Electrician Journeyman - 90054313 - Rensselaer

Date: Nov 30, 2022

Location: Rensselaer, New York, US, 12144

Company: Amtrak

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As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority, and the success of our railroad is due to our employees.

 

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Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.
 


 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Responsible for inspection, testing and maintenance of electrical, electronic and HVAC systems on rolling stock equipment and components in accordance with FRA and Amtrak standards and guidelines. 

 

Works on electrical systems and components with AC and DC voltage.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs inspection, testing and maintenance in accordance with 49CFR regulations and Amtrak standards and guidelines.
  • Utilizes a variety of test equipment, PC and graphic information to diagnose malfunctions, troubleshoot and qualify components and circuits to determine corrective actions and causes of equipment failures.
  • Repairs and/or replaces doors, electronics, signs, pantographs and HVAC systems.
  • Installs components such as motors, generators, switches, relays, batteries and transformers.
  • Performs approved electrical modifications and repairs or replaces components, as necessary.
  • Troubleshoots equipment to determine corrective actions and causes of equipment failures.
  • Maintains proper care and use of materials, test equipment, machines and hand tools normally associated with assigned job.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • HVAC experience
  • Experience in electrical repairs, and testing advanced electrical/electronic systems and reading, drafting, and interpreting circuit diagrams, schematics and mechanical drawings.
  • Experience in both A/C and D/C electrical systems.
  • Must successfully complete training and attain/retain certifications applicable to assigned job
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot using schematics and multimeters.
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of electrical tools, equipment and the measurements necessary to meet established standards.
  • Some computer skills

 

PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE:

Experience in the maintenance of railroad equipment.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION:

Completion of technical school or apprenticeship program

 

COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 

The hourly rate is $34.07 (with opportunity for increases, as per the applicable collective bargaining agreement, after beginning employment). Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan; life insurance; paid time off; reimbursement of education; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Some benefits are subject to the collective bargaining agreement. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.

 

Candidates accepting the positions listed above will be eligible for:

 

Relocation-up to $15,000 A one-time lump sum payment up to $15,000, which will be increased to account for taxes, which is provided to help pay for expenses associated with relocation for those with two or more years of relevant experience working for a Class I railroad. In addition, our vendor partner, Relo Direct, will have a personal client service manager to help provide instructions for how to navigate the process, sign up for online portal, or select and meet with suppliers who can assist the new employee with additional needs like temporary housing, household goods move, and similar services. Of note: the move must be at least 50 miles farther than from the old home to the old principal place of work, relocation must be generally completed within one year following the effective date of transfer/start of work in the new location, and voluntarily termination (cause for reasons other than job elimination, reduction in force, or restructuring) within 24 months will require repayment of the relocation amount (12 months or less - 100% repayment, 13-24 months - 50% repayment).

 

Sign-On - $3,000 to $5,000 (based on experience)

 

A possible sign-on bonus of up to $5,000 (for example $5,000 for two or more years of railroad experience or $3,000 if you have graduated from a trade school). Sign-on bonuses will be paid out in the next pay cycle following the first 30 days of employment and should be paid out in one installment.

 

Requisition ID:116967
Posting Location(s):New York
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.


All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 


In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.


Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.


POSTING NOTES: Mechanical || Engineering & Mechanical