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Electrician (Allouez Taconite Facility) - Superior, WI

Date: May 7, 2019

Location: Superior, WI, US, 55802

Company: BNSF

Apply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) days after the posting date.


Job Location: Superior
Other Potential Locations: Superior, WI 
Anticipated Start Date: 08/05/2019
Number of Positions: 1 
Salary Range: $29.40 Per Hour

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


Taconite Facility Electrician job duties are as follows:

Maintenance of high voltage distribution systems, motor starters and associated equipment, both overhead and underground, up to 15KV. Installation and maintenance of low voltage systems (less than 600 volts) for commercial and industrial functions including, but not limited to, the installation of conduit, wire, lighting systems, electrical devices, electrical services both underground and overhead, and other work normally associated with the electrical industry. The 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, typically but not limited to the Milltronics BW 500 and Milltronics Universal Belt Scale. Other duties not listed above which may be required in the performance of the above described duties, and as may be necessary, or have been the traditional duties of the electricians at the BNSF Allouez Taconite Facility, per its agreement with the IBEW. Some out of town, overnight travel may be required. Applicants must be willing to work in both an indoor and an outdoor environment.


This position is subject to shift work. All applicants must pass a pre-employment aptitude test, have a High School Diploma or GED and pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen. Technical college degree or equivalent training preferred. The ideal candidate is any person who has served an apprenticeship or has had four (4) years experience in the electricians’ trade and who, by their skill and experience, is qualified, capable and competent to perform the various duties as described above. Other valuable skills include knowledge of electric motors, the ability to accurately read and interpret blueprints, and experience with trouble-shooting defects with motors and other equipment.


Basic Qualifications:                                                                                                                                       

  • 21 years of age or older.
  • Willing to submit to an employment, criminal and driving background review.                                                
  • Available to work in the geographic area indicated.     
  • Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English.  
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, snow, and sleet).
  • Available to work a 40 hour work week subject to overtime, on-call and alternate shifts that may include weeknights, weekends and holidays.              
  • Available to travel to job sites around the seniority (designated) region and remain on site for extended periods, sometimes days or weeks at a time.
  • 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, hear, and with training, distinguish auditory signals.                               
  • 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 to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling.
  • Able to perform work on uneven surfaces; frequently climb ladders, poles and on/off equipment, as well as work from a boom truck basket.        
  • Able to work in conditions that include loud noise and fumes, work on and around heavy and moving machinery, bend,  walk, stand and sit for extended periods of time and use hand and power tools.
  • Follow safety policies and procedures and wear the required personal protective equipment required for the job in a safe manner.                    


Training: 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.

Relocation: Relocation assistance is not available for this position.                                                                                            

Work Conditions: Extreme all-weather conditions; un-even surfaces; safety sensitive work environment.                           

Probationary Period:  60 days 

Seniority District / Transfers: Based on the bargaining agreement, transfers are based on seniority and require the approval of the Superintendent of the department.         

Shifts/Hours: Work weeks are 40 hours per week. Typically, shifts are weekdays, Monday through Friday. May be subject to on-call, overtime, weekends and holidays.

Union:  International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers               

Dues:  Per the collective bargaining agreement, union membership and monthly dues are required.


BNSF Employees receive a competitive benefit package.
All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen.
BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.
  •     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


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