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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Plant Journeyman Electrician in Portland, Oregon

Cutting-edge industrial technology meets grit, integrity and passion.

At Greenbrier, we do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services, powering the movement of products around the world. Greenbrier's heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization.


Plant Journeyman (PJ) or Journeyman (J) maintain, install and repair production equipment and maintain the facility. Perform repairs in one or more areas with little or no supervision per service manuals and manufacturer's specifications. Under the direction of the Plant Supervising Electrician, install wiring for new machinery and professionally replace electrical components.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are typical for this role. Other duties may be assigned to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Install, troubleshoot, maintain and repair electronic controls and equipment that require advanced technical knowledge including switches, controls, central and subsidiary control panels on machine tools and welding equipment, as well as circuits on welding machines, paint equipment, shot blasters and other process equipment.

  • Diagnose and remedy electrical problems on all electrical apparatus including communications equipment, power circuit, motors, generators, and cranes.

  • Work from oral and written instructions, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings and codebooks.

  • Generate work orders, edit and complete in DAX2012.

  • Will be trained in: Parts ordering and issuing procedures, Operation of Ariel Man lifts, Scissor Lifts, Lockout Tag out Policy and program.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The following generally describes requirements to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period to successfully perform the assigned duties.

  • Has a broad knowledge of applied electrical practices, techniques, and theory of operation of electrical and electronic equipment and controls.

  • Ability to wear required Electrical PPE (face shield, balaclava, coveralls, and insulated gloves).

  • Ability to perform installation, repairs from oral and written instructions, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings and codebooks.

  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to communicate effectively as a member of a team.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Strong worth ethic, flexible, reliable, and punctual.

License or Certificate

Valid General Journeymen (J) or Limited Journeyman Manufacturing Plant (PJ) license for the State of Oregon



N (Not Applicable): Activity is not applicable to this occupation

O (Occasionally): Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0- 2.5+ hours/day)

F (Frequently): Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5: 5.5+ hours/day)

C (Constantly): Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hours/day)


Stand: O

Reach Above Shoulder: O

Walk: C

Climb: O

Sit: F

Crawl: N

Handling/Fingering: O

Squat/Kneel: O

Reach Outward: F

Bend: O

Push / Pull

12 lbs. or less: N

13-25 lbs.: N

26-40 lbs.: N

41-100 lbs.: O

Lift / Carry

1-11: F

11-20 lbs.: O

21-50 lbs.: O

50-100 lbs.: N

Working Conditions

  • Work overtime as required (varies, may require some weekend days)

*Work around traffic and heavy manufacturing equipment

*Work at heights on scaffolding and ladders, in dim-lit areas, on slippery or uneven surfaces

*Exposure to heat, cold, noise, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, toxic chemicals, and inclement weather conditions.

*Work in confined space (move through manway and tank openings)

Safety Equipment Required


*Eye protection

*Hearing protection

*Steel Toed Shoes


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Company: Gunderson, LLC

Functional Group: Production

EOE/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled