Interview Location: Dallas, TX
Georgetown Rail (GREX), provides unparalleled services to railroad clients across North America. With some of the most advanced equipment in ballast delivery and track inspection services, GREX is committed to technology and safety. We offer generous compensation and stellar benefits and retirement options.
As an Operating Technician in our GateSync division, a field based position traveling a 21/7 rotation, you will operate specialized railroad maintenance of way equipment known as GateSync. Assemble, collect data, and unload this specialized aggregate delivery system in service for the Railroad under their direction with little or no supervision. Perform regular maintenance of equipment, trouble shoot problems and make repairs as needed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assemble aggregate dump systems per drawings.
Operate the GateSync Aggregate Delivery Systems.
Work from drawings, verbal instructions or sketches.
Perform routine inspection and preventive maintenance of equipment.
Diagnose equipment failures and select method of repair.
Perform mechanical adjustments solely or assist mechanic in performing repairs on assigned equipment.
Dismantle, repair and reassemble various components of equipment.
Use typical mechanic and electrician tools and test equipment.
Clean debris and lubricants from parts, work area and equipment.
Check and fuel vehicle and equipment.
Complete routine paperwork as required.
Send daily activity reports using a Windows based phone.
Conduct work according to standards set by the customer.
Communicate with the customer.
Perform all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.
Extensive travel involved.
Perform work in technical areas such as fabrication, assembly and pipefitting.
May be required to occasionally perform work in other areas within the Company.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Knows and understands operation, maintenance and repair of heavy equipment.
Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operations.
Must have general knowledge and understanding of hydraulic, electrical and mechanical systems of heavy industrial equipment.
Knowledge of typical rail cars and their basic components.
Need to have basic computer understanding and use.
Skilled in the operation of heavy equipment.
Ability to perform physical labor and heavy manual tasks under varying weather conditions to accomplish goals.
Ability to safely operate, maintain and perform minor repairs on equipment.
Ability to rapidly locate nearest source of help as necessary with limited resources.
Ability to read and write; to understand and carry out routine oral and written instructions.
Ability to make independent judgement which have considerable impact on organization.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the customer.
Ability to work in areas of different heights and must have good depth perception with good eye/hand coordination.
Possession of a valid state driver's license and insurable by Company insurance carrier.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:
Regularly work in outside weather conditions - including extreme heat or cold.
Work near moving mechanical parts and frequently exposed to and/or humid conditions and vibration.
Frequently work in high, precarious places and occasionally exposed to fumes and airborne particles and possible risks of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
Regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.
Frequently required to stand, climb, balance, stoop, squat, talk and hear.
Occasionally required to walk, sit, kneel, crouch, crawl, taste and smell.
Most often walking on uneven ground and surfaces.
Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds or equivalent.
Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
Vison abilities include clos vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Hearing is essential in this position.
No relocation necessary.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Job Family Equipment Maintenance and Support
Pay Type Hourly
Travel Required Yes
Required Education High School