Gary Railway Company – Machinist, Diesel Locomotive Mechanic

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Position Location

Gary, IN

Job Description

The Machinist – Diesel Locomotive Mechanic is a Maintenance of Equipment, Locomotive Department position of the Gary Railway Company of Transtar LLC.  The position is responsible for the inspection, repair, and maintenance of diesel locomotives and mechanical road/shop equipment in field and shop environments.

Job Responsibilities

  • Receives instructions regarding work to be done.
  • Determines materials and required tools for the job.
  • Inspects, maintains, and repairs diesel locomotives, and mechanical shop equipment.
  • Communicates written and/or verbal findings of inspections to Supervisor.
  • Performs disassembly, repair, replacement, rebuild, re-assembly, installation, adjustment, alignment, and lubrication activities on mechanical equipment.
  • Performs welding and burning as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license is required.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) is required.
  • Trade school or formal railroad locomotive maintenance training or equivalent work experience is required.
  • Experience with diesel or gas powered engine, troubleshooting, repairs, overhauls and fuel/lubricating systems is required.
  • A journeyman or have 4 years experience in the mechanical maintenance field is required.
  • The ability to use precision measuring tools is preferred.
  • Locomotive experience – running repair, truck overhaul, EMD engine experience preferred.
  • Technical training related to machinist/mechanic work, alignment of rotating equipment, compressed air brake maintenance, and heavy equipment maintenance is a plus.

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