Chief Mechanical Officer - Ann Arbor
Watco Companies 3.220 reviews - Ann Arbor, MI

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SUMMARY: Will perform routine maintenance and repair of railroad locomotives along with performing Chief Mechanical Officer duties of coordinating the activities of the repair facility. The CMO is responsible for daily reports, parts ordering, locomotive maintenance scheduling and working within a planned budget.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:
• Implementation of and compliance with the company safety plan.
• Constantly searching for both safe and productive ways of performance
• Compliance with confidentiality policy as stated in company employee manual.
• Coordinate daily locomotive needs with the dispatcher or local management.
• Comply with the guidelines set forth by the FRA on Personal Blue Signal Protection of Workers.
• Maintain locomotives and compile records to comply with FRA and company rules and regulations.
• Perform air tests, inspect and repair of locomotives or components for structural defects and wear according to FRA and manufacturing guidelines.
• Maintain a reliable inventory of material for the proper maintenance of locomotives.
• Rules compliance with all rules, regulations and programs including drug and alcohol.
• Possess working knowledge of the proper use of various wear limit gauges and testing equipment.
• Must possess the ability to complete written forms and reports as well as necessary Federal Railroad Administration reports pertaining to Machinist Foreman position responsibilities.
• Must become familiar with state and federal regulations as it relates to the railroad industry.
• Must be able to perform emergency repairs and re-railing of railroad rolling stock.
• Must have the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret and delegate a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
• Must have a working knowledge of and be familiar with various types of tools and equipment such as, but not limited to, welders, torches, hammers, jacks, and various types of other mechanical, pneumatic, and hand tools pertaining to the construction and maintenance of locomotives.
• Develop the skills of subordinate employee(s) to assure highly qualified successors are in place


• High School diploma or equivalent.
• Must have completed a three year Railroad Apprenticeship or have four years experience in some other mechanical field.
• Working knowledge of FRA and OSHA regulations as it pertains to locomotives and repair facilities.

About this company
3.220 reviews
Watco Companies (WCI) offers a wide-range of railcar services. Subsidiary Watco Transportation Services (WTS) runs 20-plus short-line...