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Union Railroad Company – Diesel Locomotive Mechanic

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Since the late 1800’s, the Transtar companies consist of a group of rail carriers have been an important component in this country’s industrial development. Moving billions of tons of raw materials to manufacturing sites. Transporting finished products to market. Storing and handling bulk commodities. Providing rail transport services to hundreds of satisfied customers throughout the nation’s industrial heartland.

The Diesel Locomotive Mechanic is a Maintenance of Equipment – Locomotive Department position of Transtar’s Union Railroad Company. The Diesel Locomotive Mechanic is responsible for the inspection, repair, and maintenance of diesel locomotives and mechanical road/shop equipment in field and shop environments.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Receives instructions regarding work to be done.
  • Determines materials and required tools for the job.
  • Inspection, maintenance, repairs and troubleshooting of diesel locomotives, and mechanical shop equipment.
  • Communicates written and/or verbal findings of inspections to Supervisor.
  • Performs disassembly, repair, replacement, rebuild, re-assembly, installation, adjustment, alignment, and lubrication activities on mechanical equipment.
  • Works independently designing and fabricating various brackets, structural supports, etc. as needed.



  • Valid driver’s license is required.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) is required.
  • A minimum of 3 years work experience in the mechanical maintenance field with an emphasis in diesel powered engines, troubleshooting, repairs, overhauls and fuel/lubricating systems is required.
  • 4 years of work experience with welding/burning and metal fabrication is preferred.
  • The ability to use precision measuring tools is preferred.
  • Locomotive experience – running repair, truck overhaul, EMD engine experience or formal railroad locomotive maintenance training is preferred.
  • Technical training related to machinist/mechanic work, alignment of rotating equipment, compressed air brake maintenance, and heavy equipment maintenance is preferred.
  • Locomotive electrical training is a plus.
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and on-call is required.
  • A minimum of one year outdoor and industrial work experience is required.
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions is required.
  • Performing manual labor and lifting in excess of 50 pounds is required.

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