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Locomotive Electrician

Specializing in propulsion system conversion, refurbishment, repair and modernization of locomotives, passenger trains and freight cars, CAD Rail Industries is currently looking for a locomotive electrician.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Maintain, repair, install and test electric motors, generators, alternators, industrial accumulator batteries, and hydraulic and pneumatic electrical control systems;
  • Read and interpret electrical schematics, blueprints and prescriptions to determine
    location of electrical equipment;
  • Install, check, replace and repair electrical cables, outlets, switching boxes, conduits, arteries, fiber optic and coaxial cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other components;
  • Modify and repair electrical control panels;
  • Perform tests of electrical and electronic equipment and components to verify continuity, current, voltage and resistance;
  • Maintain, repair, install and test switchgear, transformers, distribution panel meters, regulators and reactors;
  • Check the quality of the work;
  • Complete the production sheets;
  • Put away equipment and clean the work area;
  • Perform any other task required by Operations.

Job requirements

  • Hold a DEP in industrial maintenance or maintenance electricity;
  • Having professional experience on locomotives would be an asset;
  • Be able to read and understand procedures in English;

Skills and competences

  • Ability to read blueprints and do basic calculations;
  • Able to work in a team and independently;
  • Have a functional level in English, spoken and read;
  • Be manual and have basic mechanical skills;
  • Be willing to learn and develop skills;
  • Be flexible about the tasks to be accomplished;
  • Have a good physical condition and able to work in difficult conditions: heat and cold, noise, dust and odors;
  • Be available to work various shifts (day or evening).

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