Watco Companies L.L.C. Locomotive Mechanic- Paris, IL in IL, United States

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.

Requirements

Essential Duties and 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

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and 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.

Reading & Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and federal and state regulations. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of this organization. Ability to write and update rules and manuals to assure continuous compliance with all federal regulations.

Certificates and Licenses:

Must posse’s valid driver’s license and be insurable by company insurance provider to drive and operate company vehicles and equipment as necessary.

Must have the ability to become a qualified Service Engineer according to Federal Railroad Administration regulations and will be required to perform electrical duties as required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Frequency Scale

Strength

Work Pattern

N = Never

Sedentary

Full-time

S = Seldom (1-10 %, up to 48 min)

Light

Part-time

O = Occasional (11-33%, 48 min. – 2 hr 25 min)

Medium

Seasonal

F = Frequent (34-66%, 2 hr 26 min – 5 hr 35 min)

Heavy

8-10

Hours Per Day

C = Constant (67-100%, more than 5 hr 35 min)

Very Heavy

5

Days Per Week

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

FREQUENCY

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

N

S

O

F

C

Sitting

X

Required to sometimes sit while performing inspections, maintenance, and repair duties.

Standing

X

Required to sometimes stand while performing inspections, maintenance, and repair duties.

Walking

X

Required to frequently walk on, to and from locomotive.

Lifting

(floor-waist)

N

S

O

F

C

lbs.

Up to 50 lbs frequently

51-100 lbs occasionally

X

X

Lifting

(waist-shoulder)

N

S

O

F

C

lbs.

Up to 50 lbs frequently

51-100 lbs occasionally

X

X

Lifting

(above shoulder)

N

S

O

F

C

lbs.

Up to 50 lbs occasionally

Carry

(Dist.)

N

S

O

F

C

lbs.

Up to 50 lbs frequently

51-100 lbs occasionally

X

X

Pushing/

Pulling

N

S

O

F

C

Up to 100 lbs.

X

lbs. force

N

S

O

F

C

Climbing

X

On and off locomotives for repair

Balancing

X

On and off locomotives for repair

Stooping / Bending

X

On and off locomotives for repair

Twisting*

X

On and off locomotives for repair

Squatting / Kneeling

X

On and off locomotives for repair

Crawling

X

On and off locomotives for repair

Foot Controls

X

Driving truck and equipment

N

S

O

F

C

Reaching Forward

(Level) Below Waist

Above Shoulder

X

Perform inspections, maintenance, and repair duties

X

Perform inspections, maintenance, and repair duties

X

Perform inspections, maintenance, and repair duties

Handle/Grasp

X

Required to handle/grasp tools and components

Fine Finger Manipulation

X

Required to manipulate fingers for inserting bolts, nuts, screws, wire terminals, etc.

Hand Controls

X

Required to operate tools, wrenches, crane and forklift controls

Repetitive Motion

X

Body part:

Upper torso

Cycles/hr.

Vibratory Tasks

X

Required to operate impact wrenches

N

S

O

F

C

Talking

X

Must be able to communicate

Hearing

X

Must be able to hear verbal instruction along with normal and abnormal machinery noise

Hearing/Visual:

Baseline hearing/vision exam

DOT exams as required

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

FREQUENCY

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

FREQUENCY

N

S

O

F

C

N

S

O

F

C

Exposure to Weather

X

Noise Intensity

X

Extreme Cold

X

Atmospheric Conditions

X

Extreme Hot

X

Exposed Heights

X

Wet and / or Humidity

X

X

Exposure to Electricity

X

Proximity to Moving Mechanical Parts

X

Exposure to Toxic / Caustic Chemicals

X

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The team member is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and elements, noise, and fumes from gas, oil, and grease.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by team members assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.