Machinist

Progress Rail Services Corp.

9606BR

PRS Facility Location:

EMD LaGrange Bargaining Unit – 406

Job Purpose:

A machinist is responsible for a variety of machine‐specific functions—from setting‐up equipment, loading materials

and operating machinery, to monitoring and optimizing efficiency, maintaining machines and performing quality

checks. A machinist will typically have the knowledge and ability to operate and maintain several machines.

Req ID:

9606BR

Company Description:

Railroads transport goods and people millions of miles every day. At Progress Rail, we believe in going the distance with them. We are looking for talented and innovative team players to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. Build a long-term career with opportunities for growth and advancement as part of a vibrant network of close to 200 global locations. Our innovative team members work together to forge the bridge between ideas and success!

As a Caterpillar company, Progress Rail is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive railway solutions – whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet their needs.

Learn how we keep our customers rolling by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn, and by visiting progressrail.com .

Education / Training:

• High school diploma or equivalent GED required;

• Completion of a skilled trades apprenticeship preferred;

• Specialized training in a facility maintenance or technical related field preferred;

• Specialized training in HVAC preferred;

• Training in residential or building electrical systems preferred.

• Maintain specifications by observing, drilling, grooving and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and

thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes;

adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance

procedures and processes;

• Troubleshoot and repair various machines;

• Train other employees.

Job Title:

Machinist

City:

La Grange

Key Job Elements:

•Operates various machines as part of the production process to produce parts for the locomotive industry in

accordance with AAR, customer specifications, company guidelines and checklists. Perform all duties and

responsibilities in compliance with PR safety policies;

•Operate manual machines including horizontal mills, engine lathes, and manual grinders to produce

locomotive motor parts and axles;

 Use precision gauges and instruments such as micrometers to determine and follow customers

specifications;

•Maintain specifications by observing, drilling, grooving and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and

thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes;

adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance

procedures and processes;

•Operate overhead cranes and forklifts;

•Other duties as assigned;

• Perform all duties and responsibilities within time standards allowed.

Qualifications and Experience:

• 2‐5 years of experience and Technical Certifications;

• Applicable safety rules and procedures;

• Relevant federal, state, and local regulations.

EEO:

Equal Opportunity Employer – Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/Disabilities

Benefits:

Competitive Salary

401(k) plan with up to 6% company match (no waiting period with immediate vesting)

Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability Insurance

Supplemental Accident, Critical Care, and Hospital Insurance available along with an HDHP and HSA with seed money

Flexible Spending Accounts

Paid Vacation

Paid Holidays

Paid Time-Off (PTO)

Employee Assistance Plan

Education Assistance Program

Employee Recognition Programs

Site specific Production and Incentive Plans

Site specific Step and Skill Level Wage Adjustment Plans

Site Specific Relocation and Sign-on Bonus Programs

Benefits eligibility varies by job position, full-time/part-time and regular/temporary status. The provisions of the plan documents control such benefits.

Job Category:

Production – Hourly

State::

Illinois

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