Industrial Electrician


Diagnoses, troubleshoots and repairs electrical and mechanical systems, apparatus, and electrical components of industrial machinery and equipment by performing the following duties.


  • Diagnoses problems and repairs machines and equipment such as automated blast, paint booth, man-movers, 3I cleaning systems, welding units, infra-red drying ovens, programmable controllers, comfort heaters, boilers, air compressors and mobile equipment.
  • Connects power supply wires to machines and equipment, and connects cables and wires between machines and equipment.
  • Diagnoses malfunctioning apparatus such as transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures and replaces damaged or broken cables.
  • Tests malfunctioning machinery and discusses malfunction with other maintenance workers, managers of maintenance and other employees, to diagnose malfunction.
  • Replace faulty electrical components of machine such as relays, switches, and motors, and positions sensing devices.
  • Diagnoses and repairs or replaces faulty electronic components, sucha s printed circuit boards.
  • Replaces electric motor bearings and installs motors, pumps, valves, and blast wheel components. 
  • Pushes buttons and presses keys, and programmablecontroller to program automated machinery, to test for malfunctions and verify repairs.
  • Maintains steam, water, gas, and airlines and performs reparis as required.
  • Performs welding on ferrous metals as required.
  • Diagnoses and replaces faulty machinery, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment.
  • Maintain work area in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Comply with the estabilshed safety policies, support-continuing awareness for safety, and when possible, recommend specific changes and improvements to health and safety policies and programs. 


  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints and maintenance manuals
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply or divide two digit numbers 
  • Ability to reason through and plan work details and procedures to obtain desired results
  • Knowledgeable of basic railcar repairs
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Able to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Must be able to stoop for extended periods and routinely move from kneeling to standing positions
  • Must be able to perform overhead work for extended periods
  • Must be able to safetly lift (vertically) up to 51 lbs regularly and safely lift up to 85 lbs occasionly from the ground surface
  • Must be able to push/pull horizontally up to 140 lbs of force
  • Must be able to climb ladders and perform work at elevated heights 
  • Must be able to work in extreme temperature environments
  • Must be able to physically enter confined space and work in enclosed environments

The hourly rate for this position is $30.15 per hour.


GATX embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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