Our client, a railroad car manufacturer, is searching for a Mechanical Technician to join their growing team in Piscataway, NJ!
- Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations, and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
- Inspect car components for compliance with FRA, as well as Association of American Railroads (AAR) standards.
- Identify or analyze defective components and indicate the necessary corrective action.
- Inspect the securement of lading in open top or flat cars for compliance with AAR rules.
- Inspect and salvage parts from dismantled and / or scrapped cars.
- Inspect and apply end-of–train device and perform air brake tests (if applicable to a particular railroad).
- Clean, lubricate, and maintain tie-down devices as well as box car doors and other special equipment on railroad cars.
- Remove and replace couplers, draft gears and yokes.
- Inspect, replace and / or repair gaskets, air hoses, train lines, bulkheads and other interior load restraining equipment, steel sections such as side sheets, cross bearers, crossties and under framing.
- Repair painting on cars and car components: stencil letters and numbers on cars.
- Build and / or repair components such as freight car doors, wooden floors or interior walls.
- Fabricate jigs and fixtures and use them to assemble parts on a car.
- Straighten or fabricate, then replace steel parts such as: grab irons, handholds, ladders, brackets, and patching components in accordance with both AAR and FRA guidelines.
- Operate light and heavy cranes, forklifts, and other car moving shop equipment.
- Operate various vehicles both to and on the job site.
- Re-rail cars and locomotives by using re-railing equipment and perform other work associated with derailment service on the railroad.
- Obtain information from computer regarding car characteristics, destination, lading, and repair records and / or to file data such as repair information, fad orders and car releases.
Experience & Skills Required
- Completed High School diploma or GED
- Two or more years’ experience in diesel mechanics
- Knowledge of and skill in reading blueprints.
- Demonstrate an attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously.
- Ability to comply with instructions furnished in written, oral, and schedule form.
- Ability to read and comprehend published rules, procedure and manuals, inspection checklists, government regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, memos, and other work-related information.
- Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, supervisors, and business associates in a clear, concise, courteous, and professional manner.
- Ability to write legibly.