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Electrician – Diesel Engines

Kansas City Southern Railway

This is a Full-time position in Shreveport, LA posted January 14, 2022.

POSITION SUMMARY: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.POSITION REQUIREMENTS:+ 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.WORKING CONDITIONS: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.UNION MEMBERSHIP: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.EEO StatementWe value a culturally diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.Company OverviewIn 1887, Arthur Stilwell constructed a north-south railroad while others were heading east and west, setting the tone for a century-old legacy of outstanding vision; entrepreneurial spirit; resilience in the face of adversity; and, willingness to challenge conventional wisdom.

Building on that legacy, our culture is further defined by a new vision for the future and a core set of values
– Safety, Customer Focus, Communication, Teamwork, Initiative & Innovation, and Diversity & Civility.

We believe that the way we do business is as important as the business we do.In addition to a culture that allows employees to thrive, we encourage resourcefulness with an award, recognizing employees who see a problem (or opportunity), find a solution, and use whatever authority and resources are available to get a job done well
– accomplishing what was previously thought could not be done.If you want to do work that is creative and strategic, be heard, grow professionally, be valued by your employer, and know that you are making an important contribution to an essential industry, a global supply chain, and the larger economy, Kansas City Southern may be the place for you.Required SkillsRequired Experience