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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.

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/.

Diesel Technician

Mechanical aptitude / skills / knowledge
High school graduation / GED or equivalent work experience
Valid Driver’s license & good driving record
Able to lift up to 50 pounds
Able to bend, stoop, twist, carry, push & pull and must be able to go up and down steps
Able to reach and lift overhead
Able to utilize mechanical tools & devices
Own tools
Basic arithmetic skills
Able to read / understand books / catalogs / diagrams
Excellent internal / external customer service and communication
Able to effectively work with a team
Able to remain alert and attentive to job duties and safety
Post-offer physical examinations required as condition of employment

Competitive hourly pay, with opportunity for overtime; Paid time off; Health Plan including medical, dental, pharmacy; Life/ADD insurance; FSA, ESOP; 401K

Apply at: https://www.inlandtruck.com/work-at-inland/career-opportunities This form will take less than 2 minutes to complete and our manager will reach out to you.

Diesel Mechanic


The candidate selected for this position may eligible for a signing bonus depending on experience! We are also offering an hourly rate of $21.00 – $31.00/hr depending on experience plus overtime.

We are also pleased to offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits
Join our FAMILY!!! Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping, Kansas Branch for a full-time Mechanic. Reporting to the Branch Manager, this position is responsible for performing regular preventative maintenance on equipment to ensure equipment functions properly. The position analyzes and repairs equipment when it breaks by using tools to repair damage and by replacing parts that cannot be repaired and assists the Service Manager in whatever is necessary to keep equipment running. Because this is a highly competitive business, the hours worked will be irregular with many last minute changes. A mechanic has to be flexible to the needs of the Company and its customers.


Repair and maintain all equipment pursuant to the company’s standards, including regular services, daily maintenance, and all regulatory requirements.
As necessary, drive to jobsite to repair company equipment.
Change oil and filters; lubricate all equipment.
Replace parts or repair all equipment as the work schedule demands.
Welding and metal fabricating – hard face weld on some wear parts. Weld and repair pans and other equipment as needed.
Ensure all trucks meet DOT specifications at all times.
Work overtime as the work schedule demands.

Must be trained in repairs, hydraulic and electrical systems
Must have good welding and metal fabricating skills.
Must own a large variety of tools and a tool box. Employee will be responsible for maintaining these tools and insuring as needed.

Must be able to push, pull and lift up to 75 pounds to an overhead position.
Ability to work outside and inside, around moving objects, vehicles, and machinery with moving parts.
Must tolerate working environment with outside temperatures that include excessive heat, cold, wind, and precipitation.
Must be able to work overtime and weekends when necessary.

Paid time off and holiday pay; Two medical plan offerings (coupled with dental AND vision coverage for no extra charge); Health Savings Account (HSA) with company match ($1,000-$2,000 per year); Company paid Telehealth for virtual doctor visits through our partners at HealthiestYou; Company-paid life and AD&D insurance for employees; Company-paid life insurance for our employee’s spouse/children Voluntary life and AD&D insurance for employees and their spouse/children; Voluntary short-term or long-term disability; Company-funded health savings account; Voluntary dependent/elder care; flexible spending account (elder must be an IRS tax dependent); Company-paid Employee Assistance Program for our employees and their immediate family members; Company-paid Mental Health Wellness for entire household; a 401(k) plan with a company match.

Apply online at https://brundagebone.com/careers/.

Mechanic – Fleet Services

Not all heroes wear capes!

The City of Topeka’s Fleet Services team members are true behind-the-scene heroes, performing preventive maintenance, services and repairs on a wide variety of gasoline and diesel light and medium duty vehicles. They keep our first responders’ vehicles running smoothly so they can keep our community safe.

The Fleet Services team is seeking dedicated, like-minded individuals to join their team. The desired individuals shall have strong communication and interpersonal skills, good computer skills, be highly punctual and reliable, and knowledgeable and interested in the service, maintenance and repair of a diverse fleet of vehicles and specialty equipment.

Minimum qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; vocational school applicable to the mechanics trade is preferred and must have and maintain a valid KS driver’s license applicable to the work requirement for equipment operated and a city insurable driving record. Openings will be filled at the levels below based on qualifications:

Mechanic I requires One (1) year verifiable, full time automotive, truck or heavy equipment maintenance work. Experience can be substituted with the completion of a vocational school program applicable to the mechanics trade.

Mechanic II requires Three (3) years verifiable full time journeyman light automotive, light truck maintenance work.

Master Mechanic – Must possess Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technician certificate and Three (3) years verifiable journeyman experience in diagnosis, repair and overhaul of gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines and automotive mechanical, hydraulic and electrical system maintenance.

Positions are available on first and second shift with potential for emergency response and call back overtime situations.

$19.31 – $23.08 per hour DOQ plus $0.75 cents additional per hour for second shift hours.

For a full position description and to apply online, please visit https://www.topeka.org/careers.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Job Description Summary
The selected candidate will be required to work in a team environment with other co-workers and managers.
• Ensure a safe work environment in compliance with all safety policies and procedures using the appropriate tools and equipment for the task.
• Properly follow all company policies for safe working procedures.
• Report any problems to your manager.
• Follow directions of manager as to daily tasks and expectations for each specific duty.
• Analyze malfunctions and repairs, re-build and maintain equipment including heavy construction equipment.
• Operate and inspect machines and equipment to diagnose defects.
• Dismantle and reassemble equipment using hoists as well as hand power tools.
• Examine parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges.
• Perform record keeping of time and parts used on the appropriate forms.
• Perform general cleaning of work areas and maintenance areas.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Work Requirements
The ideal candidate will:
• Pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.
• Pass a pre-employment “Fit for Work” physical.
• Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers , supervisors and the general public at all times.
• Be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
• Be willing to work nights and weekends when required.
• Report to work at the designated start time.
• Be able to work overtime when required.
• Be willing to work outdoors in extreme temperatures, both hot and cold.
• Must have valid driver’s license and meet the qualifications of the fleet safety program. CDL preferred.
• Strictly adhere to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
• Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations.
• Have the necessary tools to perform position responsibilities.

Education /Experience
• Extensive experience in truck and/or heavy equipment maintenance and repair, including diesels, hydraulic systems and electrical systems.

• Paid Time Off
• Holiday Pay
• Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Accident Insurance
• Short-term disability
• 401 (k) with match

Compensation ranges from $23 – $24/hour. Apply online at www.shilconst.com or apply in person at 9620 E. HWY 24 Manhattan, KS 66502.

E.E.O. POLICY It is the policy of this company to assure that applicants are employed, and those employees are treated, during employment, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, disability, age, gender, veteran status or occupational qualification. Such action shall include, but is not limited to, application procedures, employment, upgrading, promotion, demotion, transfer, rehire, job assignment and classification, recruitment, recruitment advertising, layoff, termination, compensation, leave, fringe benefits, social activities, training and working conditions.

Equipment Mechanic Series Req #203309

This position is located in Topeka within the Bureau of Structures & Geotechnical Services. This position provides mechanical repairs and service for truck mounted drilling equipment and support vehicles and other equipment associated with geotechnical investigations.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

Perform full range of mechanical overhauls and repairs, tune ups, electrical repairs and adjustments on both all drills and support vehicles including both diesel & gas engines, and water pumps for the Bureau of Structures and Geotechnical Services.
Perform routine and annual vehicle inspections and documents issues with the vehicles.
Report to immediate Supervisor, to verify that the proper maintenance and safety equipment is operational.

Hourly Pay Range: $16.56 – $20.13 Employment Benefits: Educational Assistance Program On-the-job training programs Paid Vacation Leave & Paid Sick Leave & Paid State Holidays Group health, dental, vision. Family Oriented Work Environment Basic Life Insurance provided by the State/Optional Group Life Insurance at a reasonable cost. Retirement and deferred compensation programs Employee Assistance Program Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave.

Apply online at https://kdotapp.ksdot.gov/Vacancy/Vacancy.aspx.

Service Technician

 Diagnose issues with Case IH and other agriculture equipment
 Diagnose issues with ATV and lawn and garden equipment
 Communicate parts needs to the parts department
 Perform service repairs and maintenance work on customer equipment
 Some field work involved
 Attend trainings and maintain current knowledge of Case IH and other agriculture
 Maintain a clean workspace
 Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing on the job
 Ability to lift at least 50lbs repeatedly
 Ability to work inside and outside in all temperatures
Required Education: Post-secondary training or willing to attend training
Recommended Qualities:
 Comfortable talking to farmers
 Proficient written and verbal communication skills
 Can work independently
 Computer skills
 Critical thinking
 Attention to detail
 Can work accurately and efficiently

If you are interested, please visit our website at https://www.brunaimplementco.com/ to apply or contact Courtney Hawk at Courtney.H@brunaic.com or call (785) 742-2261 for more information.