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Mechanical Technician

  • Ref: 300416
  • Type: Option-to-Hire
  • Location: Piscataway, NJ
  • Industry: Rail / Trucking Equipment Manufacturing
  • Job Level: Experienced Non-Manager
  • Pay: Negotiable

Opportunity Description

Our client, a railroad car manufacturer, is searching for a Mechanical Technician to join their growing team in Piscataway, NJ!

Job Duties

  • 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.

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