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Electrician - Diesel Engines

Company: Union Pacific
Location: Stockton
Posted on: June 23, 2022

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


Required 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
Proficient verbal and written communication skills to deliver information to coworker(s) and supervisor(s)
Able to read electrical schematics and prints
Experience reading and understanding instructions (examples may include: operating and safety rules, bulletins, special instructions, and federal regulatory documents)
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. Click here to see a sample of the Diesel Electrician Test
Candidates must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Click here for a description of the Physical Abilities Test

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

Keywords: Union Pacific, Stockton , Electrician - Diesel Engines, Other , Stockton, California

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