses all mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubles.
  3. Determines extent of repair needed, performs state inspections.
  4. Perform preventive maintenance of Authority owned vehicles.
  5. Performs Pennsylvania State Inspections. Determines extent of required repairs.
  6. Maintain/Repair snow fighting equipment.



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must satisfactorily complete qualifications tests and performance tests as required.
  • Must have experience as an automotive mechanic, with experience repairing engines, transmissions, clutches, etc.
  • Must also have experience on hydraulic systems, emission control systems, self-lubricating systems, air and hydraulic brake systems.
  • Must have valid driver's license. Will be required to obtain CDL Class A license with hazmat and tanker endorsements.
  • Will be required to obtain a Class 7 Pennsylvania State Inspection license and Pennsylvania Emissions license. 





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