Machinist Journeyman


(Chicago, Illinois)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About Amtrak
Amtrak connect businesses and communities across the country and move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States.
Responsible for inspection, testing and maintenance of locomotives and rolling stock equipment in accordance with FRA and Amtrak standards and guidelines.
* Performs inspection, testing and maintenance in accordance with 49CFR regulations and Amtrak standards and guidelines. * Responsible for mechanical repairs to drive systems, wheels/wheel sets (trucks), suspension and other components of the propulsion system * Troubleshoots equipment to determine corrective actions and causes of equipment failures. * Calibrates pressure switches and valves in compliance with 49CFR and Amtrak established standards. * Maintains proper care and use of materials, test equipment, machines and hand tools normally associated with assigned job.
Ideal Candidate
* Completion of technical school or apprenticeship program preferred. * Experience in troubleshooting, repair, replacement or rebuilding mechanical equipment and systems * Prefer welding and cutting experience * Experience in the maintenance of railroad equipment preferred * Knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems * Ability to read mechanical drawings * Knowledge and skill in the use of electrical tools, equipment and the measurements necessary to meet established standards * Some computer skills * Ability to read, write and communicate proficiently


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