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 Post subject: Locomotive Mechanic - Texas State Railroad
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 7:28 pm 

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Iowa Pacific Holdings LLC- Texas State Railroad
Location: Rusk, TX
Status: Full Time

Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC (IPH) is a holding company for a series of freight and passenger railroads across the country, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. We are driven to provide first class service to our customers and develop innovative freight and passenger operations. We are widely recognized as the nation’s premier privately funded passenger rail service provider.

This position is for a Mechanic whose responsibilities will focus on repair and rebuilding of steam and diesel locomotives and maintaining and repairing our fleet of vintage passenger cars and repair. This is a hands-on position that will allow a self-starting candidate to thrive.

Key Responsibilities

Maintain and rebuild steam and diesel locomotives for use on the excursion train
Inspect, service, and maintain daily tourist operations to ensure a successful trip
Perform car maintenance and repair functions, including daily and periodic inspections and repair
Operate and fire locomotives and utilize proper practices in their operation
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with team members, customers, and management
Collaborate with other members of team to ensure an efficient operation
Paint cars and perform body work
Perform other duties that may be assigned

Position Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent required
Three (3) years of experience in the railroad mechanical field preferred
Must possess a valid driver’s license
Available be able to travel, including holidays
Basic knowledge of electrical and mechanical equipment and repair
Must be able to work any day of week depending on workload and requirements
Must be able to climb ladders, use hand tools, operate a locomotive, and worked in confined spaces such as inspections pits, generator rooms, and electrical cabinets
Must also be committed to promoting a safe workplace
Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds
Able to work outside in all weather conditions
Must be able to climb inside and outside of equipment, and be able to operate heavy equipment, cranes, forklifts, jacking equipment and specialty equipment

Desired Skills

Metal Fabrication and welding experience
Manual machinist
Steam locomotive experience

Additional Information

Applicant must be currently authorized to work permanently in the United States
Applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check

Interested applicants, please apply online at ... lang=en_US

If you have any questions please call Greg at 903-683-3086.

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