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Date: Nov 5, 2022

Location: Sandusky, OH, US, 44870 Lorain, OH, US, 44054 Fostoria, OH, US, 44830 Cleveland, OH, US, 44135 Fremont, OH, US, 43420 Maumee, OH, US, 43537 Sheffield, OH, US, 44054 Toledo, OH, US, 43604-3815 Toledo, OH, US, 43604

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 29884: ELECTRICIAN - OH-Sandusky 




The Electricians must be safety oriented. Electrician’s work consists and requires strong experience in industrial electricity or equivalent training.  Perform repair and maintain electrical equipment. Conduct preventive maintenance and inspections to ensure the highest capability and optimum performance of the facility.  Responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting the electrical systems at the dock, which include the car dumper, the conveyor belt system, the silos, the stockpile equipment (bandwagon, bucket wheel reclaimer, and tripper hopper), pumps, motors, gearboxes and heaters inside thaw shed.  Electricians also maintain the electrical equipment associated with the Dust Control and Storm Water Management System governed by EPA permits. Ability to design, set up projects, jobs independently or with team. Ability to operate various equipment, as needed. Ability to work with various contractors daily.

Responsible for correcting problems associated with ControlLogix’s and PLC-5 programmable logic controllers. Will be required to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair electrical equipment including various voltages up to 600v, AC & DC Motors, 3-phase motors, and variable speed drives. Requires working knowledge of DC-300 drive systems, ABB AC-880 drive, ABB DC-880, motor control centers, transformers, motors, and generators. Regarding operational concerns, perform all electrical operations integral to the trans-loading of coal to lake freighters and barges and all car-dumping activities.  


Job Related Experience:

Preferred Minimum Level:

2-3 years of industrial electricity experience.



Preferred Level: High School Degree or Equivalent 

Preferred Technical/Degree/Majors: Electrical


Licenses / Certifications: None Required:    



Technical Skills: (Experience with) 

- PLC-5 Programmable Logic Controllers

- PLC ControlLogix’s

- GE DC-300 Variable Speed Drive Systems

- ABB AC-880 Variable Speed Drive Systems

- ABB DC-880 Variable Speed Drive Systems

- 3 Phase motors

- AC-DC electrical equipment

- Transformers

- Generators

- Blue Print reading


Skills and Abilities:           

               - Self-Motivated

- Analytical thinking

               - Verbal Communication

               - Electrical Troubleshooting

               - Team Player

               - Work Independently & with Team


Career Path:

Predecessor Jobs:

Industrial Electrician


Future Jobs:

Maintenance Foreman 

Work Conditions

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a Fortune 300 organization and one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.


At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.


Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Together, we power progress.


On September 9, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14042.  This order and the associated federal safety protocols for federal contractors that were issued on September 24, 2021, require covered contractors who work with the federal government to ensure that their employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or approved for a health or religious accommodation by December 8, 2021 [January 18, 2022].  As a covered federal contractor, Norfolk Southern must adhere to these legal requirements. If you are made a conditional job offer, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or apply and be approved for a health or religious accommodation prior to your start date.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Mansfield