Maintenance Mechanic - Sauget, (Cahokia) IL


Sauget Cahokia, IL, US, 62201

Category:  Transload Operations

Start a Watco Career and Discover the Difference

Keep the world’s supply chain moving. That’s what the Watco team does every day at our short line railroads, switching sites, terminals, ports, and logistics hubs. 

Whether you’re at one of these locations or in a support-services role, there’s one thread that ties everyone together. We’re all on the same team. One Watco

Here’s what you can expect from Watco: 

  • Award-winning culture recognized by Forbes and Newsweek
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Paid on-the-job training with peer trainers 
  • Operations training at the Safe Performance Center in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Leadership and development programs offered through Watco University 
  • Career advancement opportunities

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.

Hourly pay rate: $20.00 to $27.00



Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 3:30PM





Performs repairs and general maintenance on plant equipment as directed by Crew Leader, Supervisor, or Manager, for Watco Companies LLC, while following all safety rules, and site specific procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Reads and understands parts books and determine parts needed and work procedures
  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment
  • Moves machinery and equipment as needed to check out and repair as needed
  • Repairs and lubricates machines and equipment
  • Diagnoses problems and make repairs to equipment and assets i.e. dismantling, assembling, and installing parts and or service on equipment / machinery.
  • Examines protective guards, loose bolts, and safety devices on equipment, and makes adjustments
  • Operates a variety of tools/equipment such as cutting torch, welder, forklift, hand tools, power tools (impact wrench, drills, etc.)
  • Lubricates moving parts and operates repaired equipment to verify conformance to specifications
  • As directed performs activities of co-workers
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Requisitions and control spare parts inventory


Competencies, Skills, and Abilities


  • Must be willing and able to work at heights above ground in order to provide maintenance functions
  • Must be willing to work shift and/or overtime hours during the week including after dark hours, and/or weekends, and holidays as dictated by operations
  • Respond to emergency call-outs to perform maintenance duties
  • Demonstrate aptitude to execute and maintain necessary records
  • In order to appropriately perform essential duties of this job, regular work attendance is required
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules
  • Ability to carry out supervision/direction and work effectively and cooperatively with other people
  • Must be able to successfully work with minimal direct supervision
  • Must possess general understanding of how corporate policies, procedures, practices and processes relate to the material handling business.
  • Treat people with respect, keeps commitments, inspires the trust of others, works with integrity and ethically, upholds organizational values.
  • Prioritize and plans work activities using time efficiently, plans for additional resources, organizes schedules of other people and their tasks, develops realistic action plans.
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Recommends measures to improve equipment performance, and quality of product handling


 Physical Demands


  • Regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and also but not limited to: heights in excess of 5 feet, moving mechanical parts, moving on track rail equipment, fumes, airborne particles, vibration, uneven terrain and high noise level in the work environment
  • Required to stand, walk and climb for extended periods of time
  • Communicate with supervision and co-workers via radio.
  • Must wear FRC clothing
  • Regularly lift and /or move a minimum of 50 pounds




  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)


Experience/Specific Knowledge


  • Must have basic knowledge of general mechanics
  • Must possess at least one of the following skillsets
    1. Welding
    2. Electrical
    3. Hydraulics
    4. Fabrication
    5. Mobile equipment mechanics


Certifications, Licenses, and Registrations


  • Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
  • Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets
  • The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed

Nearest Major Market: St Louis