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Shop and Yard Diesel Mechanic (Superior)

Omaha Track

compensation: $24-$30
employment type: full-time
job title: Shop and Yard Diesel Mechanic

Ties2 is now fully owned by Omaha Track, Inc.  

We are glad to have them as part of the Omaha Track family, under new management and ready to GROW!

Omaha Track is the innovative product and service supplier to the railroad industry-dedicated to providing excellence, quality, and value.  We are committed to remaining the industry leader by focusing on continuous growth and improvement in our 4 areas of focus:  Materials/Railroad Services/Equipment/Terminal Services

Position Description

Mechanic maintains diesel equipment, fleet vehicles, trailers, Sercos, Front end loaders, skid steer and shop operations equipment by completing inspections and preventive maintenance requirements. This includes correcting vehicle deficiencies, making adjustments, alignments and maintaining maintenance records. Position also includes helping maintain wood chipping system and conveyor system.

Major Areas of Responsibilities

  • Change and fix conveyor belts, electrical motors, and change bearings and pullies on conveyor system
  • Determines vehicle/equipment/trailer condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic tests and identifying worn and damaged parts
  • Keeps equipment available for use by completing preventive maintenance schedules, installing upgrades for components and parts, controlling corrosion and completing winterization procedures
  • Corrects vehicle/equipment/trailer deficiencies by removing, repairing, adjusting, overhauling, assembling, disassembling, and/or replacing major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, parts or systems including electrical, air conditioning, fuel, emission, brake, steering and hydraulics
  • Completes machine shop operations by making adjustments and alignments including bearing loads, gear tooth contact, valve mechanisms, governors, oil systems, control linkages, clutches and traction units
  • Evaluates tire performance and issues. repairs or replaces tires as needed
  • Verifies vehicle performance by conducting test drives and adjusting controls and systems as needed
  • Complies with federal and state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards
  • Fabricates, hard surface welds and repairs parts and accessories with MIG and stick welder
  • Maintains vehicle records by annotating services and repairs and keeps schedule of required preventative maintenance
  • Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies, performing preventive maintenance and calling for repairs when needed
  • Periodically travels to perform urgent repairs on hydraulic and diesel equipment
  • Contains costs by using warranties when available and evaluating service and parts options
  • Keeps supplies ready by maintaining stock, placing orders and verifying receipt
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and staying current on technical and regulation publications
  • Enhances maintenance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; post-secondary education is preferred
  • Valid driver’s license required, Class A CDL preferred (must not have any major driving offenses within the last three years)
  • Strong mechanical background, with the ability to demonstrate proficiency for all required skill sets and effectively troubleshoot problems on new assembly and/or repair work on older equipment
  • Must work well with others on a team, while still being able to complete tasks independently
  • Effective written communication skills, including the ability to read and write in English
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and effectively manage multiple tasks/job assignments per day
  • Must be able to pass a railroad background check to obtain and maintain the credentials to work on railroad property (i.e. no criminal convictions within the last seven years, must not have completed a jail sentence or probation within the last five years)

Work Requirements

  • Dependable and consistent attendance/punctuality
  • Understand and accurately interpret/follow laws, rules, regulations, and other railroad/Omaha Track guidelines
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with a diverse group
  • Ability to transverse and work on uneven surfaces in an outdoor environment submit to all elements/conditions
  • Will frequently work near moving mechanical parts, vibrating surfaces, parts with extreme temperature variation
  • Will be exposed to airborne particles, toxic and/or caustic chemicals
  • Personal protective equipment must be used/worn as required
  • Ability to change easily from one task to another (varying in nature) and deal with competing demands
  • Ability to meet all functional requirements including, but not limited to: lifting/carrying (up to 100lbs), sitting, kneeling, climbing, standing, walking, bending, squatting, pulling, finger dexterity, and reaching above/below shoulders


Please apply online with Omaha Track at: https://omahatrack.primepay-recruit.com/job/529097/shop-and-yard-diesel-mechanic?s=cl

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

post id: 7756095595

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