Electro-Mechanical Technician
Erie, PA 
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description

(Electro-Mechanical Technician) for Locomotive/Engine Test Technician (UE 506)

This is an hourly union represented position. Local UE 506

Starting wage: $31.40

Position Summary:

The Locomotive/Engine Test Technician is responsible for the testing and diagnostics of all electrical and mechanical systems on a locomotive and locomotive sub-assemblies including, but not limited to, complicated circuits, electrical measurements, air brake systems, diesel engines and interactions between all systems.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Diagnose, adjust, troubleshoot and repair all defects found during testing
  • Conduct track testing of all types of locomotives and be expected to follow all rules pertaining to the operation of a locomotive
  • Calculate and record data; data may have to be compiled into test reports for record keeping
  • Use set ups and special instrumentation required to determine parts performance and systems characteristics
  • Commissioning and troubleshooting light rail vehicles, locomotives and/or coaches
  • Perform, with the use of mechanical drawings, schematics and location circuit plans, electrical and mechanical repairs of various components
  • Use laptops with subsystem software to troubleshoot and test electrical, hydraulic and/or pneumatic systems
  • Diagnose electrical malfunctions in passenger rail control circuits and components, assess the nature of problems, and identify corrective action needed
  • Read, interpret and understand written or electronic information, maintain the information, and compile reports
  • Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures.


Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 5+ years' experience in electrical and mechanical diagnostics
  • Knowledge of AC / DC theory, Digital Electronics, and Fiber Optics
  • Knowledge and/or training in Pneumatic Air Systems
  • Must be willing and able to work any shift
  • Must be willing to work in tobacco/smoke free environment


  • Associates degree in an Electrical/Mechanical discipline or related technical discipline from an accredited university or college

Functional Requirements:

  • Understanding and ability to work with complicated electrical schematics, verbal instructions, and / or drawings
  • Ability to meet physical / safety standards for test track operations on all types of Locomotives
  • Ability to properly use and care for assigned tools and equipment
  • Ability to adhere to standards and do a quality job in a safe and timely manner
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in any combination / concentration in Quality, Safety, Environmental, Lean, and HPWT philosophies
  • Understand math functions including simple math, decimals and fractions
  • Ability to climb repeatedly and work from heights off ladders, platforms, and scaffolds
  • Repeated bending
  • Exposure to constant noise 90 DBA
  • Exposure to fumes/smoke from burning, paint vapors, and dust
  • Prolonged walking/standing
  • Heavy lifting 45+ lbs

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
5+ years
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