Railroad Electrician - B - Altech Services Inc.

Railroad Electrician – B

Piscataway, New Jersey

Railroad Electrician – B

Location: Piscataway, NJ

Salary: Hourly

Report to: Supervisor

Railroad Electrician job summary: Responsible for the inspection, adjustment, repair/replacement, and overhaul of rail vehicles and related accessories. Inspect to determine extent of repair or replacement of parts required; perform layout work; make wiring diagrams indicating new or relocated circuits; install wiring hookups, and rewire damaged or burnt-out circuits.


1. Willing to learn and develop all duties listed below.

2. Receive instructions regarding work that you need to complete.

3. Determine materials and required tools.

4. Install conduit and wiring.

5. Inspects, maintains, and repairs locomotives, railcars and rail shop facility equipment

6. Communicates written and/or verbal findings of inspections to Supervisor.

7. Performs disassembly, repair, replacement, and rebuild, and re-assembly, installation, adjustment, alignment, and lubrication activities on mechanical equipment.

8. Performs inspection utilizing meters, analyzed trouble areas and makes repairs as required.

9. Knowledge in wiring terminations and usage of crimping tools.

10. Performs necessary electrical tests, removes, disassembles, replaces, repairs, modifies, rebuilds, assembles, adjusts, and maintains batteries and all electrical equipment or components on locomotives, railcars and rail shop facility equipment

11. Soldering.

12. Capable of laying out a project based on provided engineering drawings.


1. Valid driver’s license is required.

2. High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) is required.

3. Trade school or formal railroad locomotive or diesel mechanical maintenance training is preferred but not necessary.

4. Minimum of 3 years locomotive mechanical or locomotive electrical or industrial heavy equipment mechanical experience is preferred but not necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Heavy work, lifting up to 70 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds on a rare basis.
  2. Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/crawl/balance/climb.
  3. Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basis.

Basic Competencies:

  1. Willing to learn and develop basic competencies listed below.
  2. Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications).
  3. Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills).
  4. Mechanical aptitude.
  5. Previous Railroad experience preferred but not necessary.
  6. Lead a team of electricians and supervise as needed.
  7. Read and comprehend electrical schematics and drawings.
  8. Capable of bending conduit (RGC, EMT, etc.)
  9. Documentation.

Job Requirements:

  1. Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries.
  2. Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, and safety-toe boots.
  3. Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work.
  4. Complete annual training and pass safety rules examinations.
  5. Must pass all required assessments.
  6. Must pass a background screening.
  7. Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test.

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Job CategoryMaintenance/Operations

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