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Progress Rail Services Corp. Maintenance Mechanic in Raceland, Kentucky

Auto req ID: 4571BR
Posting Title: Maintenance Mechanic
Job Category: Hourly/Production
City: Raceland
State: Kentucky
Alternative Work Location: Raceland, KY

Company Description

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, 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 cradle-to-grave 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 all their rail needs. Forging the bridge between ideas and success, our talented and innovative team members work together to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. As part of a vibrant, global network of business operations, each and every member of our team is important to our success. With headquarters in Albertville, Ala., more than 7,000 dedicated employees serve customers through a network of close to 150 locations around the world. For more information, visit and follow @Progress_Rail on Twitter and YouTube.

Job Purpose

Support role to help maintain inventory and facility maintenance.

Key Job Elements

• Operate the pusher to move locomotives around property;

• Act as a ground man for switching;

• Remove parts from units using hand tools, lifting bars, and possibly torches;

• Operate the crane at times – sometimes acting as a rigger for another operator;

• Operate forklifts to move materials and load/unload trucks;

• Perform facility maintenance as needed;

• Complete any documentation needed for the material movements;

• Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts to mechanical;

• Sustain a safe and efficient working environment;

• Comply with all plant safety, OSHA and environmental regulations.

Education / Training

• Prefer High School Education or GED.

Qualifications and Experience

• 5+ years of manufacturing/maintenance experience;

• Experience in operating overhead crane and mobile equipment;

• Must be able to repair overhead cranes, tools, welding machines and other plant equipment;

• Must be able to work independently to accomplish assigned tasks in a specific amount of time;

• Read precision instruments and gauges;

• Capable use of hand and power tools;

• Work from heights over 6”;

• Push/pull/carry up to 50 lbs;

• Knowledge and familiarity with mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment;

• Proven industrial maintenance experience;

• History of strong problem solving and continuous improvements;

• Able to identify and requisition replacement parts;

• Strong attention to detail;

• Willingness to learn new techniques, processes and procedures;

• Competence in computer skills;

• Strong communication skills;

• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form.


Progress Rail Services Corporation and its subsidiary and affiliate companies offer an excellent total compensation package* including competitive salary, 401(k) plan with company match, available medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance along with flexible spending and paid vacation and holidays. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.

*Benefits eligibility differs by job position and employment status - governing plan documents control such benefits..


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