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Mechanical Machine Builder

Company: Loram Maintance of Way
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

BONUSES of $500 after 30 days of continuous employment and another $1,000 after 120 days of employment!


This is an introductory manufacturing assembly position, working with consistent oversight by higher classified hourly employees or supervisors, and is expected to work as a team member with other assembly related activities on large railroad maintenance equipment. This role utilizes a variety of technical competencies with primary focus in mechanical. Incumbents will have a higher level of competence in mechanical, but able to learn skills in other disciplines, in order to efficiently perform essential functions in that specific technical area. Incumbents are expected to perform work assignments in other disciplines at any time, based on the needs of the business.


Technical Fundamentals

Understands and applies shop rules, proper safety and PPE at all times and references MSDS to remain safe
Understands proper use and care of required tools
Understands and can interpret basic engineering prints
Understands basic addition and fraction conversions
Understands metal working fundamentals and proper tool use, including operating drills, bending, cutting and knowledge of materials and threading
Understands desired surface finish after deburring and grinding process

Demonstrates proper and safe, use and technique of torque procedures
Demonstrates safe and correct use of all metal working and fabrication tools
Demonstrates safe operation of overhead cranes and forklift utilized to lift parts while avoiding damage to parts
Demonstrates the ability to identify AAR and Loram machine components
Demonstrates the ability to identify and properly use SAE and metric hardware, coarse and fine thread, grades and plating
Demonstrates the ability to configure, use and troubleshoot oxygen and acetylene use.
Demonstrates an understanding of metal types, properties, characteristics and requirements for cutting and welding

Demonstrates understanding of mechanical safety, OSHA compliance and lock out tag out
Demonstrates and applies an understanding of shop rules and job briefing, proper techniques, PPE and MSDS referencing at all times to remain safe
Demonstrates proper configuration of switches, communicate switches and distance of objects using radios,
Demonstrates proper operation of hand brake, derails, and wheel chocks
Demonstrates the ability to coordinate clearing of area

Demonstrates understanding and ability to interpret and apply MF documents and Best Practice Manuals
Demonstrates focus on continuous improvement by completing Loram specific yellow belt training
Demonstrates understanding and ability to follow control process for non-conforming material and redlines

Production Workflow
Demonstrates the ability to correctly locate and gather parts from the parts storage area
Demonstrates the ability to locate, understand and apply shop order packets and production process flows
Demonstrates the ability to read and understand standard work documents

Education: Associates Degree with Technical certificate or Equivalent Experience

Experience: 6 Months+ Manufacturing assembly experience could be a combination of education and experience in fluid, welding, electrical or electronics, mechanical disciplines

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Pass all required background, drug and alcohol tests
Maintain applicable manufacturing and railroad safety training refresher courses
Able to take, learn and pass all required Level 1 training courses as required by Loram, including periodic refreshers
Or equivalent combination of education and experience


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

5% or more travel, including international, using any method of transportation.
Ability to apply high levels of cognitive, analytical, retention and reasoning.
Excellent communication skills used within any social context.
Can stand, sit, walk, reach, balance, stoop, kneel, hear, taste and smell.
Can see up close, distances, colors and has use of peripheral vision and depth perception.
Can tolerate variable and sometimes extreme physical conditions during visits or inspections of company equipment in a railroad environment

Keywords: Loram Maintance of Way, Minnetonka , Mechanical Machine Builder, Other , Minnetonka, Minnesota

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