Diesel Mechanic
CSX 256 reviews - Readville, MA

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Job Summary

Inspect, service, repair and maintain diesel locomotives.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair malfunctions in diesel engines, air brake equipment, running gear or locomotive components

Rivet, bolt, glue, braze or weld to fabricate, modify or design replacement parts for equipment

Fabricate, cut, shape, and perform finish operations using various types of materials

Perform periodic service on locomotives

Move locomotives

Pay Rate

Training Rate - $24.66/hour

Apprentice (1st 345 work days from start date at work location) - 90% of journeyman rate

Apprentice (2nd 345 work days from start date at work location) - 95 % of journeyman rate

Full Journeyman Rate - $27.40/hour


You will attend five weeks of training at the Railroad Education & Development Institute in Atlanta, GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.


Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma/GED

18 years of age or older

Valid Driver's License

One year mechanical experience

One year experience reading and interpreting technical drawings or schematics

Preferred Qualifications

Two years diesel mechanic experience

Completion of a mechanical vocational or trade school program

Basic Competencies

Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications--both general and technical)

Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)

Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)

Mechanical aptitude

Physical Requirements

Heavy work, lifting up to 70 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds on a rare basis

Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis

Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basis

Employment Conditions

Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries

Wear protective equipment such as hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses

Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime and various shift work

Complete annual training and pass safety rules examination

May require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol

Must pass all required assessments

Must pass a background screening

Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test

This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement; membership is required

Environmental Conditions

Work outside in all weather conditions, in confined spaces, and on occasion at elevated heights.

Safety Commitment

Safety is a way of life at CSX, encompassing every aspect of company operations. Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. Not only is it the right thing to do, but when a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers and the communities.

This is a safety sensitive position. The candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a full physical including a drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position. All candidates' safety records will be reviewed and considered when evaluating the candidate pool.

Company Profile

CSX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, is a multi-modal freight transportation company serving customers across North America. Through its primary subsidiary, CSX operates the largest railroad in the eastern United States with operations in 23 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. CSX also includes an integrated intermodal company which serves customers with its own truck and terminal operations as well as a dedicated domestic container fleet. Other CSX subsidiaries provide technology and real estate support to the company. These subsidiaries combine to allow CSX to deliver efficient freight alternatives to customers in a variety of industries, including coal, chemicals, automobiles, metals, agricultural and forest products, food and consumer goods.

CSX Transportation is the largest company in the CSX family employing approximately 30,000 management and union employees. CSXT's primary focus is the operation, maintenance and management of the largest railroad in the eastern United States.

Closing Statement

At CSX, two of the company's core values are People Make The Difference and Safety Is A Way of Life. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.

CSX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.

Primary Location


United States-MA-Readville




Relocation Available



Tax Status


Railroad Retirement

Overtime Status



Closing Date


Apr 29, 2013, 10:59:59 PM

Number of Openings



About this company
256 reviews
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is a transportation company providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. Our...