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Industry SectorElectrical, Power Supply, Electrification, Electrician, Other Electrical , Other Technician jobs, Rail Electrical Technician jobs, Rolling Stock, Railcar, Depots, Plants
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Crown Point
LocationsRail jobs in USA, Railroad jobs Indiana
Contract TypePermanent
Date Posted29 December 2012

Job Description


Job Summary
Perform electrical inspection, construction, maintenance, and repair activities on power distribution equipment, floodlight towers, power poles, moveable bridges, generators, turntables, air conditioning units and other fixed electrical facilities. This will include Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) systems.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Ensure compliance with National Electrical Code, National Electrical Safety Code and the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA-70E)
Install and maintain high and low voltage, overhead and underground wiring and equipment such as: switch heaters, control systems, conduits & cables, cross arms, pole mounted fixtures, transformers & capacitors, outdoor substation apparatus, air systems, fire alarm systems, motors & generators, year/building power & lighting, heating systems, switchboards & meters, battery charging, systems, welding machines, and UPS systems
Understand, troubleshoot, install, maintain, and operate Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) associated with motor control systems on moveable bridges and turntables
Install and maintain all classes of exterior/interior wiring for electric, power and roadway lights, including overhead lines, up to 15kv
Install and maintain electric systems and navigation lights on bridges
Inspect equipment before each use
Handle testing instruments for measuring voltage, current power, insulation resistance, etc
Work with power companies and other vendors to plan and complete job activities
Interpret and follow electrical codes, manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints and other specifications
Remove and replace defective poles and install conduits and conductors, dig by hand or mechanical means and set poles with the aid of mechanical equipment
Operate one-man bucket attached to boom of line or bucket truck
May maneuver fiberglass one-man bucket attached to boom of line or bucket truck
Know the locations of cutouts and switches in areas of service in order to shorten power outages

Pay Rate
Training Rate - USD 24.63/hour
Apprentice (1st 345 work days from start date at work location) - 90% of journeyman rate
Apprentice (2nd 345 work days from start date at work location) - 95 % of journeyman rate
Full Journeyman Rate - USD 27.37/hour

You will attend three weeks of training at the Railroad Education & Development Institute in Atlanta, GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.


Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma/GED
18 years of age or older
Valid Drivers License
One of the following which includes qualification to perform line work (15kv and below):
Journeyman Electrician
Licensed Journeyman Electrician
Master Electrician
One year experience reading and interpreting electrical blueprints and/or schematics

Preferred Qualifications

Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
Master Electrician

Basic Competencies

Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications-both general and technical)
Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
Basic Math

Physical Requirements

Heavy work, lifting up to 70 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds on a rare basis
Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis
Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection
Distinguish color coded wiring

Employment Conditions

Commercial Drivers License (CDL) must be obtained immediately upon being hired
Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
Wear protective equipment such as hearing protection, safety-toe boots, safety glasses and Arc Flash Hazard PPE per Arc Flash Hazard Safety Training
Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work
Complete annual training and pass safety and track worker rules examination
May require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
Must pass all required assessments
Must pass a background screening
Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test
Work setting requires frequent revision in work assignments
Must be available to respond to emergency calls after hours, holidays and weekends
Regional travel required
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement; membership is required

Environmental Conditions
Work outside in all weather conditions with high and low voltage and on occasion in confined spaces and/or at elevated heights.

Safety Commitment
Safety is a way of life at CSX, encompassing every aspect of company operations. Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. Not only is it the right thing to do, but when a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers and the communities.

This is a safety sensitive position. The candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a full physical including a drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position. All candidates safety records will be reviewed and considered when evaluating the candidate pool.

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