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Electrician - Atlanta, GA

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Date: Mar 12, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30315

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern is one of the nation's premier transportation companies specializing in freight railroading. We operate approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serve every major container port in the eastern United States, and provide efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern has the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal and industrial products.

We are a team of more than 27,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation." As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Requisition ID : 11431 

Job Description

For more information about the locomotive electrician position, please watch this 90-second video below.


Electricians are responsible for electrical diagnostic tasks, repair, and reading blueprints as applicable to facility and diesel/electric locomotive maintenance. The electrician must be able to operate various tools and equipment. In addition, the electrician may also conduct routine maintenance, repair, and service of locomotives.


Electricians are subject to working various shifts with the possibility of rest days being scheduled on non-weekend days. Electricians may be subject to working overtime which would be paid at the overtime rate.

Norfolk Southern provides a 5-8 week long training program

During the first 40 days of training, Electricians will earn 50% of the full rate of pay. Applicants who do not qualify as Journeymen are subject to a 2-year rate progression, after which they will receive full rates. The full union scale for Electricians is $30.11. The rate progression for Student Electricians is as outlined:

Step Rates        

  • 1st 40 Days of Training (50% of Full Rate)              $15.01 -15.05
  • Next 204 Days of Training (75% of Full Rate)     $22.52-22.58
  • Next 244 Days of Training (80% of Full Rate)     $24.02 -24.08
  • 100%/After 2 Years/488 Days (Journeyman)              $30.03 -30.11


We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. We test hair for illegal drugs as part of our pre-employment medical evaluation. Hair testing can reveal any drug use in the last 90 days. If you are unable to provide a hair sample from the head, arms, chest, or legs we will treat that failure as a refusal which will result in rejection of the application for employment.


Note: Information herein is intended as a guide and in all cases, the applicable collective bargaining agreement shall govern.

Work Conditions


Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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