Electrician, Locomotive (295977-841)

Genesee & Wyoming Garland , TX 75040

Posted 2 months ago

The person in this position is responsible for analyzing and correcting electrical problems and repairing electrical equipment and controls.


  • Plans details of working procedure by determining replacement needs or new material required and develops a logical approach to correct the problem.

  • Analyzes circuits, wiring diagrams and drawings to install, repair, calibrate, service or replace electronic devices and systems.

  • Review wiring diagrams, specifications and instructions from supervisor covering emergency and scheduled repairs, installation, and electrical inspection work to be performed.

  • Performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical theory and principles, statutory codes, properties of materials and principles of operation of electrical equipment.

  • Starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures for machine activation and shutdown and in-line with OSHA requirements.

  • Services electronic equipment by checking, testing, and replacing faulty components, circuits, printed circuit boards, and similar electronic devices.

  • Fabricates parts if not commercially available, using machine and hand tools common to the trade.

  • Determines need for, analyzes, and makes necessary running adjustments, repairs, and overhauls.

  • Advises and cautions operators and mechanics about potential electrical problems and inherent dangers involved.

  • Notifies supervisor of potentially dangerous electrical equipment noted and corrective action taken.

  • May be part of a mechanical team on major installations, working with other trades such as machinist, etc.

  • Rotates as member of safety audit team inspecting for electrical problems.

Required Skills

  • Ability to climb in overhead structures, work beneath machines, and perform analysis and repair work in close quarters.

  • High degree of precision working with minimum tolerances.

  • High degree of attention and care to prevent injury to others when responsible for flow of electrical power and when exposed to high voltage electricity.

Required Experience

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Journeyman Industrial Electrician certification and/or 4-7 Years of electrical work in a railroad industry preferred.

  • Valid drivers license.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and its subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

Job Location Garland, Texas, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

Position Employed By:

Dallas Garland & Northeastern Railroad Inc.


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