Composite Mechanic


: $61,830.00 - $115,910.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Automotive


The Composite Mechanic performs inspections, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and installation of locomotive mechanical systems, air equipment and electrical systems, and equipment such as: diesel engine, motors, generators, wheels, air brakes, wiring and lighting systems, and other mechanical and electrical components. Ensures work activities are in conformance with Federal Railroad Association (FRA), company, and customer specifications.

The Composite Mechanic demonstrates and adheres to the company values of: safety, honesty, ownership, respect and teamwork to ensure successful partnership with customers and employees that result in OmniTRAX s continued success.

  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operation and the Federal Railroad Association (FRA)
  • Under direction of immediate supervisor, perform required inspections, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance: ensure locomotive mechanical, electrical and air systems conform to specifications and operate properly within design limits and intentions
  • Complete inspection and repair reports according to company and FRA specifications and guidelines
  • Following general safety rules, perform diagnostics, installation and repair of locomotive components to ensure proper operation and compliance with required federal and company specifications
  • Accurately read, comprehend, interpret and comply with diesel engine manuals, locomotive schematics, service bulletins, maintenance instructions and other craft related documentation for locomotives
  • Test, install and repair system components including, but not limited to: pumps, radiators, power assemblies, compressors, air brake repair and change, brushes replacement, commutator repair, panel lighting, circuit breakers, regulator repair and change; ensure all function and equipment conform to required specifications for a locomotive
  • Regularly examine and verify: flow and pressure measurements, installation and alignment of rotating equipment, control points, relays and wiring; adjust or replace defective parts as needed
  • Conduct operational qualification of mechanical, electrical and air control systems; verify conformance to specifications on locomotives using a variety of test equipment and procedures i.e.: gages, dial indicators, manometers, meters, insulation break-down test devices, specialized tooling and live system measurements
  • Read and adhere to FRA and company rules, specifications and guidelines; legibly document items of non-compliance
  • Analyze and correct faults related to inspection, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and installation of locomotive equipment
  • Perform maintenance and repairs to company vehicles as required
  • Perform CDL work to meet qualifications of the FMCSA Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Subpart B: Qualification and Disqualification of Drivers and other regulations as applicable, including but not limited to, Part 391.11
  • Assist in all other repairs and maintenance as required
  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
  • Wear required protective equipment such as: hard hats, hearing protection, safety-toe boots or safety glasses
  • Maintain DOT qualifications
  • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime and various shift work
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 1-3 years of experience in the mechanical or electrical field, and/or diesel engines
  • Operate hand-tools appropriately
  • Operate power tools including: drills, grinders, and air impact wrenches properly for intended use
  • Read, comprehend and comply with instructions provided in written, oral and schedule form, published rules, procedure and manuals, inspection checklists, government regulations, operation and maintenance instructions, memos and other work-related information
  • Working knowledge of FRA, AAR, OSHA, and EPA rules and regulations specific to Locomotive
  • Write legibly to complete reports and other work documents
  • Professional integrity and accountability
  • Work in fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Basic computer skills
  • Valid State Driver s License - CDL (or attain one within 90 days); pass medical certification and Drivers Qualification File, pass DOT Drug& Alcohol testing
  • 1 welding qualification
  • Previous experience in Rail Transportation, Supply Chain Logistics, Manufacturing and/or Oil& Gas industries
  • 6 months to 3 years job-related work experience
  • Knowledge and skills in locomotive or general mechanical, electrical and air repair and maintenance
  • Read and interpret manuals, blueprints, service publications, wiring diagrams and flow diagrams
  • Operate various testing equipment such as: micrometer, dial indicator, gages, insulation test devices, voltmeters, ohm-meters
  • Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid or windy conditions caused by the weather including: snow, rain, heat and sub-freezing temps; loud noise, petroleum based products and odors, moving mechanical parts, high pressure compressed air and occasionally live mechanical systems and/or high voltage electrical systems
  • As business requires, to other locations in another state and/or country for several days to assist other OmniTRAX managed companies with repairs and maintenance
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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