Passenger Car Electrician
Chicago, IL 
Posted Today
Job Description

Passenger Car Electricians perform the inspection, repair and maintenance of the electrical components on passenger cars.

  • Perform, with use of blueprints, schematics and location circuit plans, scheduled electrical inspections of various components and inspection and test of circuitry in accordance with company and industry standards
  • Diagnose electrical malfunctions in passenger cars, control circuits and components, assess the nature of problems, and identify corrective action needed
  • Perform maintenance and repair of electrical components in passenger cars or electrical compartments and perform maintenance for miscellaneous equipment using blueprints, schematics, and location circuit plans
  • Work with shop machines and tools and assist other employees as needed
  • Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures
  • Read, interpret and understand written or electronic information, maintain the information, and compile reports
  • Communicate with others, verbally and in writing, technical information, job procedure recommendations, and other work-related information
  • Ensure that all signals, lights and other safety appliances used by employees for protection are properly displayed and used
  • Plan and coordinate work activities, determine equipment needs, and develop sequences of steps to get work completed
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations
  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Qualifications Required
  • Basic keyboarding skills
  • Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s)
  • Able to read electrical schematics and prints
  • Candidates for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. The number of candidates who pass the test and are granted an interview is based upon hiring needs. Click here to see a sample of the
  • An Associate's degree in electronics, control systems, AC/DC motors, or electrical components
  • Current electrician's license
  • Experience with large motor generators and/or high-voltage circuitry
  • Experience working with electronics and/or electro-mechanical systems
  • Experience with HVAC
  • Experience working with, on and around moving heavy equipment
  • A minimum of two years verifiable work experience in electronics, control systems, AC/DC motors, or electrical components OR current electrician's license
  • Experience working in an environment that requires you to wear personal protective equipment such as shock and arc flash clothing, safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats and hearing protection
Physical Requirements
  • Able to occasionally peform overhead work for short periods of time
  • Able to occasionally bend, stoop, and kneel
  • Able to remain standing or sitting for more than one-half of every work day with an opportunity to periodically change position for comfort
  • Able to occasionally walk, climb, and maintain balance on uneven terrain, ballast, and roofs in a safe manner
  • Able to lift/carry and push/pull objects weighing 25 lbs to 70 lbs occasionally
Work Conditions
  • Willingness to work outside regardless of weather conditions
  • Expected to work varied schedules, including on-call, overtime, shifts, 7 days a week, as well as weekends and holidays
  • Work in confined spaces
  • Experience working various shifts, overtime, holidays, and weekends
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
  • Work at heights of 20 feet or more
  • Willingness to practice safe work habits
  • Apply only to those locations where you are prepared to live and work
  • To the extent required by federal law and/or collective bargaining agreement, membership to the respective labor union is required. The union agreement dictates the pay rate and cannot be individually negotiated. Monthly dues are the responsibility of the employee.

Union Pacific supports diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
2+ years
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