Electrician DC Apprentice

at Metra in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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 21-Electricians (Engineering)



 United States of America


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Metra is one of the largest and most complex commuter rail systems in North America, serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane, and McHenry Counties. The agency is linking communities in Northeastern Illinois by providing safe, reliable, and efficient service.
Metra's Engineering Department is staffed with over 800 employees who work tirelessly applying technology and engineering principles in the design, construction, operation, and management of our network of infrastructure, facilities, and equipment so that customers can enjoy a safe, comfortable, economical, and dependable transit experience.
Reporting directly to the DC Supervisor, the D.C. Electrician Apprentice is responsible for assisting electricians with construction, testing, inspection, installation, maintenance, removal, and operation of the 1500-volt DC overhead catenary system and underground electrical feeders in manholes.
This is a three-year apprentice training program that includes classroom instruction and on-the-job training with an experienced Journeyman Electrician.
Metra is a railroad employer subject to the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, not the Social Security Administration.

1. High School Diploma or General Educational Development certificate.
2. Must have a certificate/degree in an electrical discipline or equivalent training/work experience.
3. Must:
possess a valid driver's license and be able to obtain a C.D.L. within 60 days of hire.
pass Maintenance of Way (M.O.W.) rules exam within 90 days of hire
pass Roadway Worker rules within 30 days of hire.
be able to lift 150 lbs. with the assistance of another crew member.
be able to perform heavy physical labor for long periods of time; must be able to climb ladders, structures and poles, and work from an elevated position.
be able to work all shifts scheduled (days, nights and/or weekends) and emergency overtime at night, and/or on weekends, and holidays.
be willing to be available on-call 24 hrs./day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year, including weekends and holidays.
Please note: Regardless of any state laws that legalize marijuana, Metra prohibits applicants and employees' use or possession of marijuana (or marijuana paraphernalia), or having detectable amounts of marijuana in their bodies, including synthetic and/or non-synthetic substances such as THC for any reason for pre-employment screening purposes, while on duty, subject to duty, on Metra property, or in Metra work equipment and vehicles.

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.        

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Job Posting: 11708418

Posted On: Feb 26, 2024

Updated On: Mar 01, 2024

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