The Locomotive Mechanic inspects, repairs and maintains locomotives consistent with company polices. Team member will be required to perform mechanical related maintenance as required. The ability to work with others to be productive is essential to the success of this position, the company, and all employees. All team members in the entire organization are to treat each other in the same manner that they would expect to be treated themselves.
Duties & responsibilities:
- Implementation of and compliance with the company safety plan.
- Tolerate no less than a respectful work place.
- Develop and sustain an environment where all obstacles of success are constantly communicated to everyone affected.
- Communications between all parties are absolutely clear.
- Constantly searching for both safe and productive ways of performance.
- Compliance with confidentiality policy as stated in company employee manual.
- Coordinate locomotive mechanical department functions with all other departments.
- Comply with the guidelines set forth by the FRA on Personal Blue Signal Protection of Workers.
- Work with customers to assure a level of customer service consistent with company goals.
- Work with connecting railroads to assure efficient interchange of cars and locomotives.
- Perform air tests, inspect and repair locomotives or components for structural defects and wear according to FRA and manufacturing guidelines.
- Rules compliance with all rules, regulations and programs including drug and alcohol.
- Be proficient and knowledgeable on the interchange rules as they pertain to locomotives.
- Possess working knowledge of the proper use of various wear limit gauges and testing equipment.
- Must possess the ability to complete written forms and reports as well as necessary Federal Railroad Administration reports pertaining to machinist position responsibilities.
- Must possess the ability to become a qualified locomotive inspector according to the FRA regulations.
- Familiar with state and federal regulations as it relates to the railroad industry.
- Must be able to perform emergency repairs and re-railing of railroad rolling stock.
- Must have the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Must have a working knowledge of and be familiar with various types of tools and equipment such as, but not limited to, welders, torches, hammers, jacks, and various types of other mechanical, pneumatic, and hand tools pertaining to the construction and maintenance of locomotives.
- Develop the skills of subordinate employee(s) to assure highly qualified successors are in place
- Other responsibilities as assigned
Education & experience:
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- Must have completed a three year Railroad Apprenticeship or have four years railroad related experience or five years experience in some other mechanical field.
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With a growing inventory of 44 railroads operating in North America and Western Australia, Watco Transportation Services (WTS) is one of the largest privately-owned short line operators in the United States.
The WTS network covers more than 5,500 miles of track and ships more than half a million carloads annually. WTS short lines transport a variety of commodities such as agricultural and food products, lumber and forest products, paper and paper goods, infrastructure metals and minerals, chemicals, plastics and energy products.
WTS short lines are committed to providing service to our customers based on our Customer First Foundation Principles. By listening to our customers and understanding their needs, we are able to grow both our businesses in a profitable manner.
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