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Rail Equipment Maintenance Operator - Illinois

Company: Loram
Location: Belleville
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Rail Equipment Maintenance Operator
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Department: Operations
Reports to: Assistant Manager, Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent GENERAL DESCRIPTION / PURPOSE: If you're the best at what you do, get paid to do it and come work at Loram. No rail experience is necessary, we will train. In this field-based position, we are looking for people with technical skills in mechanical, electrical, hydraulic or machine operations. These are very exciting times for Loram. We are proud to say we are growing and have continued to expand our business globally. The Rail Equipment Maintenance Operator is responsible for safely and efficiently supporting crew members with the operation and maintenance of Loram's maintenance machines, equipment, and on track vehicles in accordance with guidelines set forth by the FRA, our customers, and Loram's rules and standard operating practices. New Hire Training Incentive: $1,000 at 90 days & $1,500 at 6 months (dependent on job performance) PAY: $20.00 PER HOUR + Generous Over-Time Time and a half is paid after 40 hours per week. Typical work hours are up to 12 hours per day and up to 72 hours per week. Hours may be longer or shorter depending on operational needs. Room for advancement: 90% of Rail Equipment Maintenance Operators who are employed with the company for 2 years receive a promotion in that time and 50% will have received at least 2 promotions. Loram offers medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, 401K with 150% match up to 6%, and many other great benefits! Loram pays for hotel/motel rooms and all work-related travel to and from the job site (flights, buses, etc.). Per diem is not offered. Employees are responsible for all personal expenses including, but not limited to food, phone and laundry. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able to travel 100% of the time, including international, using any method of transportation
  • Must be able to perform physically strenuous work outdoors in all types of weather
  • Work will require extended time away from home
  • Must be available to work irregular hours, including holidays, weekends, days and nights for long periods of time
  • Can tolerate variable and sometimes extreme physical conditions during visits or inspections of company equipment in a railroad environment
  • Ability to apply high levels of cognitive, analytical, retention and reasoning skills
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check and motor vehicle record
  • Once a new hire, there is an expectation for a successful completion of Loram's new hire training class and passing a physical, drug and alcohol screen
  • Must be able to speak English fluently
  • Must have a current valid driver's license PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Experience: 1+ years demonstrated technical skills; mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and/or machine operations WORKING CONDITIONS: This position is considered a safety sensitive role. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • Can stand, sit, walk, reach, balance, stoop, kneel for long periods of time
      • Ability to lift tools and equipment of 75lbs or greater
      • Can hang onto grab irons or ladders, sometimes for extended periods of time
      • Can see up close, distances, colors and has use of peripheral vision and depth perception
      • Can pass a hearing test If you apply for this position, the beginning stages of communication will be conducted via email. Please check your email regularly. Loram is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. REV 11.7.23

Keywords: Loram, Belleville , Rail Equipment Maintenance Operator - Illinois, Professions , Belleville, Illinois

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