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Onboard Mechanical Technician

Company: Rocky Mountaineer
Location: Denver
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Rocky Mountaineer is the world's largest privately owned luxury passenger rail service. We are committed to living our values: Create Meaningful Moments, Be One Team, Achieve Extraordinary Outcomes.
Reporting to the Mechanical Manager, the Onboard Mechanical Technician is an integral team member of the Rocky Mountaineer Operations and Mechanical team. The Onboard Mechanical Technician will mainly be responsible for the safe and correct operation of equipment and functionality of various systems on all rail cars and locomotives. This position requires a frequent amount of travel on-board the train during the operating season. This position is guest facing and professional interactions will be a key part of this role.
As a Rocky Mountaineer team member, you will be working alongside a diverse group of people who are committed to working together, supporting our values, and ensuring we are always on brand as a world class luxury rail tour company.
Key Areas of Accountability
--- Lead reliability and performance of equipment while on-board
--- Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair rail car and locomotive components, interior and exterior
--- Operate handbrakes, couple air hoses, disconnect/connect HEP cables and water lines, operate track switches/derails
--- May converse with guests onboard the train to ensure our welcoming environment is a seamless experience
--- Provide timely, accurate reporting to team members and partners
--- Support train movements of passenger rail equipment
--- Provide leadership to workplace safety by role modeling appropriate behavior and enforcing safety rules
--- Provide on the job coaching and guidance to other team members and contractors
--- Troubleshoot diverse equipment types and support cross functional trade defect repairs
--- Willingness to participate in personal development company initiatives
--- Comply with all Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR), General Operating Instructions (GOI), host railway rules/requirements and all other safety policies, procedures, and safety rules
--- Identify, protect, and report safety hazards to management and OH&S Committee
--- Meet or exceed safety and security requirements
--- Maintain basic first aid level provided by Rocky Mountaineer
--- Maintain a clean and safe work area
--- Support the successful execution of the Operating Plan
--- Support safe movement of rail equipment
--- Execute the company's materials handling strategy
--- Support operational and equipment availability requirements
--- Support 5S Lean methodology to seek continuous improvement efficiencies
--- This position may require the ability to train for and perform switching duties
--- Read, understand, and interpret schematics, manuals and other instructions pertaining to equipment
--- High mechanical aptitude and the ability to operate equipment and hand tools
--- Train for the use of equipment and hand tools
--- Execute a successful Maintenance Program
--- Ensure completion of work orders maintaining brand standards, working collaboratively with team members and contractors
--- Execute mechanical and reliability requirements
--- Respond to service failures as required
--- All other duties as assigned
This position is deemed Safety Sensitive and pre-employment testing will be required. Final candidates must successfully pass a safety sensitive medical exam and will undergo medical monitoring as prescribed by regulation. This position requires you to periodically access an active railway area where impaired performance could result in a significant incident affecting the health and safety of team members, guests, the public, property, or the environment.
Education, Certification, Licenses
--- High School Diploma
--- Valid Driver's License and clean driving record
--- Qualification and/or proven knowledge in safe heavy equipment operation such as forklifts, cranes, etc.
--- Qualification and/or proven knowledge in safe small hand tool handling such as grinders, drills, etc.
--- Journeyman or Master Trade Qualification, an asset
--- Previous Qualification under Railway Operating Rules, an asset
--- First Aid Certification, an asset
--- Understanding of mechanical systems such as electrical systems, HVAC systems, communication systems, and pneumatic systems
--- Previous railroad experience is an asset
--- Previous experience in maintaining locomotives and railcars, an asset
--- Previous experience with carpentry, plumbing, and appliance troubleshooting, as asset
--- Familiarity with 480VAC 3 phase electrical systems, an asset
--- Strong coordination and organizational skills
--- High attention to detail with a desire to maintain brand standards
--- Able to take personal accountability, be adaptable, and be a problem solver
--- Familiarity with computer applications
--- Good communication and leadership skills
--- Able to work cross-functionally
--- High mechanical aptitude
Work Environment
--- Frequent travel is required (3-day/2-night round trip per week - Denver, CO to Moab, UT)
--- Hours worked per day range from 10 hours - 16 hours
--- Physical demands may require lifting to 80 lbs. on occasion
--- Rail industrial site that requires walking and sitting throughout the day
--- 24/7 operation that may require varied work schedules
--- Indoor/outdoor working environment

  • $36.05 an hour
  • Eligible for Rocky Mountaineer's Short Term Incentive Plan (STIP) at a target of 7.5% Eligible Benefits
    All team members regularly working 30 hours per week will be eligible for our group benefits plan, which includes:
    • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
    • Short term disability, long term disability, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment policy
    • Travel emergency assistance
    • Business travel accident insurance and business travel emergency medical insurance
    • Vacation time, Sick-time, Company holidays
    • 401(k)plan
    • Rocky Mountaineer is covered under the Railroad Retirement Act. The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) administers the benefits programs covered under the Railroad Retirement Act, including retirement, survivor, unemployment, sickness, and disability benefits. For more information regarding the benefits of the RRB, visit the Railroad Retirement Board website at
      Rocky Mountaineer is an equal opportunity employer, driven by our values of creating meaningful moments, being one team, and achieving extraordinary outcomes. Our strong company culture supports our vision of a diverse, open, safe, and respectful workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all team members.

Keywords: Rocky Mountaineer, Denver , Onboard Mechanical Technician, Professions , Denver, Colorado

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