Genesee & Wyoming

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Mechanic (295948-841)

Genesee & Wyoming - Columbus, Georgia

Posted: 12/8/2018

Inspects services and maintains diesel locomotives in accordance with federal and company regulations, diagnoses diesel engine malfunctions and makes indicated repairs using hand tools, measuring instruments and sometimes machine tools. May assemble, repair and fabricate metal parts operating mechanical equipment. May be required to qualify as a shop service locomotive engineer in accordance with FRA standards.

  • Performs daily (24 hour) locomotive inspection, including air brake cleaning and testing, in accordance with FRA regulations and at other intervals in accordance with company policy
  • Performs periodic service on locomotives in accordance with company policy that includes: changing oil, turbo inspection, fueling, changing engine air and air compressor filters and greasing couplings, fittings, traction motor gears, electrical testing and repair and fuel linkage
  •  Replaces locomotive and diesel engine components including wheels or trucks, traction motors, springs, couplers, draft gear assembly, gear cases and cylinder assemblies; heating equipment
  • Diagnoses malfunctions in diesel engines, air equipment, trucks or other components in order to determine nature of problem and needed repair or replacement
  • Must be knowledgeable in the handling of hazardous and non-hazardous waste products
  • Performs daily service of locomotive units: fuels, waters, lubricates and oils; wipes down and cleans unit/windows; checks supplies and drinking water Performs periodic and annual inspections and understands FRA regulations pertaining to inspections

Required Skills

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs. for an extended duration.
  • Must be able to see well enough to read gauges, precision measuring instruments, schematics, maintenance manuals 100% of time.
  • Must be able to talk and hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, supervisors, and others within the company 100% of time.
  • Must be able to reach with arms and hands to perform inspection, maintenance, and repair duties 100% of time.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, twist, kneel, squat 100% of time.
  • Must be able to use hands to grasp, handle, finger and feel 100% of time.
  • Must be able to climb and balance well enough to mount locomotive by climbing up and down steps 30% of time.
  • Must be able to walk on level or uneven ground 100% of time.
  • The employee is regularly required to exert up to 20 pounds of force; and/or frequently required to exert up to 50 pounds of force; and/or occasionally required to exert up to 125 pounds of force.

Required Experience

High School Diploma or GED and 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent required, Associate's Degree preferred.

2 years related experience or equivalent required.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and its subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws.


Job Location

Columbus, Georgia, United States

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