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Electrician - Diesel Engines

at Kansas City Southern Railway

Posted: 9/22/2019
Job Reference #: 220141
Keywords: electrician

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An electrician is responsible for inspecting, servicing, and maintaining diesel locomotive electrical systems in accordance with company guidelines and federal regulations; detecting and diagnosing diesel engine electrical malfunctions, and making necessary repairs using hand tools, overhead cranes and machine tools; operating forklifts, cranes, and tractors; and using torches and welders while performing such work in a safe manner.


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must have a Journeyman Electrician License
  • Must possess a valid driver's license; demonstration of mechanical aptitude; and sufficient reading and comprehension skills to successfully complete any required training.


Electricians ordinarily work in mechanical shop environments, but sometimes on line-of-road. An electrician must therefore be prepared to work in all types of weather conditions, for extended periods of time. While an electrician position entails primarily shift work, including weekends, from time-to-time overtime may be required.


This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and the successful applicant will be required to join the union. Monthly union dues are required and will be deducted from the employee's paycheck.

The duties, responsibilities and qualifications in this posting are representative categories to be used by an applicant in deciding whether to apply for the position. These general guidelines do not constitute an exhaustive list of qualifications or essential functions of the position. In addition, these general guidelines bear no relation to, nor are they intended to modify or conflict with, any collective bargaining agreement provision. Questions about the collective bargaining agreement, if any, governing the position described herein should be directed to the appropriate union organization.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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