Maintenance Tech - Neodesha, KS
Watco Companies 18 reviews - Neodesha, KS

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Focusing on creating and maintaining a safe work environment, maintenance personnel work in and on maintenance and production shops, racks, office buildings, boiler rooms and the shop yard. In general, maintenance personnel clean, lubricate, maintain and repair machinery, electrical and mechanical equipment, structures, plumbing, electrical lines and gear, ventilation, sewers, railroad tracks, roadways, and vehicles at the facility. Maintenance personnel may also perform landscaping and operate vehicles like forklifts, manlifts and cherry pickers. They operate hand and power tools, hoists, cranes, precision measuring and testing instruments, tools for hammering, bolting, screwing, shaping, drilling, grinding, welding, cutting, assembly/disassembly, cleaning, painting, sawing, measuring, testing and other electrical-mechanical tasks. An importance maintenance function is performing routine inspections and testing of equipment and machinery for safety and preventive maintenance purposes. Maintains plant equipment, buildings, grounds and infrastructure to keep operational disruptions to a minimum. Conducts preventative maintenance and inspections of key equipment to minimize breakdowns during production times. Participates in nonconformance root cause investigations, corrective action and monitoring the adequacy of same in their area of responsibility and makes efforts for continuous improvement of quality and the elimination of nonconformances. Read and understand mechanical drawings, electrical schematics and electrical meters. Performs scheduled inspections, makes repairs, and performs preventive maintenance on locomotives in accordance with FRA and customer specifications and following company guidelines and checklists, using hand tools, power tools and precision measuring and testing tools, by performing the following duties. Responsible for the efficient inspection, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and installation of electrical wiring and equipment such as, generators, lighting fixtures and other electrical components, in order to keep plant operating at peak performance and to ensure conformance to required Federal/State, company, and customer specifications. Must be able to operate and troubleshoot 20-80 ton mobile cranes, gantry cranes and track cranes.


Experience with trouble shooting and repair of malfunctions in mechanical, electrical and hydraulic of equipment. A plus to have metal fabrication, oxy fuel cutting torch, air arcing and welding experience. Familiar with tag out-lock out, PPE and fall protection requirements. Also prefer experience in heavy equipment operations such as forklifts and loaders. Due to the wide variety of responsibilities, maintenance personnel should be experienced in working inside and out-of-doors under normal and extreme conditions. They work with and around energized equipment and may work on top of, inside, outside or beneath buildings, other structures, machinery, equipment, vehicles or rail cars. Maintenance Team Members may directly contact hazardous materials or be exposed to fumes, dusts, vapors, odors noise, vibration and ultraviolet (UV) radiation (from welding). These exposures are always changing and may last for several hours and may occur several times per day or week. Levels of exposure will generally be below regulatory limits. Tinted eyewear is worn when welding to protect against UV radiation. Other protective equipment used may include; hard hats, protective footwear, ear protection, eye and equipment used may include; hard hats, protective footwear, ear protection, eye and face protection, work, heat or chemical resistant gloves. In some instances where there is a concern for exposure to airborne contaminants, respirators may be worn.

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