• Mechanic

    Job Locations US-IN-Merrillville
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview



    Responsible for diagnosis of mechanical failures, execution of required repairs, rebuilds, routine service delivery for Cranemasters preventative maintenance program and providing emergency repairs in the event of a vehicle/equipment failure that occurs in the field.  Ensures that all work is performed with emphasis on safety and quality.  Ensures that all activities are carried out in a safe, effective, professional, and efficient manner so as to protect employees and the assets of the Company.



    • Applies mechanical skills/knowledge to diagnose/troubleshoot mechanical failures, following standard procedures completes complex repairs/rebuilds/modifications. Performs other maintenance tasks as required to ensure the safe and reliable operation of Cranemasters vehicles and equipment including: cranes, dozers, excavators, trucks, diesel engines, etc.
    • Performs preventative maintenance in compliance with Cranemasters PM program. Utilizes knowledge and experience accessing mechanical conditions, recommends repair/replacement of parts/belts, etc., performs work after obtaining approvals.
    • Timely and accurately completes required documentation such as work orders, time sheets, warranty claims, quality/inspection documents, PM documentation, etc. Records detailed information as required including mileage, hours, date and work/repair description.  Ensures that documentation is legible and understandable.
    • Routes requests for emergency repairs to the Shop Foreman/Manager to ensure priority assignments are not interrupted.
    • Maintains a clean/safe work area, assists team members in maintaining the cleanliness of the shop, ensures that tools are in good repair and returned to designed location when work has been completed.
    • Completes required training for safety procedures, enhancement of technical skills and professional development.
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • High School Diploma/GED AND trade school/or dealership/factory service training in diesel mechanical repair/maintenance that would be equivalent to an Associate’s degree and five years of on-hands repair and maintenance of heavy equipment; professional certifications related to maintenance and repair of heavy equipment (ASE). DOT and FMCSA knowledge/experience preferred.  Possession of state/federal inspection license preferred.
    • Possession of CDL-A or CDL-B preferred.
    • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Strong communication and organization skills.
    • Proficient computer skills. Must be able to complete and maintain maintenance/service records, complete purchase orders/work orders, etc.
    • Able to read, write and speak English
    • Must pass qualification tests as required (includes E-Rail Safe and other training/safety programs).
    • Must meet 24/7 availability in order to respond to emergency calls for service including weekends and holidays. 


    • Constant bending / twisting / stooping / walking / talking / sitting / standing / kneeling / climbing / bending / carrying materials/parts
    • May work in a variety weather conditions.
    • Working extended hours.
    • Regular lifting of up to 50 pounds; loads in excess of 50 pounds and which can be reduced, should be made lighter.
    • Employee must obtain assistance when lifting items weighing more than 75 pounds, or items which present ergonomic challenges in lifting/movement/placement.

    NOTE:  Cranemasters is a 24/7 emergency service provider to the railroad industry and as such, our employees are subject to work outside of normal working hours including nights, weekends and/or holidays.


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