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Diesel Engine Mechanic (Machinist)

Company: Canadian National Railway
Location: Homewood
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

CN is home to opportunities for skilled tradespeople who are interested in continually learning and building a career in a safety-focused, team environment. Working on state-of-the-art equipment and train cars that carry freight from coast-to-coast-to-coast, youll feel proud knowing youre a part of what makes the economy work. And with paid training, youll be able to evolve your skills. At CN, the careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us!Role:Diesel Engine Mechanics (Machinists) perform inspections, major and minor repairs, overhauls and servicing on all types of locomotives.Duties and Responsibilities:Critical performance areas include the following but may vary depending on the location and circumstances:Inspect, service and maintain locomotives, in accordance with federal and company regulations, including changing oil or repairing, replacing, cleaning and adjusting partsTroubleshoot and diagnose diesel engine malfunctions and make required repairsAssemble and start enginesUse electric and oxy-acetylene welding equipment, lubrication equipment and other vehicle repair tools and equipment, and operate said tools and machinery in a safe and efficient mannerPrepare inspection, maintenance, and work reports, and record details on prescribed forms in accordance with established proceduresOperate locomotive on shop tracksTest locomotives on shop track after repairWorking Conditions:Work shift work, which consists of: Irregular hours, including nights, weekends, holidays, and occasional overtimeWork in a shop environment and outside in all weather conditionsOccasionally work in confined spaces and at elevated heightsFrequent stooping, lifting, kneeling, bending, crouching and climbingMinimal travel requiredMinimum Requirements:Valid drivers licenseHigh School diploma or equivalent GEDMust be 18 years of ageMust meet all medical fitness for duty requirements for the positionUsing measuring devices and understanding visual displaysBasic technical knowledge of diesel mechanicsFrequent lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs and occasionally up to 70 lbsDisplays good hand-eye coordinationPreferences:Valid CDL for the class and type of equipment operatedAbility to certify company equipment in accordance with state standardsExperience troubleshooting hydraulic and electronic systemsWelding skillsBasic computer skillsThe ideal candidate profile:Diesel Mechanic experience and/or Diesel Mechanic DiplomaAbility to work autonomously, adapt to different situations and manage stressDemonstrate good teamwork skills and maintain positive interactions with othersDisplays good verbal, reading comprehension and writing skillsDedicated to getting the job done while meeting established standards of quality, safety and client satisfactionTraining:Newly hired Diesel Engine Mechanics (Machinists) take part in several weeks of training which includes classroom instructions and field training. The classroom training will take place in Homewood, IL at the CN Campus. The training guides the new Diesel Engine Mechanics (Machinists) through the critical safety skills required to work on the railroad. Once the classroom training is complete, the Diesel Engine Mechanics (Machinists) will complete on-the job training to enhance his/her knowledge and skills. Successful completion of the training course is mandatory in order to work as a Diesel Engine Mechanics (Machinists).Union:Diesel Engine Mechanics (Machinists) is a unionized position and is part of the IAMAW (International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers). Wages, initiation fees, and monthly dues are required as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement.About CNCN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canadas Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.CN is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation. Only qualified candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.by Jobble

Keywords: Canadian National Railway, Chicago , Diesel Engine Mechanic (Machinist), Engineering , Homewood, Illinois

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