Journeyman Electrician

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
  • Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager

Pay Rate

You will attend paid training, which could be out of town. CSX will pay for travel and lodging as required by collective bargaining agreement.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 60 days after start 
  • One year experience reading and interpreting technical drawings or schematics
  • Journeyman Electrician

Preferred Qualifications

  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • License Journeyman Electrician

Physical Requirements

  • Heavy work, lifting up to 70 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds on a rare basis
  • Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/crawl/balance/climb
  • Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection
  • Distinguish color coded wiring

Basic Competencies

  • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications)
  • Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
  • Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
  • Basic Math

Job Requirements

  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
  • Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, or safety-toe boots
  • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work
  • Complete annual training and pass safety rules examinations
  • Federal regulations 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 a drug test
  • May require regional travel
  • This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and membership is req.


CSX Railroad at Electricity Forum

CSX Railroad

500 Water Street
Jacksonville, New York, United States, 32202

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier Fortune 250 transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For nearly 190 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike. One of the main growth drivers for CSX is the intermodal market, whereby shipments move via multiple modes of transportation - including rail, truck and ship. Products shipped via intermodal include consumer goods such as appliances and electronics, refrigerated products and bulk commodities. CSX serves 40 intermodal terminals with hundreds of service lanes, providing scalable capacity by taking trucks off of congested highways.

Job Information

Date Posted


Job Type

Full Time

Career Level



Journeyman Electrician



Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
United States