Mechanic - Diesel Engines
- Inspect and service diesel locomotives fleet within compliance of company, federal, and industry standards.
- Diagnose malfunctions in diesel engines, air brake systems, fuel systems, and other issues related to the locomotive mechanical system.
- Repair, replace or rebuild our locomotives and diesel engine components as needed.
- Efficiently operate equipment including measuring instruments, precision machines, hand tools, and material handling equipment, i.e., forklifts, cranes, and overhead hoists
- Communicate technical information, job briefing information, job procedure recommendations and other work-related information with others verbally, through writing, telephone, radio, and intercom.
- Read and interpret information from diagrams, schematics, graphs, and charts, and input it into a computer as needed.
- Ensure all equipment or materials are available and ready for use as needed.
- Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and efficiently handle controversy.
- Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations, and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Basic keyboarding skills
- Basic mathematic skills
- Must have the following: 4 years of education or work experience (or a combination of the two) as a mechanic repairing trucks, ships, farm equipment, airplanes, trains, automobiles, diesels OR current journeyman's mechanical card.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills to deliver information to coworker(s) and supervisor(s)
- Valid driver's license
- Experience making quick and accurate visual inspections at near and far distances.
- Experience reading and understanding instructions (examples may include: operating and safety rules, bulletins, special instructions, and federal regulatory documents)
- Candidates for this position must pass a pre-employment Diesel Mechanic Aptitude Test
- Candidates must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment, background check and drug/alcohol testing.
- An Associate-Degree in a mechanical related field
- Certified and/or licensed as a diesel mechanic by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
- Completed a formal auto/diesel engine training program (e.g., training presented by a community college or trade/vocational school, or military)
- Experience as a mechanic in other fields (e.g., military, aviation, nuclear, marine)
- Experience welding or a welding certificate (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)
- Experience working outdoors in variable weather conditions (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)
- Experience working in an environment that requires you to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection.
- Experience working with, on, and around moving heavy equipment (Consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)