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Locomotive Service Technician

Company: Progress Rail
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Job PurposeResponsible for effectively overseeing the troubleshooting and repair of all mechanical and electrical systems of a locomotive. Work directly with customers and their employees. Work involves considerable amount of creativity, perception, and initiative with wide latitude for independent action.Req ID9238BRCityChicagoState:IllinoisCompany DescriptionRailroads transport goods and people millions of miles every day. At Progress Rail, we believe in going the distance with them. We are looking for talented and innovative team players to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. Build a long-term career with opportunities for growth and advancement as part of a vibrant network of close to 200 global locations. Our innovative team members work together to forge the bridge between ideas and success!As a Caterpillar company, Progress Rail is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive railway solutions whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet their needs.Learn how we keep our customers rolling by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn, and by visiting progressrail.com.Key Job Elements Represent Progress Rail Locomotive Inc. regarding product service difficulties, causes and corrections; Provide technical advice to customers regarding proper facilities, tooling, maintenance practices, and operation of product to maximize reliability and performance and reduce repair cycle times; Assist customers with investigating and correcting product difficulties; Real time monitoring of locomotive failure codes, inspection codes, and user status; Improve mission readiness rates by predicting and anticipating locomotive failures; Improve maintenance trends through individual locomotive performance including predictive and historical trends; Monitor equipment performance providing sales/service management with regular reports and recommendations for technical problem solutions; Maintain safe practices and good housekeeping; Train and develop new employees (hourly and salaried); Maintain records on work and modifications performed, and analyze data and report results; Ensure all governmental agency inspection requirements and/or procedures are accounted for and documented; Frequent contact with customers; Effective contact with others; Promote good group relations; Research/coordinate special tool and material requirements; Assist in the investigation and documentation of product warranty issues; Effectively update daily shop reports as required; Assist in the identification, investigation, and resolution of product reliability and performance issues; Prepare task procedure documentation/instructions to effectively communicate requirements to the shop workforce; Identify and report warranty and charge back items; Perform all responsibilities in accordance with, 'Our Values in Action, Caterpillar's Code of Conduct.'Education / TrainingRequired: Associates degree or equivalent experience.Preferred: Bachelor's Degree BSEE or BSME.Qualifications and ExperienceRequired: Medium level of oral and written communications skills; Medium level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with customers and workforce; Medium level of analytical ability where problems are complex; Medium level of mechanical and electrical aptitude; Knowledge of fundamental inspection and reliability procedures and processes; Ability to read Engineering drawings; Knowledge of shop practices and basic machinery; Willingness to relocate; Ability to work as a part of a multi shift seven (7) day a week operation.Essential and Physical Activities Functions: Strength Must be able to lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 lbs.; Motion Walking frequent. Sustained bending, crouching, stopping, kneeing, squatting and overhead reaching and climbing ladders; Vision/Hearing Requirements Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions and hear audible alarms. Ability to identify colors; Work Environment Works on varied surfaces, concrete floors, gravel, locomotive floors. Works at varied heights from floor level to tops of locomotives. Work in confined spaces. Non-temperature control environment, all weather conditions with high noise and high dust levels; Emotional Demands Due to the working environment, noise, dust, personal protective equipment, employee must be comfortable working alone; Safety Safety Sensitive positions because it works in and around active tracks, rail cars, locomotives, and other moving equipment. Employee must abide by all safety protocols, health/medical screenings and utilize all required PPE. Included but not limited to metatarsal boots, safety glasses, gloves, respirators, hearing protection, etc.This position is eligible for relocation benefits.BenefitsProgress Rail offers an excellent total compensation package,* including competitive salary, paid time off for vacation and holidays, 401(k) plan with company match, medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance and flexible spending accounts. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.*Benefits eligibility differs by job position and employment status - governing plan documents control such benefits.EEOEqual Opportunity Employer Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/DisabilitiesJob CategoryMarketing, Sales and ServicePRS Facility LocationCstm Metra - IL Chicagoby Jobble

Keywords: Progress Rail, Chicago , Locomotive Service Technician, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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