Locomotive Electrician

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Locomotive Electrician

Post by bravesfan1522 »

Has anyone started out as a locomotive electrician apprentice? What can I expect in the first couple of months?
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Post by rwallace2fan1 »

More than likely, especially since BNSF uses the folicle test for new hires. That way goes a lot further back than urine. :(

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Re: Locomotive Electrician

Post by Komachi »


Did I miss something here? That's a bit of a jump from inquiring about being an apprentice electrician to drug testing... :(


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Re: Locomotive Electrician

Post by DutchRailnut »

As apprentice expect to be doing lots of Traction motors and Generator brushes
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Re: Locomotive Electrician

Post by TB Diamond »

As well as blowing out a lot of main and auxiliary generators plus dynamic brake grids. Have your ear plugs, dust mask and safety goggles at the ready.
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