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Electrician (Superior, WI Taconite Facility)

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Superior, WI, US, 54880

Company: BNSF

Apply early as this job may be filled at any time.


Job Location: Superior
Other Potential Locations: Superior, WI 
Anticipated Start Date: 05/02/2022
Number of Positions: 2 
Salary Range: $33.09 Per Hour

All communication with applicants will be done via email.  Please check your email on a daily basis.

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 approaching 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. 



This position is responsible for the following: 

  • Maintenance of high-voltage distribution systems, motor starters and associated equipment, both overhead and underground, up to 13KV 

  • Installation and maintenance of low-voltage systems (up to 110v AC/ 48v DC) for commercial and industrial functions including the installation of conduit, wire, lighting systems, electrical devices, electrical services both underground and overhead, and other work normally associated with the electrical industry 

  • Installation and maintenance of PLC systems (Programmable Logic Controllers), typically the Allen-Bradley SLC, and PLC-5 series 

  • Installation, calibration, and repairs to belt scale systems, including the Milltronics BW 500 and Milltronics Universal Belt Scale 


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 

  • Indoor and outdoor environment 

  • Loud Noise and Fumes 

  • Work on or around heavy and moving machinery 



  • Full-time (40 hrs/wk) 

  • Subject to on-call, overtime, nights, alternating shifts, weekends, and holidays  

  • Typically, shifts are weekdays, Monday through Friday - 24/7/365 and usually start on 3rd shift 



  • Some out of town, overnight travel may be required for training purposes only  



  • At least 18 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 lift and carry up to 50 pounds  

  • Possess a valid driver's license              

  • Able to visually distinguish among red, blue, green and yellow colors  

  • Ability to discriminate and differentiate between verbal and non-verbal sounds (signals, alarms, etc.) in the work environment                             

  • A minimum of four years of verifiable electrical training and/or experience in troubleshooting and repairing of electrical and PLC control systems 

  • Able to use hands, hand tools, and power tools to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling 

  • Occasionally climb ladders, poles and on/off equipment, as well as work from a boom truck basket 

  • Able to bend, walk, stand and sit for extended periods of time 



  • Technical college degree or equivalent training 

  • Served an apprenticeship or have 4 years’ experience in the electricians’ trade 

  • Knowledge of electric motors, the ability to accurately read and interpret blueprints, and experience with trouble-shooting defects with motors and other equipment 



  • Company paid on-the-job training including preparation, equipment and testing expenses to obtain Commercial Driver’s License is provided  

  • Frequent and extensive travel over a large geographic area is required during training 



  • Assistance not available 



  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 

  • Dues required per union agreement 



  • Per union agreement 

  • Seniority-based 

  • Superintendent of the department approval required 



  • 60 days 


BNSF Employees receive a competitive benefit package.
All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen.
  •     Criminal history 
  •     Last 7 years of driving history
  •     Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
  •     Social Security number
  •     Education
  •     Medical evaluation
  •     Drug Screen
  •     Other elements as needed
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


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, or protected veteran status.

F: MO | Mechanical Transitioning Military  | Operations - Engineering | Superior, WI | 54880 


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Nearest Major Market: Hayward
Nearest Secondary Market: Duluth - Superior

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