3-1-2021 – Electrician Diesel Engine – Locomotive – WATERLOO IOWA
This position is responsible for testing, inspecting and properly repairing the electrical components of locomotive systems, equipment and machinery. The position requires applicant to become certified as a Locomotive Servicing Engineer (Hostler) of the purpose of servicing and switching locomotive consists within the confines of the Bryant Mechanical Facility. This position is covered by 49 USC Chapter 211, Hours of Service, sections 21103 Train & Engine Employees (Including Hostlers) and 21104 Signal Employees (Servicing and Trouble Shooting Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment.
Locomotive system maintenance includes: testing, inspecting and repairing switches, heaters, DC power systems, event recorder tapes, lights, water coolers, batteries, low voltage systems, high voltage systems, traction motors, cooling fans and fuel pumps.
Equipment maintenance includes: troubleshooting, repairing, installing, inspecting, calibrating and replacing electrical high-voltage, mechanical and electro-magnetic equipment, performing preventative maintenance on a variety of tools/equipment, and machinery to ensure proper function.
Applicant must be able to work on and around heavy and moving machinery. This position requires you to:
- bend, walk, stand and sit for extended periods,
- perform heavy work, lifting/carrying of up to 50 pounds,
- climb, balance, stoop, squat, kneel and perform overhead work,
- visually distinguish among red, blue, green and yellow colors,
- hear, and with training, distinguish auditory signals,
- use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling,
- perform work on uneven surfaces; frequently climb ladders, on/off equipment and work from various heights including making repairs on top of a locomotive
Responsible for performing duties and working hours as scheduled, including overtime, holidays, nights, weekends and travel as necessary.
The location of work performed (frequently out-of-doors) and the tools and material used in the surrounding work-place, expose the incumbent to the following conditions on a regular basis: weather, heat (from locomotives), water (from snow, ice and locomotive cleaning operations), oil, grease, and battery acid, noise (from machinery) and fumes. The job requires the individual to follow standard safety procedures, be alert, and take necessary precautions (e.g., wearing/using protective clothes and equipment) to avoid possible injuries. Respond to safety concerns and take appropriate action.
High school graduate or equivalent required. Must have a valid driver’s license with no more than 3 violations in the last 3 years and no major violations. Experience as a qualified Railroad electrician preferred but not required. HVAC experience helpful. Must possess an electrical aptitude. Must attend and understand company training as assigned.
For more information on The Iowa Northern or to download an application, please visit https://www.iowanorthern.com/employment/.
Interested applicants can also submit an application to firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax application to 319-232-1996, or mail to:
Human Resources, Iowa Northern Railway Company
201 Tower Park Drive Suite 300
Waterloo, IA 50701
Competitive salary and benefits package included. E/O/E