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Locomotive Mechanic

Company: Ellis & Eastern Department: Railroad
Location: Sioux Falls, SD Hiring Manager: Molly J Smith
Closing Date: 08/31/2020 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:

Performs the duties of locomotive mechanic involved in inspecting, repairing, fabricating, and maintaining historic diesel/electric locomotives to meet and exceed FRA regulations for positive, safe and reliable customer experience while maintaining a clean and respectable fleet appearance.


Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations, and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
Inspect equipment components for compliance with FRA, Association of American Railroads (AAR), APTA (American Public. Transportation Association) and CVSR standards.
Diagnoses malfunctions in diesel engines, air equipment, trucks or other components to determine nature of problem and needed repair or replacement.
Perform emergency repairs to locomotives.
Replaces locomotive and diesel engine components including but not limited to wheels or trucks, traction motors, springs, couplers, draft gear assembly, gear cases, cylinder heads, air compressors, and turbo chargers.
Performs daily service of locomotive units: fuels, waters, lubricates and oils; wipes down and cleans unit/windows; checks supplies and drinking water.
Performs periodic and annual inspections and understands FRA regulations pertaining to inspections
Operate light and heavy cranes, fork lifts, car moving equipment, and other various vehicles.
Operate electrical and gas welding equipment to join a variety of metals and alloys; operate acetylene torches for cutting and/or shaping metal parts such as aluminum, cast iron, steel.
Maintain written and computer records for maintenance and repairs as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Typical hours during Production are 6am-5pm M-F. Typical hours during Maintenance are 7am-3pm M-F.
Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED.
Prior Locomotive maintenance experience.
Valid driver’s license.
How To Apply
Concrete Materials/Sweetman/Ellis & Eastern and Rail to Road are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state/federal law.

Apply online at or Mail completed application to Sweetman Construction Co., 1500 North Sweetman Place, Box 84140, Sioux Falls, SD 57118-4140

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.
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MDU Resources Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

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