Mechanical Serv Operator - Loc
Union Pacific 369 reviews - Denver, CO

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Mechanical Service Operators assist in the movement of locomotives in the shop area; perform service, cleanup and fueling of locomotives; and operate a forklift.

Provide locomotives with all necessary materials (drinking water, sand, spare parts, etc.).

Scrape engine car body and spray engine parts with solvents to remove grease, oil, and/or sludge.

Inspect materials, equipment, and machinery for any defects or unsafe conditions.

Clean assigned areas (sweep floors, empty trash, clean parts, and remove residue off of floors).

Operate locomotives between various shop locations, service tracks, and switching areas.

Maintain balance and careful footing on various surfaces working around surrounding equipment and materials.

Line switches and operate derails to assist hostlers.

Lift and carry 40 pounds (frequently) and up to 86 pounds (rarely-often with assistance); push/pull at a minimum of 50 pounds.

Perform air brake tests.

Communicate effectively with team members via hand radio and hand signals on service track.

Accurately transcribe numbers and English words onto forms.

Detect and interpret visual color signals and displays at near and far distances, use depth perception to judge speed and distance of locomotives being moved on service area, and hearing sufficient to detect warning signals.

Safely and effectively operate shop machines and tools such as high-pressure steam cleaning equipment, locomotive cranes, and sand cranes.

Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures, wear prescribed safety apparel; take appropriate action when conditions threaten safety of self or coworkers; ensure equipment and work area are in safe operating condition before starting work..

Required Education, Training, Experience or Skills:
Must be a minimum of 18 years of age

Computer literate and have basic keyboarding skills

Applicants receiving a conditional job offer must pass a color vision assessment to ensure that they are able to perform the essential functions of the job by adequately discerning different colors.

Applicants must have the ability to effectively and accurately understand, interpret, reference, evaluate, organize, and record non-technical and technical information.

Applicants must be able and willing to understand and apply safety rules, practice safe work habits, identify safety risks, and avoid potentially risky behaviors and situations.

Applicants must have the ability to perform basic arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and conversion of fractions into decimals and decimals into fractions to solve practical problems. In addition, applicants must be able to extract relevant information from tables, charts, graphs, and text.

Applicants must have the ability to understand and apply basic mechanical principles to solve mechanical problems.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate and work well both independently and with others.

Applicants must be open to change, take initiative, make meaningful contributions, and take responsibility for the quality and timely completion of one's tasks.

Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. If you have taken the Skilled Craft Battery Test for this position and failed within the last six months, you will not be eligible to apply for this posting. The number of candidates who pass the test and are invited to interview will be based upon hiring needs. Click here to see a sample of the Skilled Craft Battery test.

Agree to all listed job requirements, e.g. pay, shift work, outdoor work, confined spaces, etc.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States

Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations

Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner in order to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s)

Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

Applicants must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Click here for a description of the Physical Abilities Test

Preferred Education, Training, Experience or Skills:
Applicants with basic hand and power tool training or experience.

Mechanical, high-voltage electricity, or electronics experience or education.

Mechanical Experience

On a post-offer basis, Union Pacific will conduct an investigation into newly hired or transferred employees regarding their past employment, state and federal criminal history, military history, driving history, education, professional license or certification verification if job-related, Social Security number, prior drug history, and other job-related information. Individuals must pass a background investigation for employment. Click here for Union Pacific's policy regarding background investigations.

Employment with Union Pacific is contingent upon the successful completion of a medical examination for newly hired or transferred employees. The medical examination includes a drug screen, a color vision exam, and a medical assessment to ensure that candidates can safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. In addition, the company conducts for-cause, post-accident, and random drug and alcohol testing of its employees.

International Brotherhood of Fireman Oilers.

Union membership initiation fee and monthly dues or assessments are required as per the collective bargaining agreement.

There is a probationary period which is governed by the collective bargaining agreement based on territory

These positions are governed by a collective bargaining agreement. Membership to the respective labor union is required

Work Conditions:
Must wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection where the company requires. In addition, they must become respirator certified. They will be working:

Indoors and outdoors, regardless of weather conditions.

At heights of 18 feet or more above the ground.

With, on, and around moving or rotating heavy equipment.

In confined spaces.

Working forty-hour work weeks that may include variable shifts with overtime and work on rest days, holidays and weekends.

Travel may be required

The pay rate for this position is set by the union agreement and cannot be individually negotiated.

Must have zero work related safety violations in the past two years

Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Must practice safe work habits to prevent on the job accidents and injuries. Must utilize all protective equipment assigned

Compliance with the applicable attendance policy is an essential function of this position

Must be willing and able to work around large equipment such as railcars, locomotives and cranes

Job applicants who have previously interviewed for this position regardless of geographical location can only reapply for this position after a period of six months has elapsed from the date of the interview

Please apply only to those locations where you are prepared to live and work.

Union Pacific is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the workplace

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Union Pacific Corporation (UPC) is engaged in the transportation business. The Company’s operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company...