Locomotive Mechanic Engineer

Location: Fort Bliss, Texas
Technica LLC is accepting applications for the position of Locomotive Mechanic Engineer located at Fort Bliss, Texas.
  • Primary responsibilities involve operating and servicing the train.
  • Must maintain constant watch over assigned area and equipment, looking for possible hazards, malfunctions, or defective equipment, or track obstructions.
  • Must be knowledgeable on operating characteristics of locomotives when pulling different types of loads, under varying types of weather and track conditions.
  • Must be knowledgeable of coupling and uncoupling procedures with multiple types of rail cars.
  • Must know how to set, release, and control rail car brakes, attach and release brake hoses, close airline angle cocks, to include placement and removal of chocks.
  • Inspects, maintains, cleans, repairs, tests, and adjusts a variety of systems used on theGP-10 diesel-electric and GP-40 four (4) axle diesel-electric road-switcher locomotive systems.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs the full range of systems on the GP-10 and GP-40 locomotive.
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs electrical wiring, lights, emergency lights, cab controls, air brake controls, fuel system, air reservoir, changing filters, fuel nozzles, fuel lines, replaces defective controls and components within applicable maintenance publications.
  • Performs emergency repair to rail car air systems and holding devices.
  • Uses test, measurement, diagnostic equipment (TMDE) such as torque wrenches, voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeter, and special tools applicable to the GP-10 and GP-40 series locomotive equipment. Inspects railcars for serviceability and reports deficiencies.
  • Inspect locomotive every 92 days per CFR and fill out the mechanic's portion of the required form. Insure that sufficient parts and supplies are on hand to keep locomotive operational.

Skill and Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of the use of radios and hand, lantern, flare signs and
  • Signals to total knowledge of the military-owned rail system to include ungated motor vehicle intersections.
  • Knowledgeable of the composition, operation, and maintenance requirements of all systems and recognizing need for repairs for both the locomotive and a complete variety of railway cars.
  • Must be certified and or recertified as required in CFR 49 parts 200 to 399.
  • Pass annual testing for locomotive engineer and urine analysis tests.
  • Independently troubleshoot/perform diagnostic checks through a working knowledge of all system and component for the GP-10 and GP-40 locomotives and variety of railcars. Must be able to operate material handler equipment.
  • Independently determines work methods to accomplish assignments and maintain five (5) locomotives to CFR 490 part 240 and TM10/20 standards.
  • Maintains constant alertness to prevent injury and accidents. Work is reviewed by Rail Supervisor for compliance of instructions. Responsible for safe operation of material handler equipment while operating.
  • 2 years of prior rail experience required.
  • Must have High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be able to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions to include intense heat, heavy wind, blowing sand, heavy rain, and snow and sleet.
Technica is an Equal Opportunity Employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Technica recognizes the value of diversity in our workplace and is committed to equal opportunity.  Technica provides fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, sexual preference, partnership status, gender identity, disability, genetic information, and protected veteran status, status of participation in the U.S. Armed Services, or other status protected by federal, state or local law. Technica hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.  

Technica reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and employees.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Technica encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and members or veterans of the U.S. Armed Services to apply.

Technica offers paid time off, health, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance benefits, and 401(k) options to all full-time employees. 

This position description is subject to change at any time. Only persons submitting applications through Technica’s on-line application process will be considered for employment.

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