Steam Locomotive Mechanic (TERR)

This position is for a Steam Locomotive Mechanic whose responsibilities will focus on repairing, rebuilding and operations of steam and diesel locomotives along with maintaining and repairing our fleet of vintage passenger cars. This is a hands-on position that will allow a self-starting candidate to thrive.  


Key Responsibilities 

  • Maintain and rebuild steam and diesel locomotives for use on the excursion train 
  • Must have a working knowledge of train operations, current 49CFR242 and/or 49CFR240 qualifications preferred.  
  • Must be able to think quickly on the job and safely perform the duties assigned.  
  • Must understand air brake and mechanical system of a train and locomotives and pass a written test to verify competency. 
  • Inspect, service, and maintain daily tourist operations to ensure a successful trip. 
  • Perform car maintenance and repair functions, including daily and periodic inspections and repair 
  • Operate and fire locomotives and utilize proper practices in their operation 
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with team members, customers, and management 
  • Collaborate with other members of team to ensure an efficient operation 


Position Qualifications 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required 
  • Three (3) years of experience in the steam locomotive mechanical field preferred 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license 
  • Available be able to travel, including holidays 
  • Basic knowledge of electrical and mechanical equipment and repair 
  • Must be able to work any day of week depending on workload and requirements 
  • Must be able to climb ladders, use hand tools, operate a locomotive, and worked in confined spaces such as inspections pits, generator rooms, and electrical cabinets 
  • Must also be committed to promoting a safe workplace 
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds 
  • Able to work outside in all weather conditions 
  • Must be able to climb inside and outside of equipment, and be able to operate heavy equipment, cranes, forklifts, jacking equipment and specialty equipment 


Desired Skills 

  • Metal Fabrication and welding experience  
  • Manual machinist 


Additional Information 

  • Applicant must be currently authorized to work permanently in the United States 
  • Applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check 

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