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Entry Level Diesel Locomotive Mechanic – Wausau, WI

Starting Pay $20.00 – $22.00 per hour


The Entry Level Locomotive Mechanic inspects, repairs and maintains locomotives consistent with company polices. Team member will be required to perform mechanical related maintenance as required. The ability to work with others to be productive is essential to the success of this position, the company, and all team members. All team members in the entire organization are to treat each other in the same manner that they would expect to be treated themselves.

We will provide on the job training.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Implementation of and compliance with the company safety plan.
Tolerate no less than a respectful work place.
Develop and sustain an environment where all obstacles of success are constantly communicated to everyone affected.
Communications between all parties are absolutely clear.
Constantly searching for both safe and productive ways of performance.
Compliance with confidentiality policy as stated in company employee manual.
Coordinate locomotive mechanical department functions with all other departments.
Comply with the guidelines set forth by the FRA on Personal Blue Signal Protection of Workers.
Work with customers to assure a level of customer service consistent with company goals.
Work with connecting railroads to assure efficient interchange of cars and locomotives.
Perform air tests, inspect and repair locomotives or components for structural defects and wear according to FRA and manufacturing guidelines.
Rules compliance with all rules, regulations and programs including drug and alcohol.
Be proficient and knowledgeable on the interchange rules as they pertain to locomotives.
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 position responsibilities.
Must possess the ability to become a qualified locomotive inspector according to the FRA regulations.
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 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
Other responsibilities as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience

High School diploma or equivalent.
Must have completed a three year Railroad Apprenticeship or have four years railroad related experience or five years experience in some other mechanical field.

Reading & Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and federal and state regulations.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of this organization. Ability to write and update rules and manuals to assure continuous compliance with all federal regulations.

Certificates and Licenses

Must possess valid driver’s license and be insurable by company insurance provider to drive and operate company vehicles and equipment as necessary.
Must have the ability to become a qualified Service Engineer according to Federal Railroad Administration regulations and will be required to perform electrical duties as required.

Apply online at http://www.watco.com/careers.

Railcar Repair Technician – Cherryvale, KS

Starting Pay: $18.00 – $19.00 per hour


The Railcar Repairman reports directly to the Railcar Supervisor and is responsible for the inspection, maintenance, and repairs of railcars in accordance with FRA and AAR regulations. This includes inspecting and repairing railcars daily in compliance with FRA and AAR rules.

This Railcar Repairman description is general and illustrative of the type of duties required for this position. This description is not all inclusive and is not meant to be a detailed description of each and every duty performed by the incumbent.

Class B CDL Preferred

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Inspect, repair, and maintain railcars to ensure safe and efficient repair in compliance with FRA and AAR rules and regulations.
Able to use various tools to include impact wrench, air guns, grinders, and cutting torches in all positions to make repairs to railcars safely and efficiently.
Able to operate equipment such as a forklift, crane, welder, and wheel truck.
Work with Railcar Supervisor to maintain record keeping for railcar repairs and billing records.
Read and accurately interpret company documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and federal and state regulations. Should have a general understanding of reading blueprints and other technical materials.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Must be able to pass and or obtain all reporting, testing, and certifications as required for this position.

Skills and Abilities

High school education or general education (GED) or 3 to 6 months job-related experience; or equivalent of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions and solve problems furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Compensation begins at $18/hour. Apply online at http://www.watco.com/careers.

Heavy Equipment Service Technician

As a Heavy Equipment Service Technician, you play a key role to our excellent customer service satisfaction reputation. You will work with service management and primarily be responsible for providing timely and accurate repairs on all brands of heavy machinery. This will include troubleshooting, machine evaluation, repair, testing, and documentation.

About Us
RoadBuilders is the premier Komatsu and Takeuchi dealer in the Midwest. We are a second-generation family-owned company that strives for service excellence, unmatched customer service, and second to none employee satisfaction. With six locations covering four states, we offer a wide range of machinery to our customers and exciting opportunities to work, grow and succeed. Come join our dedicated team and be a part of a growing company!

Compensation and Benefits
• Competitive pay based on experience and performance
• Health, dental and vision insurance
• Accident, disability, and life insurance
• 401k with company match
• Paid vacations and holidays
• Company uniforms/gear provided
• Career advancement opportunities
• Professional and positive work environment

Position Specific Compensation and Benefits
• Paid OEM and onsite training
• Tool reimbursement program
• Boot and safety glasses reimbursement

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Complete diagnostics, troubleshooting, and appropriate repairs and rebuilds on Komatsu, Takeuchi, Bomag, NPK, Gradall, Metso equipment with little to no direct supervision
• Reference and interpret service, parts, and diagnostic software to determine problems/malfunctions and to verify repair specifications and parts needed
• Meet time requirement guidelines
• Escalate unresolved issues to Technical Communicators for further research and assistance
• Accomplish repair by following parts ordering process, completing service reports, and giving appropriate verbal or written communication in email or service reports
• Maintain a professional appearance when visiting the corporate office
• Perform other duties as assigned by manager

Required Qualifications and Experience
• A minimum of 2 years of successful hands-on experience or equivalent combination of technical training and in shop experience in Heavy Equipment repair
• High school diploma or GED
• Proficient with a laptop computer, wireless hotspot, and Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Outlook etc.)
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to carry, push, and lift up to 60lbs
• Ability to climb and stand for extended periods of time
• Able to work in all types of weather conditions (heat, cold, wind, rain, dust, and dirt)
• Valid driver license including a clean driving record subject to background check
• Must provide your own hand tools required to perform work efficiently

Preferred Qualifications and Experience
• Heavy equipment service experience
• Dealership or rental service experience
• Experience with Komatsu and/or Takeuchi equipment
• Excellent customer service skills
• High level self-motivation
• A can-do attitude
• Detail oriented
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.

Compensation ranges from $20-$30/hour based on education and experience. Please apply online or send your resume to recruiting@rbmsco.com.


This position would be responsible for helping to haul boats from a local lake to the store for the winter months including winterizing engine and et al. Company would prefer someone with mechanical knowledge.

Compensation: hourly, full-time or part-time; benefits for full-time employee include medical, paid vacation and holidays.

Apply in person at Lakeside Marine Service, 1444 SW Auburn Road, Topeka, Kan. 66615. Or send your resume to marilyn@lakesidemarinetopeka.com.

Service Technician Intern

Title: Service Technician Internship (2022-2023)
Locations: Dodge City, Ellsworth, Garden City, Great Bend, Marysville, Herington, Ottawa, Pratt, Salina, S. Hutchinson, Syracuse NE, Topeka, Wamego, Wichita
Employee Status: Temporary (Internship)
To provide hands-on learning experiences and opportunities to develop mechanical and diagnostic skills for students who are pursuing an Associates of Applied Science in Agriculture Power/Technology, Diesel & Heavy Equipment or Diesel Technology.
Job Responsibilities:
Understand the mission, vision, and values of KanEquip and the goals and expectations of the service department.
Preform pre-delivery set ups and inspections on new equipment and basic service work as assigned.
Develop skills to diagnose and repair hydraulic and electrical systems, engines, and fuel systems.
Work with online parts and service information systems
Develop skills to complete reports and forms for service operations in a timely and accurate manner.
Assist other diesel technicians and other departments to bring value and customer service to our stakeholders.
Engage in trainings, mentoring, and feedback surveys
Attend social and networking events.
Hours and Benefits:
During the school year, hours are available based on class schedule and location need. During the summer interns should expect 40+ hours per week.
Interns will be assigned a mentor for career development, guidance, and motivation.
Scholarships and educational expense repayment available upon completion of internship.
KanEquip branded apparel and items.
Complete the NAEDA Service Technician Test
Completed 1 year of schooling in an Agriculture Power/Technology, Diesel & Heavy Equipment or Diesel Technology program.
Owns mechanic tool set appropriate for the work required.
Passion to learn methods, tools, materials, and techniques to diagnose and repair diesel and agricultural equipment.
An understanding in diesel engines, hydraulics, electronics and electrical systems and precision ag systems.
Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with parts, sales and service personnel and customers.
Ability to lift 75 pounds as required without assistance.
Acceptable Motor Vehicle status

Apply online at https://www.kanequip.com/careers/.

Lead Rental Technician

With convenience at our core, The Home Depot Rental allows you to save time and get the job done faster. In addition to a wide assortment of pro-grade tools, equipment, trucks, and trailers, we offer knowledgeable, resourceful, and dependable associates who are ready to provide solutions that will help finish the job or project at hand.

The Home Depot Rental operates in over 1100 locations of The Home Depot across the US and Canada, offering large towable equipment, tools, trucks and trailer rental along with on-site equipment delivery. The large equipment fleet includes trenchers, chippers, mini-excavators, skid steers, aerial work platform equipment, and tractor loader backhoes among others. With a large team of highly trained technicians, shop techs, and VIP Delivery Technicians and customer care associates throughout the United States and Canada.

*Must be twenty-one years of age or older to drive in a DOT capacity


This position reports directly to the Regional Rental Manager (RRM), and follows the daily priorities as set by the Rental Field Operations Manager (FORM) and RRM. The Lead Rental Technician (LRT) is a skilled technician, adept at performing a full range of equipment repairs on light construction equipment.

10% Collaborate with Customers and Peers – Communicates with other technicians, store associates, and customers in order to fully understand the mechanical problems being reported
10% Manages Parts Inventory – Obtains parts needed for repairs, while maintaining accurate parts inventory
10% Plan Repairs – Reviews Down Equipment Report and communicates with Rental Field Operations Manager to prioritize repairs and service calls
60% Repair and Maintain Equipment – Diagnose, maintain and repair all components of the machine, including gas and diesel engines, hydraulics, electrical systems, fuel systems, and brake systems
10% Work Documentation – Utilizes company technology platform to document all work performed on equipment, including labor, and parts

This position typically reports to Regional Rental Manager
This position has 0 Direct Reports

Typically in a comfortable environment but with regular exposure to factors such as temperature extremes, moving machinery, loud noise, and fumes which cause noticeable discomfort or a moderate risk of accident or illness.

Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time.

Pay is negotiable. Apply online at  https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_homedepot/external/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=412234&localeCode=en-us.

Mobile Diesel Technician

Full time; Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm
The Schneider maintenance team has an immediate need for a skilled and safety minded Senior Mobile Diesel Technician to perform on-site truck, container and trailer repairs. As a member of the Schneider team, you will work remote, on-site at one of our customer locations completing routine repair work in the areas of tire changing, minor/moderate engine work along with electrical, hydraulic and accident repairs. With Schneider, you are part of a sustainable, environmentally conscious company, with a commitment to our communities and a resilient, values-based culture that drives safety, integrity respect and excellence in all we do!

About the Role:

Repair or replace components on the body, trailer, chassis, and container to include roofs, panels and side posts, rail splice / replacement, door header and doors, sub-frames, floors, prop legs, landing gear, and accident repair. Accident repairs on trailers may include welding and complex component changes (frame rebuilds, etc). Some locations may require repair and replacement of lift gates, roll-up door, and congear.
Inspect components including: loose tie rod ends, kingpins, wheel bearing, hood adjustment, and air ride height etc.
Communicate with internal customers including other shop associates, drivers, and operations leaders on repair stances, wait times, reasons for repair decisions and status updates.
As an Associate you will enjoy:

Competitive hourly wages: Up to $34.00 per hour starting pay for Senior Mobile Diesel Technicians (based on experience).
Additional $1.50 per hour on second and third shift, plus an additional $.65 per hour on weekends.
Paid vacation, flex days and Holiday pay as well as a company matched 401K, fully funded Retirement and Profit Share plan
Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Short Term Disability and Life Insurance, and wellness programs available to include smoking cessation & adoption benefits, flexible spending account
Clean, safe working environment, with company paid training, safety shoe program and uniforms provided by the company
Education reimbursement program plus individual development opportunities, active leadership involvement and more than 170 online personal development courses

Apply online at https://schneiderjobs.com/search-diesel-jobs/details/221999.

Our ideal candidate will have:

Technical degree, certificate or diploma in engines, diesel technology, electronics, related systems or a minimum of two years of industry experience
Must have a valid driver’s license and meet the Schneider hiring criteria (includes annual DMV checks)
Annual Vehicle Inspector Certification and Brake Inspector Certification (Per Department of Transportation requirements)
Annual DOT physical required, must meet Schneider hiring criteria
Ability to work independently with little supervision and proven effective written and oral communication skills
Be able to provide own tools within 30 days of hire
Company Overview:

Schneider is a premier provider of transportation and logistics services. Our legacy started in 1935 with one truck and a dream. Since then, Schneider has been safely delivering superior customer experiences and has grown to become a multi-billion dollar leader offering one of the broadest service portfolios in the industry. Schneider’s development and use of cutting edge technology is revolutionizing the industry. Always delivering, always ahead.

The Schneider Way:

We treat our customers, associates, shareholders and suppliers with integrity, dignity and respect.
We are a desirable employer due to our dedication to achieving mutually beneficial, lasting relationships.
We are a responsible member of the community.
Core Values:

Safety-first and always
Integrity in every action
Respect for all
Excellence in all that we do
Rise to the challenge and become a part of the Schneider family. Be the difference with a leader in an industry that impacts the world. Apply today at http://www.schneiderjobs.com.

Schneider is an equal opportunity employer.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Our history has taught us that treating everyone with dignity and respect is vital to our ongoing success. We embrace and seek out diversity that is inclusive of thought, race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, age, religion, sexual orientation, ability, medical condition, veteran or military status, experience and background. We find that this diversity and openness ensures that all our associates have equal access to opportunities and resources to contribute fully to the organization’s success, and it fuels innovation, improves strategic thinking and cultivates leadership.

Diesel Technician

EVCO Wholesale Foods has an opening for a Diesel Technician. This is a full-time, hourly, Monday-Friday position. Qualified applicant will have the skills to repair trucks & perform general preventative maintenance work for our fleet of tractors and refrigerator trailers per DOT and EVCO standards. Must possess keen trouble shooting talent and be knowledgeable to work on diesel equipment, transmissions, electrical and brake systems. Ideal candidate would also have experience in Thermo King Refrigeration Systems and/or minor body work. Applicant must have good communication skills. Must have own tools. Competitive salary with full benefits.

Hourly pay benefits include: health insurance, paid time off, dental insurance 401(k), life insurance, employee discount.

Apply online at www.evcofoods.com or submit resume to hr@evcofoods.com or apply at 309 Merchant St. EVCO Wholesale Foods is an equal opportunity employer.

Field Service Technician

Full Job Description:
Petroleum Equipment Incorporated of Kansas City specializes in providing parts and contracting services needed to construct and maintain retail, commercial, industrial, fleet, aviation and marina fueling operations. Our services include fuel system design, project management, installation, start-up, equipment maintenance and parts replacement. Our Pledge is “Doing it Right, on Time, the First Time, Every Time”. This mindset has held true over 25 years and continues to define our customer-centric, details-focused approach to business to this day.

The Field Service Technician, will provide onsite and first level support to PEI customers. Our Field Service Technician is a self-motivated, self-directed, meticulous, punctual, and work independently in a fast-paced environment. They strive to provide a great customer experience by arriving on-site quickly, accurately diagnosing problems, as well as fast repair times. Multi-tasking, effective listening, and clear communication are key to the success of this position. This position reports to the Product Support Leader; and will have the opportunity to grow into additional responsibility and leadership, as the company grows and expands.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Provide service and customer support during field visits or dispatches
• Tie workflow to schedule
• Manage all on site installation, repair, maintenance and test tasks
• Diagnose errors or technical problems and determine proper solutions
• Produce timely and detailed service reports
• Document processes
• Operate vehicle in a safely manner and use field automation systems
• Follow all company’s filed procedures, safety measures and protocols
• Cooperate with technical team and share information across the organization
• Comprehend customer requirements and make appropriate recommendations/briefings
• Build positive relationships with customers

• Technical School or 5+ years equivalent experience in a comparable industry
• Familiarity with mobile tools and applications
• Proven Field Service experience
• Ability to troubleshoot, test, repair and service technical equipment
• Ability to work flexible shifts and adapt to changing work schedules
• Ability to build, maintain, and contribute to a positive team workplace
• Meets productivity standards, quality metrics, and completes work in a timely manner
• Adhere to compliance requirements at all times
• Critical thinking, quick decision making, and using reason while dealing with emotional topics
• Identify and resolve issues timely by gathering and analyzing information skillfully, developing alternative solutions
• English literacy, speaks clearly and persuasively in a positive manner even in negative situations
• Excellent attention to detail and accuracy of work
• Technical competence with mechanical functions and specialized equipment repair

Benefits: Competitive Pay • 401(k) and 401(k) matching • Dental, Vision & Life insurance • Disability insurance • Health insurance • Paid time off

Please email your cover letter and resume to: Angie Miller, product support manager, at amiller@peiofkc.com.

Diesel Technician

Job Duties
Perform all levels of repair and preventative maintenance on heavy machinery, diagnose and troubleshoot problems, make recommendations for repairs and perform critical repairs and adjustments
Remove and install parts, disassemble and assemble components, and test and adjust assemblies with minimal supervision
Test and verify correct operation of all repairs and adjustments
Develop and maintain long-lasting working relationships with customers

Ideal Candidate will know:
Basic mechanical knowledge including electrical and hydraulics
General knowledge of basic hand tools, air tools, precision measuring tools and instruments
Must be able to read and comprehend specifications, service and parts literature, technical bulletins and other related publications

Compensation: $18-$40/hour depending on experience. To apply, contact Jennifer at jennifer.klass@prologistix.com.