Veh Equip Mech-2nd Cl (0602)

Category:  Vehicle Mechanic (bus, rail, car)
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Jul 11, 2024
Req ID:  2333


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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 Veh Equip Mech-2nd Cl (0602) in the .    


*Starting Pay Rate: $21.06/hour -  progressing to $35.10 after 48 Months, based on applicable contract.



Under general supervision, diagnoses and make repairs and replacements of routine mechanical, electrical and pneumatic systems on vehicles and related vehicle equipment.


  1. To be proficient in the diagnosis of routine mechanical, electrical and pneumatic trouble, makes unit replacements and adjustment on vehicle equipment, makes repairs incidental to state inspections. 
  2. Replaces such items as diaphragms, slack adjusters, application valves, air hoses, front axle assemblies, quick release and relay valves, mufflers, exhaust pipes, etc. 
  3. Adjusts brakes and clutches; uses feelers to tolerance of .002 inch; checks assembly for concentricity. 
  4. Performs other duties as assigned. 



  • High School diploma or GED. 
  • Must satisfactorily complete qualifications and performance tests as required. 
  • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to obtain a CDL ( SEPTA will provide CDL training)
  • Must be able to work a varied shift.
  • Graduate from an accredited technical school in the automotive repair field with certification required.
  • In lieu of recent certification from certification from accredited technical school in related field, one year of work experience in the repair of gas or diesel engines is an acceptable equivalent. 
  • Must have experience as an automotive mechanic, with experience repairing engines, transmissions, etc.
  • Must possess tools pertinent to occupation. 





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