Journeyman Machinist

Website Amtrak

Machinist Journeyman Job Highlights

Title Machinist Journeyman
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Springfield, MA, United States
Company Amtrak

Company Profile

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and provides safe transportation services.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Journeyman Machinist who will be responsible for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of locomotives and rolling stock equipment in accordance with FRA and Amtrak standards and guidelines.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Completion of Technical School or apprenticeship program (preferred)

Work Experience

  • Possess experience in troubleshooting, repair, replacement, or rebuilding mechanical equipment and systems
  • Experience in the maintenance of railroad equipment (preferred)
  • Prefer welding and cutting experience

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Calibrates pressure switches and valves in compliance with 49CFR and Amtrak established standards.
  • Diagnose, test, and repair air systems, and air brake equipment.
  • Operates lifting/hoisting equipment; Knowledge of internal combustion engines (diesel theory)
  • Performs inspection, testing, and maintenance repair of locomotive diesel engines, components, and running gear in accordance with 49CFR regulations and Amtrak standards and guidelines
  • Preventative maintenance of locomotives; move Locomotives
  • Responsible for mechanical repairs to drive systems, wheels/wheel sets (trucks), suspension, and other components of the propulsion system.
  • Troubleshoots equipment to determine corrective actions and causes of equipment failures.
  • Maintains proper care and use of materials, test equipment, machines, and hand tools normally associated with assigned job

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Ability to read mechanical drawings
  • Ability to read, write and communicate proficiently
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of electrical tools, equipment, and the measurements necessary to meet established standards
  • Knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems
  • Must have the ability to distinguish and separate sounds around machinery and tools
  • Must have visual acuity and hearing capability to perform the essential functions of the job unless other vision or hearing standards are required by law.
  • Some computer skills

Work Environment

  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, or pull loads in accordance with all applicable safety rules.
  • Must be able to work safely around loose materials, uneven surfaces, and metal plates and equipment,
  • Required to wear safety apparel and equipment when necessary.
  • Shop, field, train, or yard locations with moderate to high noise levels, lighting of various degrees, floors of carpet/metal, various heat/cold conditions, and inclement weather.
  • Will frequently be required to bend, stoop, stand, and climb in performing daily tasks and activities

Benefits/Perks

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Education Assistance
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Health and Wellness
  • Income Protection
  • Local Perks
  • Rail Pass Travel Privileges
  • Retirement
  • Service Award Trips
  • Tax-Free Accounts
  • Vacation
  • Voluntary Benefits

Employer’s Statement

Amtrak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company considers all candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental, and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

To apply for this job please visit careers.amtrak.com.

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