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Telecom Electronic Technician - Richmond, CA

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: Richmond, CA, US, 94801

Company: BNSF

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


Job Location: Richmond
Other Potential Locations: Richmond, CA 
Anticipated Start Date: 12/13/2021
Number of Positions: 1 
Salary Range: Entry rate is approx. $33.79/hr, with an average annual salary of $70,283.

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


COVID-19 Federal Vaccine Mandate

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all aspects of our lives.  From the onset, BNSF's goals have remained the same: keep our people safe and maintain our essential operations.  While we maintained that the decision to be vaccinated for COVID-19 is a personal one, we also encouraged employees to consider the options and make the best decision for themselves and their families.


Under President Biden's COVID-19 Action Plan, BNSF is covered by the federal mandate and must require all employees to be fully vaccinated with a target date of January 4, 2022.  Under this same federal mandate, BNSF will require all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated before their start date.


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. 



Install, repair and maintain all Telecommunications equipment including, but not limited to: Radios, Digital Microwave (MW), and Radio Frequency (RF) Data Link Equipment. Additional responsibilities include: 



  • Install, assemble, repair, adjust, test, and maintain telecommunications equipment such as wired and wireless telecommunications systems devices, microwave, automatic equipment identification (AEI) systems, IP Networks, VoIP, Cameras, Radio Frequency (RF) Communications systems, Voice & Data communications, front and end of train devices, and soldering electrical/electronic components. 


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 

  • Loud noise and fumes 

  • Work on and around heavy and moving machinery 



  • Full-time (40 hrs/wk) 

  • Subject to overtime, alternating shifts, nights, weekends, holidays 



  • Moderate 

  • Headquartered location with travel and work within assigned geographic area 



  • At least 18 years of age, or will be by the start date listed above

  • Ability to report for duty at the designated work location 

  • Able to work safely in the above working conditions 

  • Able to work the above shift/hours  

  • Able to meet the above travel requirements 

  • Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English 

  • Able to work indoors primarily at a work bench, equipment bay, installation garage or Radio Frequency (RF) transmission facility 

  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs 

  • Able to visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow​​​​ 

  • Possess a valid state issued driver’s license 

  • Experience doing soldering work  

  • Able to read and understand electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic diagrams and schematics 

  • 2 years minimum of verifiable electronics experience or post-high school training 

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

  • Able to climb on/off equipment 

  • Able to occasionally work on top of locomotives and other equipment 

  • Able to bend, walk, stand and sit occasionally with breaks 

  • Follow safety policies and procedures; wear required personal protective equipment  

  • Must successfully complete company-administered Fall Protection Training 



  • Company paid on-the-job training 



  • Assistance not available 



  • Moderate 

  • Headquartered location with travel and work within assigned geographic area 



  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 

  • Dues required per union agreement 



  • 120 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.

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