Diesel Mechanic

New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway   Cortland, NY   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on April 29, 2022

Diesel Mechanic

NYSW Railway – Binghamton, NY

Job Summary

Inspect, service, repair and maintain diesel locomotives.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

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

• Inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair malfunctions in diesel engines, air brake equipment, running gear or locomotive components

• Service locomotives with fuel, oil, sand

• Perform periodic service on locomotives

• Move locomotives

Pay Rate

Pay rate information is subject to change based on Collective Bargaining Agreement and, if applicable, may vary by location.

Minimum Qualifications

• High School diploma/GED

• Valid Driver's License

• Heavy mechanical repair experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Four years diesel mechanic experience

Basic Competencies

• Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications--both general and technical)

• Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)

• Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)

• Mechanical aptitude

Physical Requirements

• Heavy work, lifting up to 75 pounds

• Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis

• Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basis

Employment Conditions

• Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries

• Wear protective equipment such as hearing protection, safety Shoes, safety glasses, PPE and hard hat.

• Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime and various shift work

• Requires random testing for drugs and alcohol

• Must pass all required assessments

Environmental Conditions

Work outside in all weather conditions in confined spaces, and on occasion at elevated heights.

Safety Commitment

This is a safety sensitive position. The candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a full physical including a drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position. All candidates' safety records will be reviewed and considered when evaluating the candidate pool.