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Progress Rail Services Corp. Locomotive Service Technician in Shreveport, Louisiana

Auto req ID: 4563BR
Posting Title: Locomotive Service Technician
Job Category: Service
City: Shreveport
State: Louisiana

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

Responsible for effectively overseeing the troubleshooting and repair of all mechanical and electrical systems of a locomotive. Work directly with customers and their employees. Work within limits of general policies and procedures with supervisor available to provide guidance as needed.

Key Job Elements

• Troubleshoot and repair all mechanical and electrical parts of a locomotive;

• Maintain safe practices and good housekeeping;

• Train and develop new railroad employees (hourly);

• Maintain records on work and locomotive modifications performed, analyze data and report results;

• Ensure that all governmental agencies' inspection requirements and/or procedures are accounted for and documented;

• Frequent contact with customers;

• Frequent contact with others outside the work group;

• Promote good group relations;

• Research / coordinate special tool and material requirements.

Education / Training


• Associates degree or equivalent experience.


• College Degree.

Qualifications and Experience


• Medium level of oral and written communications skills;

• Medium level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with customers and workforce;

• Medium level of analytical ability where problems are complex;

• Medium level of mechanical and electrical aptitude;

• Knowledge of fundamental inspection and reliability procedures and processes;

• Ability to read Engineering drawings;

• Knowledge of shop practices and basic machinery;

• Willingness to relocate;

• Ability to work as a part of a multi shift seven (7) day a week operation.

This position is eligible for relocation benefits.


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/life/disability insurance coverage 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..


Equal Opportunity Employer – Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/Disabilities