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POWER & CATENARY SPECIALIST (Electrician)


Title Description: RAIL MAINTENANCE (POWER & CATENARY WORKGROUP)
Date Posted: 9/28/2013
Deadline: Until Filled
Job Number: 045-12-M
Branch: Rail Maintenance (Power & Catenary Workgroup)
Salary: STARTING RATE: $16.88
Hourly Rate: FULL RATE: $23.00
Hours: 11:30 PM – 8:00 AM Days off Friday/Saturday
Union Status: ATU LOCAL 1342

WORK OBJECTIVE:

This job involves all manner of preparation and performance and completion of any type of assigned work done at any location connected with Company’s rail system. Applicant must be able to read and interpret instruction sheets, blueprints and wiring diagrams; analyzing defects in substations, load centers, motor control center, batteries and charging systems, rectifiers and transformers and determine the extent of required repairs; setting up and conducting tests; making repairs, replacements and adjustments with a minimum of direct supervision; observing and reporting of unsafe conditions; fully understand the principles of and the safety precaution regarding work on 23000 volts and 480 volt A.C. and 650 volt D.C. power systems; understand and be proficient in use of test equipment, including but not limited to ammeters, voltmeters and preventative maintenance on substation and other electrical equipment; be able to make emergency repairs. There may be other duties and tasks assigned that are not stated in the above duties/responsibilities, which may become part of this or any job as directed by Supervision.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

· Applicant must be journeyman electrician with 4 years experience in the area of high voltage alternating and direct current power conversion and distribution systems. · Must be able to demonstrate a high level of skill in reading cable diagrams, wiring diagrams, and schematics. · To be eligible candidate for the position, all candidates will be required to pass the Skills test designated for the position. · Must be able to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing. · Must have a satisfactory prior work record. · Must be able to maintain an effective working relationship with Supervisors and other employees. · Employee must be able to obtain a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL). · Must be able to wear and utilize all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). · Participation in the Bloodborne Pathogen Program required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

· Applicant must be journeyman electrician with 4 years experience in the area of high voltage alternating and direct current power conversion and distribution systems. · Must be able to demonstrate a high level of skill in reading cable diagrams, wiring diagrams, and schematics. · Employee must be able to obtain a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL). · Must be able to wear and utilize all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). · Participation in the Bloodborne Pathogen Program required.

NOTE:

TO BE AN ELIGIBLE CANDIDATE FOR THE POSITION, PERSONS WHO WERE NOT FULL-TIME METRO EMPLOYEES ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 16, 1996 WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS THE ADVANCED COMPREHENSIVE SKILLS TEST SELECTED FOR THE POSITION. IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL REGULATION 49 CFR PARTS 653 & 654, THIS IS A “SAFETY SENSITIVE” POSITION, SUBJECT TO DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING. PARTICIPATION IN THE BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN PROGRAM IS REQUIRED.

OTHER:

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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