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System Electrician (Facilities)
Fort Madison, IA
Apply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) days after the posting date.
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Fort Madison, IA
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Entry rate is approx. $7,942/month with an average annual salary 85K-95K in 3-5 years
Who we are and what we do
Do you want to be a part of something that really matters? Team BNSF includes professionals focused on safety and service that play a vital role in delivering the nation's freight. Together, we help move goods and materials that sustain life and support local, national and global economies. Our rail network is one of the largest freight railroads, spanning 28 western states and serving three Canadian provinces.
What we believe
At BNSF, our Vision and Values drive who we are, not only in our words, but also our actions. BNSF is committed to our foundational values of equality and inclusion. As members of the BNSF community, our employees are entitled to:
be treated with dignity and respect.
have equal access to tools, resources, training and development opportunities.
have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.
We model the way through our leadership, our BNSF Diversity Councils, our eclectic Business Resource Groups, our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve and through training programs. Our actions create an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions.
At BNSF, Safety is a core value of how we do business. Each and every day, our employees are committed to approach one another about safety, which is key in realizing our vision. Employees are also expected to comply with company and federal safety & health regulations, safety rules & policies, as well as procedures that guide work practices to reduce risk to exposure. Such work practices include but are not limited to wearing required safety equipment, responding to safety concerns, and taking appropriate actions in the event of an emergency.
Maintenance and installation of electrical systems for BNSF buildings and facilities.
MAINTENANCE AND INSTALLATION
Install and maintain: 1) high voltage (up to 15KV) overhead and underground distribution systems; 2) low voltage (less than 600 V) for commercial and industrial installations; 3) HVAC systems, boilers, unit heaters, furnaces. Use fire recovery equipment. Install conduit, wire, lighting systems, electrical services, underground/overhead devices. Maintain electrical systems of cranes, turntables, lift, and fueling stations.
Construct and maintain electrical systems with bucket trucks, digger-derricks and trenchers. Use: pole climbers, high precision measuring tools (micrometers, voltmeters, amp meters, recorders), hand tools (screwdrivers, wrenches, etc.), power tools (drills, power saws, etc.).
The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for this position. This is not an exhaustive list of the position's duties.
Extreme all-weather conditions
Walk and perform work on uneven surfaces
Safety-sensitive work environment
Subject to on-call, overtime, nights, weekends, and holidays
Frequent and extensive over large geographic area
Travel to and remain on job sites in designated seniority region and remain on site for extended periods, sometimes days or weeks at a time
At least 21 years of age, or will be by the anticipated start date listed above
Ability to report for duty at the designated work location
Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English
Able to work safely in the above working conditions
Able to work the above shift/hours
Able to meet the above travel requirements
Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
Possess a valid Class A CDL or be able to obtain one within first 120 days employed
Able to visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow and lunar (clear light)
Ability to discriminate and differentiate between verbal and non-verbal sounds (signals, alarms, etc.) in the work environment
Four years minimum of verifiable electrical training and/or experience in troubleshooting and repairing electrical and PLC control systems
Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling
Able to perform work on uneven surfaces; occassionally climb ladders, poles and get on/off equipment, work from boom truck basket
Able to work in conditions with loud noise and fumes; work on/around heavy/moving machinery; bend, walk, stand, sit for extended periods of time; use hand and power tools
Average annual salary of $83,554 is for an employee with 3 - 5 years of seniority and depends on hours worked, which could include overtime, per diem, and other union-negotiated wages.
Company-paid on-the-job training including preparation, equipment and expenses to obtain CDL as needed.
Assistance not available
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Dues required per union agreement
SENIORITY DISTRICT TRANSFERS
Per union agreement
Director approval required
BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to
Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)
Tuition Reimbursement Program
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ELEMENTS
Last 7 years of driving history
Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
Social Security number
MEDICAL REVIEW ELEMENTS:
Other elements as needed
DRUG TEST ELEMENTS:
BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic.
BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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