Electrician Diesel Engines

  • BNSF Railway
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Jul 24, 2018
Full time Engineering General Labor Other

Job Description

Location: Houston, TX

Apply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) days after the posting date.


Job Location: Houston
Other Potential Locations: Houston, TX 
Anticipated Start Date: Monthly
Number of Positions: 
Salary Range: Approximately $25.34 - $30.17 per hour

$15,000 - $20,000 incentive for candidates that are actively enrolled in an Apprentice program or hold Journeyman status.


Relocation package included for those that are eligible.

All communication with applicants will be done via email.  Please check your email on a daily basis.




Test, inspect and proper repair of electrical components of locomotive systems, equipment and machinery.


SAFETY:  Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies and procedures to include wearing required safety equipment, responding to and acting on safety concerns.


LOCOMOTIVE SYSTEM MAINTENANCE:  Test, inspect and repair switches, heaters, air conditioners, DC power systems, event recorder tapes, lights, water coolers, batteries, low and high voltage systems, traction motors, cooling fans, and fuel pumps.


EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE: Troubleshoot, repair, install, inspect, calibrate and replace electrical high-voltage, mechanical, and electro-magnetic equipment, perform preventative maintenance on a variety of tools/equipment, and machinery to ensure proper function.


The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for the position.  These general categories do not necessarily constitute an exhaustive list of duties of the position. 




  • 18 years of age or older, or will be by the anticipated start date listed in the job description
  • Available to work in geographic area indicated
  • Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) in English
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Work full-time (40 hrs/wk).  Shifts governed by union agreement and subject to seniority.   Mechanical shops operate 24 hours/day, 7 days/week with three 8-hour shifts including weekends, holidays, overtime.  Available to work any shift required
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs without assistance
  • Able to visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow and lunar (clear light); hear, and with training, distinguish auditory signals
  • Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling
  • Able to perform work on uneven surfaces; frequently climb ladders; get on/off equipment; work from various heights including making repairs atop locomotive
  • Able to work in conditions with loud noise and fumes; work on/around heavy/moving machinery; bend, walk, stand, sit for extended time; use hand tools
  • Able to work at various heights above the ground, including working on top of a locomotive. 
  • Possess a valid Class B CDL, or able to obtain one within 60 days of employment


Training: Company-paid on-the-job.


Relocation: Assistance not available.


Work Conditions: Extreme all-weather conditions; uneven surfaces; safety sensitive work environment.


Probationary Period: Journeyman = 60 days; Apprentice = 122 days.


Travel:  Minimal.