Locomotive Mechanic / Electrician - Memphis, TN

Location: 

Memphis, TN, US, 38127

Category:  Switching Operations

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named a 2022 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.

Description

 

Locomotive Mechanic/Electrician duties include, but not limited to coordinating the activities of the repair facility. Responsible for daily reports, parts inventory, locomotive maintenance, scheduling, compliance with company policies and procedures, governmental regulations and working within a planned budget.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Implementation of and compliance with the company safety plan.
  • Constantly searching for both safe and productive ways of performance
  • Compliance with confidentiality policy as stated in company team member manual.
  • Coordinate daily locomotive needs with the dispatcher or local management.
  • Comply with the guidelines set forth by the FRA on Personal Blue Signal Protection of Workers.
  • Maintain locomotives and compile records to comply with FRA and company rules and regulations.
  • Perform air tests, inspect and repair of locomotives or components for structural defects and wear according to FRA and manufacturing guidelines.
  • Maintain a reliable inventory of material for the proper maintenance of locomotives.
  • Rules compliance with all rules, regulations and programs including drug and alcohol.
  • 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 servicing locomotives.
  • Must become 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 and delegate 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 rolling stock.
  • Must be able to read and understand electrical and pneumatic prints.

 

Qualifications

 

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have mechanical/electrical experience of locomotives or related field..
  • Working knowledge of FRA, AAR and OSHA regulations as it pertains to locomotives and repair facilities.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and federal and state regulations

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

 

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