Using a variety of hand and power tools, performs routine physical labor and maintenance duties on rail vehicles, related equipment, and/or other motorized vehicles; assists more experienced mechanics in performing maintenance, repair, inspections, and/or re-building tasks; performs defined inspections and preventive maintenance functions as assigned; may make road calls taking corrective action as identified on defect reports; practices safe work processes and contributes to the creation and maintenance of a safe working environment for self and others; and performs related duties as assigned.
New employees receive close supervision within a framework of well-defined policies and procedures. Once proficiency is attained, assignments become more varied and are performed under general supervision within a framework of well-defined policies and procedures.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
Mechanic qualifications include:
Physical and Mental Requirements
The essential functions of this job are primarily performed in an open air maintenance facility, though yard and mainline work are performed outside in varying weather conditions. Work is performed on ladders, around equipment and machinery with moving parts, and on slippery, uneven surfaces. Incumbents are frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock, airborne particles, vibration, intermittent loud noise, grease and oils; silica; fumes, smoke and gases. Incumbents are occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemical fumes, wet conditions, and a fast paced schedule.
On a daily basis, the essential functions of the job require incumbents to climb ladders, stairs, scaffolding and ramps; to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl stand, and walk and occasionally to crawl into confined spaces; to extend arms and use upper extremities, finger dexterity and hand strength to reach, pick, pinch and grasp tools and controls and/or to feel the attributes of objects by touch; to lift, and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds; to push and pull objects weighing up to 150 pounds; to hear and talk to receive and communicate instructions and other information; to rotate neck left and right and bend neck forward and backward; to bend and twist torso; to read and see objects clearly within one foot to twenty feet, requiring a full field of vision and good depth perception with the ability to adjust focus and to distinguish basic colors and shades of color; and to operate vehicles and equipment requiring the use of both feet and hands.
Rate of Pay: $19.26-$24.73