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Welder/Heavy Equipment Maintenance Mechanic

Company: Progress Rail
Location: Trinity
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Job PurposeReports directly to and works under the supervision of the production supervisor or facility manager. Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep heavy equipment, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve welding; machining; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new parts or equipment.Req ID9500BRCityTrinityState:AlabamaCompany DescriptionRailroads transport goods and people millions of miles every day. At Progress Rail, we believe in going the distance with them. We are looking for talented and innovative team players to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. Build a long-term career with opportunities for growth and advancement as part of a vibrant network of close to 200 global locations. Our innovative team members work together to forge the bridge between ideas and success!As a Caterpillar company, Progress Rail is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive railway solutions whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet their needs.Learn how we keep our customers rolling by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn, and by visiting progressrail.com.Key Job Elements Maintenance on heavy mobile equipment to include the welding of the shear head; Keep all equipment operational to ensure no production interruptions; Focus on continuous improvements to increase reliability and productivity of equipment; Track equipment downtime; Order, as needed, all maintenance parts necessary for daily repairs and large projects; Installation of new equipment; Perform preventative maintenance as scheduled; Fill out work orders correctly.Education / Training High School diploma or equivalent required; Vocational welding school certification or minimum 2 years on the job experience preferred.Qualifications and Experience Vast knowledge with regards to welding; Must have understanding of work practices; Able to multi-task and work with minimal supervision; Previous machining experience preferred; Ability to read precision gauges and instruments; Ability to read and understand mechanical maintenance manuals; Experience with heavy mobile equipment maintenance; Able to interact with supervisor and operators.Essential and Physical Activities Functions Strength Position requires lifting of 50lbs. Requires stamina and strength to work in tight and confined spaces while repairing locomotive or locomotive components; Motion Position requires standing majority of the day. Occasional sitting, frequent walking, climbing of steps and stairs, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling; reaching with hands & arms; using hands to finger, handle or feel objects, and tools or controls; Vision/Hearing Requirements Position is exposed to high levels of noise and vibration from using tools. Specific vision abilities include long & short distance sight, depth perception & focusing. The use of proper PPE is required. The position requires the ability to read QWI and schematics and understand instructions; Work Environment Position can be located inside or outside, dependent on situation. When inside, theemployees are subject to temperature extremes in non-temperature-controlled environments. When outside employees are subject to all weather elements. In both cases, employees will work with oils and other lubricants. The environment requires working in close proximity to moving mechanical parts, mobile equipment, and other machinery; Emotional Demands Employee is expected to work and cooperate as part of team in order to meet production requirements; Safety Position is safety sensitive, as it requires working in and around live tracks and operation and repair of heavy equipment. Position requires strict adherence to safety policies (i.e. blue flag) and use of all PPE.BenefitsCompetitive Salary401(k) plan with up to 6% company match (no waiting period with immediate vesting)Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability InsuranceSupplemental Accident, Critical Care, and Hospital Insurance available along with an HDHP and HSA with seed moneyFlexible Spending AccountsPaid VacationPaid HolidaysPaid Time-Off (PTO)Employee Assistance PlanEducation Assistance ProgramEmployee Recognition ProgramsSite specific Production and Incentive PlansSite specific Step and Skill Level Wage Adjustment PlansSite Specific Relocation and Sign-on Bonus Programs*Benefits eligibility varies by job position, full-time/part-time and regular/temporary status. The provisions of the plan documents control such benefits.EEOEqual Opportunity Employer Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/DisabilitiesJob CategoryProduction - HourlyPRS Facility LocationDecatur, AL Scrap - 182by Jobble

Keywords: Progress Rail, Decatur , Welder/Heavy Equipment Maintenance Mechanic, Engineering , Trinity, Alabama

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