Locomotive Service Technician- Galena Park, TX

Location: 

Galena Park, TX, US, 77547

Category:  Mechanical - Railroad

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named a 2022 Newsweek Top 100 Most Loved Workplace®.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you’ll leave each day knowing you’ve made a difference.

   
 

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you'll leave each day knowing you've made a difference.

General Purpose

 

The Locomotive Mechanic inspects, repairs and maintains locomotives consistent with company polices. Team member will be required to perform mechanical related maintenance as required. Because this is an entry level position, most technical skills will be taught.  The ability to work with others, and maintain a respectful environment, is essential to the success of this position, the company, and all team members.  50%+/- overnight travel will be required. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Compliance with the company safety plan.
  • Coordinate locomotive mechanical department functions with 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 learn 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.
  • Must be able to perform emergency repairs and re-railing of railroad rolling stock.
  • 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.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


Qualifications

 

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and Experience

 

  • High School diploma or equivalent

 

Certificates and Licenses

 

  • Must possess 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.
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