• Mechanic

    Job Locations US-VA-Richmond
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview



    As a full-service railroad contractor, Cranemasters aspires to be the industry leader by providing the most diversified offering of support services and equipment.  This diversification allows Cranemasters to offer a “one stop shop” to our customers, adding value to their businesses while being easy to use.  Through innovative engineering and sound business practices, we are dedicated to meeting our customers’ needs in a safe, professional, cost effective, and expeditious manner while developing employees in an environment built on teamwork and mutual respect.  Learn more at www.cranemasters.com.





    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.

    may be necessary for accomplishment of assigned responsibilities.


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