Machinist (Locomotive Shop)

Florida East Coast Railway Miami , FL 33196

Posted 2 months ago


Inspects, maintains, and repairs locomotives in accordance with FRA regulations.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Fits and assembles parts into complete assembly.

  • Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly.

  • Installs machined replacement parts in mechanisms, machines, and equipment, and tests operation of units to ensure functionality and performance.

  • Operates welding equipment to cut or weld parts.

  • Performs mechanical inspection on locomotives and repairs defects to conform to FRA regulations.

  • Tests locomotives for performance by use of load box.

  • Replaces brake shoes on locomotives.

  • Disassembles and rebuilds locomotive trucks and replaces wheel sets and traction motors.

  • Repairs and rebuilds diesel engines, air compressors, and many other locomotive components.

  • Disassembles and reassembles locomotives and machinery.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High School diploma/GED and One year certificate from college or technical school; or 4 years heavy mechanical repair experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience reading blueprints.


Ability to understand both verbal and written communications both general and technical. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.


Problem solving and trouble shooting skills. Must have mechanical aptitude. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Must be qualified welder.


Must have current valid driver's license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basis.

WORK ENVIRONMENT. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Must have personal tools (complete set of small hand tools up to and including " drive ratchet and socket set).

Qualified applicants will be considered for vacancies without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by prevailing state and federal laws, regulations and ordinances.

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Machinist (Locomotive Shop)

Florida East Coast Railway