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Electrician - Diesel Engines

Company: Union Pacific Railroad
Location: Roseville
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Join a team of dedicated electricians to provide services to a fleet of diesel-electric locomotives responsible for transporting goods across North America! Almost every system on the locomotive is a sophisticated electrical system, and our Diesel Electricians inspect, diagnose and repair the electrical components on locomotives of various ages and models. You'll be performing scheduled inspections and maintenance and will also be challenged to troubleshoot malfunctions in locomotive control circuits and components. Your goal is to ensure the electrical components of Union Pacific's locomotives are serviced safely, efficiently and in compliance with standards, so they can offer safe and reliable transport of customer goods! We are powered by our people, will you join our team?

  • Using schematics and location circuit plans: Perform scheduled electrical inspections and circuit tests of various components, perform maintenance and repair of electrical components in locomotive cabs or electrical compartments, and perform maintenance to equipment in accordance with company and industry standards
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose electrical systems and components to assess the nature of each problem, plan and coordinate work activities, determine equipment needs and develop sequences of steps needed to complete work
  • Work with shop machinery, equipment, and tools
  • Verbally and in writing, share technical information, job procedure recommendations, and other work-related information with others
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and diplomatically handle conflicting opinions
  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Perform other duties as assigned
    • Basic keyboarding skills
    • Basic mathematic skills
    • Valid driver's license
    • Education or work experience in electronics, control systems, AC/DC motors OR current journeyman's electrical card
    • Ability to read and understand all instructions including operating and safety rules, bulletins, special instructions, and federal regulatory documents
    • Able to read electrical schematics and prints
    • Proficient verbal and written communication skills to deliver information to coworker(s) and supervisor(s)
    • Candidates for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. The number of candidates who pass the test and are granted an interview is based upon hiring needs.
    • Candidates must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Preferred
      • An Associate's degree in electricity or electronics
      • Experience working outdoors in variable weather conditions (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)
      • Experience with large motor generators and/or high-voltage circuitry
      • Experience working with electronics and/or electro-mechanical systems
      • Experience working in an environment that requires you to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection
      • Experience working with, on, and around moving heavy equipment (Consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)
      • Completed a formal electrical training program (e.g., training presented by a community college, trade/vocational school, or military)
      • Certified and/or licensed as an electrician
        Physical Requirements
        • Occasionally push, pull, lift and carry objects weighing up to 65 lbs; bend, stoop, and kneel. Perform overhead work, climb and maintain balance in order to access locomotives and equipment
        • Able to safely walk and maintain balance on uneven surfaces
        • Must have normal color vision
        • Able to remain standing or sitting for more than one-half of every work day with an opportunity to periodically change position for comfort and make frequent coordinated hand movements to grasp, place, or move objects
        • Able to detect and interpret different visual color signals and displays, identify and judge the speed and distance of locomotives being moved in the service area, and respond quickly to unusual sounds and smells during inspections and testing
          Work Conditions
          • 18 years of age or older
          • Willingness to practice safe work habits
          • Agree to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection where the company requires
          • Must be willing and able to work around large equipment such as railcars, locomotives and cranes
          • Willing to work various shifts, overtime, holidays, and weekends
          • Apply only to those locations where you are prepared to live and work
          • Work at heights of 20 feet or more
          • Willing and able to work in confined and/or small spaces
          • To the extent required by federal law and/or collective bargaining agreement, membership to the respective labor union is required. The union agreement dictates the pay rate and cannot be individually negotiated. Monthly dues are the responsibility of the employee.
            BackgroundOn a post-offer basis, Union Pacific and or its subsidiaries will conduct an investigation into newly hired or transferred employees regarding their past employment, state and federal criminal history, military history, driving history, education, professional license or certification verification if job-related, Social Security number, prior drug history, and other job-related information. Individuals must pass a background investigation for employment.

Keywords: Union Pacific Railroad, Roseville , Electrician - Diesel Engines, Professions , Roseville, California

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