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Locomotive Diesel Mechanic - Detroit, MI


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The Locomotive Diesel Mechanic/Electrician is a Locomotive Department position of Delray Connecting Railroad of Transtar, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of U. S. Steel. The Diesel Mechanic/Electrician is responsible for the inspection, test, repair, and maintenance of diesel-electrical locomotives including high and low voltage electrical components, air compressors, air brake systems, and diesel engines.


Job Responsibilities:
-Receives instructions regarding work to be done.
-Determines materials and required tools.
-Inspects, maintains, and repairs locomotives, road maintenance equipment, air compressors, facility piping systems.
-Communicates written and/or verbal findings of inspections to Supervisor.
-Performs disassembly, repair, replacement, rebuild, re-assembly, installation, adjustment, alignment, and lubrication activities on mechanical equipment.
-Performs inspection utilizing meters, analyzed trouble areas and makes repairs as required.
-Performs necessary electrical tests, removes, disassembles, replaces, repairs, modifies, rebuilds, assembles, adjusts, and maintains batteries and all electrical equipment or components on locomotives, road maintenance... View Full Description
The Locomotive Diesel Mechanic/Electrician is a Locomotive Department position of Delray Connecting Railroad of Transtar, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of U. S. Steel. The Diesel Mechanic/Electrician is responsible for the inspection, test, repair, and maintenance of diesel-electrical locomotives including high and low voltage electrical components, air compressors, air brake systems, and diesel engines.


Job Responsibilities:
-Receives instructions regarding work to be done.
-Determines materials and required tools.
-Inspects, maintains, and repairs locomotives, road maintenance equipment, air compressors, facility piping systems.
-Communicates written and/or verbal findings of inspections to Supervisor.
-Performs disassembly, repair, replacement, rebuild, re-assembly, installation, adjustment, alignment, and lubrication activities on mechanical equipment.
-Performs inspection utilizing meters, analyzed trouble areas and makes repairs as required.
-Performs necessary electrical tests, removes, disassembles, replaces, repairs, modifies, rebuilds, assembles, adjusts, and maintains batteries and all electrical equipment or components on locomotives, road maintenance equipment, lighting circuits, crane circuits, air compressors, building and shop facilities, and equipment.
-Performs welding and burning.
-Operate a tractor/trailer equipped with power-take-off for field servicing of locomotive.

Job Requirements:
-Valid driver's license is required.
-High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) is required.
-Trade school or formal railroad locomotive or diesel mechanical maintenance training required.
-Minimum of 2.5 years locomotive mechanical or locomotive electrical or industrial heavy equipment mechanical experience is required.
-Ability to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and on-call is required.
-Ability to work outdoors in inclement work conditions is required.
-Performing manual labor and lifting in excess of 50 pounds is required.
-Minimum one year outdoor/industrial work experience is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Transtar companies are a principled companies committed to its core values of safety, diversity & inclusion, environmental stewardship, results & accountability, and focus on cost, quality, and customer. We promote an environment of respect, communication, and collaboration " encouraging new ideas that drive innovation and our collective success.

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