Kansas City Southern Railway Mechanical Shop Laborer - F&O in Shreveport, Louisiana

Mechanical Shop Laborer - F&O

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POSITION SUMMARY:The objectives of the job are to (1) service and clean the diesel locomotive fleet; (2) operate locomotives between various shop locations and service tracks; (3) clean and maintain repair shop and service areas; (4) operate tools and machines; and (5) assure safety of self and coworkers.


READ AND UNDERSTAND JOB INFORMATION WRITTEN IN ENGLISH. Must be able to read and understand posted bulletins, regulations, rule books, and manufacturer manuals.

COMMUNICATE WITH COWORKERS. Must be able to provide advisory/alert information to coworkers; use discussion to coordinate work with coworkers; use hand signals to direct hostlers.

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION. Must be able to accurately transcribe numbers, letters, or words on to forms, such as supply requisitions and inspection reports.

LEARNING AND MEMORY. Must be able to Learn, recall and apply work procedures and rules relevant to job functions.

PROBLEM SOLVING. Must be able to anticipate, evaluate, and consider the consequences of various actions when required to make on-the-job decisions without benefit of supervision.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES. Must be able to identify and use common shop tools, instruments, and machines described above.

TEAMWORK. Must be able to work in a team environment that requires cooperation with others, offering help when needed, and maintain positive working relationships.

VISION AND HEARING. Must be able to make quick visual inspections and comparisons at near and far distances to determine condition of shop and equipment; must be able to detect and interpret visual color signals and displays (wayside and yard signals, equipment gauges) at near and far distances; depth perception to judge speed and distance of locomotives being moved in service area; hearing sufficient to detect warning signals.

PERFORM PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES. Must be able to exert physical strength sufficient to lift/carry and push/pull objects weighing 25 lbs. frequently and up to 50 lbs. occasionally (often with assistance); occasionally line switches and derails in service areas; climb stairs and ladders and maintain balance on locomotive steps and ladders to gain access to locomotive cab; maintain balance on catwalks and around moving equipment; perform occasional work while bending and stooping; perform occasional overhead work for short periods of time; remain standing or sitting for more than one-half of every work day with the opportunity periodically to change position for comfort.


PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT. Some assignments may be performed out of doors involving exposure to all weather conditions while others may be performed primarily inside major shops; must be able to climb and work at elevations more than 12 feet above ground (infrequently); work may involve exposure to exhaust fumes, water, fuel, oil, and solvents.

JOB SCHEDULE ENVIRONMENT. Must be willing to work shift assignments that may include variable shifts with overtime, weekend, or holidays.

SAFETY ENVIRONMENT. Functions performed on or around moving or rotating equipment and on oil covered ramps and walkways; work involves potential of exposure to solvents, fuel, and oil.

NOTE: This document does not in any way modify or supercede applicable labor agreements, work rules, scope rules, or existing work practices established at local levels.

The duties, responsibilities and qualifications in this posting are representative categories to be used by an applicant in deciding whether to apply for the position. These general guidelines do not constitute an exhaustive list of qualifications or essential functions of the position.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Location

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

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