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Union Railroad Company – Locomotive Electrician

Location: Duquesne, PA

Since the late 1800’s, the Transtar companies consist of a group of rail carriers have been an important component in this country’s industrial development. Moving billions of tons of raw materials to manufacturing sites. Transporting finished products to market. Storing and handling bulk commodities. Providing rail transport services to hundreds of satisfied customers throughout the nation’s industrial heartland.

The Locomotive Electrician is a Maintenance of Equipment – Locomotive Department position of Transtar’s Union Railroad Company. The Locomotive Electrician is responsible for the inspection and repair of electrical wiring components on locomotives, machinery, buildings, miscellaneous equipment, and appliances in field and shop environments

Job Responsibilities:

  • Receives instructions regarding work to be done.
  • Determines materials and required tools for the job.
  • Inspection, maintenance, repairs and troubleshooting of diesel locomotives, and mechanical shop equipment.
  • Communicates written and/or verbal findings of inspections to Supervisor.
  • Performs inspection utilizing meters, analyzed trouble areas and makes repairs as required.
  • Performs necessary electrical tests, removes, disassembles, replaces, repairs, modifies, rebuilds, assembles, adjusts, and maintains batteries and all electrical equipment or components on locomotives, road maintenance equipment, lighting circuits, crane circuits, air compressors, building and shop facilities, and equipment.


  • Valid driver’s license is required.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) is required.
  • Trade school or formal electrical maintenance training required
  • Locomotive diesel electrical training preferred.
  • Print reading experience preferred.
  • Troubleshooting experience preferred.
  • Computer skills preferred.
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and on-call is required.
  • One year of outdoor and industrial work experience is preferred.
  • Ability to climb is required.
  • Working at heights is required.
  • Performing manual labor and lifting in excess of 50 pounds is required.

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