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Locomotive Maintenance Technician
Title:Locomotive Maintenance Technician
Job Categories:Installation Maint Repair, Railroad
Regular or Temporary:Regular (employed indefinitely)

Job Summary: Petroleum Service Corporation is looking for an individual to join our Locomotive Maintenance Department. The primary responsibility of a Locomotive Maintenance Technician is to perform predictive / preventative maintenance on locomotives, as well as troubleshoot and repair unplanned locomotive mechanical / electrical issues. If you're looking for a stable, long-term career in a booming industry, then consider joining the PSC family!

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday (Must be available for flexible hours with periodic weekends, overtime, and overnight travel as operational needs require.)

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain locomotives to FRA standards.
  • Utilize EMD locomotive systems.
  • Implement and sustain locomotive inspection and preventative maintenance program in the field at various customer locations.
  • Ability to use and maintain electronic work order/maintenance tracking system.
  • Coordinates, schedules, and performs routine maintenance on equipment and logs pertinent information.
  • Assist operations personnel as needed with locomotive issues.
  • Troubleshoot and repair locomotive mechanical/electrical issues
  • Ability to diagnose problems in a timely manner and determine if it can be fixed with internal resources or referred to a third party provider with special skills and/or equipment
  • Coordinates and assist with third party locomotive maintenance contractors as needed.
  • Must be familiar with and comfortable working around high voltage and rotating equipment

Job Qualifications:

  • Proven trouble shooting skills for mechanical and electrical systems is preferred.
  • Knowledge of EMD locomotives is preferred.
  • Display good organization and communications skills.
  • Must possess a valid TWIC card and driver's license
  • 18 years or older and legally able to work in the U.S.
  • Stable work history with good references from past employers
  • Pass a drug screen, physical, and background check
  • Speak fluent English
  • PSC is a veteran-friendly company. Previous military experience and proven ability to follow procedures is a plus.

Physical Requirements:
You must be able to:

  • Speak, write, read, hear, and have good vision
  • Work outside in environmental conditions which at times include extreme heat or extreme cold
  • Wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) without restriction and pass any medical examination associated with the use of PPE
  • Lift 50 pounds floor to waist
  • Push and pull 50 pounds horizontally
  • Carry 20 pounds while walking
  • Walk 3-10 miles per day
  • Stand 4-8 hours per day
  • Climb stairs and ladders
  • Support oneself on a ladder with two feet and one arm extended for up to five minutes
  • Extend arms through normal range of motion while standing and squatting

Why join the PSC team?

  • As the leader in product handling and site logistics for refineries, chemical producers, and marine transportation providers, Petroleum Service Corporation offers plant jobs with great earning potential and advancement opportunities.
  • We've been in business since 1952 and have a strong reputation for quality service, safety, and environmental protection.
  • Our employees are our #1 asset, and we invest considerable time and resources to train them well, keep them safe, and provide them with opportunities to gain valuable industry experience.
  • The work we do makes a huge impact in our nation's economy. Check out our videos at to learn more.
  • Hear what some of our employees have to say about working for us at

Employee Benefits:

  • A variety of medical insurance options with the company paying a portion of the premiums, as well as affordable plans for dental, vision, accident, and critical illness coverage for employees and their families
  • Company-paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Matching 401(k) plan to help employees save money for retirement
  • Holidays, sick leave, and vacation benefits vary by work group and job classification
  • As a member of the SGS global family, our employees are eligible for group purchasing discounts for new auto purchases, homeowners' and auto insurance coverage, and cell phone service.
  • Safety incentives and bonuses
  • Industry-leading training and development programs

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Petroleum Service Corporation, an SGS company, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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