Diesel Locomotive Electrician


The person in this position performs basic troubleshooting and electrical repairs on all diesel-electric locomotive equipment.


  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations, and the Federal Railroad Administration 
  • Wire, maintain, repair, rebuild, inspect, and install electrical equipment, including but not limited to rheostats, control systems, transformers, motors, generators, electric lighting fixtures, cab heaters, batteries and their charging systems, speed recorders, air compressor controls, temperature switches, starters, axle generators, coils, contactors, relays, and governors
  • Be responsible for preventative maintenance on all electrical components 
  • Troubleshoot and test single- and three-phase electrical systems on diesel-electric locomotives, including grounded components and wiring, high and low voltage, wheel slip, transition, and electrical load or no-load conditions 
  • Assist with other projects and perform other duties as assigned


  • Two years of relevant work experience 
  • Ability to read and comprehend written and oral instructions, including electrical schematics


  • Associate degree in related subject matter
  • Diesel electrician training preferred
  • Four-year journeyman railroad electrician preferred
  • Valid driver’s license 

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and its subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

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