RELCO, a Wabtec Company, is expanding and recruiting for Electricians for our team that rebuilds locomotives for trains!  (multiple positions available)


  • Inspect, troubleshoot, repair, install, and maintain high and low voltage wiring on diesel electric locomotive
  • Conduct inspections for electrical components. 
  • Install contactors, resistors, wiring, and conduit. 
  • Analyze, test, and repair electrical circuits.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot electrical malfunctions, assess issues, and determine corrective action for equipment in locomotive or diesel engine components which includes both high and low voltage equipment. 
  • Perform maintenance on electrical components in the locomotive cab or diesel electrical compartments.
  • Safely set up, operate, adjust tools and equipment using blueprints, schematics, and location circuit plans.
  • Handle, store, and dispose of waste materials in compliance with Waste Streams Management Standard Operating Procedure.


  • Ability to lift to 50 lbs. with or without assistance.
  • Regular standing, walking, grasping, stooping, bending, kneeling, and squatting for extended periods of time.
  • Regular ascending/descending stairs, ladders.  Enter/exit locomotives, rail cars/well cars.  Work on a ladders and scaffoldings with use of hand tools. Carry or hold parts.
  • Ability to perform work on uneven surfaces, elevated surfaces, and from various heights, including making inspections and repairs on top of locomotives and rail cars/well cars.
  • Ability to perform work in conditions that include loud noises, confined spaces, various temperatures (hot and cold environments), fumes, dust, and on and around heavy moving machinery.
  • Ability to crawl and perform work in tight spaces with use of hand tools and carrying or holding parts.
  • Wear personal protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses and steel toe boots.
  • Ability to operate tools and equipment such as hand tools, measuring instruments, overhead crane, and forklift.  
  • Ability to use arms and hands to perform activities involving carrying, holding, grasping, twisting/turning, and pushing/pulling and reaching above shoulder level.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1+ years’ experience in managing electrical functions
  • Fluency in reading, speaking, and understanding English
  • Must be 18 years of age or older


  • Electrical AC/DC knowledge, and thorough knowledge of (or ability to quickly learn) O.E.M. maintenance instructions and procedures and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) rules. Diesel mechanical knowledge preferred.
  • Able to read and understand safety and environmental rules, technical manuals, work reports, specifications, schematics, and drawings. Follow oral instructions in English to determine work assignments and materials and equipment needs.
  • Good problem-solving skills and attention to detail and ability to manage deadlines.
  • Ability to work overtime to support production demands. 

Job ID: 72166

Posted 11 days ago

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