Locomotive Electrician

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Date: 2 Jul 2024

Location: Baltimore, MD, US

Company: Alstom

We are looking for an Electrician for our Baltimore, Maryland facility. 

In your role as a Locomotive Electrician, you will: 

Inspect, service and make necessary repairs to passenger coaches and locomotives within OEM/FRA/DOT and Alstom Standards. 


Primary Activities and Responsibilities  

  • Responsible for troubleshooting, analysis, fault detection and repair of locomotive electrical and train control systems, sub-systems and components. 

  • Perform modifications from drawings, prints or electrical systems on locomotives as assigned. 

  • Perform fault detection and diagnostics through the use of microprocessor and diagnostic equipment.  

  • Install and maintain electrical wiring and equipment such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), electrical equipment. 

  • Perform equipment work order management using asset management database.  

  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).  

  • Perform equipment work order management using asset management database.   

  • Operate locomotive, passenger coaches and prime mover as part of team to move rail equipment.  

  • Additional duties as assigned in accordance with union agreement and incidental work rule provisions.  


Training will be provided in Baltimore, Maryland upon hire. 


Minimum Qualifications 

  • High School diploma/GED  

  • 18 years of age or older     

  • Valid Driver's License  

  • 4 or more years of experience working as an electrician in an industrial environment  

  • Experience reading and interpreting blueprints  

  • Experience in interpreting circuit schematics 


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Journeyman Electrician  

  • Master Electrician  


Basic Competencies 

  • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications--both general and technical)  

  • Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)  

  • Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)  

  • Mechanical aptitude and basic understanding of electrical theory 

  • Must be able to obtain Qualified Maintenance Person (QMP) designation and qualification 

  • Need to meet regulatory medical qualifications to qualify for Maintenance Facility Engineer and Maintenance Facility Conductor 

  • Driving record needs to be absent any moving convictions for alcohol or substance abuse within the previous 36 months 

  • Must have basic proficiency with Windows software and Microsoft Office Suite applications (i.e., Outlook) 


Physical Requirements 

  • Heavy work, lifting up to 70 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds on a rare basis  

  • Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on a regular basis 

  • Push/pull/grip/carry on a regular basis 

  • Walking long distances over uneven terrain  

  • Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity  

  • Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basis 


Employment Conditions 

  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries  

  • Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, safety-toe boots and safety glasses  

  • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work  

  • Complete annual training and pass safety rules examination  

  • Subject to random testing for drugs and/or alcohol per certifications 

  • Must pass all required assessments  

  • Required to pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug and alcohol testing. 

  • This position will be governed by a collective bargaining agreement, membership is required  

  • Active employees must complete one year in current position or craft before applying for positions 


Environmental Conditions 

Work outside in all weather conditions and on occasion at heights in excess of 100 feet and in confined spaces 

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


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