||JOB DESCRIPTION: To develop and train an entry level employee to attain Journeyman Mechanic status and be able to perform the full range of inspection, troubleshooting, servicing and repair activities, both electrical and mechanical, to locomotives, locomotive cranes, passenger and freight cars, track maintenance equipment, shop equipment, and various heavy equipment utilized throughout the railroad industry. Work is performed in accordance with the Association of American Railroads Rules, Federal Railroad Administration Regulations, APTA, EPA, and OSHA regulations and Alaska Railroad Corporation regulations and specifications.
Duties and Responsibilities: Consists of a combination of self-study correspondence courses and on-the-job practical instruction provided by fully qualified Journeyman Mechanics; written assignments and OJT will include learning industry practices and skills such as: the proper usage of tools and equipment of the trade; reading blueprints, sketches, and technical manuals to understand the functions of the parts or systems, planning and laying out work; troubleshooting HVAC systems, refrigeration systems, electrical and mechanical systems and components; repair and maintenance techniques for all manner of company owned and rental equipment; including, but not limited to locomotives, locomotive cranes, passenger and freight rail cars, on rail track maintenance equipment, standard heavy equipment, and light truck maintenance and repair; learns the rules and regulations that govern the work, including AAR, FRA, APTA, EPA, OSHA and ARRC regulations and specifications; training is heavily structured with required benchmarks that will be met.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED equivalent is required Must have a valid driver’s license; must be capable of lifting 60 pounds; must be capable of obtaining a Class B CDL within one year; must be capable of obtaining a TWIC card within 90 days ;experience or training/education in one of the following is required: Three years of practical work experience in a mechanical or electrical shop, railroad maintenance or repair, equipment maintenance, equipment or building repair or construction environment; completion of the Job Corps Electrical or Mechanical Training Curriculum; completion of NIT or AVTEC (or similar) training in welding, equipment repair, hydraulics, electrical, railroad mechanical repair, accredited HVAC course or closely related field; associate’s degree in welding technology, equipment repair, or closely related field.
All applicants must be registered with the Union, have a current resume on file in the dispatch office, that reflects the qualifications required by the Employer .Applicants must also notify the Anchorage dispatch office that they have or will have completed the on-line application at Workplace Alaska before September 19, 2021, at 11:59 p.m., to be referred to the employer by the Union.