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Mechanic - Diesel Engines

Company: Union Pacific Railroad
Location: Roseville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

If you've worked as a mechanic for years or are newer to the field, you'll find new opportunities and challenges working on Union Pacific's expansive diesel locomotive fleet! The goal as a member of this creative team is to ensure our locomotives are serviced safely, efficiently, in compliance with company and federal standards, so we're back on the tracks to transport goods to our customers across North America! We are powered by our people, will you join our team?

Accountabilities

Inspect and service diesel locomotives fleet within compliance of company, federal, and industry standards

Diagnose malfunctions in diesel engines, air brake systems, fuel systems, and other issues related to the locomotive mechanical system

Repair, replace or rebuild our locomotives and diesel engine components as needed

Efficiently operate equipment including measuring instruments, precision machines, hand tools, and material handling equipment, i.e. forklifts, cranes and overhead hoists

Communicate technical information, job briefing information, job procedure recommendations and other work-related information with others verbally, through writing, telephone, radio, and intercom

Read and interpret information from diagrams, schematics, graphs and charts, and input into a computer as needed

Ensure all equipment or materials are available and ready for use as needed

Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and efficiently handle controversy

Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications
Required

Basic keyboarding skills

Basic mathematic skills

Valid driver's license

Ability to read and understand all instructions including operating and safety rules, bulletins, special instructions, and federal regulatory documents

Experience making quick and accurate visual inspections at near and far distances

Must have the following: 4 years of education or work experience (or a combination of the two) as a mechanic repairing trucks, ships, farm equipment, airplanes, trains, automobiles, diesels OR current journeyman's mechanical card

Proficient verbal and written communication skills to deliver information to coworker(s) and supervisor(s)

Candidates for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. The number of candidates who pass the test and are granted an interview is based upon hiring needs.

Candidates must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment.

Preferred

An Associate's degree in a mechanical related field

Certified and/or licensed as a diesel mechanic by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Experience as a mechanic in other fields (e.g., military, aviation, nuclear, marine)

Experience welding or a welding certificate (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)

Experience working outdoors in variable weather conditions (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)

Experience working in an environment that requires you to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection

Experience working with, on, and around moving heavy equipment (Consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)

Completed a formal auto/diesel engine training program (e.g., training presented by a community college or trade/vocational school, or military)

Physical Requirements

Able to remain standing or sitting for more than one-half of every work day with an opportunity to periodically change position for comfort

Able to detect unusual sounds and smells during inspections and testing

Must have normal color vision

Able to occasionally bend, stoop, and kneel, lift and carry objects weighing up to 65 lbs

Able to make frequent coordinated hand movements to grasp, place, or move objects; safely walk and maintain balance on uneven surfaces

Able to detect and interpret different visual color signals and displays; identify and determine the speed of moving objects at near or far distances and respond quickly to sounds

Able to occasionally perform overhead work for short periods of time

---Work Conditions

Willing to work in confined and/or small spaces

Willing to work various shifts, overtime, holidays, and weekends

18 years of age or older

Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

Apply only to those locations where you are prepared to live and work

Willingness to practice safe work habits

Work at heights of 18 feet or more

Agree to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection where the company requires

To the extent required by federal law and/or collective bargaining agreement, membership to the respective labor union is required. The union agreement dictates the pay rate and cannot be individually negotiated. Monthly dues are the responsibility of the employee.

Background
If you've worked as a mechanic for years or are newer to the field, you'll find new opportunities and challenges working on Union Pacific's expansive diesel locomotive fleet! The goal as a member of this creative team is to ensure our locomotives are serviced safely, efficiently, in compliance with company and federal standards, so we're back on the tracks to transport goods to our customers across North America! We are powered by our people, will you join our team?

Keywords: Union Pacific Railroad, Roseville , Mechanic - Diesel Engines, Engineering , Roseville, California

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