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Electrician - LS&I Railroad

Summary of Position:
Diesel Electricians perform the inspection, repair and maintenance of the electrical components on diesel electric locomotives. Physical duties involve occasionally climbing and maintaining balance on locomotive steps and ladders to gain access to the locomotive roof; maintaining balance when occasionally walking on catwalks, running boards, uneven terrain, ballast and roofs while making repairs; stepping around objects and equipment on the floor; lift/carry and push/pull objects weighing 25 lbs. to 70 lbs. occasionally; performing work while occasionally bending and stooping and in awkward postural positions; performing occasional overhead work for short periods of time and remaining standing or sitting for more than one-half of every work day with the opportunity to periodically change position for comfort.
Primary Activities and Responsibilities:
Detect and interpret visual color signals and displays at near or far distances, identify alterations of objects (size, shape, temperature), detect unusual sounds and smells during inspections and tests (leaks in air systems), use depth perception to judge speed and distance of locomotives being moved on service areas and listen to detect warnings signals.
Assist other employees as needed.
Communicate with others, verbally and in writing, technical information; job procedure recommendations and other work-related information.
Perform, with use of blueprints, schematics and location circuit plans, scheduled electrical inspections of various components and inspection and test of circuitry in accordance with company and industry standards.
Plan and coordinate work activities, determine equipment needs and develop sequences of steps to get work completed.
Work with shop machines and tools.
Perform maintenance and repair of electrical components in locomotive cabs or electrical compartments and perform maintenance for miscellaneous equipment using blueprints, schematics and location circuit plans.
Diagnose electrical malfunctions in locomotive control circuits and components, assess the nature of problems and identify correction action needed.
Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices and procedures.
Read, interpret and understand written or electronic information, maintain the information and compile reports.
Ensure that all signals, lights and other safety appliances used by employees for protection are properly displayed and used.
Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
Job Requirements:
Provide verifiable documentation of a minimum of 4 years of combined electrical education and work experience in electronics, control systems, AD/DC motors OR 4 years of electrical work experience OR a current journeyman's electrical card.
Valid Driver's License and be eligible to be insured under the LS&I vehicle insurance company
Previous railroad experience preferred
Excellent reading and communication skills
Position requires working at heights of 20 feet or more, indoors and outdoors regardless of weather conditions, with, on and around moving heavy equipment and in confined spaces.
Must utilize personal protective equipment as assigned/required and must become respirator certified.
Position requires working around large equipment such as railcars, locomotives and cranes.
Must practice safe work habits to prevent on the job accidents and injuries.
Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. You will be required to work various shifts, overtime, holidays and weekends.

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