Road Electrician
CSX - Crown Point, IN

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Job Summary

Perform electrical inspection, construction, maintenance, and repair activities on power distribution equipment, floodlight towers, power poles, moveable bridges, generators, turntables, air conditioning units and other fixed electrical facilities. This will include Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) systems.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Ensure compliance with National Electrical Code, National Electrical Safety Code and the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA-70E)

Install and maintain high and low voltage, overhead and underground wiring and equipment such as: switch heaters, control systems, conduits & cables, cross arms, pole mounted fixtures, transformers & capacitors, outdoor substation apparatus, air systems, fire alarm systems, motors & generators, year/building power & lighting, heating systems, switchboards & meters, battery charging, systems, welding machines, and UPS systems

Understand, troubleshoot, install, maintain, and operate Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) associated with motor control systems on moveable bridges and turntables

Install and maintain all classes of exterior/interior wiring for electric, power and roadway lights, including overhead lines, up to 15kv

Install and maintain electric systems and navigation lights on bridges

Inspect equipment before each use

Handle testing instruments for measuring voltage, current power, insulation resistance, etc

Work with power companies and other vendors to plan and complete job activities

Interpret and follow electrical codes, manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints and other specifications

Remove and replace defective poles and install conduits and conductors, dig by hand or mechanical means and set poles with the aid of mechanical equipment

Operate one-man bucket attached to boom of line or bucket truck

May maneuver fiberglass one-man bucket attached to boom of line or bucket truck

Know the locations of cutouts and switches in areas of service in order to shorten power outages

Pay Rate

Training Rate - $24.63/hour

Apprentice (1st 345 work days from start date at work location) - 90% of journeyman rate

Apprentice (2nd 345 work days from start date at work location) - 95 % of journeyman rate

Full Journeyman Rate - $27.37/hour


You will attend three weeks of training at the Railroad Education & Development Institute in Atlanta, GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.


Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma/GED

18 years of age or older

Valid Driver's License

One of the following which includes qualification to perform line work (15kv and below):

Journeyman Electrician

Licensed Journeyman Electrician

Master Electrician

One year experience reading and interpreting electrical blueprints and/or schematics

Preferred Qualifications

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Master Electrician

Basic Competencies

Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications-both general and technical)

Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)

Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)

Basic Math

Physical Requirements

Heavy work, lifting up to 70 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds on a rare basis

Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis

Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection

Distinguish color coded wiring

Employment Conditions

Commercial Drivers License (CDL) must be obtained immediately upon being hired

Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries

Wear protective equipment such as hearing protection, safety-toe boots, safety glasses and Arc Flash Hazard PPE per Arc Flash Hazard Safety Training

Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work

Complete annual training and pass safety and track worker rules examination

May require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol

Must pass all required assessments

Must pass a background screening

Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test

Work setting requires frequent revision in work assignments

Must be available to respond to emergency calls after hours, holidays and weekends

Regional travel required

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement; membership is required

Environmental Conditions

Work outside in all weather conditions with high and low voltage and on occasion in confined spaces and/or at elevated heights.

Safety Commitment

Safety is a way of life at CSX, encompassing every aspect of company operations. Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. Not only is it the right thing to do, but when a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers and the communities.

This is a safety sensitive position. The candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a full physical including a drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position. All candidates' safety records will be reviewed and considered when evaluating the candidate pool.

Company Profile

CSX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, is a multi-modal freight transportation company serving customers across North America. Through its primary subsidiary, CSX operates the largest railroad in the eastern United States with operations in 23 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. CSX also includes an integrated intermodal company which serves customers with its own truck and terminal operations as well as a dedicated domestic container fleet. Other CSX subsidiaries provide technology and real estate support to the company. These subsidiaries combine to allow CSX to deliver efficient freight alternatives to customers in a variety of industries, including coal, chemicals, automobiles, metals, agricultural and forest products, food and consumer goods.

CSX Transportation is the largest company in the CSX family employing approximately 30,000 management and union employees. CSXT's primary focus is the operation, maintenance and management of the largest railroad in the eastern United States.

Closing Statement

At CSX, two of the company's core values are People Make The Difference and Safety Is A Way of Life. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.

CSX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.

Primary Location


United States-IN-Crown Point

Relocation Available



Tax Status


Railroad Retirement

Overtime Status



Closing Date


Jan 4, 2013, 11:59:59 PM

Number of Openings



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