Mechanical Diesel Engines

  • BNSF Railway
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Jul 24, 2018
Full time Engineering Manufacturing

Job Description

Job Location: Houston
Other Potential Locations: Houston, TX 
Anticipated Start Date: Monthly
Number of Positions: 
Salary Range: Approximately $25.34 - $30.17 per hour

$15,000 - $20,000 incentive for candidates that are actively enrolled in an Apprentice program or hold Journeyman status.


Relocation package included for those that are eligible.

All communication with applicants will be done via email.  Please check your email on a daily basis.




Inspect, repair and maintain engine and mechanical components of diesel locomotives.


SAFETY:  Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies and procedures to include wearing required safety equipment, responding to and acting on safety concerns.  May be required to handle hazardous materials.


LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE MAINTENANCE: Repair running gears: wheels, springs, hangers, and brake rigging traction motors.  Test and repair: brake systems, safety appliances, couplers, draft systems, air compressors, safety valves, lube oil pumps filter systems, fuel systems, radiators and shutters.  Install, disassemble, assemble, repair or replace locomotive diesel engine components.  Perform scheduled and preventative maintenance on tools and equipment.


INSPECTING: Inspect locomotive components, diagnose malfunctions in diesel engines, air equipment and trucks.




  • 18 years of age or will be by the anticipated start date listed above
  • Willing to submit to a background review
  • Available to work in geographic area indicated
  • Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Work full-time (40 hrs/wk).  Shifts governed by union agreement and subject to seniority.   Mechanical shops operate 24 hours/day, 7 days/week with three 8-hour shifts including weekends, holidays, overtime.  Available to work any shift required
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
  • Possess valid state-issued driver’s license
  • Able to visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow; hear, and with training, distinguish auditory signals
  • Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling
  • Able to work on uneven surfaces; frequently climb ladders and get on/off equipment; work at various heights including making repairs on atop locomotives
  • Able to: work in conditions with loud noise and fumes; work on/around heavy/moving machinery; bend, walk, stand, sit for extended time; use hand tools
  • Follow safety policies and procedures; wear required personal protective equipment
  • Possess a valid Class B CDL or able to obtain one within 60 days of employment


Training: Company-paid on-the-job.


Relocation: Assistance not available.


Work Conditions: Extreme all-weather conditions; uneven surfaces; safety sensitive work environment.


Probationary Period: Journeyman = 60 days; Apprentice = 122 days.


Travel:  Minimal.


Shifts/Hours: Full-time (40 hrs/wk), subject seniority and governed by union agreement, assigned shift may be one of three 8-hour shifts; Mechanical shops operate 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.


Union: International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers.