Locomotive Electrician 2023
- Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations, and federal regulations
- Wire, maintain, repair, rebuild, inspect, and install equipment such as: Rheostats, Control Systems, Transformers, Motors & Generators, Welding Machines, Electric Lighting Fixtures, Winding Armatures, Battery Charging Systems, Magnet Coils, Switchboards & Meters, Compensators & Rotors, Electrical Collectors.
- Measure, cut, thread, bend, and assemble connections to control panels and junction boxes.
- Reading electrical prints, testing circuits, and connections, using multimeters, amp clamps, etc.
- Diagnose, repair, and replace electrical malfunctions in components including loading charging, transition problems, wheel slip, sander circuits and high and low voltage grounds.
- Perform work activities utilizing voltages up to 1200 and amperages up to 2400.
- Examine parts for wear and/or defects such as brushes contact tips, slip rings, armatures, diodes, bearings, and fuses.
- Interpret test instrument indicators.
- Interpret information from computer monitors or printouts.
- Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
- A Locomotive Electrician holds a safety sensitive position in which he/she must maintain alertness and concentration while at work. Safety sensitive tasks may include:
- Constantly working around heavy, moving, potentially hazardous locomotive engines.
- Frequently climbing on/off locomotives inside and outside the shop in all weather conditions.
- Operating and moving a locomotive engine (some of these movements may fall under the Hours-of-Service act).
- Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
- Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, or safety-toe boots
- Complete annual training and pass safety rules examinations
- Must pass all required assessments
- Must pass a background screening
- Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including a drug test
- This position is governed by a union position and membership is required
- High School Diploma/GED
- 18 years of age or older
- Valid Driver’s License
- Two years electrician experience.
- Completion of an electrical vocational or trade school program.
- Journeyman Electrician.
- One year experience reading blueprints or electrical schematics.
- Veterans and transitioning service members are encouraged to apply. Military roles that often transition well to this position (but not limited to): 65F, 88S, 1345, AMT, AE, 3E0X1 are encouraged to apply.
- Verbal comprehension (understand oral and written communication).
- Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions).
- Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills).
- Basic Math.
- Ability to multitask.
- Memory (recall track placement and locomotive location).
- Heavy work, lifting to 50 pounds.
- Walk long distances over uneven terrain.
- Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection.
Travel for paid training to McDonough, GA. Locomotive Electricians will complete 1 week of Mechanical Safety orientation and 6 weeks of craft specific training. Norfolk Southern will reimburse travel and pay for lodging as required by union agreement.
- 1st 40 Working Days: $18.86 (50% of Full Rate)
- Next 204 Working Days: $28.28 (75% of Full Rate)
- Next 244 Working Days: $30.16 (80% of Full Rate)
- After 2 Years/488 Days Working Days: $37.71 (100% of Full Rate – Journeyman)
- Minimum Qualifications
- Company Benefits - Eligible 1st day of second month after hire
- 80/20 plan for employee, spouse, and eligible dependents
- Union Benefits
- Medical (Managed or 85/15 Plan)
- $20K Life Insurance
- 401 (K) First Day of Employment
- After 1st year of service: Eligible for Dental / Vision
Norfolk Southern Corp At A Glance
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