• Mechanic (Engine Line)

    Progress Rail Services Corp.Mayfield, KY 42066

    Job #2502421341

  • 8397BR

    PRS Facility Location:

    Mayfield, KY Locomotive - 260

    Job Purpose:

    This position will work on the engine line in one of the following areas: teardown, components, wash, mag / dimension, cam/crank, hole repair, initial or final assembly.

    Req ID:


    Company Description:

    Railroads transport goods and people millions of miles every day. At Progress Rail, we believe in going the distance with them. We are looking for talented and innovative team players to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. Build a long-term career with opportunities for growth and advancement as part of a vibrant network of close to 200 global locations. Our innovative team members work together to forge the bridge between ideas and success!

    As a Caterpillar company, Progress Rail 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 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 their needs.

    Learn how we keep our customers rolling by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn, and by visiting ~~~ .

    Education / Training:

    • High School Education or GED;

    • Certified/Licensed Mechanics OR Diesel, Automobile, Aircraft Heavy Equipment, Farm Equipment.

    Job Title:

    Mechanic (Engine Line)



    Key Job Elements:

    • Follow written/scope of work instructions and or QWI's consistently, accurately, and safely;

    • Use electric and air operated hand tools accurately and safely;

    • Operate overhead cranes and rolling equipment (i.e tugger and fork truck) accurately and safely;

    • Complete and document jobs in a timely manner per traveler requirements/QWI's/work instructions;

    • Work with little or no supervision consistently, accurately, and safely;

    • Identify different engine models consistently and accurately;

    • Troubleshoot and recognize problems accurately and safely;

    • Read precision instruments and gauges accurately and safely;

    • Keep work area clean and organized consistently and safely;

    • Work as a team and assist other team members as needed consistently and safely.


    • Teardown all models of engines into its basic components;

    • Identify engine components and models of engines;

    • Tag items properly as removed consistently and accurately.


    • Wash and inspect engine components to standard;

    • Must be QA qualified to operate engine block/pan washers.


    • Work one of nine primary workstations, check and requalify:

    1) Accessory end;

    2) Turbo end of engine;

    3) Middle part of engine to include crab kits, flywheel and gears;

    4) Headframes;

    5) Handhold covers, and components;

    6) Top Deck covers;

    7) Exhaust stacks and after cooler housing;

    8) Cam/Lay Shaft;

    9) Gear damper, turbo drives and misc. parts.


    • Certified in Level I & II Mag / Dimension to facility requirements;

    • Conduct basic mechanical requirements of a Machinist;

    • Grade weld and machined surfaces to meet quality standards.

    Hole Repair

    • Conducts basic mechanical requirements of Hole Repair Mechanic III;

    • ust be qualified in Hole Repair Welding / Machining Procedures;

    • Certified in GMAW(Mig) in 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G to facility requirements;

    • Operate plasma cutter and acc. torch consistently, accurately, and safely;

    • Conducts basic fabrication processes.

    Initial Assembly

    • Build up and install crank;

    • Apply power assemblies to engine;

    • Perform water hydro and lead test;

    • Install camshafts and check thrust.

    Final Assembly

    • Install headframes;

    • Assemble and install stacks;

    • Set up front and rear gear train;

    • Install turbo.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • minimum of 1 year experience as a Mechanic, preferably diesel mechanic;

    • Must have basic computer skills;

    • Must have strong Mechanical aptitude;

    • Must have ability to read precision instruments, micrometers, and gauges accurately and safely.


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


    Progress Rail offers an excellent total compensation package,* including competitive salary, paid time off for vacation and holidays, 401(k) plan with company match, medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance and flexible spending accounts. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.

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

    Job Category:

    Production - Hourly

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