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Mechanical Shop Laborer

Overview: This position is responsible for keeping work areas clean and orderly as well as operating industrial maintenance equipment within a shop environment.

Safety: Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies and procedures to include wearing required safety equipment, responding to safety concerns and taking appropriate action. May be required to handle hazardous materials.

Equipment Operations: Operate forklift, mobile crane, trackmobile, shop tractor and power hand tools.

Equipment and Shop Maintenance: Sand, fuel and clean locomotives. Clean and organize shop work area: sweep and clean work surfaces, store parts, empty and discard garbage; operate power-driven equipment such as a vacuum cleaner, electric broom, or steam cleaning gun.

Salary/Benefits: Entry pay rate is approximately $17.31 per hour. Full pay rate is approximately $20.61 per hour. Employees receive an annual benefit package valued at $22,000. The terms of the collective bargaining agreement shall apply.

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Willing to submit to an employment, criminal and driving background review.
  • Available to work in the geographic area indicated.
  • Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English.
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, snow, and sleet).
  • Work a 40 hour work week. Shifts are governed by union agreement and subject to seniority. Mechanical shops operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week with three 8-hour shifts including weekends, holidays and overtime. Available to work any of these shifts as required.
  • Able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds with or without assistance.
  • Able to visually distinguish among red, blue, green and yellow colors , hear, and with training distinguish auditory signals.
  • Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling.
  • Able to perform work on uneven surfaces, frequently climb ladders and on/off equipment, and work from various heights.
  • Able to work in conditions that include loud noise and fumes, work on and around heavy and moving machinery, bend, walk, stand and sit for extended periods of time and use hand tools.
  • Follow safety policies and procedures and wear the required personal protective equipment required for the job in a safe manner.

Probationary Period

60 days.

Training

Company paid on-the-job training is provided.

Work Conditions

Extreme all-weather conditions; un-even surfaces; safety sensitive work environment.

Travel

Minimal.

Shifts/Hours

Mechanical shops operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week with three 8-hour shifts including weekends, holidays and overtime. Work weeks are 40 hours per week, shifts are governed by union agreement and subject to seniority.

Relocation

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Dues

Per the collective bargaining agreement, union membership and monthly dues are required.

Union

National Conference of Fireman and Oilers


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