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Locomotive Electrician - Mingo Junction, OH

Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Mingo Junction, OH, US, 43938

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 34626: Locomotive Electrician - Mingo Junction, OH 


Job Description

Scope: Maintain, repair, rebuild, inspect and install all electrical wiring and equipment on diesel electric locomotives.

- Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
- Measure, cut, thread, bend, and assemble connections to control panels and junction boxes
- Test circuit connections. Diagnose, repair, and replace electrical malfunctions in components including loading charging, transition problems, wheel slip, sander circuits and high and low voltage grounds
- Perform work activities utilizing voltages up to 1200 and amperages up to 1500
- Examine parts for wear and/or defects such as brushes contact tips, slip rings, armatures, diodes, bearings and fuses
- Interpret test instrument indicators
- Repair speed recorders, air compressors, turbo and fuel pumps and temperature switches. Change light bulbs on locomotives
- Interpret information from computer monitors or printouts
- Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor 


Minimum Qualifications:
- High School Diploma/GED
- 18 years of age or older
- Valid Driver’s License
- One year experience reading blueprints or electrical schematics


Preferred Qualifications:
- Two years electrician experience
- Completion of an electrical vocational or trade school program
- Journeyman Electrician


Physical Demands:          
- Heavy work, lifting up to 50 pounds
- Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/crawl/balance/climb
- Walk long distances over uneven terrain
- Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection


Technical Skills/Abilities:
- Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communication)
- Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
- Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
- Basic Math


Electricians rate progression:

  • 1st 40 Days of Training (50% of Full Rate)        
  • Next 204 Days of Training (75% of Full Rate)    
  • Next 244 Days of Training (80% of Full Rate)    
  • 100%/After 2 Years/488 Days (Journeyman)     100 % of full rate ($33.06)

Work Conditions

Shop Environment/Outdoors

This position is full time, shift work consists of: Irregular hours, including nights, weekend, holidays and occasional overtime.

Travel for Training

About Norfolk Southern

Since 1827, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) and its predecessor companies have safely moved the goods and materials that drive the U.S. economy. Today, it operates a customer-centric and operations-driven freight transportation network. Committed to furthering sustainability, Norfolk Southern helps its customers avoid 15 million tons of yearly carbon emissions by shipping via rail. Its dedicated team members deliver more than 7 million carloads annually, from agriculture to consumer goods, and is the largest rail shipper of auto products and metals in North America. Norfolk Southern also has the most extensive intermodal network in the eastern U.S., serving a majority of the country’s population and manufacturing base, with connections to every major container port on the Atlantic coast as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes. Learn more by visiting


Nearest Major Market: Canton
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron