Locomotive Electrician

October 2022

Job Summary:

The Locomotive Electrician is responsible for testing, inspecting, and repairing electrical components of both locomotive and remote-control systems. Electricians are also responsible for scheduled maintenance, diagnosing electrical malfunctions, and reading locomotive monitoring systems to troubleshoot potential issues.


  • Ensure federal and company compliance standards for inspection and repair of diesel locomotives electrical system.
  • Use schematics to diagnose and install electrical locomotive equipment
  • Use technical data to troubleshoot locomotive failures
  • Safely operate locomotives to build outbound consist
  • Comply with all company and federal safety standards

Job Requirements:

  • Position is a union-represented position on the Belt Railway IBEW seniority roster
  • Complete three year electrician apprenticeship
  • Work hours may include nonstandard workweek with various shift as well as overtime and holiday coverage.
  • No travel required
  • Must complete initial background check and is subject to random drug testing
  • Be able to work in all weather conditions
  • Stoop/bend/kneel/climb on frequent basis
  • Ability to carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Walking over uneven terrain and getting on and off equipment


Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Basic technical knowledge of diesel engines
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Must be 20 years of age

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Verbal comprehension and communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics
  • Ability to read precision instruments and use calibration equipment
  • Experience working with both high and low voltage electricity

Equal Employment Opportunity

Workforce diversity is an essential part of the Belt Railway’s commitment to quality and to the future. We encourage you to apply, whatever your race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status.